KTN's online platform helps you to make the connections you need


The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has refreshed its online platform to intelligently connect you to relevant events, funding, thought pieces and specialist staff to help your business innovate and grow.

You can discover content using your area of interest, from sustainability to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered. Once you have selected your interests, using our intelligent tagging system, we will then display rich and relevant content related to your area, often from surprising sources.

An example might be new satellite technology from the space sector that is applicable in the agri-food sector. KTN-UK.co.uk will help you form these unusual and valuable connections.

All content on the platform has been carefully curated by our team of innovation specialists – not by an automated algorithm – so you can be confident that KTN is connecting you to the most relevant cutting-edge information.


The move also marks a closer alignment with our main funder, Innovate UK , with the website branding making a clear visual link. Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK's innovation network partner, and also works with other funders to provide innovation networking services and fulfil our mission to drive UK growth.

We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

Visit our people pages to connect directly with expertise in your sector.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here


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View the talks from the special preview event on the Horizon 2020 Transport work programme priorities for 2016

On 15 July 2015 at ICC, Birmingham, KTN hosted a special event offering first sight of the next round of Horizon 2020 transport funding calls for potential UK bidders.

Horizon 2020 Preview - Overview of the event from Knowledge Transfer Network on Vimeo.


Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It has an emphasis on world-class science, removing barriers to innovation and making it easier for the public and private sectors to work together.


More than €6 billion is allocated for Transport, targeting European Transport research to help increase the mobility of people, with low-carbon technologies, clean vehicles, smart mobility systems and integrated services for passengers and freight.


Under the “smart, green and integrated transport” banner, the Transport societal challenge aims to achieve a European transport system that ’s resource-efficient, climate and environmentally friendly, and safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society.


A second, two year, work programme, covering calls for funding for 2016 and 2017 period is currently in draft, and will be previewed at this event.


In addition to publishing the speaker’s slides (available here), KTN filmed the day in order to capture the breadth of information and advice presented and thus providing a valuable resource for not only the delegates but also those unable to attend the event. 


The videos are now available to view online.  





1 person has had something to say so far

It is difficult to see who this cash is aimed at in the UK, and whether the people involved in these videos understand what is happening.

"removing barriers to innovation and making it easier for the public and private sectors to work together"

Is there anyone there with first hand experience of trying to get through the mountains of red tape blocking SMEs and micro businesses from any H2020 funding? It is very difficult to get an innovative idea funded in the UK with the existing Innovate UK schemes but with the EU schemes it is almost impossible.
These fast talkers, advisors, bluffers and chancers would do well to find an innovative idea and create a start-up with their own money, then try for funding without the old boy connections, then come back and give advice.

They don't seem to know the difference between knowledge and experience. Simply repeating theory and quotes & hype from self-help books is OK at the top, but in the real practical world of engineering and manufacturing it is worthless. In my experience these people are the barriers to innovation.
Posted on 10/09/15 17:33.

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