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 this new KTN maritime video

UK Maritime : Winning in a Global Market

“The UK marine & maritime sector has some of the best talent in the world... it's huge, so diverse. It's a great sector, and I think it has a fabulous future” says Anna Soubry, Minister of State for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, speaking on a new KTN film promoting the UK maritime industry.

The film – “UK Maritime : Winning in a Global Market” - was produced by the KTN to accompany the Marine Technology Roadmap, which was sponsored by the UK Marine Industries Alliance

It features fantastic footage of cutting edge technologies and includes comments from senior industry figures, (including Dan Hook of ASV, Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design, Anita Teo of Rolls Royce, John Murray of SMI, and Howard Pridding of British Marine), from academia (Prof Ajit Shenoi of Southampton University’s SMMI) and the UK Government (Dept for BIS and David Elson of Innovate UK). 

This 5 minute film highlights the diverse opportunities available within the UK’s strong maritime and marine sectors; offering huge potential for UK companies from across the economic spectrum within the global market.  The marine environment covers 75% of the Earth’s surface yet we know less about it than we do about space.  With the development of new technologies we stand on the threshold of great discoveries: “maritime is the next frontier, the future is exciting!”

To view the film click below

Knowledge Transfer Network - Marine & Maritime Roadmap Film - 2015 from Knowledge Transfer Network on Vimeo.

Opportunities presented in the roadmap include:

  • Autonomous and robotic systems
  • Design and manufacturing techniques
  • Electronics, sensors, communications and control, data management and big data analytics
  • Energy efficiency and environmental protection
  • Structures and materials

The roadmap and film will:

  • act as a focal point around which to engage the maritime community, supply chain industries and those looking for an exciting career path
  • highlight the key opportunities in which industry, academia and government should invest to provide export growth through to 2020 and beyond
  • supply a clear pathway to inspire not only present innovation and collaboration to deliver the technologies, but also the next generation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) graduates.

For further information, please email maritime@ktn-uk.org



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