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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Your input sought for Transport Systems Catapult scope and vision

It's started!

The process has now begun for you to submit your proposals for the Transport Systems Catapult.

Get involved

What do you need to do?

  1. Join the Transport Systems Catapult forum group on _connect to get full information, all the news as it happens, ask questions, and find other like-minded people and organisations.
  2. Read the Scope and Vision document and then Click here to submit your email address in order that the relevant information can be sent to you. 
  3. You can download a copy of the questions that will be asked in the survey, from the Transport Systems Catapult group document library, but you need to submit your responses via the online survey by 29th June for them to be considered.  Electronic versions or hard copies of the PDF or Word docments will not be accepted.
  4. Register for the information webinar on 15th June.
  5. All articles on the Transport Systems Catapult Forum will be tweeted on the Transport KTN twitter stream @transportktn, so make sure you sign up to it.
  6. View, comment on and ask questions on the questions and answers section on the Catapult forum.
  7. Update your personal profile on _connect with your professional interests to give yourself a higher networking profile

What's it all about?

The Technology Strategy Board is establishing a Transport Systems Catapult – a world- leading technology and innovation centre.

The Catapult will help UK businesses to create products and services that meet the needs of the world’s transport systems as they respond to ever-stretching demands. It will bring together organisations in a way that has not happened before, breaking down barriers and providing a unique capability to develop innovative transport systems.

In its Horizon 2020 initiative, the European Union calls for a centre that encourages the transport sector to find integrated, cross- modal solutions to underpin sustainable economic growth. The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has committed substantial funding for a Catapult. 

Find out more about the process so far by catching up on the news we've been posting on the Transport KTN.


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