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Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)


The Knowledge Transfer Network is a UK-wide organisation grant funded by Innovate UK - for whom is a network partner - that brings together businesses, academics, government agencies and research organisations to facilitate knowledge transfer and to build better links between science, creativity and business. KTN is a network partner of Innovate UK.


KTN comprises a number of specialist teams covering key sectors of the economy – from defence and aerospace to the creative industries, the built environment to biotechnology and energy – and implements five cross-cutting business programmes.
The network’s main objectives are to increase business-led research & development in the UK, increase collaboration between businesses (B2B) and between businesses and the research base (B2R) and facilitate the exploitation of R&D to help the UK capture more value from innovation.