KTN is funded by the UK government to create a knowledge transfer network which is flexible, dynamic and better suited to the innovation ecosystem and challenges of today. KTN acts as a single access point for UK industries to engage with the research knowledge base and other industry researchers and end users in collaborative research supported by funding agencies to enable growth thorough innovation.
KTN has 16 communities in key strategic areas from health and medical to automotive and aerospace, from electronics and sensors to creative industries, from built environment to agritech. In addition it has 16 cross cutting themes to support multi sector activities such as sustainability, manufacturing, access to finance, design and H2020
With over 60000 members KTN has significant reach to disseminate results, build communities and support innovation development and deployment. Each year it runs hundreds of workshops and seminars attended by over 15000 delegates.