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KTN connects ideas, people and communities to drive innovation that changes lives.
Innovation is complex. The journey from idea to market is not straightforward and requires a diverse range of know-how, investment, market knowledge and research. KTN exists to connect innovators with new partners and new opportunities beyond their existing thinking – accelerating ambitious ideas into real-world solutions.
With 200 staff across the UK, deep sector expertise, and over 44,000 organisations in our network, we collaborate to bring together innovation communities.
If you are seeking business support, funding, or to be connected to a partner organisation, click here. If you are looking for KTN to carry out work for you, read on.
We sit at the interface of the public and private sector. With the strongest network of the UK’s science and technology sectors we are able to help you quickly find the people and organisations that can accelerate your ideas and solve your technology problems efficiently and cost effectively.
We provide paid for services to public and private sector clients on a range of diverse innovation projects and programmes that benefit from our deep technical expertise, our evidence-based eco-system insights, and our power to connect people and drive positive change through innovation. We are committed to understand your needs and realise your ideas for changing the world for the better.
Public Sector Clients
We work in close partnership with Innovate UK and UKRI to support businesses in their innovation journey, including identifying strategic goals and innovation pathways, and deliver a rich annual portfolio of activities at regional, national and global level.
Other clients include government departments, e.g. Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Department for International Trade (DIT), Ministry of Defence (MOD), Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
We amplify the value and impact of public sector interventions through delivering a rich activity portfolio in support of public sector programmes addressing market and system failures, especially around network failures and information asymmetry.
With 200 staff across the UK, deep technical sector expertise, and over 43,000 organisations in our network, we are specialists in creating critical mass by convening innovation communities and transversing traditional sector boundaries.
See our Annual Report for more detailed examples and the impact we generate.
Private Sector Clients
Need more in-depth support in realising or supercharging your innovation strategy? Need to understand in depth where specific technology sectors are heading? We can help! From innovation diagnostics, managing open innovation programmes and developing landscape maps to roadmapping, we work with private clients to maximise return of investment and turn your ideas into game changers.
With a team of experienced and trusted experts with unparalleled depth and breadth in their sectors combined with a set of powerful products we can assist your organisation to understand complex markets, key technological drivers and potential future issues to give you a distinct advantage whether you are looking to improve your position in an established sector or wanting to seek new opportunities where the road ahead looks promising but confusing.
KTN can give you the clarity to progress and succeed.
Contact us if you are interested in partnering with us.
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