We work with public innovation funding and private finance providers where investment can create a positive change.

KTN aims to stimulate:

  • More private investment in regional UK innovation
  • Greater diversity in investors and founding teams
  • Investment for economic benefit, as well as societal and environmental change

Through our deep expertise, we can provide insight into emerging markets and technologies to help the investment community – from angels to corporate funds – make informed investments.

We would welcome the opportunity to learn more about your funds investment thesis and how we might work together.

Our strength in is understanding the right form of funding required to transform ideas into real world solutions. We seek to blend public innovation funding and private finance when working with companies throughout their innovation journey.

If you’d like more information, then please contact one of our investment team below.

We offer realistic, independent advice, and have a straight-talking approach. Our resources for businesses are designed to help plan and prepare for successful funding and finance, and include;

This guide aims to support prospective grant applicants to submit high quality proposals, giving them the best chance of success.

A useful step-by-step guide on how to deliver an investment pitch.

Related Opportunities

Novel low-emission food production systems: Investor Partnership

Opens: 08/05/2023 Closes: 05/07/2023

UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £3 million to develop novel production systems that create resource efficient, low-emission foods, particularly proteins. This must align with private investment from selected investor partners.

More Information

Future Economy Investor Partnerships: Investor Selection Feb 2023

Opens: 20/02/2023 Closes: 29/03/2023

Investors can apply to partner with Innovate UK to invest in innovative SMEs aligned with grant funding.

More Information

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2023 to 2024 Round 1

Opens: 30/01/2023 Closes: 30/03/2023

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) link forward thinking businesses with the UK’s world class knowledge bases to deliver innovation projects led by inspired graduates.

More Information

Related Events and Recordings


Briefing Event: Future economy investor partnership SME competition round 1

14.00 - 16.00 | Online

Register for this event

Sustaining the Future: The Case for Investing in Foundation Industries

10.00 - 15.00 | London

Register for this event
See all events

Our Experts

Related News

Invest in Innovation Partnership: boosting UK innovation and economic growth


Invest in Innovation Partnership: boosting UK innovation and economic growth

Innovate UK and the London Stock Exchange have created a pioneering partnership to equip innovation-focused businesses for scaling through accessing funding.

Read more
Supporting investment into UK AgriFood in 2023


Supporting investment into UK AgriFood in 2023

In recent years Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN have prioritised building momentum within the AgriFood investment ecosystem as private investment is often essential to help fast track innovative projects in their own right, or in tandem with public funding.

Read more
More News

Programmes related to Investment

Health Funding Map

Health Funding Map

The map was developed by KTN and the BioIndustry Association (BIA) with the help of a wide range of funders. It helps in the navigation of the complicated world of health innovation funding.

For general enquiries regarding our Investment sector contact us now


Connect with Innovate UK KTN

Join Innovate UK KTN's mailing list to receive updates on funding opportunities, events and to access IUK KTN’s deep expertise. Please check your email to confirm your subscription and select your area(s) of interest.