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Knowledge Transfer Network

KTN Ltd, Unit 218, Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH


The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives. 

KTN is a network partner of Innovate UK.

KTN links 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 in-depth knowledge in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries.

Connecting with KTN can lead you to potential partners, horizon-expanding events, bespoke support and innovation insights relevant to your needs.  We work with a variety of funders to contribute to UK growth through innovation.


Robert Quarshie

Head of Materials & Nano

Robert leads all materials activities at KTN. He was a key member of the Materials Innovation and Growth Team (Mat IGT) that developed the UK Strategy for Materials and previously worked as Senior Technology Advisor for BIS.

John Bound

Knowledge Transfer Manager, Materials and Design

John manages the KTN Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE) group, which integrates the materials science, design and making communities to accelerate innovation.