Global funding and support for innovation

Innovate UK Business Connect


Innovate UK Business Connect programme, formerly known as the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), brings together businesses, researchers, and government bodies to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing across various sectors.

Through its network, it ensures businesses have access to the latest research, technological developments, and industry insights.

Innovate UK Business Connect support

By providing tailored support to businesses at all stages of their innovation journey, the programme helps them navigate funding opportunities, access expertise, and overcome challenges.

The programme offers events, workshops, and networking sessions to facilitate connections and foster collaboration among businesses and industry experts.

It also hosts innovation challenges and competitions, encouraging businesses to develop solutions for real-world problems and offering exposure and potential funding opportunities.

The range of programmes offered by Innovate UK Business Connect is broad and varied. It includes (among others):

See a complete list of programmes run by Innovate UK Business Connect.

Innovation Canvas

Innovate UK Business Connect's Innovation Canvas is designed to help you create value from innovation and identify the changes needed to make your idea succeed. It provides a framework for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a specific project, identifying the most urgent challenges to overcome, and prioritising what action to take.

You can work on it as a team or individually to quickly evaluate an existing project, develop an innovative new idea, or inform a funding application. Access Innovate UK Business Connect's Innovation Canvas.