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Global Covid-19

KTN’s network is well-placed to have an impact on the many challenges raised by Covid-19. The powerful connections KTN can make using deep sector expertise have never been more important.

Covid-19 Global Hub

To support our international teams, we will update this page regularly, providing signposting and updates that will be useful to our networks.

Please note, KTN is not responsible for the content of third party sites.


KTN’s international work

KTN provides sector-focussed, thematic support to businesses and delivers programmes to accelerate global exploitation of UK innovation for economic growth and social development needs. Our Global Expert Mission programme plays a vital role in building the UK’s bilateral innovation partnerships. The Global Alliance, a six-year project in partnership with DFID and Innovate UK, is designed to support stronger innovation ecosystems across Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.


KTN’s EU Programmes work
KTN supports UK based businesses in engaging with Europe and Horizon 2020 (H2020) to help them access new markets and establish new collaborations across sectors and along value chains. We work closely with the UK H2020 National Contact Points (NCPs) and the Enterprise Europe Network to optimise the support for companies. KTN also participates in European projects where they support our purpose and strategy (e.g. Co-ordination & Support  Actions).  Visit KTN’s EU Programmes page.



Global Covid-19 funding

KTN continues to support funding calls by signposting our network to them and by holding online briefing events.  It is vitally important to keep money coming into business and we will be updating our funding pages with new calls as well as highlighting existing competitions. On this page we will highlight calls with an international focus: for our wider list of funding calls, see our funding round-up here.


Events and engagements

We recognise the importance of face-to-face events and we know that you value these networking opportunities.  However, we’ve moved the majority of our events and meetings online for the foreseeable future and we’re introducing online working to continue to disseminate information.

On this page we will highlight calls with an international focus: you can browse all KTN events online here.



A wide variety of groups are working on Covid-19 related calls and partnerships. You can find a list of global resources and initiatives here.

A more UK-centric list can be found here.

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Funding opportunities

Sustainable Innovation Fund: Round 1 (Temporary Framework)

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £55 million for new projects focusing on sustainable economic recovery from COVID-19.