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Leading on KTN’s international activities across all sectors for GLOBAL EXPERT MISSIONS.

Where are we now?

We are currently in SINGAPORE for the latest Global Expert Mission in CYBER SECURITY. Follow us on Twitter @KTNUK_EU #KTNInternational

Read about our plans for the week here.


What are Global Expert Missions?

Innovate UK’s Global Expert Missions programme is one of its most important tools to support the UK’s Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation.

Global collaborations are crucial in meeting the Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges and will be further supported by the launch of a new International Research and Innovation Strategy.

Innovate UK’s Global Expert Missions, led by KTN, play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future bilateral collaboration programmes.

The Expert Missions spearheads the UK’s innovation engagement with key economies including Canada, USA, Israel, India, China, South Korea and Japan, Australia.

Have you read our latest Global Expert Mission Reports?

Reports summarising the information and insights gathered during the Missions are now available. Click on the links below to download and read the reports:

Agri-Tech Innovation in Australia 2019 (pdf 831kb)

Artificial Intelligence in Canada 2017 (pdf 375kb)
Advanced Manufacturing in Canada 2017 (pdf 1.2mb)
Quantum Technologies in Canada 2018 (pdf 1.5mb)

Offshore Wind in China 2018 (pdf 3mb)
Healthy Ageing in China 2019 (pdf 845kb)
Precision Medicine and Vaccines in China 2018 (pdf 4mb)

Immersive Media in India 2018 (pdf 256kb)

Advanced Materials 2018 (pdf 452kb)
Cybersecurity in Israel 2018 (pdf 3mb)
Bioinformatics in Israel 2018 (pdf 3mb)


Transforming Construction in Japan 2019 (pdf 6mb)

Agri-Tech Innovation in New Zealand 2019 (pdf 807kb)

ICT in South Korea 2018 (pdf 354kb) 
Advanced Materials in South Korea 2018 (pdf 276kb)
South Korea and Japan Digital Health and Medtech 2019 (pdf 222kb)

Digital Health in Texas 2018 (pdf 221kb)
USA Offshore Wind 2018 (pdf 569kb)
USA Composites 2018 (pdf 5mb)
USA Robotics & AI in Extreme Environments 2019 (pdf 238kb)


KTN’s international team provides sector-focussed, thematic support to businesses and delivers programmes to accelerate global exploitation of UK innovation for economic growth and social development needs.

KTN’s international team provide sector-focussed support to businesses to:

  • understand and access international funding
  • understand the global innovation landscape and take advantage of opportunities for business growth
  • connect to other businesses and research organisations to build national and international research and innovation partnerships
  • accelerate the development and exploitation of innovative ideas to commercialisation
  • signpost other helpful sources of business support, including the Department for International Trade (DIT), Local Enterprise Partnerships, Growth Hubs, as well as the programmes and organisations mentioned on this page

In addition, KTN plays a key role in the delivery of Global Expert Missions.


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