The result of a joint project between ESRCLGA and Solace, the Local Government Knowledge Navigator (LGKN) serves as an online platform for growing and maximising the interaction between local government and the academic sector. It seeks to facilitate a better match between the availability of academic research capacity and the practical needs of local government and local services for such research. It provides information on appropriate local government events, topical blogs and case studies for use by local government practitioners and academics researching local government issues. The recently established twitter account (@lgknavigator) will provide an additional layer of engagement for those interested in the LGKN.