KTN's online platform helps you to make the connections you need

 

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has refreshed its online platform to intelligently connect you to relevant events, funding, thought pieces and specialist staff to help your business innovate and grow.

You can discover content using your area of interest, from Digital Creative to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered. Once you have selected your interests, using our intelligent tagging system, we will then display rich and relevant content related to your area, often from surprising sources.

An example might be new satellite technology from the space sector that is applicable in the agri-food sector. KTN-UK.co.uk will help you form these unusual and valuable connections.

All content on the platform has been carefully curated by our team of innovation specialists – not by an automated algorithm – so you can be confident that KTN is connecting you to the most relevant cutting-edge information.

 

The move also marks a closer alignment with our main funder, Innovate UK , with the website branding making a clear visual link. Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK's innovation network partner, and also works with other funders to provide innovation networking services and fulfil our mission to drive UK growth.

We link 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 expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

Visit our people pages to connect directly with expertise in your sector.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here

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Make your views count: are copyright infringement sanctions fit for the digital age?

Today, there is a significant difference between the penalties for offline and online copyright infringement. If convicted, criminals can serve up to ten years for the former – but only a maximum of two years for the latter. Do you think the law should be changed?

The IP specialist Inngot has been commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to study the criminal sanctions available for copyright infringement and make recommendations if current sentences are not found to be appropriate and proportionate. All creative industry companies whose output is digital are potentially at risk of infringement, and many types of content have been targeted.

If copyright is important to your business or organisation, make your views and evidence count by spending five minutes to complete Inngot's online survey.

Inngot's researchers would also like to talk to you if you have any direct experience of tackling offences. If you are willing to share this, just provide your e-mail details during the survey when requested.

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