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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London Social Media Week (7-11th, Feb) - an invite to collaborate, connect and contribute

Are you adrift on a tide of hashtags? Starting to think tweeting a picture of your cat might not be the best way to promote your business? Now in its third year, Social Media Week (7-11th, Feb) will take place simultaneously across 10 cities including Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Toronto. Aiming to put the ‘social’ back into ‘social media’, the London schedule has laid on an impressive series of breakfast briefings, seminars, networking events, workshops, huddles, unconferences and pop up shops for attendees to choose from.

 

This year with at least 50 planned interactive events, they are hoping to attract around 5,000 visitors and over 30,000 online. There is also a noticeably stellar advisory board in place including key participants from the BBC, Channel 4, Groupon, Kodak, Vidaeo and Wired.

A social media skillset is nowadays the indispensable must-have for entrepreneurs, start ups, freelancers and established businesses alike. From a business perspective, ‘being connected’  increasingly guarantees both those anticipated and serendipitous ROIs - sales, lead generation, monitoring your market, decrease in customer issues, networking, keeping up to date with trending topics - not forgetting loyalty, trust, passion, interaction and enhanced brand awareness. It is also a proven means of inexpensively building your client base.

The Rewirelondon.org (a forum for digital innovation and creativity) High 5 event on friday the 11th looks particularly unmissable and their registration call strikes a resonant note; '...(social media) is the most immediate brand touch point available. How and when you use it will determine your success in this channel over the next 5 years.’

So whether your interest is in best practice listening, trend spotting, measurement, leveraging engagement tools, social apps, meta-tagging, viral video, business blogging, social recruiting, social TV... with dozens of events (mostly free) hosted by cutting edge exponents of the craft on offer, why not peruse the schedule and book a place today?

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