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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'Member in the Spotlight' - Lutebox: the world's first real-time social entertainment hub

 

Globalization has played a huge part in changing social behavior. Users across the world are now accustomed to interacting with friends in different continents, keeping in touch, and conversing in real-time. Similarly, the growth of the internet has enabled instant streaming entertainment as the medium of choice, where users are increasingly demanding entertainment at their fingertips, to be accessible instantly and conveniently.

 

Many services are great at the social networking bits, and several are great at the entertainment bits, however, when put together, social entertainment is not being addressed by anyone in a meaningful, exciting way. That's where Lutebox comes in.

 

Lutebox is an online hangout where users can instantly stream premium entertainment content, keep up to date with their friend's social and entertainment activities, video chat with friends in real-time and also simulcast content together at the same time.

 

Lutebox’s goal is to foster a better social experience around instant streaming entertainment and to bridge physical distances by bringing online media to social networking with a twist of personalization via simulcasts and video conferencing.

 

People continue to seek methods by which they can best socialize with their friends around entertainment content such as movies, shows, music, sports and games. Lutebox is all about enhancing the experience of enjoying entertainment together with friends and family miles away in a meaningful, engaging and cost effective way.

 

On the corporate side, Lutebox is backed by eight investors, has won an innovation grant from University College London and also was selected as one of the winners of the IC Tomorrow contest. Lutebox has managed to finalize a licensing deal with one of the major record labels and is negotiating with other labels and major film studios in the UK, US and Asia.

 

The company has developed a highly innovative business model that allows it to reward content publishers with nearly all the revenues generated off their content, thereby creating an almost free distribution vehicle for them to generate additional revenues, increase consumption, trial new content, and most importantly embed their content within a highly social setting.

 

Lutebox is getting ready to roll out its alpha launch in the coming weeks in the UK, so stay tuned. Register interest on http://lutebox.com and be one of the first few to experience a revolution in entertainment!

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