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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£300k Digital Innovation Contest - TV and Film

An exciting new £300k contest run by by IC tomorrow will provide participants with  the opportunity to innovate with some of the TV and film industries' key players.

The six business challenges,  which have been defined as genuine commercial opportunities by eight major organisations from the digital content and media sector, are:

  • Two awards of GBP £30,000 in the ‘second Screen’ challenge, for synchronous or asynchronous delivery supported by Freemantle Media and Hat Trick
  • One award of GBP £30,000 in the ‘accessibility and TV for all’ challenge supported by RNIB
  • One award of GBP £30,000 in the ‘innovation in children’s content’ challenge supported by Zodiak Media
  • One award of GBP £30,000 in the ‘tools to drive multiplatform exploitation’ challenge supported by National Geographic
  • One award of GBP £30,000 in the ‘enhancing programme metadata’ challenge supported by Rovi Corp
  • Two awards of GBP £30,000 in the ‘new forms of marketing’ challenge supported by Virgin Media and Lionsgate

Closing date for submissions is noon on 10th May 2012, finalists will be notified by 18th May, and the prototype trials will be launched this autumn.

To find out more about the contest, join the Digital Innovation Contest - TV and Film group on _connect and register for the briefing event in London on 19th April.



1 person has had something to say so far

This is from the Guardian article mentioned on the "overview" page:
CIKTN Director in Guardian: Catapult us out of recession

"The future success of the digital economy will depend on the geek, the luvvie and the barrow boy learning to understand each other and work together. If the TSB gets it right, CDEC will be a key catalyst for that kind of interdisciplinary collaboration and help to ensure that the UK remains a major player in the new media market place."

Is it happening? Is the TSB getting it right?
Posted on 10/04/12 00:41.

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