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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A Creative Industries/Digital Media TIC?

The Technology Strategy Board has identified Creative Industries/Digital Media as one of ten candidate areas for a Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), as part of a significant programme of investment in TICs over coming years.  The recently published Strategy and Implementation Plan sets out the approach being taken by the TSB.

The Creative Industries KTN, in partnership with the TSB Creative Industries team, has been facilitating a process of discussion and engagement across the creative industries community, and has developed a set of 'straw-men' propositions to help stimulate debate:

The above presentation sets out 3 possible TIC scenarios - focused on particular research or technology challenge areas, with three different business models.
These do not represent the views of the Creative Industries KTN or the TSB, but are presented here to help generate discussion about what a possible Creative Industries/Digital Media TIC might look like.


What do you think?

Please let us know your views. Send comments to Graham Hitchen or post your views as a comment below.



1 person has had something to say so far

I envision two potential opportunities regarding digital media, specifically in the post production environment. First, the development of a universal non-linear video editor plug-in standard (for both audio and video enhancement) that is PC platform agnostic.

Second, a collaboration platform that enables real-time online content editing. Meaning, there's a professional services incremental opportunity where highly skilled talent for layered keyframe, digital animation and green screen scenarios can be pulled into the workflow, as needed, virtually online.

Those are my initial thoughts. Graham, and I believe that your presentation is a good foundation to build upon.

cheers, David H. Deans
Posted on 28/07/11 12:40.

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