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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Call for IBC2012 Innovation Awards Submissions – 10 February 2012 Deadline


The IBC Innovation Awards are unique – and highly valued – because they honour not just technical ingenuity but the way that the technology is used in the real world, bringing real creative and commercial benefits to a project.

They celebrate the partnership between one or more technology suppliers and the end user, working together to create a system that really makes a difference. Certainly that will involve innovative and cutting edge technology, but it will also involve collaboration: working together to achieve the best possible outcome.

There are three IBC Innovation Awards: for the most innovative projects in Content Creation, Content Management and Content Delivery. In addition, there is a fourth, the Judges’ Prize, which may go to one of the category winners or to another project which captures the attention of the international judging panel.


You could find yourself on the red carpet at IBC2012


The award itself goes to the end user of the project, but the technology partners are also honoured and benefit tremendously from their association with an award winner. Most nominations come from technology partners, not just because they are proud of the work but because they are keen to demonstrate to their customers how much they value the project and the collaboration.

So in 2011 the winner of the Content Creation award was CNBC in New York, who brought together motion sensing and graphics specialists to allow on-screen presenters to call business charts out of thin air; Content Management went to CNN who amassed a team of technology companies to deliver a workflow to manage 20,000 news clips a week; and DNA in Finland were awarded both the Content Delivery and Judges' Prize for building a digital television transmission network using cellular transmitter locations.

Now is the time to start thinking about your entry. If you have a project which has used technology in an innovative way to give a customer a real edge, creatively, operationally or financially, then let the IBC know about it. The awards are free to enter.


Further details about the awards and how to submit your entry can be obtained via the IBC website.



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