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.

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Enhancing the Customer Experience and Innovating Retail

Agata Samojlowicz looks at how digital technologies are transforming retail, and how Innovate UK is helping businesses in the sector to benefit It is now 17 years since Amazon came to the UK, heralding the first wave of e-commerce websites. For the first few years, of course, online retail was better known for its high-profile failures than its success stories, as heavily backed...
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#LFW Talks Digital

As part of London Fashion Week in September 2014, the KTN worked with the British Fashion Council to put together #LFW Talks Digital, a series of high-level panel discussions. Featuring senior industry figures, the sessions covered a range of digital technologies that were transforming the fashion sector, with discussions around data management, business model innovation, personalisation,...
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£4m to protect data in industry

Innovate UK is to invest up to £4 million in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects that tackle the growing risks of disruption to internet-enabled businesses and their digital supply chains.   With the Internet of Things providing new sources of data and end-users' ever-increasing digital footprint, it is difficult to adequately protect the interests of a...
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Enhancing the User Experience Through Better Data and Design

Tom Fiddian describes how digital services can be improved through more effective use of both data and design It has become a truism of technology gurus and business commentators that the competitive future of businesses depends on how effectively they can produce, capture and use data. As a recent article in Wired Magazine starkly put it: “data is the new oil of the digital...
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The cross-innovation interviews: Jo White of Rhythmix

On behalf of the Knowledge Transfer Network, Simon Hopkins is currently doing some research on cross-innovation asking: how does collaboration between different sectors and disciplines drive innovation? And more specifically, how can Creative Industry practice provide innovation in non-CI arenas? Simon's been talking to a range of practitioners in the field, and over the next few weeks will...
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£4m Innovate UK Collaborative R&D Competition - Enhancing user experience in retail

Innovate UK is to invest up to £4 million to support new ways of enhancing user experience in retail. They are looking for projects that convert data about people into valuable insights that improve the user experience for customers and lead to commercial gains (for example, more customers, higher sales and increased profits) for retailers.   T he competition is open to...
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Enhancing user experience using personal data - £2m Innovate UK feasibility studies competition

Enhancing user experience using Personal Data is a £2m feasibility study competition looking at innovative ways to improve the user experience in the digital economy.   Innovate UK are looking for projects that use the increasing amount of personal data generated by individuals to gain insights into user needs and behaviours.   The competition is open to small...
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Help make the tech user experience better!

This guest post is submitted by Jonathan Mitchener, Lead Technologist ICT, Innovate UK.   I’m sure we have all used computer based technology but felt the overall experience is lacking and left us dissatisfied?  My latest opportunity for funding tries to address a number of aspects of improving this: "User Experience (UX) Feasibility Studies – Better interactions...
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Join a Revolution in Long Term Care worth £5m for SMEs

This guest post is submitted by Ian Spero, the Founder of Creative Skills For Life  (CSL). CSL  is a social venture and campaigning organisation which aims to enable people living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions to come together and explore their creative potential as a catalyst for healing and personal development.       ...
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Leading Brands set their sights on older adults, so should you

This guest post is submitted by Ian Spero, the Founder of Creative Skills For Life (CSL). CSL is a social venture and campaigning organisation which aims to enable people living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions to come together and explore their creative potential as a catalyst for healing and personal development.   Bright Old Things; the Silver Economy...
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Digital Utopias - Imagining Heaven and Hull

Held at the Hull Truck Theatre on January 20th,  Digital Utopias was a one-day conference which inspired and sparked debate about how new technologies are enabling creativity across the arts. Here  °directional thinking's Graham Hitchen offers his take on the day's proceedings.       Hull doesn't seem like the obvious place for a...
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Download your design furniture or have it made locally, on demand - OpenDesk: a startup story

This guest post is submitted by Jonathan Brookes, OpenDesk's Business Development Manager.     A number of digital manufacturing technologies (including CNC machining, laser technology and 3D Printing) have been around for decades, but have become much more common and more accessible over recent years as the cost of the machinery and software has come down...
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Who's right about the creative industries: Albini or Lanier?

This article is submitted by our Creative Industries associate, Simon Hopkins.   A couple of weeks back, Tom Campbell pointed me to a fantastic piece in the Guardian, a full transcript of the key note Steve Albini gave at the Face the Music conference in Melbourne back in November. I mentioned it here briefly , and said I’d return to it, so here we are. ...
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Innovate UK Digital Media Launchpad 2015 - potential partners invited to express interest

  Since 2011, Innovate UK’s Launchpad programme has invested over £4 million to support the development of emerging clusters of digital & creative businesses in specific places - Shoreditch, Glasgow and Manchester. We are now planning a new Digital Media Launchpad for 2015 and are inviting potential partners to express interest in collaborating with us in running and...
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A Short Guidebook for Innovate UK Competition Applicants

What is an assessor looking for?   The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has produced this short guide to help make clear what an assessor for  Innovate UK competitions is looking for. All of the Innovate UK  funding programmes follow a similar pattern and you should  bear in mind that the questions are designed to help rather than  trip you up. It is...
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"On the Beat" at the BBC

On Friday December 12th, at Broadcasting House’s Radio Theatre, the BBC held their first “On the Beat” event, aimed at debating the future of music and technology. Our Creative Industries Associate, Simon Hopkins, offers his take on the day's proceedings.   Given the hugely innovative work the BBC does in this area it’s perhaps odd that they’ve never held an event like this...
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From the Christie's event on the Future of Arts Journalism

As traditional outlets grapple with the fast-changing media landscape, a recent Christie's panel discussion looked at what the future holds for arts journalism? Our Creative Industries Associate, Simon Hopkins, offers his take on the event.    I recently attended a fascinating evening hosted by Christies looking at the future of arts journalism, the second such event...
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What makes a strategist?

The author of this post is  @JamesCaig  - Head of Strategy at Bristol-based True Digital.     The Agony in the Car Park, 2012, by Grayson Perry (Grayson Perry/Victoria Miro Gallery, London)       What is it that strategists do?   I remember wondering about this when I jumped from media to...
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What we've been reading lately: creative industries frontline

Figures continue to show the creative industries are generating substantial wealth for Britain. Research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, compiled for the University of Falmouth, project the sector’s GVA will grow by 7% annually and reach more than £100bn by 2018. It expects employment to grow 3.1% each year over the same period, meaning the creation of 150,000 new jobs. ...
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A brief report from BBC Future Media's November '14 Online Briefing

Wednesday November 19th saw the seventh of the BBC Future Media’s Online Briefings , once again held at the storied Radio Theatre in New Broadcasting House. Simon Hopkins, our Creative Industries Associate, reports back.   The half day session was admirably hosted by Naga Munchetty who kicked off the morning by showing a video interview with FM’s director Ralph Rivera,...
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