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: We Are Apps — maximising the potential of technology to connect consumers and brands

Ian Malone, Managing Director of We Are Apps , looks at the potential of iBeacons technology to open up exciting new possibilities for location-based services in retail environments and beyond.   As a seasoned mobile and tablet app development studio, over the years we’ve seen some very poor technologies over-hyped, and more interesting technologies fall by the wayside....
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Behind the Scenes of London's Fast Growing Fashion Network

Lora Schellenberg, Strategist at audience.io , provides an introduction to some of the innovative companies and prominent individuals who are presently driving London's growing reputation as a gilt-edged global hub for digital fashion. This article was originally published for Fueled in Huffington Post Tech .    Silicon Valley may be the historical mecca of...
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Outcome of CIKTN-partnered workshop: game-changing research networks

Last spring, the European Games Workshop, a collaboration between the Creative Industries KTN, Science and Innovation Network, Arts & Humanties Research Council, TIGA and ICT KTN, was held at Nesta - and now, a year later, six new networks have been funded by AHRC as a direct result of that workshop. The workshop built on a recommendation from the Nesta Next Gen. review to "support...
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Trends within a trend: location-based services

Regular readers of this blog will most likely recall a recent article submitted by Tom Fiddian where he outlined some innovation and funding opportunities that are emerging around the maturing trend of location based services (LBS) – details of an impending £5m Technology Strategy Board Competition in this area are shortly to be publicly released. In sync with the rapid expansion of...
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DCMS seeks your views on UK's Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy

In July 2013, the Department for Culture Media and Sport published Connectivity, Content and Consumers – Britain’s digital platform for growth . R ecognising the role that digital infrastructure and connectivity has in delivering economic and social benefits, the report announced the intention to develop a digital communications infrastructure strategy to ensure that the UK has the right...
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Member in the Spotlight: Creating a Hub for technology projects in the arts 'Top of the Form'

This guest post is submitted by Samuel Fry, Editor of Create Hub.   Across the UK, researchers are exploring the use of new technologies in the arts. From mobile through to big data and archives, these groups are not only developing new projects – they are testing them with audiences every week. Their projects are creative, innovative and – what’s more – they are really...
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Professor Irene Ng introduces her latest book 'Creating New Markets in the Digital Economy: Value & Worth'

In this guest post Irene CL Ng from the University of Warwick discusses how new markets will be created in the future, the subject of her upcoming book ' Creating New Markets in the Digital Economy: Value & Worth'.   Today’s world is dominated by the rapid advancement of digital technologies, constantly changing the way we live, learn, communicate and interact,...
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Promoting Multidisciplinary Thinking for Leading the Era of Wearable Technologies

Following publication of their recent report on wearable technology, Beecham Research's Saverio Romeo recommends how best we might capture the potential of this exciting, fast changing and rapidly growing new market.   Wearable devices, implanted objects, and body extensions have been part of the imagery of the finest science fiction literature – including works...
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'Film's monopoly problem with digital' by Nic Wistreich

Not before time, the new year started with some promising news about selling films online. For the first time, the annual decline in DVD and Blu-ray sales in the US has been outstripped by the growth in digital sales, rentals and subscriptions. Home entertainment rose 0.7% in 2013 ( PDF source ). $6.5bn – over a third of total consumer spending – came from digital rental, retail and...
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Location-based Services: Where It's At

Tom Fiddian from the Technology Strategy Board outlines the innovation and funding opportunities around location-based services   In its short history, the digital economy has generated countless trends, buzz words and crazes, from content portals, viral marketing and virtual communities, through to social media and big data. But one of the latest has the potential to be more...
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Member in the Spotlight: thinkWhere — Unlocking the potential of location-based information

Location matters. Why? Because almost we everything we do in our business (and personal) lives happens somewhere. Location is the golden thread that links together people, places, data and processes and enables businesses, communities and citizens to unlock business intelligence in new, innovative and exciting ways by thinking “where”. We almost take “where” for granted these days....
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'Why technology and data are the new saviours of adland' by Daren Kay, Director of Innovation, TMW

A need for creatives to understand technology and data? What nonsense! It’s the big idea that counts, writers and art directors cry. Not where you put it. Well, not if you look at the big winners at Cannes Lions (the most celebrated creative festival in the world) over the last couple of years. While Dumb ways to Die – a public awareness campaign about train safety - swept the...
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£225k 'Digital Innovation Contest: Cross-sector Exploration' - work with the UK’s leading creative brands

IC tomorrow is running the £225k 'Digital Innovation Contest – Cross-sector Exploration' to encourage digital innovation across three themes of retail, events and analytics. Winners will receive up to £25k each (excluding VAT) in funding and have the opportunity to trial their solution with the relevant contest challenge partner, including: Argos Procter & Gamble ...
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Exciting opportunity to design UK pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

An exciting opportunity has arisen to create an innovative design for the UK pavilion at the Milan Expo in 2015. Milan Expo 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition – continuing the tradition of the famous London Expo of 1851 and the Paris exhibition of 1889 - and will take place in a vast park to the north-west of Milan masterplanned by five internationally-famous architects:...
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The RSA's Jonathan Schifferes on the question of profitability in the sharing economy

Sharing is popular again. It’s been 25 years since Harry Enfield mocked 1980s greed and individualism as his Loadsamoney character – a cockney plasterer. Now, a quick and exciting route to riches is promised by the sharing economy. Airbnb, its posterchild, is presently valued at $10bn (£6bn)  and Silicon Valley is buzzing again. Does sharing represent a scalable opportunity for a...
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£1.25m competition: 'Seeing more than before - emerging imaging technologies'

The Technology Strategy Board is investing up to £1.25m in feasibility studies to bring emerging imaging technologies closer to commercial use, a competition that is particularly relevant to the design and computer games communities. This competition will support projects that could enable richer, more wide-ranging information to be gained from imaging, creating new applications and...
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Creative Industries Policy Update

The year has begun with a spate of research and reports on the creative industries.  Foremost among these was the government's eagerly anticipated Creative Industries Economic Estimates , published by DCMS for the financial year 2011-12. These figures have been subject of some debate in recent years, particularly on the inclusion of ICT and software, and how best to capture those...
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Can technology drive behaviour change? Yes!...But!

Back in November 2013, Steven Johnson, Director of Considered consultancy, delivered a presentation at a Drinkaware conference designed to answer the question ‘Can Technology Drive Behaviour Change?’ In this guest post he offers a transcription of that talk along with selected images of slides used at appropriate points.   Intermittently throughout this talk I was rudely...
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The Future of Knowledge

The torrent of information and knowledge flowing into our mobile devices  – and the global network delivering it  – is rapidly changing our lives, says Gerd Leonhard. W e live in exciting times as the very definition of information and knowledge is rapidly rewritten by technology and how we as humans change because of it. I often use this theme in my keynote speeches,...
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How Digital Natives are shaping the future of music content production

In this guest post, Will McGillivray , Head of Content & Programming at LoveLive , reflects on the evergrowing importance of YouTube as resource for today's producers and consumers of music.   Online video platforms are now the primary source for watching, listening, discovering and sharing music. With one billion unique monthly users, YouTube leads the way,...
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Creativity and data: an unlikely love story

In this guest post Simon Lawrence , CEO and Founder of Uncommon Knowledge , argues that the era of big data presents a compelling opportunity for organisations to resolve how the often divergent working practices of data and creative staff can become more purposefully aligned. Data is often pitted at odds with the more creative fields, not least in terms of personnel.  Indeed...
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£4.5m Data Exploration funding competition — official briefing brochure released

This guest post is submitted by Jonathan Mitchener, Lead Technologist  ‒ ICT at the Technology Strategy Board. After a long period of gestation, I am very pleased that the official competition briefing brochure has been made available via the Technology Strategy Board's Competitions Website. Interest is very high and of course data exploration crosses multiple...
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China, the Global Creative Economy and Our Place in It

David Adam examines the rise of China's creative economy and the opportunities it presents for UK business With the Prime Minister’s recent trade mission to China grabbing media headlines, there has been considerable commentary on the emergence of China as an economic power, and what it means for Britain. Political and business leaders struggling to come to terms with the shifting...
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DLA Piper 'Shifting Landscapes' report explores challenges and solutions around exploiting digital assets

To better understand the impact of key web-based drivers, global business law firm DLA Piper have commissioned a series of research studies  to investigate the online challenge to traditional business models. In this guest post Duncan Calow, Partner & Report Author, introduces the third report in the Shifting Landscapes series  ―  ‘Digital Assets’  ―   a...
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The Internet is the Lab

In this exclusive, specially revised extract from his book Digital Medieval, Jeremy Silver discusses the fate of R&D for the creative industries today, or in what he terms the ‘digital medieval period’ Despite the continued efforts of national governments and the European Union to encourage collaborative R&D and knowledge transfer from universities, internet entrepreneurialism...
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