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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Digital Agenda for Europe: Information and Stakeholders' Day on Smart Wearables

On the 11 December 2015, the European Commission hosted an information and stakeholders day focussing on wearable platforms and technologies. This Infoday focused on what should be done on smart wearables in Europe. Furthermore, participants got first-hand information on the launch of the 2016 call on the Internet of Things . Stakeholders ' View Three main topics were discussed:...
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Horizon 2020 ICT 24 - opportunity for creative and digital industries to mainstream gaming, design and aesthetics expertise

The Knowledge Transfer Network recently hosted an afternoon briefing event covering the opportunities available for creative and digital businesses in the H2020 ICT work plan with a focus on the 'ICT 24 Gaming and Gamification' call. This event provided attending businesses with the opportunity to learn more about making applications and finding European partners. Participants...
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Back to the Future of Wearables

Dr. Mitra Memarzia describes how innovations in wearables promise to transform our lives “I never think of the future, it comes soon enough ” (Albert Einstein) The Future. Faster is the new strapline for the Knowledge Transfer Network. It is a pertinent statement describing the speed at which technology continues to transform our lives.  For me, it also conjures up...
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A hyperconnected society is coming, so how will we cope?

Director of the Centre for European Policy Research’s Digital Forum and Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE, Colin Blackman , inspired by discussions at a recent CEPS Digital Forum seminar on the implications of a hyperconnected society , argues that fundamental principles such as freedom of expression and privacy will become increasingly important as the Internet of Things expands. ...
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Wearables and the future of content

With wearables already crowned as the key tech trend of 2014 and whole host of devices from Google Glass to Jawbone presently garnering plenty of attention, Mark Brill reflects on what lies ahead for the industry.   image via   The ‘hype cycle’ and wearable technologies Another day and yet another smartwatch or another fitness band is...
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Professor Michael Spence on the displacement of labour in the digital economy

Professor Spence suggests that as the ever-evolving digital economy continues to displace traditonal jobs, both emerging and major economies will eventually need to rebuild their growth models around digital technologies and the human capital that supports their deployment and expansion.     Digital technologies are once again transforming global value chains and, with...
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Scan it, print it, wear it: the future of fashion is 3d

In the future you’ll be able to print your party dress at home, your T-shirt will be able to hug you, your clothes will clean themselves and models will just be holograms on the catwalk! Except wait… this is all happening right now. With innovation in fashion ideveloping at full speed, i-D's Felicity Kinsella asks what does the future look like?    A year ago there were...
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The end of the beginning

With 2013 providing something of a reality check for e-book sales, Philip Jones, Editor of The Bookseller and co-founder of FutureBook.net , explores what the future might hold with regards to the next wave of publishing innovation.   After the excesses of the early years, did we all wake up in 2013 with a digital hangover? It can sometimes feel like it. Coming off the...
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'All Consuming Digital' by MEX's Marek Pawlowski

Marek Pawlowski is the founder of MEX , the initiative for enhancing digital experience. 'Consume'   is one of several user modes MEX is currently exploring through events and research.   The number of digital touchpoints through which users consume information is growing. So too is the variety of information types and the quantity of each. We are also more likely to...
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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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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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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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Baking Bad: The Cross Platform Pudding and The Technical Challenge

In this guest post Justine Potter, CEO of Savvy Productions (a full-fledged movie, television and music production company), reflects on a core challenge facing all cross platform production projects ― how do you successfully weld together both the content and technolgy modules?   At a recent event to highlight the TSB’s cross platform production fund, I was asked to...
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Rick Waghorn welcomes the lifeline offered by the £2.5m 'Destination Local Demonstrators' call to the UK's hyperlocal media sector

'The Technology Strategy Board and Nesta have worked together to develop the Destination Local Demonstrators for collaborative research and development of information, news and commerical services for geographical communities. ‘The aim of the £2.5m competition will be to invest in several significant projects across the UK. ‘A mix of project ideas that target rural and urban...
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Digital Media, Where's the Glue?

This guest post is submitted by Paul Davis, Managing Director/ Producer at Junction Media ( VYKA Ltd ).  Ten years ago, I knew what I did! I made television programmes. The production process was clear – well as ‘clear’ as analogue tape and standard definition ever could be. ‘Post-its’ on boards tracked a myriad of pre-production ideas, and the ones that didn’t fall behind the...
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Destination Local Demonstrators: Competition for Collaborative R&D Funding - Register for briefing events

The Technology Strategy Board and Nesta have worked together to develop...
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Hyperlocal Media – Coming your way soon

This guest post is submitted by Jon Kingsbury, Programme Director, Creative Economy at NESTA. Back in the 1990s, the elimination of distance and the annihilation of geography were mantras of the new age of the internet. Ten years later, we now know differently and it’s ironic that the internet, as a truly global medium, might be most useful close to home. People may use devices that...
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Hyperlocal Media: Some Opportunities and Challenges

This post is submitted by Giles Lane, Director at Proboscis - an independent artist-led creative studio. 10 years ago Proboscis created Urban Tapestries , an experimental mobile/wireless platform for mapping and sharing local information, stories, experiences and games aimed at grass roots communities – what we called 'public authoring'. It has been described as...
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The Stacks, The Patterns & The Money – why genre will drive the next stage of the content industries

This is an original post by Matt Locke, Director of storythings.com  and is republished from his blog with permission. The Stacks, The Patterns & The Money Why genre will drive the next stage of the content industries In his closing speech at the 2012 SXSW festival , Bruce Sterling made a subtle, but very important distinction in how we discuss digital...
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Creative Convergence: Telling Stories in the 21st Century

On the eve of the Technology Strategy Board's public launch of their new Creative Industries Strategy, Frank Boyd , Director of the Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network (CI KTN), reflects on a key theme within that strategy – Convergence – and its increasing importance for digital media businesses looking to develop new ideas, platforms, services and ways of working. Five...
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Creative Industries Strategy: Write up from the recent Industry Panel Discussion at the RSA, London

This guest post is submitted by Tom Campbell, a Creative Industries KTN Associate. At the London briefing event on September 30 th for the Technology Strategy Board’s 'Cross-Platform Production in Digital Media' and 'Frictionless Commerce' competitions, an industry panel discussed some of the major issues and innovation challenges they are facing. Chair: Frank Boyd, Creative...
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Assessing the Scope of Future Government Investment in the Creative Industries

This post is submitted by Frank Boyd, Director of the Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network (CI KTN). In the Budget this year, the Chancellor announced £15m for cross-platform digital production. Managed by the Technology Strategy Board, this fund is dedicated to investing in business-led projects that stimulate innovation in the UK digital media sector. In my role as Director...
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Content, Technology, Skills: Building the Creative Economy

This post is submitted by Frank Boyd, Director of the Creative Industries KTN. What makes for a successful creative economy? For more than ten years we have had policy debates, research studies, strategies and initiatives, ranging from the local to the European level.  There is much that people disagree on and still more that we don’t know but a reasonable starting point would be...
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Digital Agenda for Europe: Information and Stakeholders' Day on Smart Wearables

On the 11 December 2015, the European Commission hosted an information and stakeholders day...

Back to the Future of Wearables

Dr. Mitra Memarzia describes how innovations in wearables promise to transform our lives ...

The Internet is the Lab

In this exclusive, specially revised extract from his book Digital Medieval, Jeremy Silver...