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 Electronics, Sensors, Photonics 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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Information Economy Strategy published

The much anticipated Government Information Economy Strategy was published last Friday. It sets out the challenges and opportunities that must be addressed if the UK is to harness the economic growth potential of e-commerce, Big Data, IoT and Smart Cities. A link to the strategy can be found here.

The strategy sets out a plan for how industry and government can continue to work together to promote the success of the UK information economy sector. The main themes identified are

  • exporting UK excellence to the world
  • UK businesses across the whole economy making smart use of information technology and data
  • ensuring citizens benefit from the digital age, and
  • underpinning the information economy in the UK.

A new Information Economy Council, made up of representatives from government, business and academia will set the agenda for actions towards the strategy and monitor progress. Businesses and users across the economy can contribute on the actions they would like to see and how we can build a strong information economy in the UK. A link to the Information Economy Council website, where you may leave comments, can be found here.

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