Technology Choices for the Information Economy

How can UK organisations - large and small - best exploit the numerous disruptive factors at work in the information economy? This question is the focus of a study, Technology Choices for the Information Economy, published this week by Amazing Communications on behalf of ICT KTN.

Can telehealth bridge the crisis in GP care?

This weekend, the Observer reported that GP services in the UK are "under severe threat of extinction" because they cannot cope with the growing demand for care. Increased use of technology such as telehealth and telecare may help to improve quality of care and reduce costs, according to a report by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), which describes current UK telehealth and telecare initiatives and the role they may play in delivering future care.

New MHRE guidance for medical software and app developers

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHPR) this month issued new guidance covering the regulation of software and applications which qualify as stand-alone medical devices. It explains how the technology is regulated, defined and points to the legislature which developers should be aware of. 

How Big Science projects like SKA bring the biggest benefits close to home

Last week, at the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) HQ at Jodrell Bank Observatory in the UK, Science Minister, the Rt Hon David Willetts announced funding of £100m for the international effort to build the world's largest radio telescope. 

Former Intellect head to lead European forum on digital entrepreneurship

A new forum, created by the European Commission and dedicated to enhancing digital entrepreneurship in Europe, is to be headed by John Higgins, Director General of the continent's industry representative DIGITALEUROPE, and former head of the UK's technology trade body, Intellect (now known as Tech UK). 


More than 60% of Britons have received spam texts

An infographic, showing that 64% of Britons have been the victims of spam texts has been published by secure mobile messaging firm Cloudmark. 

Disability projects awarded £1m in funding

Funding has been awarded to eight innovative technology projects which aim to make a real difference to people with disabilities. The funding is part of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) programme, which is run by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Technology Strategy Board. 





ICT Community Events Summary


Doing business in the Audiovisual Sector in Brazil

Join this webinar to learn about one of Brazil's most advanced tech parks: Tecnopuc in Porto Alegre which is of one of the key tech clusters in Brazil.

Tecnopuc will present existing opportunities for UK companies in the audiovisual sector, and highlight opportunities to do business in Brazil which is also a gateway to Latin America

31 March, Webinar More...

Publications from events

Presentations from the Horizon 2020 events please click below.

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Presentations from E Radar Manchester on 10th October are available here....

The recording of the 19th September Horizon 2020 briefing is available here...

By Simon Yarwood

The KTN was pleased to support the National Contact Point for ICT with a recent event on the Horizon 2020 opportunity in High Performance Computing.

It brought together speakers from across Europe, with a particular highlight being Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos from the European Commission.

The presentations from the day are now available online, so if you weren’t able to attend or wanted to check back on any of the details you can view it all here

Be sure to join the SIG to keep updated on the latest developments in the e-infrastructure community.

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