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 ICT 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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UK ahead of US in global ICT

A new report by the International Telecommunication Union assessed different countries across a variety of factors to score them on the ICT Development Index, the UK came in only behind South Korea, Denmark and Iceland and ahead of the US.
The report assessed countries in terms of their ICT access, which included the number of fixed and mobile telephone subscriptions, the amount of bandwidth available per user, and the percentages of households with a computer and with internet access.
It also looked at usage, including the percentage of individuals using the internet, the fixed and mobile broadband subscriptions per inhabitant. Finally, it included ICT skills such as adult literacy rate, secondary gross enrolment ratio and tertiary gross enrolment ratio.
The report also compared the UK to its performance on the indicators in 2010, where it came in tenth, showing that it has advanced while many other countries have remained static.
The USA came 15th, Germany 14th, France 17th and China 9th.
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