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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Government launches CloudStore

Sunday, February 19th saw the launch of the Government CloudStore version 1, featuring a structured overview of 230 services approved by the recent G-Cloud Framework Procurement. The Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service are all available on demand, prices are displayed for comparison, as well as a 4th category of, well Service as a Service. These services are all made available publicly, some have accreditation for levels of business with HM Government, these are rated by Impact Levels, the higher  the more serious with regards to information security. I noted that this is version 1. The actual implementation of Cloudstore is based on commercial software and developed by a partner software organisation. However, version 2 will be based on open source implementation and will garner the key learnings from the first version, as well as an ever increasing list of services on offer. A further procurement call is planned in March/April. Don't miss the chance to feature your services in good company. Who knows, it may get picked up within government and achieve the same results as Huddle! See our recent case study.



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The Government Cloudstore went down for a few hours with an underlying infrastructure failure this week. As noted above, the plans are to move the Cloudstore implementation to an open source solution at the next iteration, hopefully on a more stable cloud platform. For information, gov.uk, the beta version of the replacement for Direct.Gov is hosted on the market leaders infrastucture. More information on the former at the Cabinet Office website for those interested in the details.
Posted on 02/03/12 10:10.

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