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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London 2012: the OFCOM challenge

London 2012 presents unique new challenges for OFCOM. 20,000 broadcasters, 5 billion viewers, 10,000’s of spectators and 100,000 wireless devices: are all relying on the UK’s independent regulator for the communication industries. Work has been in progress since 2006 to ensure everything goes without a hitch. This informative video gives the background on the challenge facing OFCOM. 

Ensuring wireless spectrum is available and free from interference is critical. The increased demand from wireless devices is forecast to reach unprecedented levels and presents a unique challenge. If not managed correctly, wireless devices could interfere with each other with disastrous consequences, not just for broadcasters but also for emergency services and mobile users. 

Since 2006, OFCOM has been working with LOCOG, the government and other radio authorities to ensure demand can be met through a special spectrum plan which includes:

Identifying an estimated 20,000 frequencies and matching them through a sophisticated licensing process

Installing a network of sensors to monitor use of the airwaves

Ensuring there is a specialised team of engineers on site at each of the Olympic venues, to respond quickly to any reports of harmful interference. 

A full breakdown of all the measures taken by OFCOM, to ensure excellent wireless coverage throughout London 2012 can be found on the website: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/spectrum/olympics/

UKTI ICT day takes place at the British Business Embassy 3rd August 2012, Lancaster House, London, featuring keynote presentations from BT, the BBC and Amadeus Capital about the logistics of London 2012.




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