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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The Mobile Economy 2013

The global mobile economy can expect a growth rate of 7.6 per cent per annum, says a major GSMA report. The report, “The Mobile Economy 2013” was published, by the industry body, to coincide with last week’s Mobile World Congress, which took place at a new Barcelona venue and saw a record turnout of 72,000 visitors. 

The report projects that the global mobile industry will invest $1.1 trillion in capital expenditure from now to 2017, contributing $2.6 trillion to public funding during this period, with companies across the ecosystem employing nearly 10 million people globally.

In addition to outlining the key opportunities and challenges for the industry over the next five years, the report  provides a comprehensive overview of the mobile industry today.

“The mobile industry’s economic impact reaches far beyond its already-impressive $1.6 trillion in revenues, to boost individual well-being, corporate productivity and government funding,” said Mark Page, leader of A.T. Kearney’s Communications, Media and Technology practice and co-author of the report.

Mike Short, VP, Telefonica Europe and chair of the ICT KTN's Programme Steering Group, gives his impressions of this years MWC in this event summary video by radio-electronics.com

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