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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.

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UK to host global cybersecurity centre

A global centre for cybersecurity, to help countries deal with online threats, is to open at Oxford University.  The announcement was made, on Tuesday, by Foreign Secretary William Hague, who also said that £1m in government funding will be made available to fund the centre over the next two years.

The unprecedented number of global threats made recently is behind the measure, with the US saying that it’s seen a steady rise in the number of cybersecurity attacks.

Last month a US-based cybersecurity firm accused a branch of China's military of stealing hundreds of terabytes of data from at least 141 organisations around the world.

Part of the Oxford centre's remit will be to ensure that countries have the necessary skills, workforce and technology to tackle online threats.

A guide to dealing with some of the key issues is to be created and the centre will explore ways to ensure that countries have access to relevant expertise on solving problems.

Last month the government also announced an initiative to share information on cyber-threats between businesses and governments, including a secure web portal to allow information to be shared in real time. 


ICT KTN has conducted a survey of the UK's Digital Forensics Capability, on behalf of the Forensic Science Special Interest Group, The research will be the focus of an event on 16 April 2012. More info is available here: http://ukforensic16april.eventbrite.co.uk


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