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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Rule changes to boost mobile broadband in England?

The UK’s government is proposing changes to planning rules governing the erection of masts and antennas in England, in order to help accelerate the roll-out of high-speed mobile networks.

The fear is that without new measures to allow UK operators to expand networks quickly, mobile web speeds could slow as government figures suggest that demand is due to increase 80 fold in the next 17 years. 

The changes would also let operators fix more antennas to walls and promote use of tiny "microcells" that help boost network capacity. Operators would be encouraged to share masts to limit the need for new base station sites.

The consultation, which is being run by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) in conjunction with the Department for Communities, began on 3 May and runs until 14 June. DCMS have asked interested parties to email their comments to the department.

More information about the proposed measures can be found here.

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