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.

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U.S. benefits from over half-a million new jobs created by the app economy

The app economy has created over 500,000 new jobs in the U.S.A, since the iPhone came out in 2007, according to a study (pdf) published last week by the wireless trade association, the CTIA and the Application Developers Alliance.
The report found that California was the state to benefit most, with an economic impact of over $8bn.
California = $8,241
Washington = $2,671
New York = $2,313
Texas = $1,183
Massachusetts = $1,143
New Jersey = $1,087
Georgia = $1,062
Illinois = $847
Virginia  = $788
Pennsylvania = $632
However, the percentage of app economy jobs, compared to total jobs created, shows a more even distribution, with an “app intensity” average of  1% across the country and the state of Washington benefiting most. 
Washington = 4.47
California = 2.71
Massachusetts = 1.71
Oregon = 1.70
Georgia = 1.56
New Jersey = 1.29
New York = 1.16
Virginia = 1.04
Delaware = 0.93
Colorado = 0.90
The study suggests that these findings indicate that the app economy is borderless and virtually unencumbered by traditional burdens. In previous eras, the goods the U.S. built and shipped globally came with costs for manufacturing plants, warehouses, and shipping. Today, a developer needs only a computer and a reliable Internet connection.
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