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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China Unicom to buy assets of state controlled parent

China Unicom, the country's second-largest mobile carrier, has agreed a $2bn deal to buy the fixed-line infrastructure of its parent company, the state controlled Unicom New Horizon Telecommunication.

The aims are closer integration for the company’s mobile and fixed networks and improvements in efficiency and costs.

Unicom New Horizon operates a fixed network in 21 provinces and cities in southern China. China Unicom currently already owns fixed-line assets in northern parts of the country but the operates under a lease in the south, which is due to expire at the end of the year. 

According to zdnet.com, China Unicom is not the only operator looking to enhance its network capabilities. Local competitor China Telecom had earlier announced its intention to buy the 3G assets of its parent company China Telecommunications Corp for $19bn.

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