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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CISCO forecasts explosion in global mobile data traffic.

Network equipment leader, Cisco has predicted a 13-fold increase in mobile Internet traffic over the next four years, in its annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) global mobile data traffic forecast, published last Wednesday. The sharp upturn is attributed to an increased number of mobile devices and wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) connections.

According to the report, by 2017, mobile Internet connections will exceed the world’s population and be equivalent to 134 times the total Internet traffic in 2000. There will be 5.3 billion mobile users (up from 4.3 billion in 2012) and over 10 billion mobile Internet connections in 2017, while average global mobile network speeds will increase seven-fold, exceeding 3.9 megabits per second.

This development poses a serious data capacity challenge to mobile operators who are already struggling to create new ways of accommodating all this traffic, among them fourth generation communications (4G).


The VNI global mobile data traffic forecast executive summary can be accessed here


What can we learn from 4G adoption around the world?

Is there about to be a smart phone data slowdown?

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