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

Articles

« go back

EE switches on the UK’s first 4G networks

EE (formerly Everything Everywhere) flicked the switch on its new 4G mobile networks on Tuesday, pledging to support 70% of the UK by the end of the year and 98% by 2014. The 4G announcement is coupled with the company's rebranding into "EE."

According to EE, owner of the Orange and T-Mobile brands, the new networks are five times faster than its current 3G offering, with rapid download speed of up to 40Mbps per second and upload speeds of up to 15Mbps a second.

Although not officially launched, 4G is now operational in four cities across Britain: London, Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham and is undergoing testing. These cities are expected to enjoy full capacity 4G, along with Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Belfast, Southampton, Hull, Nottingham and Derby before the end of the year.

The news that 4G will be available in 16 cities by Christmas is undoubtedly a boost for the UK which has already fallen behind other countries in terms of next generation mobile. 

EE won permission to launch 4G services in an Ofcom ruling published on 21 August. However rivals O2 and Vodafone have threatened legal action, claiming they are being made to wait to launch their 4G services as they do not have any spare spectrum to use.

According to the Financial Times, Ministers were forced to step in and broker a peace deal, among the warring networks, as the prospect of legal action threatened to further delay Ofcom’s auction to divide up the radio frequencies reserved for these services, among operators. 

Next-generation mobile internet is seen by the government as important for fostering a national digital economy, while it can also be used to link up rural areas unable to access fibre infrastructure.

It’s hoped that the current amnesty will result in agreement to bring forward the date when the other groups could roll out rival 4G services and so reduce the exclusivity period for EE. However, O2, Vodafone and Three will still need to wait until after the results of the auction, expected in the first quarter next year.

EE will offer several handsets to use with the service. By the end of the year, Samsung's Galaxy S III LTE; HTC's One XL and Huawei's Ascend P1 LTE will be available to EE customers. The company will also offer Nokia's Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 - the latter of which the company has as an exclusive deal.

Apple’s new iphone, expected to be unveiled on Wednesday, will also be 4G enabled  but it is not yet clear if it will work on the frequencies that EE's early services will use.

"4G will bring a more reliable connection," EE chief executive Olaf Swantee told the BBC. "When you see that it can do so much more than the current network, people will have a great appetite for it."

 

Related content:

Ofcom approves early 4G rollout for Everything Everywhere 

4G - stop the feuding

 
Comments
No comments yet. Be the first.

Most read articles

Horizon 2020: the next steps

Horizon 2020, the EU’s funding program for research and innovation for the next six years,...

HPC in H2020

The KTN was pleased to support the National Contact Point for ICT with a recent event on the...

Wayra launches new call for digital startups

Wayra, Telefonica’s innovation accelerator, has announced a new call to find digital...