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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New Macs look set to support 5G

Could Apple’s new MacBooks herald the start of the 5G era? A sliver of code from the latest beta version of OS X Mountain Lion has set the Mac rumour mill in motion, as it indicates that Apple's upcoming PCs will support the new 802.11ac wireless standard, also known as 5G Wi-Fi.

For users, this means super-fast wireless data transfer (theoretically, speeds go up to 1.3Gbps,) lower power consumption and extended range.

The new standard is still under development but is expected to become commonplace in 2015. 

Manufacturers have already launched routers that support the standard, and new mobile releases, such as Samsung's Galaxy S4, also support it.


“5G technologies and Spectrum Crunch in 2020“ is the key them of the European Wireless Conference (EW 2013), which take place in Guildford, UK, 16 -18 April 2013.  More information available at www.ew2013.org

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