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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Revenue from mobile data will overtake voice by 2018: GSMA

Mobile operators will make more money from data than from voice calls by 2018, says mobile industry body, the GSMA. The huge rise in data is attributed to the surge in connected devices and M2M communication, creating huge demand.

In its new report, “Connected Life”, which looks at mobile connectivity over the next five years and was published on Monday, to coincide with the start of the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the body also outlines some of the ways in which mobile is transforming lives, particularly in the developing world.

The report details how mobile daata will be particularly beneficial in Africa:

  • In the fight against diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV. 

  • To track food and monitor the temperature of storage facilities, which could save hundreds of tonnes of produce from spoiling, enough to feed 40 million people in 2017 

  • The use of mobile handsets, e-readers and tablets could put 1.8 million more children in education by 2017,

In the developed world the report says that connected cars could save one in nine lives through emergency calling services and smart metering could cut carbon emissions by 27 million tonnes - the equivalent of planting 1.2 billion trees.

However the report also raised some concerns about the pollution caused by toxic substances which can leak from some devices and evidence that some manufacturers have employed underage workers.


The ICT KTN has prepared a great line up of sessions and speakers, for this year’s Mobile World Congress.

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