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.

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UK’s PRiME multi-core systems developers collaborate on £5.6m project

ARM, Imagination, Altera, Microsoft Research and Freescale are collaborating with a group of UK universities to work on the next generation of energy-efficient computing systems. The five-year £5.6m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)-funded project will develop more efficient computer architectures for dependable embedded systems with many-core processors.

The universities of Southampton, Manchester, Newcastle and Imperial College London are partners in the project, which has been named PRiME and stands for Power-efficient Reliable Many-core Embedded systems.

The UK currently leads the world in the embedded multi-core systems field, thanks to the achievements of ARM and Imagination, whose products power the ongoing mobile revolution.

“Embedded systems, many of which will be low-power mobile devices, will be one of the most powerful tools in tackling global societal challenges,” said Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi from the University of Southampton, director of PRiME. “However, while many-core processing is viewed as a way to improve the performance of computing systems, the energy consumption and reliability of these systems with hundreds or thousands of cores has yet to be fully understood.

“Our vision is to enable the sustainability of many-core systems by preventing the uncontrolled increase in energy consumption and unreliability through a step-change in design methods and cross–layer system optimisation.”

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