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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UK is most internet-based major economy

A new study has found that the internet based business contributes 8.3% to the UK economy, a bigger share than any other G20 country. Research, published this week, by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), found that the internet economy was worth £121bn in 2010, more than £2,000 per person - bigger than the healthcare, construction or education sectors.

The study is particularly good news for the UK’s internet focused SME’s; the research suggests that their revenues have grown by 12.5% per year in the last three years.

The overall UK web economy’s projected growth is particularly high partly due to far more retail happening online than any other major economy; some 13.5% of all purchases were made over the internet in 2010 and this is expected to rise to 23% by 2016.

Overall, growth is expected to increase at a rate of 11% per year, reaching a total value of £221bn by 2016. In comparison projected growth rates for the US and China are 5.4% and 6.9%.

Related stories: Web economy in G20 set to double by 2016, Google says

 
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