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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Upcoming cloud event - London, July 6

This event, jointly hosted next Tuesday by the RCUK Digital Economy Programme and the Royal Society in London, will be a great opportunity to look at the emergence of cloud computing and what the potential really is for a future digital economy.

"The emergence of cloud computing and the establishment of commercially viable cloud based services offers tremendous potential for a future digital economy. Many companies are already providing utility computing services with on-demand access to storage and computation facilities. The advocates of cloud computing suggest that the move to utility computing represents a paradigm shift in how we might exploit computer systems and the Internet and that it will promote creativity and the new forms of entrepreneurship needed to fuel the growth of a digital economy. They also suggest that this will have a profound impact on us all and will shape an increasingly digital society.
 
Cloud computing requires us to embrace a globally connected infrastructure with data and computation moving away from our personal control to reside within a complex global infrastructure that crosses international boundaries and is accessible by billions of potential users. This shift raises significant ethical and policy challenges that will need to be addressed if we are to reap the benefits of cloud computing. How might an individual control access to their personal data if they are unsure of where it is stored? What are the legislative implications of an infrastructure where storage and computation span the globe? How might we govern Cloud computing to ensure that we accrue benefit from its potential while avoiding the pitfalls that may arise from the inappropriate use of this emerging technology? What are the issues around inclusion and availability if citizens increasingly require access to a global computational infrastructure?
 
Cloud computing requires increased cooperation between those involved in realising the underpinning technologies, those exploiting these emerging facilities and those involved in its governance and legislation. In this event we wish to stimulate the debate needed between these often disparate groupings to consider the implications of cloud computing for us all."

 

Full details of the event are here.

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