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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.

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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.

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New frontiers in tech: Intel refocuses on big data, the cloud and IoT

IT giant, Intel Corporation, is undergoing a massive shift in strategy. While jobs fall by the wayside, Intel has its eye firmly on what analysts are calling ‘new frontiers in technology’, and there are signs that the other tech behemoths are set to follow suit.    Last week,  Intel CEO Brian Krzanich outlined his strategy for the chip giant in the years ahead, as it...
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Imminent new measures to accelerate the future of retail

A third of UK retail jobs will be lost within the next decade with the closure of thousands of shops warns a new report. So what will the future of retail look like?  A British Retail Consortium (BRC) report , released on Monday, blames the rising costs facing retail businesses on the upcoming increase to the National Living Wage and the imminent apprenticeship levy. These, it...
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Energy efficient computing: moving up the climate change to-do list

The UN climate change talks, taking place in Paris this week, are an opportunity for negotiators from 195 countries to hammer out a comprehensive deal to curb global warning. Yet, how much of their discussion centres on the impact of computing? It’s exponential growth has a corresponding impact on energy consumption.     Experts at a recent Innovation Leaders Forum in...
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New Internet of Things SIG report: the challenges and the opportunities

Interoperability and people-centred design are at the heart of the opportunities and challenges inherent in the Internet of Things (IoT), according to a new report published this week by the UK Technology Strategy Board’s Internet of Things Special Interest Group (IoT SIG). The report is based on a number of meetings with key stakeholders which took place between 2011-2012 to...
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Fresh government funding for low energy computing and internet of things

The UK's government has pledged to increase funding for innovative businesses by up to £60 million, with investment in fields such as energy efficient computing and the internet of things. Universities and Science Minister David Willetts announced, on Wednesday, at the Innovate UK 2013 event in London the second wave of funding as part of the Biomedical Catalyst programme...
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The Internet of Things could save 9bn tons of carbon

A network of smart devices could cut carbon by almost a fifth and create a $1trillion industry to boot, argues a major new report from the nonprofit organisation Carbon War Room and telco AT&T. The report forecasts that the current crop of 108 million wireless connected devices and sensors will grow by 23% a year over the next seven years, to hit $948bn business, in business...
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A roadmap for Internet of Things research

From mid 2011 onwards, the Technology Strategy Board fostered an integrated programme of work focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). This meant not only strategic investment, but also the establishment of a Special Interest Group, aimed at building and engaging a UK community of innovators and researchers. As work progressed, the need to take a concerted look at IoT research issues,...
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Big Data, the IoT, 5G and cyber security: some of ICT KTN’s essential sessions at MWC 2013

The ICT Knowledge Transfer Network (ICT KTN) has prepared a line up of sessions and speakers, for this year’s Barcelona Mobile World Congress (MWC), which is a reflection, not only the hot topics in the mobile industry in 2013, but also a look at the key events and achievements of the past year.  Sessions on the Internet of Things, Fifth Generation Networks, mobile health...
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Your views needed to inform government information economy strategy

This spring, the UK's government plans to publish an information economy strategy. To help develop the strategy, a call has been launched for views and evidence from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), both technology based and otherwise. The closing date for submissions is 15 March 2013. More information available here. This call for evidence and views covers five...
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Postcapes 2012 IoT Awards Winners

Postcapes, a site dedicated to tracking the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced the winners of its 2nd Annual IoT Awards which fall into nine categories:  Winner, Connected Product (Body ): Basis Heart Watch - continuously captures heart rate patterns, motion, perspiration and skin temperature.  Winner, Connected Product (Home) : Netatmo Weather Station -...
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Why design matters

Encouraging a better understanding of the role of design in innovation and its use early in the R&D process are at the core of the new Design Special Interest Group (Design SIG) , launched by the TSB in December.  The cross-KTN platform will build a community of designers and technology innovators, and encourage interaction across a range of market sectors, demonstrating and...
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Hooking up hearts, cars and coffeemakers: telcos take on the IoT

Telecom operators are racing to develop machine-to-machine (M2M) or Internet of things (IoT) technology for sectors including healthcare, automotive, transportation and energy. The carriers believe that services from cars offering emergency call out after a road accident to coffee machines which warn when they need re-stocking, add up to billions of dollars in new business and the promise...
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An energy efficient industrial Internet

Enabling Internet-connected machines to communicate and operate automatically can bring substantial efficiency gains, according to a report by General Electric (GE) published last month.  The report, "Industrial Internet: Pushing the Boundaries of Minds and Machines ", claims the "Industrial Internet" has the potential to add $10-15 trillion to global GDP by...
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Internet of Things Investors Day

There are still a few places left on the Internet of Things Special Interest Group (IoT SIG) event, in London on 22 November, which will look at the Internet of Things from a commercial aspect. Participants will hear from industry keynote speakers about trends and insights into the marketplace with networking and collaboration opportunities made available.  The final...
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Internet of Things Ecosystem Demonstrator competition – why it matters

The Technology Strategy Board is investing up to £4m in a competition to stimulate development of an open application and services ecosystem in the Internet of Things (IoT). Why is the Internet of Things important? The Internet of Things describes the trend for environments, buildings, vehicles, clothing, portable devices and other objects to carry or be associated with...
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ARM forms UK group to shape the Internet of Things

UK technology Leader ARM, announced last week that it has invited some of the UK's leading specialist technology companies EnLight, Neul, Alertme and AquaMW to establish the UK's first industry forum to help shape the Internet of Things (IoT). The idea behind the forum is that it will establish common ground for internet-linked devices. Home energy firm Alertme, cloud-aware...
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How far are we from a unifying standard for the Internet of Things?

Last week, seven major telecom operators formed an alliance to create a common M2M management platform.  It’s not exactly a  standard, as all seven providers  — KPN, NTT DoCoMo (DCM), Rogers, SingTel, Telefónica (TEF), Telstra, and Vimpelcom (VIP) — use the same M2M management platform supplied by Jasper Wireless, but it’s a start, and paves the...
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In Poland, supercomputers power an IoT agenda

In Poland, they are proud of their supercomputers and justifiably so: the nation made the top ten European supercomputer league in 2008 and features 299th in the TOP500. But that’s not as impressive as Poland’s current investment credentials: EU membership, without the being shackled to the unfortunate euro, has been the making of the country. After Hungary, it’s the most...
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Connected City: London to become the world’s high tech test bed

A trio of new projects announced over the past weeks look certain to make the government’s dream of London as 'the technology centre for Europe' come true. However, the future of the UK capital as a research ground for cutting edge technology hinges on something which not every Londoner is enamoured with – giving up data. No less than three multi-million pound...
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Internet of Things R&D Roadmapping

Research Councils UK and the TSB are jointly funding a special project to understand the current position and future opportunities of R&D in the "Internet of Things" sector.  This project will bring together a group of experts, from both academia and industry, to discuss the key topics for research and development in the IoT sector with a particular focus on UK...
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Future Internet meets Internet of Things

The ICT KTN has been involved actively in the Inside Government event on the Internet of Things in London today. Ian Osborne presented on the results of the Future Internet Report and its implications for converged services, a major consequence of increasing the rich supply of data from sensors connected to the Internet. Stuart Revell, presented on the work of the Internet Of Things...
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The next IT revolution is happening in the "I" - the information - not the "T"

This week we were not just deluged with data, but data about data. First of all, Tim Berners-Lee, urged us to stand up to Google and  Facebook and fight for our data – as the Guardian devoted the whole week to exploring the battle for the internet . Then, data-sharing become an issue as the EU signed a controversial agreement with the US to share air passenger data; ...
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ARM creates chip for the IoT

British microchip design firm, Arm Holdings , has unveiled an ultra-low-power chip designed to help devices - such as washing machines, portable medical equipment and smart cars - connect wirelessly to the internet of things (IoT). The company announced, on Tuesday, that it had created the world’s most efficient design for a microprocessor design, a chip capable of operating at...
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M2M and IoT to form first ICT session at Barcelona’s MWC

ICT KTN, together with partners Cambridge Wireless, Mobile Monday London, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and UK Trade & Investment are bringing a comprehensive series of events to this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) which kicks off in Barcelona on 27th February. Our first session, “Enabling the Future Internet through M2M and IoT technologies and...
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Web economy in G20 set to double by 2016, Google says

A study, by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), commissioned by Google says the value of the web economy in G20 countries will nearly double by 2016, but that’s not even the whole picture.  The main driving force, according to BCG, is set to be the rapid rise of mobile internet access which will allow 3bn people to use the web by 2016, or nearly 50% of the world's...
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M2M and IoT to form first ICT session at Barcelona’s MWC

ICT KTN, together with partners Cambridge Wireless, Mobile Monday London, Department for...

Can China crack the Internet of Things?

It’s heralded as TNBT (the next big thing), high on any self respecting...

Imminent new measures to accelerate the future of retail

A third of UK retail jobs will be lost within the next decade with the closure of thousands...