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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.

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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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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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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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Will the Internet of Things have arms and legs?

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES), this week, NFC was big news : Sony said it’s pushing NFC into its Brava TVs, assorted speakers and a 1TB network server, enabling pairing with Xperia phones and opening the way for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected home. LG announced an NFC-equipped oven, fridge and robot vacuum-cleaner as part of its "Smart...
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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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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 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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Software to allow humans to ‘talk’ with robots

A new generation of software that could allow humans to 'talk' with autonomous systems such as robots is being developed. The system relies on technology known as Natural Language Generation - where complex computational information and data are translated into a simple text summaries, which can be easily understood by humans. The research at the University of Aberdeen is...
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2012 M2M Sector Map

The latest in our series of invaluable sector maps covers the M2M communication market, which is still very much in its early adoption stage. However, cumulative cellular M2M connections are forecast to increase more than three-fold by 2016, according to ABI Research. Correspondingly, connectivity revenue is predicted to more than double in a similar time frame. By 2020, Machina...
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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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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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Can China crack the Internet of Things?

It’s heralded as TNBT (the next big thing), high on any self respecting futurist’s to do list for 2012. Yet industry insiders remain sceptical that the Internet of Things (IoT) will reach fruition, this year, at least. They cite costs, technical prowess, planning and government support as some of the hurdles which need to be negotiated before we can get on the road to...
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Winners of TSB funding for first stage of IoT competition announced

The TSB has announced the companies who will each receive £50,000 for preparatory research to develop the apps and services needed to move the UK towards an Internet of Things (IoT). The winning firms are:  AIMES Grid Services, British Telecommunications plc, Cambridge Wireless Ltd, Focus Innovation Ltd, Globosense Ltd, Housing 21, In Touch Ltd, InteliTap Ltd, Swirrl IT Ltd and...
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Understanding the Internet of Things: register for free workshop

The 'Internet of Things Convergence Competition: Building the Community' Workshop, is on in London on  22nd September. It aims to provide an understanding of the aims and scope of the  £4m Technology Strategy Board competition , which opens on 11th October.  Attend to discuss IoT convergence scenarios and build relationships with potential collaborators....
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Guardian: IoT presents huge opportunities for local government

  You can find almost anything online these days including the vital statistics of cows, writes Duncan Jefferies in last week's Guardian. A Dutch company called Sparked has created a sensor implant that can measure a cow's vital signs, with the data transmitted to a server for access by farmers, who can instantly determine the health of the herd and respond when an animal is...
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Scavenging energy could power the future Internet of Things

  US Researchers have found a way to capture and harness energy transmitted by sources such as radio and television transmitters, mobile phone networks and satellite communications systems.  Tapping this ambient energy could provide a new way to power networks of wireless sensors, seen as the key to the future “Internet of Things”.   The fact that...
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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...