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 sustainability 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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Briefing event in London on 3 November for IC tomorrow Intelligent Data Insights Innovation Contest

IC tomorrow, an Innovate UK programme to stimulate innovation and economic growth in the digital sector, is next Tuesday hosting a briefing event in central London about its Intelligent Data Insights Innovation Contest.

Details of this contest are not yet available on its website, but previews stats its purpose to explore new ways to harness big data, and includes six ‘challenges’ each offering up to £35,000 in collaboration with a commercial partner.


Two transport related challenges

Two of the six challenges have a transport connection. Challenge 2 is on Marine travel problem detection, and will involving a partnership with Carnival Corporation. Carnival Maritime is the Marine Operations Unit of the Costa Group, Europe’s leading cruise company.

Challenge 3, is titled Connected airport and involves partnership with London City Airport. The airport was the base for one of eight Internet of Things Clusters, resulting from the Innovate UK Internet of Things ecosystem demonstrator Competition For Demonstrator Funding In October 2012. Led by LivingPlanIT, the project proposed an ‘Internet of Things’ cluster and demonstrator based around London City Airport, built on the Living PlanIT Urban Operating System. LivingPlanIT projects that airports replicating its model could gain efficiencies of at least 20% in passenger and equipment handling, and 30% retail capacity improvements at peak times.

Challenge 5, is on Automotive asset management, in partnership with BarclaysBarclays promotes itself as a ‘trusted voice’ within the automotive sector, offering its clients research reports and trade dinners where industry peers come together to discuss the latest issues and innovations.


Briefing at the RSA and wherever you are…

The Intelligent Data Insights Innovation Contest briefing is on Tuesday 3 November from 2pm to 5:30pm, at The RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ.

For those unable to attend in person, there’s an online webcast, which will allow potential applicants to watch live and ask questions to the speakers.

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