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.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here


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Call for papers on innovative ways of using data, information and social media

Are you you linking data from diverse sources, or using social media or mobile technologies to deliver information services in new ways to your users?  Have you discovered new ways to use and mash up existing data, perhaps to better inform travellers?

Why not tell people about it and reach a whole new audience!  Get your innovative use of social media, data and information out to people from over 40 different countries!  

The organisers of Online Information want to hear from people and organisations that are using knowledge, information and technology in new and interesting ways. They  want to showcase people and organisations that are leading the way in how we generate, consume and make sense of information in an increasingly complex world, and are looking for exciting, innovative projects and lessons learned from the introduction of Web 2.0 tools and techniques.

Do you have a story to tell?   Why not submit a paper, raise awareness of your innovations, and reach out to a new audience?

Transport-related themes this year include:

  • New services and resources via apps ( e.g. Mobile search and Geo-location, Mapping services)
  • Identifying, evaluating, incorporating reliable content/resources
  • Semantic search and discovery
  • User generated content
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Open and linked data creating new resources for improved information delivery
  • Open standards
  • Open and linked data in Government - where next?
  • Licensing and business models in a world of linked data
  • Apps and Visualisations
  • Mash Ups
  • Smart Cities: joined up services
  • New models for delivering public services e.g. transport

To submit a proposal, please follow the steps below. 


1. Review Criteria and Submission Requirements 
2. Example Abstracts 
3. Conference Themes 
4. Delegate Profile 
5. Conference Committee 
6. Guidelines for Exhibitors 
7. NOW Click here to submit your paper online

Please note: Deadline for submissions is Friday 6 May 2011

Contact Lorna Candy if you have any questions.

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