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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Intelligent Mobility - setting the agenda

What is Intelligent Mobility?

Mike Schofield has recently joined the Transport KTN team to coordinate our activities in Intelligent Mobility.  In this article, the first in a series of articles covering one of the Transport KTN's key themes of Intelligent Mobility, Mike introduces the concepts and rationale underlying Intelligent Mobillity, and explains why it's going to be so important in the years to come. 

Mike will be working closely with Transport KTN director Neil Ridley, the Technology Strategy Board and wider stakeholders to facilitate the development of Intelligent Mobility, and is keen to hear from you with your ideas for intelligent mobility. 

Read the article here.

Useful reports

Those interested in urban mobility might like to familiarise themselves with a few key publications which help to set the scene for this important topic.

  1. The Siemens report “Megacity Challenges” (2006) is a survey of 25 of the world’s major cities. It identifies transport as the most significant single infrastructure challenge and discusses the key issues to be addressed in dealing with urban growth.  Click here to view.
  2. "The Future of Urban Mobility ”, published by Arthur D Little in 2011, assesses the mobility maturity and performance of 66 cities worldwide and finds most not just falling well short of best practice, but in a state of crisis. Click here to view.
  3. The RAC Foundation report “Complete Mobility - Providing Transport as a Service” (2010), explores a new way of thinking about mobility, built around user focus, seamless travel and highly valued transport systems and services. Click here to view




1 person has had something to say so far

Great initiative. There is a big opportunity for 'outside initiative' when it comes to personal transportation now that the established car companies prove themselves to be conservative at heart, primarily interested in making and selling more metal boxes. They don't care about ever increasing traffic, the intrusion of our living environment, rising fuel prices, etc. Today we see a lot of peripheral developments such as connectivity, Google's robocar and Eyes Free. High time somebody took a closer look at the car itself. Usually major change happens from the inside out.

"Any rigidity by an automobile manufacturer, no matter how large or how well established, is severely penalized in the market." From: Alfred P. Sloan Jr. (1965) 'My Years with General Motors'
Posted on 10/09/12 12:40.

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