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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 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.

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Olympic Transport Legacy series article 2 now online

Daniel Ruiz, project manager for the Transport Systems Catapult and Transport KTN guest blogger on the Olympic's legacy on the transport system in the UK writes this month about how collaboration and co-ordination is expected to help the Games organisers and the transport systems operators effectively manage the extended congestion the Games will bring.

Games transport: May-September 2012

On 19th July the Olympic Torch Relay sets off from Land’s End.  With it starts an extended period of “Business as Unusual” for UK transport.

Short, one-off events can cope with moderate incidents or deviation from plan for two reasons:  there is less build up, and recovery can take place over the extended period after the event is over.  But once the Torch Relay beings, there is a gradual build-up to sustained, intense activity right through to September.  This is not just a one day event so some form of stable steady state has to be achieved.   This summer there will be very little recovery time or space before the pressure builds up around another event.

Integrating the silos - a contradiction in terms?

A new model for managing transport has been developed to deal with this unusual environment.  It integrates the operators who traditionally work in silos.  The Transport Coordination Centre embodies this new model.  It is a lean hub, sitting at the centre of the transport network; integrating transport operations and enhancing coordination and cooperation with Games, Government and Security operations.  The TCC represents the individual perspectives of its stakeholders.  It is a component that has been duplicated and scaled, as appropriate, at venues and other critical centres.

Find out more

This month’s article looks more closely at how escalation of incidents is being avoided through new ways of working and new collaborative structures. 

Read Daniel's April article here.

Read Daniel's March article here


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