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Digital

The KTN Digital team helps organisations interested in Digital innovation to access funding, expert knowledge and to make powerful and diverse connections.

Are you working on an innovation in the Digital sector? 

We can help you take the next step by connecting you with the right funding, people and expertise. 

Our people have a deep expertise and work with businesses of all sizes, from start-ups and spin-outs, to  medium sized enterprises and big businesses. 

Find out about Digital funding opportunities 

We’re on the frontline to help you find out about funding for the Digital sector. We share information about funding opportunities from government and organisations like Innovate UK. We also partner with organisations to deliver funding on their behalf to help solve key global challenges.

Make powerful connections to fast track your project 

You’ll be matched with the person in our team who is the most knowledgeable about your project. We have experts in cybersecurity, 5G, AI for services, digital economy and IOT.  

We’ll identify partners best suited to your needs from our network of innovators, across sectors and technology areas. 

By helping connect organisations and people across all sectors, we help shape the future and build a better and stronger innovation system. 

Our current focus in this area

5G

5G is more than just another upgrade in the mobile telecoms landscape. 5G promises to become the underpinning for the entire global digital economy, capable of generating trillions of pounds of value.

AI for Services

Services – including legal, accounting and insurance – account for almost 80% of the UK economy. Financial and professional services alone are worth £190 billion and employ 2.2 million, so it is vital that we ensure these are primed for the future.

 

Computing

Computing helps produce digital assets and software activity. These can be used by varied sectors such as transport, infrastructure, farming and life sciences.

CyberASAP

The only pre-seed accelerator programme in the cyber security ecosystem, CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme) provides expertise, knowledge and support to convert academic ideas into commercial products in the cyber security space.

Cyber Security

The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) definition of cyber security’s core function is to protect the devices we all use, and the services we access from theft or damage and preventing unauthorised access to personal information we store on these devices, and online.

Digital Economy

The Digital Economy covers all business activity that’s enabled by digital technologies. This includes a wide range of activity across any sectors.

Digital Health & Care

The digital health and care sub-sector is characterised by a large number of small companies developing technology across the health spectrum.

 

Digital Manufacturing

Digital manufacturing promises improved productivity, sustainability, resilience and the creation of high value jobs. The industrial digital technology (IDT) innovator seeking to make an impact in the physical world stands to benefit from the transformation of UK manufacturing.

Electromagnetic Spectrum

What makes our modern lives relatively easy, interconnected and seamless is this seldomly thought of but very vital soft infrastructure – the electromagnetic spectrum. The digital world on which we have come to rely (Wi-Fi, Internet of Things, radio broadcasts to name a few) is underpinned by this invisible finite resource, but it lacks resilience and is rapidly becoming the widest open door for anyone who wants to disrupt critical services.

Immerse UK

Immerse UK brings together industry, researchers and research organisations, the public sector, entrepreneurs, innovators and end-users to support the UK in becoming the global leader in applications of immersive technologies: high-end visualisation, virtual, mixed, and augmented reality, haptics and other sensory interfaces with data.

Internet of Things

IoT (Internet of Things) is all things data. It includes generating, catching, moving, processing data for insights/actions in increasingly automated and connected contexts. These technologies can unlock powerful business capabilities. IoT technology is often behind the words ‘smart’ or ‘digitisation’. It’s present in any and all sectors that use data associated with non-human assets (things).

Funding Opportunities

5G enabled road and rail transport trials in the West Midlands, round 2

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to support development of 5G enabled transport innovations. This funding is from West Midlands 5G (WM5G).

Opens: 16/09/2020 Closes: 02/12/2020

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SBRI competition - Modernising Energy Data Applications phase 1

Organisations of any size can apply for a share of £750,000, inclusive of VAT, to develop data applications that help to address core challenges faced in the UK. The aim of the competition is to develop data applications that address the challenges faced by organisations and individuals to deliver net zero local energy systems. Briefing recording now available.

Opens: 12/10/2020 Closes: 18/11/2020

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CivTech Sprint Challenge: Explainable AI

How can technology be used to create scalable, repeatable approaches to the development of explainable and ethical Artificial Intelligence solutions for the Public Sector, starting with Police Scotland?

Opens: 05/10/2020 Closes: 27/10/2020

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Events

Wed
9
Sep
2020

West Midlands 5G Round 2 Briefing 9th Sept

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Fri
9
Oct
2020

AI at the Edge: Digital Industry

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Fri
2
Oct
2020

AI for Services: Academic Research Virtual Exchange

10.00 - 12.15 | Online

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News

04.08.2020

Digital Economy and Creative Industries funding round-up

Find out about the latest funding calls of relevance to the digital & creative industries. Last updated 12th October 2020.

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17.09.2020

Presentations now available: Digital Security by Design (DSbD): Building the software ecosystem - Scoping Workshop

The presentation slides from the DSbD Building the software ecosystem – Scoping Workshop, held online on 31st July 2020, are now available.

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Programmes related to Digital

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CyberASAP

The only pre-seed accelerator programme in the cyber security ecosystem, CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme) provides expertise, knowledge and support to convert academic ideas into commercial products in the cyber security space.

Learn More

Immerse UK

Immerse UK brings together industry, researchers and research organisations, the public sector, entrepreneurs, innovators and end-users to support the UK in becoming the global leader in applications of immersive technologies: high-end visualisation, virtual, mixed, and augmented reality, haptics and other sensory interfaces with data.

Learn More