A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Connectivity, Catchment, Cost
St. Helens

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses



Tackling the threat of electronic
crime to make our cyber society safer

The Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is the focal point for UK expertise in cyber security issues. The KTN connects government, industry and academia to solve problems, develop innovative ideas and support the growth of UK business expertise in the e-security market.

The KTN is a membership organisation funded by the government?s Technology Strategy Board (TSB), and managed and run by QinetiQ. It was established in 2006 to develop the UK?s position as leader in the information security market, and stimulate wealth creation and economic growth. Membership of the KTN is free of charge.

Agenda-setting and influencing the e-security industry are key remits of the KTN. Through various events, consultations and high-profile meetings, the Cyber Security KTN has influenced its community, and has contributed to an ongoing parliamentary initiative examining internet governance, led by Alun Michael MP. The KTN has also given its independent advice to the TSB, central Government and Parliament regarding cyber security issues.

The KTN regularly engages with the media. It has generated over 25 articles across the national, computer and security trade media since April 2008. Media coverage promoting the KTN has reached a worldwide audience of over 2.5 million people. Another key part of KTN activity is the formation of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), regularly created to address the demand to solve cyber security challenges that require collaboration between government, academics, business leaders and IT professionals.

Current topics explored by SIGs include making computer software more secure, measuring the scale of security threats, the effectiveness of IT security technology, understanding data privacy compliance, and how human activity can lead to security vulnerabilities. SIGs are chaired by senior representatives from organisations such as Symantec, HP Research Laboratories, the Cabinet Office and University College London (UCL). The KTN is currently setting up a new SIG that will look at the economics of implementing security policies in the business environment, and it is expected to hold its first meeting, chaired by Professor David Pym from HP Labs, in September. In setting up and running a Special Interest Group, the KTN will provide technical and administrative support. New SIGs can be created at any time, and the KTN strongly encourages ideas from businesses, government and the IT industry to come forward to discuss ideas for new groups.

The Cyber Security KTN can also award grants to enable businesses and academics to work on vital cyber security research. One example of the KTN?s recent funding has helped SMEs identify how well they are equipped to cope with e-security problems. The KTN also encourages businesses to take part in its funding competitions, allowing opportunities for cyber security research to be carried out. The aim of the competitions is to drive innovation, industry collaboration, and to inform the government on future funding strategies relating to cyber security issues. Successful competition winners can receive up to £50,000 for their research project. The KTN welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in applying for funding.

Industrial CASE Awards are another fund awarded by the KTN on behalf of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for postgraduate students to work with a company for three years to solve a specific cyber security challenge. CASE awards allow companies to build closer ties with universities, or to embark on their first joint project with academia through an introduction from the KTN.

The KTN also organises regional events focusing on e-security. The PULSE programme brings the national debate on information, data and cyber issues to a local and regional audience, facilitating knowledge transfer, innovation and effective responses to business needs. Details of dates and venues for forthcoming PULSE events can be accessed via the KTN?s website. Each month the KTN produces a free electronic newsletter containing news, reports, and upcoming events, to keep the cyber community up to date with the latest developments affecting their industry.

In only two years the KTN has worked hard to establish itself as the first point of contact for cyber security advice. However, with incidents of e-crime rising, it will not become complacent in its thinking and activity. The KTN is working hard to understand what its audience needs to help minimise cyber security breaches. It wants to promote access to funding for its stakeholders, so that they can carry out research and development in e-crime alleviation. The KTN is working to stay one step ahead of the latest security breaches that affect society, so that it can give strong guidance and support in this field.

Ultimately, the Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network?s aim for the future is to provide a platform for government, industry, UK business and academia to interact to combat the threat of cyber crime together.

Further information about the Cyber Security
KTN and its activities can be found at: