ICT KTN Philip Hargrave CEO & Network Director Creating a competitive advantage for the UK by facilitating the exchange of knowledge on Information & Communications Technologies and accelerating innovation
The ICT KTN brings together the former Digital Communications and Digital Systems KTNs.
It is being hosted by the not-for-profit ICT KTN Company Ltd, working in association with Intellect, NPL and QinetiQ as delivery partners.
The new KTN will focus on Knowledge Transfer as a stimulus to economic growth.
It will seek bring a competitive advantage to the UK by facilitating the development and take up of information and communications technologies and their adoption as key enablers in other industries.
UK ICT Workforce
Size of UK ICT Sector
272 of the top 1000 companies by R&D investment in the BIS 2010 Scoreboard are ICT companies.
The total R&D spend of these companies is £4.5 B, equivalent to 3.2% of their total sales of £139 B.
This makes ICT the third largest sector in the UK in terms of sales and the second largest in terms of R&D.
The largest sector in terms of sales is Oil & Gas Production at £348 B.
The second largest sector in terms of sales is Banking at £166 B.
The largest sector in terms of R&D is Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology at £8.9 B.
Size of UK ICT Sector R&D / £ M Sales / £ M
ICT KTN Vision
The focal point in the UK for innovation in digitally enabled ICT systems.
Maximising the economic and social benefits the UK realises through such systems.
Accelerating the deployment of ICT by identifying and addressing technological and business issues that would otherwise delay or even prevent its exploitation.
Engaging with those in adjacent sectors for which ICT is transformational.
Encouraging increased inward investment in ICT.
Supporting the growth of UK companies in the sector and the UK activities of global companies.
Respected by government as the independent business voice of the ICT sector.
The ICT KTN will be a challenge led organisation.
A Programme Steering Board will establish top level Challenges in the light of those identified by the Technology Strategy Board.
These Challenges will be addressed through Initiatives led by Delivery Managers under direct contract to the not-for-profit Company or engaged through its delivery partners.