UKTIN is the innovation network for the UK telecoms sector, bringing together industry, academia, and government stakeholders to catalyze telecoms’ R&D talent in investment, cooperation, and commercialization.
UKTIN provides an impartial, accessible, and inclusive forum for the UK telecoms innovation ecosystem, convening a range of bodies and organizations into one network where they can interact in a neutral environment and on a level playing field. Here, they can discover ideas and concepts with innovation potential from throughout the country, understand where to accelerate innovation, the skills needed to capitalize on new opportunities, and funding routes available, and match resources (such as investment and talent) to organizations and projects.
UKTIN has been initially funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to drive the 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy and will provide support for supply chain development in UK telecoms. It will work towards this goal by strengthening UK capabilities in open telecoms, attracting overseas companies and R&D talent, catalyzing public and private investment, and proactively promoting UK capability internationally.
As the telecoms market embraces new approaches such as Open RAN and digital technologies such as AI and the latest network technologies, there are huge opportunities for the UK to tap into its strengths in research, academia, and technology skills. There are already so many exciting projects happening and so many ideas emerging across all four nations. By bringing together this brilliance, UKTIN will open up new possibilities for innovation and growth, supporting UK telecoms to transform into a thriving, resilient, and internationally significant sector.