Knowledge Hub boasts a proud heritage within public sector digital collaboration. Originated and developed for local government by local government, the Knowledge Hub and its predecessor Communities of Practice have been enabling public service practitioners to share knowledge online since 2006.

Since January 2016, Knowledge Hub has been an independent small company maintaining the original ethos of a free to use platform for public service professionals to share knowledge, experiences and learning,  Now part of Placecube we continue to place our focus for building open digital engagement.



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Why choose Knowledge Hub?

Knowledge Hub is the place where you can connect, collaborate and communicate with members just like you across public service. Knowledge Hub provides its digital collaboration tools to a broad audience of over 500 public sector organisations within the UK and internationally. It is used extensively in central and local government, health, education, housing, police and fire services.

The growing Knowledge Hub community consists of over 150,000 public service professionals and their partners who use Knowledge Hub to exchange ideas and solutions and share good practice and innovation. Members need no longer reinvent the wheel, but can gain efficient, effective and reliable advice from their peers in a secure environment.

Knowledge Hub is hosted within private cloud facilities in our UK-based data centre, in the London area. 


What services does Knowledge Hub provide?

Knowledge Hub’s technology is an enabler for public service organisations everywhere to share information and learn from each other within online groups. Knowledge Hub groups are flexible spaces that can be used for a variety of purposes, from large communities of practice, to small time-limited project groups, working groups, training programmes or recruitment campaigns. A Knowledge Hub group may be open, restricted or private.

Knowledge Hub digital networks also provide organisations with the opportunity to buy their own branded ‘slice’ of Knowledge Hub for use as an externally branded open network of groups (extranet), a private social intranet, or a mixture of the two. This allows you to seamlessly engage with employees, partners, suppliers and citizens all in one place without the need for multiple logins.


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What can Knowledge Hub help you with?

Discover knowledge to help you do your job.

  • Keep up to date with current thinking.
  • Enhance your skills and expertise.
  • Compare and share information and data.

Connect with people like you and experts to network with.

  • Develop and retain specialist knowledge.
  • Share what works with others.
  • Network and collaborate with peers.

Generate and incubate ideas to drive improvement.

  • Inspire innovation.
  • Create new ways of working.
  • Learn from leaders in your field.

Raise your profile and that of your organisation.

  • Get in touch with new and existing customers.
  • Build relationships.
  • Develop customer insight.

Save time and money.

  • Have global conversations from your desk.
  • Save hours of research time by learning from others.
  • Pool resources.
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