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The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has refreshed its online platform to intelligently connect you to relevant events, funding, thought pieces and specialist staff to help your business innovate and grow.

You can discover content using your area of interest, from Electronics, Sensors, Photonics to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered. Once you have selected your interests, using our intelligent tagging system, we will then display rich and relevant content related to your area, often from surprising sources.

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The move also marks a closer alignment with our main funder, Innovate UK , with the website branding making a clear visual link. Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK's innovation network partner, and also works with other funders to provide innovation networking services and fulfil our mission to drive UK growth.

We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

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UK's most powerful 'sun farm' proposed

Cambridge has always been recognised as an area full of remarkable people with bright ideas - but it in the future it might also house the UK's largest solar farm.


It has just been announced that the UK’s largest solar energy farm could be built near Cambridge. German-owned energy firm Vogt Solar has put forward plans to build a 30-acre solar electricity farm north of Bourn.  There are currently no solar energy farms in the UK, but the Bourn scheme would dwarf other schemes presently seeking planning permission.


With an annual output of 5 megawatts, it would be more than three times bigger than the 1.5 megawatt scheme just approved near Newquay, in Cornwall, the UK’s only approved scheme so far.  It said the £13 million project would provide enough power for in the region of 1,200 homes and save 55,000 tonnes of CO2 over its 25-year lifespan.


For full details see: Cambridge Evening News article


Nigel Rix




1 person has had something to say so far

Which just goes to prove that the UK does indeed have enough solar radiation to attract hard-nosed (overseas) investors!
Posted on 21/10/10 08:37.

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