KTN's online platform helps you to make the connections you need


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.

An example might be new satellite technology from the space sector that is applicable in the agri-food sector. KTN-UK.co.uk will help you form these unusual and valuable connections.

All content on the platform has been carefully curated by our team of innovation specialists – not by an automated algorithm – so you can be confident that KTN is connecting you to the most relevant cutting-edge information.


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.

Visit our people pages to connect directly with expertise in your sector.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here


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Energy Harvesting Competition to Address Power Challenges in Electronic Systems

Energy harvesting is a means of powering wireless electronic devices by scavenging low grade, ambient energy sources such as environmental vibrations, human power, thermal and solar energy and their conversion into useable electrical energy. Energy harvesting devices are potentially attractive as replacements for primary batteries in low power wireless sensor nodes or to extend battery life by charging rechargeable batteries.
Until relatively recently commercially available energy harvesting technologies have remained elusive and developments are still largely driven by niche requirements. Until relatively recently commercially available energy harvesting technologies have remained elusive and developments are still largely driven by niche requirements.
The Technology Strategy Board is planning a collaborative R&D competition with up to £2.5m to invest in projects using low-power energy harvesting technologies for autonomous electronics. This initiative will help companies explore the opportunities created by energy harvesting to extend the life of batteries in low-power devices or to eliminate the need for batteries altogether.
The competition is expected to open in early June 2014.

To learn more about the competition please register for the briefing events:

- 5th of June 2014 in Cardiff,  http://tinyurl.com/ehcardiff

- 18th of June 2014 in Glasgow, http://tinyurl.com/energyharvestingglasgow

Another briefing event is expected to take place in London in early June: keep checking innovateuk.org for updates!


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