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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Investment into Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd.

 

Oxford Photovoltaics, a recent spin-out company from Oxford University who was also awarded with Shell Springboard price in early 2011, has secured £650k from a group of investors lead by MTI Partners.

Oxford Photovoltaics is developing solid-state dye sensitised solar cells for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV). The new technology is price competitive: it uses low cost organic materials that can be screen printed onto glass. In addition to this, the colour of the cells can be tuned making it an attractive choice for architects.

The technology was developed at the Department of Physics at Oxfor University by Dr. Henry Snaith. 

 

links:

http://tinyurl.com/3vohqqq

http://www.isis-innovation.com/news/news/CheaperSolarTechnology.html

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