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.

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Academic Collaboration event-25th November 2010

SMMT has teamed up with London Transport Network (LTN) who have valuable contacts and will be ‘match making’ participating companies to maximise the opportunity for collaboration. One-2-one meetings and a poster session will be held towards the end of the event to showcase a number of organisations and help you to reach your potential partners.   This event focuses on the...
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Green Photonics

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of seeing the Millennium Centre in Cardiff on a bright, sunny, autumnal day. This was the venue the Welsh Opto-Electronics Forum (WOF) had chosen for a conference on Green Photonics. Dave Rimmer set the scene explaining how the WOF does many of the things that the KTN does and does them specifically to support Wales. But the emphasis was ...
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Serendipity and solar power

Last week, I commented on how the BBC Radio 4 series "The history of the world in 100 objects" had chosen a solar powered lamp as its 100th object. At a conference on Green Photonics earlier this week (on which I will report later), the keynote speaker, Mike Lebby from Translucent in California, also picked out this object as an example of the transformative nature of solar...
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Prototype opportunity at the Innovation Future Zone at ecobuild 2011, 1-3 March 2011

The Technology Strategy Board, Modern Built Environment KTN and EPSRC are joining forces to deliver the Innovation Future Zone at ecobuild2011 from 1-3 March 2011. The Innovation Future Zone will demonstrate exemplars of leading-edge innovation as a prominent part of the UK’s leading built environment exhibition. The partners are now inviting competition entries for new or near to...
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Updated prospectus for Technology-Inspired CR&D Funding Competition

A  revised version of the details for this £18M Competition has been issued by the Technology Strategy Board.   People who are interested in entering the competition should either : download the second edition of the document from Competition Details or:  (better still) attend the ESP KTN event (organised in conjunction with the DC and...
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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...
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Innovation Programme at Photonex 2010

Present within the Business Programme  In association with the ESP KTN we have issued a call for presentation for this year's Innovation and Investment Business Seminar Programme. Please review and contact us if you would like to become involved. Session 1) We would like to hear from you if you would like to assist others by sharing your experiences. What route should people...
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Solar Electricity to create an industry employing 150,000 in the UK

As the BBC recognised solar electricity as a significant technology (see my earlier blog), so a major opportunity for Solar Electricity to create wealth and jobs whilst at the same time significantly lowering the UK’s Carbon Footprint was confirmed at a workshop organised by the Electronics, Sensors and Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network and the Photonics Leadership Group last...
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AgriFood Innovation: Success through Technology

The Technology Strategy Board in partnership with three of its KTN’s ( Biosciences; Electronics, Sensors, Photonics; and Nanotechnology ) is holding its first networking event focusing on innovation in the food supply chain on 16 November at the Mermaid Centre, London. This event, which is free to attend , will provide an opportunity to find out more about the Technology Strategy Board...
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Multi million centre in Swansea to turn 'homes into power stations'

  A £20m project which aims to turn homes and businesses into self-generating "power stations" has been launched.   Ordinary building materials such as steel and glass will be covered with a special coating that traps and stores solar energy. Researchers say it could heat and power all sorts of buildings at a fraction of the cost of conventional solar panels. ...
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BBC recognises social benefits from solar electricity

For those who listen to BBC Radio 4's series The History of the World in 100 objects, you will have learned that the 100th object is the solar-powered lamp and charger . As the programme points out "It's an object that can bring electricity those who have never had it before, and may point the way towards a more sustainable source of power for all of us in the future." ...
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Can nanotechnology be used to detect TB at point of care?

    Applied Nanodetectors, a leading developer in the field of nanosenor technology for early disease detection, has recently won a Technology Strategy Board Grant award in the Fighting Infection Through Detection funding competition, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Their project is to work with Dr. Ruth McNerney (LSHTM) to...
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Solar Electricity - the case for the UK?

My office window is high enough to look across various roof-tops and, on balance, there is more than enough sunshine to make the case for solar electricity panels to be installed in this part of the UK. Yet there are none in sight. This personal observation was in mind when the ESP KTN ran a residential workshop in Grasmere to consider the case for solar electricity in the UK. ...
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A new study forecasts $18 Billion Market for Automotive Sensors by 2017

A new Strategy Analytics study, utomotive Sensor Demand Forecast 2008 to 2017: Global Economic Rebound Sparks Growth, predicts that the market for automotive sensors will rise from $9.9 billion in 2009 to $11.3 billion in 2010 a year-on year growth of 15%. The global economic recovery has triggered a rebound in demand for vehicles worldwide while planned vehicle safety, emission and fuel...
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Nobel Prize in Physics: Graphene - the perfect atomic lattice

    Graphene – the perfect atomic lattice A thin flake of ordinary carbon, just one atom thick, lies behind this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov have shown that carbon in such a flat form has exceptional properties that originate from the remarkable world of quantum physics.   read more    
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LED lighting event, 2nd November, Watford

BRE are organising an event on LED lighting which may be of interest to members of the KTN.   At this one day event, expert speakers will provide practical guidance on key issues in LED lighting •               Are the energy saving claims of LEDs justified? ...
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Cost of defending patents capped

  Excellent news for SMEs' as the way through court is made easier read more in this link to this Daily Telegraph article~ Patent County Court costs are capped at £50,000 from October 1 to help small businesses defend their intellectual property Inventors receive a boost this week when the cost of defending intellectual property claims in the county...
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Our programme of FP7 and TSB collaboration dissemination meetings throughout the UK

The ESPKTN organised and ran a series of four dissemination and information events throughout regional locations in the UK outlining the very latest Framework Programme 7 NMP and ICT [plus details of the recent Technology Strategy Board Collaborative R&D calls.  The events were organised to ensure a good overall regional coverage of the UK and took place at PETEC near Sedgefield on...
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St Andrews University develops iPhone emotion sensor

A phone application which can identify whether a caller is happy, angry, bored or sad has been developed by researchers at St Andrew’s University. The team have developed...
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US sensor demand to exceed $13 billion in 2014

Demand for sensors in the US will rise 6.1 percent per year to $13.1 billion in 2014, a strong recovery from low 2009 levels. A rebound in motor vehicle production will boost demand for automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sensors, while the high penetration levels achieved for products like tire pressure monitoring and occupant positioning sensors will provide some...
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The advantages of using functionalized fullerenes for cancer imaging and therapy

Gold-based nanostructures (e.g., nanoshells and nanorods) and carbon nanotubes have been successfully applied for photoacoustic imaging (example) and photothermal treatment (example) of tumors. Medical researchers believe that such nanoparticle-mediated, image-guided cancer therapy has tremendous promise for increasing the efficacy of cancer treatment while reducing toxic side...
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Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation seeking PhD Studentships

The CEOI is seeking PhD projects in Earth Observation (EO) instrumentation, preferably with an identified candidate, for NERC studentships to start between January and October 2011. The two PhD studentships available in this call are expected to support individual training projects with a focus on EO instrumentation. The closing date for applications is 6th November 2010.   ...
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AgriFood Innovation: Success through Technology

November 16th 2010 The Mermaid, London   The Technology Strategy Board in partnership with three of its KTN’s ( Biosciences, Electronics, Sensors and Photonics, and Nanotechnology ) has announced its first networking event focusing on innovation in the food supply chain . The event is FREE to attend and will provide an opportunity to find out more about the Technology...
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UK/France RFID Brokerage event rated a great success by attendees

With funding by the European INNET Programme the French National RFID Center (CNRFID) selected 11 of their members that are looking for European partnerships. To provide these contacts the ESP KTN and the Security Innovation and Technology Consortium (SITC) organised a brokerage meeting in London to bring together the French companies and a selection of UK companies. With over thirty...
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First day of RFID Europe some good news and some challenges for the industry

For many years RFID has been seen as a volatile sector.  However, the bulk of the business conducted is based on fairly stable and "traditional" technologies. However, some 10-15 years ago the opportunity for low cost UHF tags and huge orders from the retail sector started a hype cycle that completely dominated many people's view of RFID. If anyone needed an...
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