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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.

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.

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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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Free Access to Photovoltaic Research Laboratories

Funding covers access cost to facility, travel and subsistence. Access is provided to 48 facilities in Europe and is funded through FP7 project SOPHIA. Companies, small or large, single organisations or a group of organisations can apply.   The first call was published in December 2011 and will be closed on the 25th of January 2012. For more information please...
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EPSRC Call for a Research Hub in Solar Energy

EPSRC has issued a call for grant applications for  SUPERGEN Solar Energy Hub . This is a colaborative proposal. It includes Thin Film, excitonic and dye sensitised solar cells, solar energy systems and the socio economics of solar energy. The call closes on October the 25th. 
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Solar Value Chain: USA is net exporter

Not something that seemed obvious to me: a report from GTM research and Solar Industry Association calculated that the USA exports of PV related products are 50% higher than its imports. The USA sells mainly capital equipment and PV Polysilicon and buys in PV modules. Renewable Energy World.COM has published a nice graphic comparing imports to exports .
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Japan: New legislation will boost solar

It is quite clear by now that the Fukushima nuclear disaster had caused a rethink in Japan about the endorsement of nuclear energy . The public opinion has swung against it. This is reflected in new legislation that is encouraging the production of renewable energy. It will come in effect by July 2012 and most likely be based on feed-in-tariffs. It is believed that solar energy will...
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Germany stays at the top of the solar market.

    Germany’s pledge to quit nuclear power production by 2022 has given a boost to renewable energy. On 9th July, the Bundesrat approved the revised law on Renweble Energy Acte. For solar electricity it means that,  the current digression in Feed-in Tariffs is maintained and the policy of regulating PV development within 3,500 MW per year is continued. If this...
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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...
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JDSU aquires major assets from QuantasSol

  UK spin-out company QuantaSol has sold IP rights of its quantum well technology to JDSU. This is not just good news for innovation made in the UK but more so for Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV). With a major, experienced player in photonic devices buying these rights and intending on using them, CPV has just moved a further step forward to major market deployment.  Reed...
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Snap shot of "The Solar Future: UKII"

  On 29 th June London gave host to the conference “The Solar Future: UK II”. As the title suggests, the conference’s topic was about the UK Solar Market and was attended by members from all parts of the solar community including: module manufacturers, inverter companies, installers, industry interest groups, investors and governmental representatives. The...
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Your chance to influence environmental assessment tools

  For companies operating in the renewable space, their market performance may depend on how well they score in assessment tools that look at environmental impact of their products. It is likely that their environmentally conscious customer will use such a tool to make a decision which product to buy.  There is a unique chance for SMEs to influence assessment tools...
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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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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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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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Investment into Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd.

  Oxford Photovoltaics, a recent spin-out company from Oxford University who was...

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...

JDSU aquires major assets from QuantasSol

  UK spin-out company QuantaSol has sold IP rights of its quantum well technology to...