MWC 2015: spinning off an IoT Solutions Congress?

The Internet of Things (IoT) was expected to be a hot topic at this year's Mobile World Congress, and it now looks to be developing into a dedicated event. An IoT Solutions Congress, is in the pipeline for September, according to reports. 

Developing an appetite for robotics

The UK food industry could finally be at robotics tipping point, according to analysts reports. The looming automation revolution in food production and agriculture has been driven, in the main, by price wars and food security issues but it nevertheless promises major benefits for both producers and consumers. 

Open-source robotics turns hospitalised children into virtual explorers

Is this the coolest robot project on the planet? A new system is hoping to enhance the lives of sick or terminally ill and bed-bound children, by allowing them to self-direct a first-hand, virtual experience of a day trip to London Zoo.

Do programmers need to go back to the "old school" for HPC to fulfil its potential?

For applications such as genome research, a dearth of engineers who understand how to grow computer systems could hinder wider application in public health services. 

Looking to a 5G future

The UK took the first significant step toward 5G mobile rollout last month when Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, began to deliberate where it should fit on the airwaves. At next month's Mobile World Congress too, 5G will be a hot topic, with both Nokia Networks and Samsung planning showcases. 

The UK's robotics landscape

A newly published document - The UK Landscape for Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2015 - provides an overview of the impact of advances in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS). It's overriding message is that a clear opportunity exists to create a strong RAS market within the UK.

Hartree Centre teams with Lenovo for energy efficient computing project

A new research project, between the UK's Hartree Centre and Chinese technology giant Lenovo, is looking to reduce the power consumption of high-performance computing systems.


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Doing business in the Audiovisual Sector in Brazil

Join this webinar to learn about one of Brazil's most advanced tech parks: Tecnopuc in Porto Alegre which is of one of the key tech clusters in Brazil.

Tecnopuc will present existing opportunities for UK companies in the audiovisual sector, and highlight opportunities to do business in Brazil which is also a gateway to Latin America

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The KTN was pleased to support the National Contact Point for ICT with a recent event on the Horizon 2020 opportunity in High Performance Computing.

It brought together speakers from across Europe, with a particular highlight being Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos from the European Commission.

The presentations from the day are now available online, so if you weren’t able to attend or wanted to check back on any of the details you can view it all here

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