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 ICT 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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EU-funded project plans to reduce EMF exposure by half

UK based Fujitsu Laboratories and the University of Surrey are part of an EU-backed consortium working to reduce electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure by 50 per cent. The project has gained impetus as new rules on the exposure of workers to EMFs were agreed by the EU earlier this month. 

The potential effects of electromagnetic fields on human health vary widely depending on the frequency and intensity of the fields. Although no adverse health effects have been established, public concerns persist - a 2010 Eurobarometer poll found that 67% of respondents thought that mobile phones affect citizens' health. While practices and measures designed to minimise EMF exposure have been put forward at the national level, these actions focus mainly on cellular network base stations and access points. The EU-backed project, LEXNET (Low EMF Exposure Future Networks) aims to reduce EMF exposure without compromising the quality of service.

The LEXNET project, which will last for three years, falls within the commission’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7), under the objective "Network of the Future". This objective supports the development of future network infrastructures that allow the convergence and interoperability of heterogeneous mobile, wired and wireless broadband network technologies as enablers of the future Internet.

 

The Future Internet Enterprise Systems (FInES) cluster is an EU-funded research projects community. Enterprise Interoperability is a key research area within the cluster and it's currently concerned with priorities looking forward to the new EU Framework, Horizon 2020, due to be finalised soon. The next FInES Cluster meeting will be held on 6 May 2013, at the EC DG CONNECT premises in Brussels. Registration is requested by 1 May 2013.

 
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