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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 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.

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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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R&D collaboration opportunities with UCL

University College London (UCL) would like to hear from companies interested in collaborating with MSc students from the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering on R&D projects. Projects fields will be telecommunications, Internet engineering and wireless and optical communications.  

Companies interested in offering research projects in any of these areas are asked to submit a short MSc Project Proposal (an example outline appears below) to Tim Bodley-Scott: t.bodley-scott@ucl.ac.uk . The deadline is 11th January 2013, however, at this stage, interested companies need only specify an outline of their requirements. 

Students will begin preparatory project work around mid-February 2013 and work is expected to finish in the last week of August 2013. The projects do not have to take place at a company's premises. 

UCL undertakes cutting edge R&D work in a wide range of communications (wireless and wired) technological fields as well as in related materials. Their test and measurement facilities are considered world class.

Projects offers are also sought in the photonics field and UCL and Cambridge University have organised and Annual Photonics Industry Day in Cambridge on 13 January. It’s an opportunity for businesses to meet academics and students who will showcase some of their research and technological achievements For more details and to register, see: http://photonicsindustryday.eventbrite.co.uk/


Example Project Proposal

TITLE: Modelling of an Interactive platform for the simulation of a spectrally efficient FDM communication system

SUPERVISOR: UCL Supervisor from Electronic and Electrical Engineering plus proposed Industrial Supervisor

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this project will be the creation of an interactive platform for the parameterisation and results representation of the simulation of a Spectrally Efficient FDM (SEFDM) Communication system. In the scope of this project, the concept of an SEFDM system will be briefly studied. In addition, linear (ZF and MMSE [2]) as well as non linear (SD [3]) detection algorithms for such systems will be shortly explored and implemented using an object oriented programming language. The platform will allow the demonstration of simulation results including spectrum and constellation diagrams as well as BER curves, for different parameters of the SEFDM system.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This project is highly mathematical and requires mathematical modelling and Matlab programming. Related papers are found below: XXX

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