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LinguaTrip homestay offers a way for international startups to experience Silicon Valley

Language school marketplace, Linguatrip, has an original way for international startup founders to experience Silicon Valley to gain an insider’s perspective -  staying with one of the...

Is the UK good enough at commercialising innovation?

Last week’s FT (Financial Times) examined a contentious topic : that the UK is not very good at commercialising the innovations that its universities and startups create.    ...

Is this the UK’s first IoT powered smart shop?

The Dandy Lab , a concept “pop up” store enhanced by sensor technology, holds claim to be the UK's very first Internet of Things (IoT) powered smart shop. It officially opened its doors in...

Wearable cameras: no longer waiting in the wings

They’re hoping their wearable camera products will join the Apple Watch, Google Glass and GPS trackers as major players in a booming industry.  Are startups such as UK-based Wearable...

Ofcom: mobile is now most popular way of going online

In the UK, smartphones have officially overtaken other routes to internet access, such as laptops and iPads, according to Ofcom.    The annual Communications Data Report, ...

Who’s doing “Tech for Good” in the UK?

Which projects do you consider presented the most inspiring uses of technology for social good in the past year? The Nominet Trust is seeking suggestions for projects worthy of winning a place...

Internet drones and lissome loons: are Google and Facebook’s plans reaching fruition?

Facebook has unveiled its Aquila prototype: a high-altitude, solar powered drone, which it plans to use to beam internet to remote areas.  But aside from the difference in form factor,...

Levy proposed to fund super-fast broadband for the final 5%

The UK government is looking into how it can raise an estimated £500m to take super-fast broadband to the "final 5%,” who live in the country’s most remote and rural areas. The most popular...

Car hacks highlight automation vulnerabilities in vehicles

US researchers have demonstrated how to hack a Jeep Cherokee travelling at 70mph using only a phone and a laptop. Originally published in Wired magazine on Tuesday, the research demonstrates...

Funding and a chance to work with major players for virtual and augmented reality innovators

With Nokia planning to unveil its first major virtual reality product next week , Oculus expected to hit the market in 2016 and experts predicting an imminent impact in everyday life, it’s...

Boost for UK SME cybersecurity

The UK government has unveiled further measures to protect small and medium businesses from cyber attacks and ensure the country has the expertise to deal with increasing cyber threats. ...

Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2015 open for entries

Entries are now open for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2015, the annual event celebrating entrepreneurship in the UK. This year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards, held in...

Help for early stage cybersecurity startups who want to ride the valuation surge

Increasing investment activity makes it an optimum time for young startups entering the cybersecurity sector. But the degree of knowledge necessary, particularly in the early stages of...

Persistent Surveillance from the air – updated details

Register now - £2.5 million funding available We’re less than a week from the KTN’s brokering event , which aims to support the UK Defence Solutions Centre SBRI funding call in...

Register Now: Home Office OSCT Science and Technology Programme, Briefing and Networking Day

The Home Office OSCT (Office for Security and Counter Terrorism) plans to run three calls for research proposals, seeking innovative approaches to countering Terrorism and...

BBC initiative to inspire a new generation of tech pioneers

The BBC today revealed plans for its Micro Bit - a pocket-sized, codeable computer to be given away free to every Year 7 (11-12-year-old) child in the UK.    The project is...

£10m Defence Growth Partnership Innovation Challenge - KTN guide published

Background The £10 million Ministry of Defence (MOD)-funded ‘DGP Innovation Challenge’ was announced at the opening of DGP’s UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC) in March 2015.  ...

Time is running out to apply for this years' DTG TV Innovation Awards

For the third year running the DTG are working with UKTI to hold their Innovation Awards, and are once more being supported by the KTN. The quality of applications has again been fantastic,...

Developer alert! What do people want from health apps?

Finally, a major, new, global survey has polled the general public to discover what exactly they they want and expect from health apps. The results were published last week in a new white...

Vote for the Information Age!

The Information Age gallery at London’s Science Museum has been selected as one of the finalists to win Best Heritage Project in the National Lottery Awards. To win, it needs your...
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Horizon 2020: the next steps

Horizon 2020, the EU’s funding program for research and innovation for the next six years,...

HPC in H2020

The KTN was pleased to support the National Contact Point for ICT with a recent event on the...

Wayra launches new call for digital startups

Wayra, Telefonica’s innovation accelerator, has announced a new call to find digital...