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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...

Presentations from “Verification and validation for software systems with emergent behaviours”

Exploring the current industrial best practices in software development of systems with emergent behaviours was the purpose of a workshop, which took place in Reading earlier this month....

Lack of numeracy skills threatens UK’s Big Data hopes

A transformation in the UK’s approach to building numeracy, statistics and data analysis skills is called for if the country is to fulfil its potential as a world leader in ‘big data’, says a...

Verification and Validation for Software Systems with Emergent Behaviours

Presentations and delegate material from the workshop held on 11th June at Thales in Reading are now available via the links below.  Please get in touch if you have any questions. We...

Current state of innovation practices in UK companies - take part in the Innovate UK/ AHRC survey

‘Innovation’ is an important word. It is heavily used, sometimes abused and often subject to diverse interpretations. But fundamentally it is a powerful driver in determining companies’...

Nominate your candidate for the Millennium Technology Prize

Nominations are now open for the Millennium Technology Prize, Finland's tribute to innovations for a better life. The aims of the prize are to promote technological research and Finland as a...

London: Europe’s start-up capital leads in diversity

Not only is London the European capital of start-up incubators but it’s now also seen as one of the most vibrant clusters in the world, with considerably more diversity than the US. A new...

Raising the bar on broadband

Ofcom, the UK broadband industry's watchdog, this week announced new rules to help subscribers quit their contracts if their speeds are too slow.   Under the new rules,...

Participate in KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015

KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015   Date:  Thursday, 02 July 2015   Time:  10:00 - 17:00   Venue:  The Business Design...

Last chance to apply for ECHORD++ second call

The EU-funded robotics project ECHORD++ closes its second competitive call for experiment proposals on 23 June. The aim of ECHORD++ is to strengthen the knowledge transfer between scientific...

Average cost of cyber attacks to UK business doubles

The cost to UK businesses of hacking attacks and security breaches has more than doubled in the past year, according to a new government report published earlier this month.    ...

How tech is aiding the disabled billion

A series of reports commissioned by Telefonica explores how the billion disabled people in the world can leverage accessible technology to improve their lives.    The data...

UK’s £313m IBM deal opens the door to a new era of Big Data research

A groundbreaking partnership with IBM, to explore data-centric and cognitive computing research, was announced by the British government on Thursday.   The £313m deal will...

ESOF’s ‘Science to Business Programme’ calls for innovative session proposals

ESOF’s ‘Science to Business Programme’ calls for you to propose an innovative session exploring the major issues for research within business and industry and the role of universities for...

Automatic Jamming Recognition Demonstrates World First for Innovate UK supported research

Intelligent Sensing Programme – Internet of Things – 10 June 2015 Grand Connaught Rooms, London   “JammerCam™”   Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, UK, 29...

How mobile is transforming healthcare

The life-changing power of mobile communications is examined in Power to the patient: How mobile technology is transforming healthcare , a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit which...
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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...