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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 Materials 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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HiPerNano 2015 will be held in London

HiPerNano 2015


HiPerNano 2015 is the 7th Conference and Exhibition that brings together nanotechnology solution developers and end-users with nanoengineering challenges to solve. 

Nanotechnology is a key technology in innovative industries such as, renewable energy, automotive, aerospace, microelectronics, and is the basis for many products and technologies that are in common use. Advances in nanomaterials, nanofabrication and nanocharacterization are enabling the development of a wide range of new technologies and products for promising and emerging new markets.

 KTN is bringing together UK businesses, industrialists and researchers for a two-day event:

  • To showcase developments in nanotechnology for applications in “traditional” sectors like Energy and Transport and in new and “promising” new sectors such as Consumer Products and   Built Environment;
  • To bring together nanomaterials producers and developers with end-users to address the needs of UK industry;
  • To provide an insight on available funding for feasibility and R&D projects;
  • To provide an opportunity to identify partners for collaborative R&D.

Aimed at engineers, industrialists, researchers and students, SMEs and corporate companies.


Day 1: HiPerNano Conference - 2 Nov 2015

Conference to showcase new developments in nano-enhanced technology solutions for applications in: Energy, Transport, Consumer Products, Built environment. Themes covered include surfaces and coatings, textiles, nanocomposites, demanding environments.

 Day 2 :HiPerNano Collaboration Event - 3 Nov 2015

Funding opportunities and consortium building event.Please indicate on registration form if you wish to present a 2-minute pitch.


Confirmed speakers:

Sheetal Handa, Programme Manager, BP-ICAM Research

Catharina Pauker, Chief Scientist, Cambridge Nanosystems

Tony McNally, International Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing

Yuri Zhuk, Technical Director, Hardide

Fanya Ismail, CEO, Sol-Gel Tech Centre

Pufinji Obene, Operations Director, Precision Varionic International

Robert Quarshie, Head of Materials and Nanotechnology, KTN


Click here for programme.


Register here 


Call for exhibitors

The KTN is inviting Nanotechnology companies and research organizations to exhibit their novel technologies at HiPerNano2015. Exhibition slots will be offered for the best 10 proposals at no extra charge (you still need to register for the event).

·      Submit using our Call for Exhibitors Submission Form

·      Deadline for submissions for consideration is 14 October 2015.

We look forward to receiving your submission.


For more information, please contact Tatiana Correia: tatiana.correia@ktn-uk.org.



Cosponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining



1 person has had something to say so far

The seventh edition of this event, congratulations.

Over the years this event has been run did it make a profit? Where did the money go? Was it used to supplement other activities of the KTN, did it go back to the public purse or did it go elsewhere?

If it did in fact make a profit each time it was run and this was ringfenced solely for this specific event are there any bursaries available to cover costs and travel?
Posted on 28/08/15 14:36.

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