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 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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Creating Value from Non-Carbon 2D Materials – Beyond Graphene

KTN is organizing a stakeholder workshop to bring together leading academics working on 2D materials and devices from across UK to meet with potential industry users and the wider supply chain to explore the opportunities and challenges faced in bringing these other 2D materials to market. (Draft) Agenda - Non-Carbon 2D Materials State of Art Review project briefing and...
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8th European Cubesat Symposium - Registration deadline 31 August

The 8th European Cubesat Symposium will be held at Imperial College London on 7-9 September 2016 .  The symposium will bring together experts in cubesats from around the world. A CubeSat is a type of miniaturized satellite for space research.  The previous Symposium held in Liege attracted 180 delegates with 30% travelling from outside Europe to attend. ...
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Funding for innovative research with explosives and weapons detection applications

  Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding for great ideas available through: Innovative Research Call 2016 for  Explosives and Weapons Detection   The fourth iteration of this successful cross-Government research call is seeking innovation in all aspects of explosives and weapons detection. This research call is seeking...
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Funding for global cooperation feasibility studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.2M to support innovative UK SMEs in carrying out short international cooperation feasibility studies. These studies should build international business networks. The aim is to enable commercial research and innovation partnerships, and future collaboration.   About the funding They will fund projects with eligible costs of up to £30K for...
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Showcase your innovation at Innovate 2016, 2-3 Nov 2016, Manchester

Innovate 2016 , hosted by UKTI and Innovate UK, is an annual two day event showcasing the very best of innovation talent and global opportunities for businesses. It will be held at Manchester Central on the 2nd - 3rd November 2016. This year's event includes: an exhibition of the most cutting edge innovations inspirational keynotes from some of the most...
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Could a 3rd year physics student test or improve your product?

Lancaster University is offering an opportunity for businesses and organisations to take advantage of a team of highly-motivated and skilled undergraduates to work on specific projects at little or no cost. Projects run in previous years have delivered tangible benefits for businesses, including products that can be commercially developed. Interested businesses do not have to pay for...
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Learn about British Council - CONACyT calls within the Newton Fund in Mexico

The British Council recently opened two calls in Mexico under the Newton Fund along with their Mexican partners CONACyT. The British Council's lead for the Newton Fund in Mexico, Liliana Carral, would like to invite researchers to attend one of three workshops she will host in the UK during July and August. The workshops will enable you to identify opportunities for collaboration in...
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Disposal practice for manufactured nano-objects in waste

Under  the European Commission funding, CEN TC 352 European standardisation committee  are  developing guidelines relating to the safe waste management and  disposal of deliberately manufactured nano-objects. These are discrete pieces  of  material with one or more dimensions in the nanoscale(1). These may  also  be  referred  to ...
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Drum beats from a one atom thick graphite membrane

Researchers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, have demonstrated the ability to manipulate the vibrations of a drum of nanometre scale thickness — realizing the world's smallest and most versatile drum.    This work has implications in improving the sensitivity of small detectors of mass — very important in detecting the mass of small molecules like...
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Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals

Perovskite materials have shown great promise for use in next-generation solar cells, light-emitting devices (LEDs), sensors, and other applications, but their instability remains a critical limitation. Now r esearchers at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz have attacked this problem by focusing on perovskite nanocrystals, in which the instability problems are magnified by the...
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Nanosubs are good to glow

The next generation of nanosubmarines being developed at Rice University in the US has been upgraded with tags that fluoresce longer, which enables the submersibles to be tracked for greater periods while being driven through a solution.   The single-molecule vehicles introduced by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour last year may someday be used to deliver drugs or other...
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Imagineers 2016 - Industrial viewing

We'd love to see you at our Degree Show Industrial viewing: 15th June 2016, at 5:30 - 9pm, General Entry: 16th & 17th June, 10am - 6pm At the People's Palace, Queen Mary University of London!   WHO ARE WE? We are a collective of Final Year interdisciplinary Designers, Innovators, Scientists and Engineering students. With the aim of bridging the Art, Science...
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Quantum sensors for high-precision magnetometry of superconductors

Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have developed a new method that has enabled them to image magnetic fields on the nanometer scale at temperatures close to absolute zero for the first time.   They used spins in special diamonds as quantum sensors in a new kind of microscope to generate images of magnetic...
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Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production

Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a severe bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields.   To come to grips with this serious issue, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an efficient way of cooling electronics by using functionalized graphene nanoflakes. The results will be published in the renowned journal...
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Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering

The fabrication of a prototype tissue having functional properties close to the natural ones is crucial for effective transplantation.   Tissue engineering scaffolds are typically used as supports which allow cells to form tissue-like structures essentially required for the correct functioning of the cells under the conditions close to the three-dimensional tissue.  ...
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Little ANTs: researchers build the world’s tiniest engine

Researchers have developed the world’s tiniest engine – just a few billionths of a metre in size – which uses light to power itself. The nanoscale engine, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could form the basis of future nano-machines that can navigate in water, sense the environment around them, or even enter living cells to fight disease. The prototype...
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Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops

  Scientists are working diligently to prepare for the expected increase in global population - and therefore an increased need for food production - in the coming decades. A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a sustainable way to boost the growth of a protein-rich bean by improving the way it absorbs much-needed nutrients. Ramesh Raliya,...
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Nano-magnets produce three-dimensional images

Conventional 3D displays, such as stereo displays with glasses and glass-free autostereoscopic displays, show two-dimensional images for each eye. Therefore users experience incongruity and eyestrain owing to these pseudo-3D images. A holographic display produces an exact copy of the wave front of scattered light from an object, and hence, a realistic 3D display is expected. Holographic...
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Graphene sensor detects harmful air pollution in the home

Scientists from the University of Southampton in partnership with the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with very low power consumption.   The sensor detects individual CO2 molecules and volatile organic compounds (VOC) gas molecules found in building...
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Penn Engineers Develop First Transistors Made Entirely of Nanocrystal ‘Inks’

The transistor is the most fundamental building block of electronics, used to build circuits capable of amplifying electrical signals or switching them between the 0s and 1s at the heart of digital computation. Transistor fabrication is a highly complex process, however, requiring high-temperature, high-vacuum equipment. Now, University of Pennsylvania engineers have shown a new...
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Innovative Exeter research pioneers nanotechnology for gas sensing

A team of scientists from the University of Exeter have created a new type of device that could be used to develop cost-effective gas sensors.   The pioneering team, which includes two second year Exeter undergraduates, have created a new type of device that emits light in the infrared part of the spectrum. Many important gases strongly absorb infrared light and this...
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Are you involved with the analysis of Nanomaterials?

NPL is seeking your input in order to help shape the future measurement of Nanomaterials in the UK. Please tell us about any measurement needs you may have. Some examples of these might be: Issues relating to product inspection Issues relating to process control Training requirements Obtaining specialist calibration or testing support Problem solving on...
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No more washing: nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light

A spot of sunshine is all it could take to get your washing done, thanks to pioneering nano research into self-cleaning textiles.   Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have developed a cheap and efficient new way to grow special nanostructures -- which can degrade organic matter when exposed to light -- directly onto textiles.   The work paves...
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The first practical telecommunications laser monolithically grown on a silicon substrate

A group of researchers from UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering and the London Centre for Nanotechnology, working with colleagues at Cardiff University and the University of Sheffield in work funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has demonstrated the first practical electrically driven 1300-nm wavelength quantum dot laser grown directly grown...
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Ames Laboratory will lead new consortium to research caloric materials, advance refrigeration technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be the home of a new research consortium for the discovery and development of more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient refrigeration technologies, sponsored by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The consortium, named CaloriCoolTM, will pursue the development of alternative forms of refrigeration...
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