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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Materials Modelling Roadmap Consultation

The Materials Modelling science area is part of the Materials and Modelling programme at the National Physical Laboratory, which is currently reviewing the programme roadmaps that provide a strategic overview of the NMS and describe a number of scientific and capability developments which need to be achieved by it. The roadmaps for the whole of the National Measurement System are...
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Opportunity to exhibit at HiPerNano2015 - apply to win a place by 14 October

Proposals for exhibitions are invited 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...
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Proposed standards for triboelectric nanogenerators could facilitate comparisons

More than 60 research groups worldwide are now developing variations of the triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG), which converts ambient mechanical energy into electricity for powering wearable electronics, sensor networks, implantable medical devices and other small systems. To provide a means for both comparing and selecting these energy-harvesting nanogenerators for specific...
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HiPerNano 2015 will be held in London

  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...
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10 things every innovative business needs to know about SuperSTEM

  Do you understand how and why your material fails? Do you understand how you can improve the performance of your material? Did you know that there is an excellence centre in the UK that provides unprecedented sensitivities for imaging and analysing structure and properties  of materials - SuperSTEM. The precision and resolution at which some new materials can be...
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Lloyd’s Register Foundation awards £9 million grants in nanotechnology

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation has awarded grants totalling £9 million to three international consortia in the field of nanotechnology. These grants support research and doctoral training that will support the Foundation’s aims to advance engineering-related education and research and support work that enhances safety of life at sea, on land and in the air. Professor Richard Clegg,...
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EPSRC funding boost to aid discovery of new advanced materials

A new £6.65 million grant for research aimed at accelerating the discovery and application of new advanced materials for the energy sector was announced today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The grant, awarded to a team led by Professor Matthew Rosseinsky of the University of Liverpool, will support a programme, Integration of Computation and...
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“Yolks” and “shells” improve rechargeable batteries

Aluminum could give a big boost to capacity and power of lithium-ion batteries. One big problem faced by electrodes in rechargeable batteries, as they go through repeated cycles of charging and discharging, is that they must expand and shrink during each cycle — sometimes doubling in volume, and then shrinking back. This can lead to repeated shedding and reformation of its “skin”...
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UK researchers plan to develop 3D-printed graphene batteries

LONGER-lasting batteries could be 3D printed from graphene ink to tackle rising demand for energy storage products in household devices or renewable energy systems. Professor Craig Banks is leading the new project to develop a desktop printer to create batteries, supercapacitors and energy storage devices for phones or tablets, and solar, wind and wave power storage. ...
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Sol-gel Capacitor Dielectric Offers Record-high Energy Storage

Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density. If the material can be scaled up from laboratory samples, devices made from it could surpass...
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Graphene-based film can be used for efficient cooling of electronics

The film has a thermal conductivity capacity that is four times that of copper; moreover, the graphene film is attachable to electronic components made of silicon. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film. The film has a thermal conductivity capacity that is four times that of copper....
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New method can make cheaper solar energy storage

Building on a unique idea, EPFL scientists have developed a cost-effective new method for converting and storing solar energy into hydrogen. Storing solar energy as hydrogen is a promising way for developing comprehensive renewable energy systems. To accomplish this, traditional solar panels can be used to generate an electrical current that splits water molecules into oxygen and...
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New conductive ink for electronic apparel

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a new ink that can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections. This new functional ink will enable electronic apparel such as sportswear and underwear incorporating sensing devices for measuring a range of biological indicators such as heart rate and muscle contraction. Current...
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X-ray imaging reveals secrets in battery materials

  Imaging and data analysis techniques offer new approach to probing material properties. In a new study, researchers explain why one particular cathode material works well at high voltages, while most other cathodes do not. The insights, published in the 19 June issue of the journal Science, could help battery developers design rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that...
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Modeling how thin films break up

Recent PhD recipient Rachel Zucker models phenomena collectively known as "dewetting" in microscale to nanoscale thin films. Excess surface energy from unsatisfied bonds is a significant driver of dimensional changes in thin-film materials, whether formation of holes, contracting edges, or run-away corners. In general, this break-up of a material is known as dewetting. Recent MIT...
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Thin coating on condensers could make power plants more efficient

Graphene layer one atom thick could quadruple rate of condensation heat transfer in generating plants. Most of the world’s electricity-producing power plants — whether powered by coal, natural gas, or nuclear fission — make electricity by generating steam that turns a turbine. That steam then is condensed back to water, and the cycle begins again. But the condensers that...
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New technique speeds nanoMRI imaging

Multiplexing technique for nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging (nanoMRI) developed by researchers in Switzerland cuts normal scan time from two weeks to two days. NanoMRI is a scanning technique that produces nondestructive, high-resolution 3-D images of nanoscale objects, and it promises to become a powerful tool for researchers and companies exploring the shape and function of...
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