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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.

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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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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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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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Primary Dispersions Limited working to develop graphene based epoxy resins for the aerospace industry

CPI spin out company Primary Dispersions Limited has announced extremely promising results from a UK collaboration that aims to commercialise specialist graphene based epoxy resins for the aerospace industry. The InnovateUK project titled ‘NanoSynth’ which began in April 2013 has been able to show significant improvements in epoxy resin mechanical, thermal and electrical...
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Self-adaptive material heals itself, stays tough

Rice University scientists mix up a new type of flexible composite An adaptive material invented at Rice University combines self-healing and reversible self-stiffening properties. The Rice material called SAC (for self-adaptive composite) consists of what amounts to sticky, micron-scale rubber balls that form a solid matrix. The researchers made SAC by mixing two...
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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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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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Tiny silica particles could be used to repair damaged teeth, research shows

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown how the development of coated silica nanoparticles could be used in restorative treatment of sensitive teeth and preventing the onset of tooth decay. The study, published in the Journal of Dentistry, shows how sub-micron silica particles can be prepared to deliver important compounds into damaged teeth through tubules in the...
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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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Fighting fakes with the first integral 3D barcode

The first 3D barcode which can be built into products during manufacture has been developed by Yorkshire engineers. The anti-counterfeit marker is virtually invisible to the naked eye and impossible to detect by touch. It can be read using a laser scanner, allowing anything from phones to pills to be tracked and verified as authentic. Made public today, Wednesday 9 September 2015,...
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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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NetComposites announces programme for the Industrial Nanocomposites Conference (INC 2015)

NetComposites has announced the initial programme for its latest international conference, which will explore the current and future uses of nanocomposites in a variety of applications; defining the challenges being faced in mass production, use, and future innovations. The conference will take place on 24th- 25th November at SpOrt Stuttgart, Germany and has delegates...
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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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Materials and nanotechnology opportunities in "Game-Changing Technologies for Aerospace" funding competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £10 million in collaborative research and development and feasibility studies to accelerate the commercialisation of highly innovative technologies for civil aerospace. Innovate UK is looking for projects that offer solutions to key aerospace industry challenges and for opportunities to bring in technologies and capabilities from outside the traditional...
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Major step for implantable drug-delivery device

MIT spinout signs deal to commercialize microchips that release therapeutics inside the body. An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases: Earlier this month, MIT spinout Microchips Biotech partnered with a pharmaceutical giant to commercialize its wirelessly controlled, implantable, microchip-based devices...
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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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Job opportunity: Knowledge Transfer Manager for Materials Chemistry team

Business Development – Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC) FIXED TERM – 2 Years We are seeking an experienced industry R&D professional with a business development track record to join the KCMC knowledge transfer team and work on developing collaborative projects between industry and the University of Bristol. KCMC drives innovation in the chemistry-using...
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Morphine test printed on paper

VTT is the first in the world to have developed a drug test printed on paper. VTT used antibodies – produced by methods of molecular biology – as morphine sensing molecules when creating this printing technology-based morphine test. Using printing technology to manufacture rapid tests enables high production volumes and low production costs. A paper-based test enables a rapid...
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Squeeze to Remove Heat: Elastocaloric Materials Enable More Efficient, ‘Green’ Cooling

Move over, vapor compression cooling technology. Emerging “elastocaloric” refrigeration is potentially much more efficient and, unlike vapor compression, relies on environmentally-friendly refrigerants. In elastocaloric materials a change in mechanical stress can create a change in temperature. In the Journal of Applied Physics, from AIP Publishing, a team of researchers from...
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Electrospinning – using 19th century technology to aid modern drug discovery

A small Oxfordshire company has adapted a 19th century technique to achieve a more naturalistic environment for growing cell lines for nanotechnology laboratory research. The Electrospinning Company specialises in polymer scaffolds that support the growth of cells in 3D. It sells a range of sterile tissue culture plates containing its Mimetix® polymer scaffold, intended for...
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New technique could bring quality-control tool for nanocomposites

Layered nanocomposites containing tiny structures mixed into a polymer matrix are gaining commercial use, but their complex nature can hide defects that affect performance.  Now researchers have developed a system capable of detecting such defects using a "Kelvin probe" scanning method with an atomic force microscope. The ability to look below the surface of nanocomposites...
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A new method for making perovskite solar cells

Researchers at Brown University have developed a new method for making solar cells from perovskite — a faster, more straightforward method that can produce flexible, high-efficiency, thinner cells. Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells. The new method involves a...
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