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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.

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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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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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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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Mass-producing nanomaterials

Nanoparticles are critical to industry and scientific research — but t hey’re also expensive and tricky to make.  However, researchers at the  University of Southern California ( USC) have created a new way to manufacture nanoparticles that will transform the process from a painstaking, batch-by-batch process into a large-scale, automated assembly line.   The...
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Nanomedicine project applications sought for Technology Advisory Board review

If you are leading an innovative project based in nanomedicine, ETP-Nanomedicine is encouraging project applications for review by its Technology Advisory Board (TAB) .   Projects will be reviewed by the TAB and those that are succesful will be given access to invaluable industry advice.   The cut-off date to participate to the next TAB-in sessions is 8 May. ...
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Nanolaser for information technology

Silicon chip with integrated laser: Light from a nanowire   Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a nanolaser, a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Thanks to an ingenious process, the nanowire lasers grow right on a silicon chip, making it possible to produce high-performance photonic components cost-effectively. This will pave the way...
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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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A nanophotonic comeback for incandescent bulbs?

Traditional light bulbs, thought to be well on their way to oblivion, may receive a reprieve thanks to a technological breakthrough.   Incandescent lighting and its warm, familiar glow is well over a century old yet survives virtually unchanged in homes around the world. That is changing fast, however, as regulations aimed at improving energy efficiency are phasing out the old...
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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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Submit an article for Micro Matters special anniversary edition

Connecting Industry Micro Matters is soon to release a special Spring 2016 issue, marking the publication's one-year anniversary. KTN members are invited to submit relevant, original articles for consideration.   With an integral focus on micro tooling and equipment for ultra precision engineering, editorial in the Spring anniversary issue will include: Micro metal...
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Nano World Cancer Day 2016

Nanomedicine is applied nanotechnology to achieve innovation in healthcare. It virtually impacts all therapeutic areas, including oncology, cardiovascular diseases and neurologic disorders. With approximately 50 nanomedicine products already on the market and 200 more undergoing clinical trials, nanomedicine is already showing its benefits to patients.   The most active and...
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