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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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Call for Participants: Urban Innovation in Brazil Newton Fund Partnership Building Visit

  Deadline for applications: GMT 17:00 on Friday 9 December 2016   Introduction to the Newton Fund Competition Innovate UK And Brazil's Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC) are running the Urban Innovation in Brazil competition for proposals for collaborative research and development projects between British and Brazilian companies...
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Small the Next Big Thing

This BBC World Service Radio programme is a homage to EF Schumacher written and presented by Leo Johnson who looks at the current status of Schumacher's ideas on 'Small is Beuatiful', 'Economics as if People Matter' and 'Good Work'. Using examples such as: - The Brixton Pound Distibuted Energy SIM enabled solar lights Additive Manufacturing Totnes REconomy...
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Webinar: Oceanera-Net 2nd Joint Call 2016

On the 1st March, a webinar took place to introduce the Oceanera-Net project, and the 2nd Joint Call 2016. Invited Speaker Dina Carrilho, Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) talked about the specific challenges, scope and call topics, eligibility criteria for pre-proposals and full proposals, monitoring of funded projects, partner search and the call documents themselves.  ...
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Crisis Meeting on Steel Industry in Europe

The UK Business Secretary has requested an emergency meeting to discuss the European steel industry.  Here is an extract from the City A.M. webiste : - "European Union ministers have agreed to hold an emergency meeting over the steel crisis within two weeks. Business secretary Sajid Javid called for an EU-wide steel summit during meetings with EU commissioners in Brussels...
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What's going on in UK manufacturing?

The state of the Manufacturing Industry in the UK is explored by Anthony Reuben Business reporter in an article on the BBC News webisit e on October 19th, 2015. Here are some extracts:- "Manufacturing accounts for about 10% of the output of the UK economy. The rest of the production industries: mining, quarrying, gas, electricity, water and sewage account for another 5%. ...
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Innovate UK Solar Powered Irrigation Pump SBRI Competition Webinar

The webinar to discuss the SBRI compettion will be on Monday 5th October. The speakers will be Ian Millard and Myrddin Jones Innovate UK and Duncan Baker - DFID.   The  Department for International Development  (DFID) leads the UK's work to end extreme poverty, ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save...
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New technologies that could transform how industry uses energy

A report "Greening the Future" published by McKInsey&Compnay's Green Campus in August 2015 reviews technologies that could be used by industry to improve their energy efficiency. Here are extracts from the introduction: - "Our research shows that operational improvements can reduce energy consumption by 10 to 20 percent; investment in energy efficiency technologies can boost...
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McKinsey Highlights Resource Efficiency

In an article by Markus Hammer and Ken Sumers in the Mckinsey Quarterly for August 2015 they highlight the potential for manufatcurers to increase their profit by " making more with less ". Here is a brief extract: - " The struggle to make the most of the world’s resources has many fronts—something worth remembering even as headlines trumpet the supposed end of the “commodity...
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Cutting Red Tape - Working to improve regulation in the energy and waste sectors

Your opportunity to tell the Government what you think The government has launched a series of sector reviews into how regulation can work better for business and want to hear your views on both the energy and waste sectors to help improve regulation, guidance and how it is enforced to reduce the burdens on industry and achieve real world savings for your...
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Government 'needs to stand up for steel' says Tata boss

An article in the Scuthorpe Telegraph discusses the future of steel production in the UK.  Here is a brief extract: - "Mr Koehler said: "The UK steel industry is faced with stiff headwinds in the shape of rising imports, uncompetitive energy prices, a strong pound and the lack of an industrial strategy for the steel sector. "Now more than ever the UK Government needs to...
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Solar Energy Systems in Japan

The issues after the Fukushima Nuclear accident spurred efforts to develop renewable energy systems in Japan as illustrated by the examples below: - Article by By John Nassivera | Dec 24, 2014 HNGN ; Solar power technology continues to grow, with Japan set to be home to the world's biggest floating solar panel farm. Japanese electronics giant Kyocera Corporation plans on having the...
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Why are there so few Heat Pump systems in the UK?

Back in March 2015 an article by Richard Anderson Business reporter, BBC News highlighted the potential for energy recovery using heat pumps using water as the source (as an alternative to ground or air source heat pumps). A Scottish company, Star Renewable Energy (SRE),  developed an inovative design to win a major contract for recovering heat from a Norwegian fjord.Howver the use of...
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Harnessing the Sea

The BBC World Service Radio programme Business Daily explores the potential to source energy and minerals from the seas and oceans. Here is the programme synopsis: - "Tanya Beckett explores how companies are exploring the economic potential of the sea, from wave and tidal energy to undersea mining, to the technology of ocean-going robots. She hears from Kieran O'Brien of Carnegie Wave...
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Assessing the Potential Cost Savings and Resource Savings of Investments in 4 SME sectors

This report was prepared by RPA for the European Commission’s DG Environment – it is available on the European Commission’s Environment website. Here are extracts that outline the objectives and finding of their study: - Objectives of the study "This study assesses the potential benefits from implementing business support programmes across the Member States targeted at SMEs...
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Centre for Sustainable Systems

The Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan has published a series of FACTSHEETS covering: - Built Environment Climate Change Energy Food Material Resources Mobility Sustainability Indicators Water Access to Publications on Life Cycle Analysis and other research areas from researchers at the CSS can be downloaded ...
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Will US shale gas bring global energy prices tumbling down?

Full details of an  article by Richard Anderson, Business reporter, BBC News, can be accessed viw this hyperlink ; - here is an extract: -  "Vast quantities of fracked gas have already seen domestic energy prices tumble, providing not only US manufacturers but the wider economy with a hefty shot in the arm. Now the country is looking beyond its own borders to become a major...
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Photovoltaic Materials and the Green Scottish Island

In the United Nations'  International Year Year of Ligh t the BBC is featuring programmes that follow this theme.  These include an episode of the BBC Radio World Service programme Discovery: - The Future of Solar Energ y This programme looks at the materials used to build solar panels and explores the potential of Perovskites. "Roland Pease looks into perovskites -...
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Steven Chu delivers the 2014 S T Lee Lecture on energy and climate change

Isabel Web a Policy Intern at the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge has posted a summary of the lecture on the Centre website .  A recording of the lecture can also be obtain via the weblink.
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UK Energy Prices

The BBC Radio 4 programme File on Four has recently broadcast an investigation into Energy Prices in the UK.  It looks at the position of the energy suppliers and government and from several representatives from energy intensive industries who express the concern that their operations in the UK may be priced out of business.   The programme is also summarised on...
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