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Promoting Graphene Innovations

This episode of the BBC World Service radio programme 'Global Business' looks at the properties and systems for finding commercial applications of graphene: - "It would take an elephant...

Stakeholder Partnership event October 2015

The European Commission is organising a Stakeholder Partnership event on  20 October 2015, in Brussels.  This will facilitate networking, information exchange and partnerships of...

Horizon 2020 funding for Water Innovation Event October 2015

  Information and Networking event for Horizon2020 funding for Water Innovation. Join us on  1st October 2015  in  Manchester  for this event to: ...

Economic Assessment Shows E-Waste Recycling is an Industry Worth Billions

Study published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews wins Elsevier’s    People love their cell phones, tablets, and flat screen TVs, but far too many of those devices...

SCHEME TO TACKLE FESTIVAL WASTE AT READING

Festival Republic, the Knowledge Transfer Network and Julie’s Bicycle are trialling a campsite waste project at Reading Festival 2015. The project will test festivalgoers’ interest in...

Cleantech Innovate Showcase & Funding

Speakers from across the UK and Ireland are invited to present at the 2016 Cleantech InnovateShowcases in Glasgow and London, in order to be in with the chance of winning a €20,000...

Up to £2m funding for upcoming SBRI competition - CRACK IT 2015

  The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is an independent scientific organisation that supports the UK...

BusinessGreen launched BusinessGreen Technology Awards

BusinessGreen  has announced the  BusinessGreen Technology Awards , offering the UK's burgeoning clean tech community the opportunity to celebrate the products and technologies...

EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES ON METAL BY-PRODUCTS RECOVERY. TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY CHALLENGES

Here is a notice from the European innovation Platform for Raw Materials : - "Please save the date for the International Conference "Exchange of good practices on metal by-products...

Carbon credits undercut climate change actions

A recent report by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is reviewed in an article by Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News. Here is a brief extract from the article: - ...

Materials Required for Wind Turbine

The following links give access to blog artciles on the energyskeptic.com website Materials Required to Build a Wind Turbine Review of Paper on: - Material and other limits to...

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...

Views on the Legacy of Clay Mining in Cornwall

An episode of the BBC Radio programme Open Country explores the impact and legacy of the clay mining industry in Cornwall.         CORNISH ALPS Here is the synopsis...

The Circulars 2016, the world’s premier circular economy award program, is now open for entries!

The Circulars is an initiative of the Young Global Leaders taskforce supported by the World Economic Forum. Its aim: to promote circular economy practices, ones marked by less dependence on raw...

RWM Networking and Workshops

KTN’s has a stand at RWM location 4J62. Here we will give latest information about Innovate UK and KTN, our support for the waste industry and the wider circular economy. KTN will also promote...

Cleantech Innovate 2016

Partnered by DECC and Innovate UK Cleantech Innovate 2016 will showcase the very best of low carbon innovation from the UK.  Applications are welcome from privately-developed...

Recovery of Rare Earths from Electronic Wastes document

A new document “Recovery of Rare Earths from Electronic wastes: An opportunity for High-Tech SMEs” has been prepared on behalf of Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Industry,...

Representatives from the Steel Industry Propose Reform of the ETS

The steel producers association, UK Steel, and the Trade Union Community have p ublished an article calling for reform of the EU Emission Tdarding Scheme (ETS) to avoid unfair competition from...

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...

The UK's last deep pit coal mines

An article on the BBC Magazine website by Nicholas Jones reflects on the end of an era with the last deep coal mine scheduled to close in December 2015. Follow t his link for access to the...

Mining Contributing to Sustainable Economic Growth

An article in The Guardian produced by the Adam Smith Internaional organisation illustrates how a well regulated mining sector can support economic development: - "Legislative,...

Recycling of WEEEs: An economic assessment of present and future e-waste streams

The recently published paper “Recycling of WEEEs: An economic assessment of present and future e-waste streams”, by Federica Cucchiella, Idiano D’Adamo, S.C. Lenny Koh  and Paolo Rosa has...

ReCoVER Funding Call

The network "ReCoVER" aims to develop and apply new mathematical tools and methods to understand environmental variability and the connections with environmental risks. For the period April 2015...

NANOPYME Workshop: Rare Earth-Free Permanent Magnets and Applications, September 2015

The NANOPYME Workshop: “ Rare Earth-Free Permanent Magnets and Applications” will take place at IMDEA Nanociencia, Madrid, during 14 th -16 th September 2015. The workshop will bring...

Titanium and Technetium on BBC Radio

The latest programmes in the BBC World Service Programme elements cover the following elements: -   Titanium This programme includes an interview with Professor Derek...

NERC Call for Paid Innovation Internships - more opportunities added

The current NERC Call for Paid Innovation Internships has had 4 more opportunities added:   Joint Water Evidence Group (JWEG) Environment Agency : Understanding and...

Updated: International Opportunities Fund - Announcement of Opportunity September 2015

Update 7 August 2015: Please note this call will now accept joint proposals to NERC-FAPESP under the terms of the RCUK/FAPESP Memorandum of Understanding. Please note that the guidance...

Announcement of Opportunity – Sustaining Water Resources for Food, Energy & Ecosystem Services in India

  NERC and India's Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) - Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) jointly invite proposals for research on sustaining water resources for food, energy...

EU - Latin America dialogue on Raw Materials September 2015: Extension of deadline for registration

As a follow up of the Raw Materials Diplomacy Event organised by the European Commission in March 2014 in Lima, Perú with a number of Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile,...

ETI CCS programme: Extension to the submission date

From the ETI website: ETI will invest up to £2m in a project which will take early advantage of new CCS infrastructure and help to deliver momentum into the next phase of CCS sector...

Making a vineyard out of a slag heap

An article by Hugh Schofield BBC News in their magazine of 4th August 2015 decribes how the spoil heaps from old coal mines in Northern France are being transformed into farming and wine...

Your input needed!

KTN plans to update the report on Energy from Waste that was published in 2007.  This report contained a description of waste disposal by either thermal or biological routes, with a...

Results of Innovate UK Recovering Valuable Materials from Waste competition

In January, the KTN brought together over 120 people who believe that waste is a resource that should be exploited for commercial and environmental benefit.  By bringing together the whole...

Call for Proposals: Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

On behalf of the national Growth Programme Board, the Department for Communities and Local Government (the Managing Authority) invites applications seeking European Regional...

Zambian villagers take mining giant Vedanta to court in UK over toxic leaks

A report by John Vidal from Chingola, Zambia on the Observer website on saturady August 1st 2015 on claims that the London-listed mining company has caused polution at their KCM operation in...

UK to New Zealand mission on Agricultural and Bio-technologies in September 2015

The British High Commission in New Zealand is pleased to announce that it will host a UK-to-NZ mission   on Agricultural and Bio-technologies in September 2015. The mission is...

Practical use of mini- and micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Environmental Sciences

There is a new NERC funded training initiative: "Practical use of mini- and micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Environmental Sciences", to be hosted at the Scottish Association for Marine...

Synthetic Biology Applications for Protective Materials - Call for Proposals

The EPSRC Engineering theme, in partnership with Dstl and the BBSRC, are inviting proposals that explore research in the area of Synthetic Biology applications for Protective Materials. ...

EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability’s Annual Conference Slides Available

Many of the videos of presentations at the EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability’s Annual Conference and presentation slides are now available. To view all the presentations...

Results of Innovate UK’s Circular Economy: Business Models Competition

Innovate UK understand that the transition to a circular economy requires more than just technical innovation.  Adopting new strategies for keeping control over the product lifecycle, such...

Survey: conceptual underpinnings and practical aspects of sustainable innovation across the EU

CASI are involved in a consortium of 19 partners from 12 EU countries and running the EU funded  CASI project on Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment...

Solar Energy with Integrated Storage

The American solar energy specialist has developed systems designed to match the requirements of the mining industry.   Here is an extract from the SolarReserve website : - ...

Nautilus Minerals Awards Dewatering System Contract

The award of the contract for the o n-vessel dewatering system for the Solwara 1 project is outlined in an article by Ailbhe Goodbody on the Mining Magazine website (30 July 2015). Here is a...

The Open Source Circular Economy days London

From June 12 th -14 th the Open Source Circular Economy Days took place in at the Fab Lab London . Participants, from a variety of backgrounds, were introduced to challenges identified by...

Establish collaborations for your business and promote your activities at KTN’s stand at RWM

Like last year, KTN is hosting a stand RWM where we give latest information about Innovate UK and KTN, our support for the waste industry and the wider circular economy. KTN will also promote...

First major REBus pilot launched in UK: Argos Gadget Trade-In

Working in partnership with WRAP, major UK retailer Argos has rolled out an innovative new  Gadget Trade-in  service in over 750 stores across the UK. The key aims of the...

New Inquiry: The Government's approach to sustainable development

The new Environmental Audit Committee launches its first inquiry of the Parliament and calls for evidence on the Government’s approach to sustainable development. Promoting sustainable...

Global Mining Companies Proposing Job Cuts Due to Lower Metal Prices

The continuation of the decline in metl proces has resulted in reports of job reductions at several Global Mining concerns:- A report on the BBC News website indicates major reductions at...

Open Global Collaboration for a Circular Economy

What happens when you open up an event and create a platform that enables people to not just take part but help to build, shape it’s identify and populate it’s content with their own wonderful...

European Funding for Sustainable and Climate Resilient Business - UK Launch of Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 and Challenge 5

KTN in collaboration with Innovate UK is pleased to announce a series of events to launch the 2016 Horizon 2020 work programme for Societal Challenges 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture...

Solutions for a climate resilient world: Horizon 2020 funding in 2016

European Brokerage Event: Solutions for a Climate Resilient World – H2020 funding for Climate Resilient Agriculture, Climate Services, Blue Growth, Earth and Ocean Observation.   ...

Northern Ireland Gold Rush?

Following on from the Tellus Northern Ireland Geological survey there has been increased interest in mineral prospects in Northern Ireland. A recent article noted the approval for the...

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,...

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...

European Brokerage Event: Circular Horizons 2016/17

European Business Brokerage event for Horizon2020 funding for resource efficient business models and the circular economy. Join us on 10 th September 2015 in London for...

Thermal Power with CCS

'From the ETI website' The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking co-venturers  to develop an investable concept for major new power generation capacity fitted with carbon...

News on New Report on the Risks of Climate Change

An article on the BBC website by Matt McGrath (Environment correspondent for BBC News) discusses a new report from the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge that...

Can you prescribe nature?

An article by Helen Briggs on the BBC News website discusses the potential health benefits from interactions with nature following the recent publication of a study by Stanford University. Here...

End of Coal Mining in Nottinghamshire

The closure of the last coal mine in Nottinghamshire is recorded in an article by Sandish Shoker BBC News Online. Here is a brief extract: - "Thoresby Colliery closes on Friday, marking...

AEC Hackathon 2.4 London

The highly successful AEC Hackathon hits the UK in July. Solve tech challenges for prizes, meet industry disruptors and hear about the latest tech at this unique weekend event. Early-bird...

Model Behavior II: Strategies to Rewire Business

A year after SustainAbility published its most popular report,  Model Behavior: 20 Business Model Innovations for Sustainability , they did more research on this topic. Their  ...

SHEAR (Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience) Research Consortia Grants 2015

Closing Date (Outline Proposals): 16:00 UK local time (GMT + 1), Tuesday 1 st September 2015.  Outline proposals are invited for a new funding opportunity as part of...

ICF and Forestry Launch Forest Economics Prize

A new award has been launched by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research , to celebrate research on forest economics. The Forest...

Nominate your candidate for the Millennium Technology Prize

Nominations are open for the Millennium Technology Prize, Finland's tribute to innovations for a better life. The aims of the prize are to promote technological research and Finland as a...

Rethinking Finance In A Circular Economy

Rethinking Finance In A Circular Economy’ is a recently released report that analyses the opportunities for financial institutions in a transition to the circular economy. The report, written...

An opportunity to apply for paid innovation internships

NERC invites existing researchers to apply for internships of up to six months, based in business, policy and civil society organisations. The intern will usually spend between 80% and 100% of...

Increasing resilience to Natural Hazards in China

This is an announcement from the Probability, Uncertainty and Risk in the Environment (PURE) Knowledge Exchange Network: Some of you will be aware of a current NERC funding opportunity in...

£10m Defence Growth Partnership Innovation Challenge - KTN guide published

Background The £10 million Ministry of Defence (MOD)-funded ‘DGP Innovation Challenge’ was announced at the opening of DGP’s UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC) in March 2015.   ...

The Central Research Laboratory (CRL) launched the call for pitches to their 1 year incubator programme for physical product start-ups

CENTRAL RESEARCH LAB We are excited to pass on a fantastic opportunity to you all. The Central Research Laboratory (CRL) launched the call for pitches to their 1 year incubator...

Apply Now: Green Alley Award 2015

The green economy start-up award from Green Alley and Seedmatch is now international, with new partners in the UK. The Green Alley Award is Europe's only award for entrepreneurs and...

The Dowling review of business-university research collaborations

This independent review by  Professor Dame Ann Dowling  was announced as part of the government’s  science and innovation strategy in December 2014 . The review makes...

‘Significant’ progress in flexible packaging recyclability project

Significant progress has been made in trialling and developing new designs aimed at greatly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging, according to resource recovery specialist Axion...

Green Infrastructure Innovation Projects Call

NERC is inviting proposals that address the issues and opportunities around green infrastructure (GI) in the planning and investment decisions that are made by local policymakers, local...

Agricultural and Bio-technologies: mission to New Zealand, September 2015 - up to £1500 funding will be available to UKR&D participants

The British High Commission in New Zealand will host a UK-to-NZ mission   on Agricultural and Bio-technologies in September 2015. The mission is planned to coincide with the NZBIO,...

The Innovation Projects Open Call

The Innovation Projects Open Call will fund projects that increase and accelerate the uptake and impact of NERC funded research outputs by supporting translational and knowledge exchange...

Follow-on Fund funding call

The Follow-on Fund is a 'proof of concept' fund to support the commercialisation of ideas arising from that NERC-funded research. This funding picks up where research programme and...

Innovation documentary looking for "disrupters" in science, technology, engineering & design

A major Hollywood Studio feature documentary film directed by Emmy Award winning filmmakers is looking for the next generation of disrupters in science, technology, engineering & design. ...

The dangers of sapphire-mining in Madagascar

The BBC has rcently produced articles/reports on Saphire mining in Madagascar: -  "The BBC Sophie's Ribstein reports from the village of Ilakaka in Madagascar for Africa Business...

Why reuse has a much greater impact than recycling

KTN member Daniel O'Connor of Warp-it explains why reuse has a much greater impact than recycling and how to increase the importance of reuse in your organisation.   Click here  for...

Plans for Potash Mine in North Yorkshire Approved

News of the Planning Authorities decision to approve plans for a new Potash mine is reported in an article by Andrew Bounds for the Financial Times.  The owner of the prospect Sirius...

Resource Revolution: Creating the Future

WRAP’s new five year plan, ‘Resource Revolution, Creating the Future’ sets out how businesses, organisations and consumers can be part of a resource revolution that will re-invent, re-think and...

Research Challenges in Industrial CCS

EPSRC , as part of its contribution to the  RCUK  Energy Programme, invites proposals for collaborative research projects to undertake fundamental research to tackle challenges in...

Incineration of British waste in Germany doubled compared to year before

An article on the German consultancy  Prognos  website reports on increasing exports of combustble watse to Germany.  Here is an extract from the  article: - "Waste...

Copper Supply and Demand Estimates

The fact that some traditional applications of copper have declined (e.g. telephone landlines) might be counter balanced by increased use for other applications (low carbon vehicles and wind...

Indium Gallium Boron Copper

The BBC World Service Radion programme has broadcast a number of new episodes examing the following: -     Gallium & Indium (Ga, In) "LED lighting, solar power and...

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...

Learn more about the opportunities for design in innovation across a wide range of business sectors

Leading businesses are increasingly aware of design’s role in delivering innovative approaches to today’s economic and societal challenges, including: growing future cities, supporting wellbeing...

Study on the review of the list of critical raw materials

The European Comission's DG Growth has issued a new tender for a study that would update the list of Critical Raw Materials. The deadline for submissions is September 4th 2015. Details are...

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...

Views on the Planning Application for a Potash Mine in the North Yorks Moors

A report commissioned by the North Yorks Moor Park Authority on the York Potash Planning Application reviewed the results of opinion polls to predict the impact of the mine development of...

Do you need a European business partner?

If so, AquaMatch might be just what you've been looking for. AquaMatch is  an international Water Technology & Innovation brokerage event. The event is organised by the Netherlands...

Can the divestment movement tame climate change?

An article on the BBC News (Science & Environment) discusses the impact of the organisations that have sold their invetsments in the fossil fuel sector. "An increasingly popular tool...

Coking coal find by Cluff Natural Resources near Solway Firth

An article in "The Courrier" reports on fossil resource developments by Cluff Natural Resources . The resource company has announced that in addition to their resources for Underground Coal...

Sirius Minerals Approvals Update

An announcement on the Sirius Minerals company website on June 10th 2015 provides an update on their Planning Aplication. "In advance of the proposed special planning committee...

Northern Ireland goldmine underground extension plan approved

Approval of the planning application for an extension to the permit for gold,silver and lead mining, at the Cavanaw site near Omagh,was announced on the BBC Northern Ireland website on 11th...

Circular Economy in Horizon2020 Webinar recording is now available

On the 8th of June KTN hosted a webinar which provided a brief overview of the expected European funding opportunities in the 2016/17 Horizon2020 work programmes and details of support...

2015 Industrial CASE Studentship Competition

The Industrial CASE Studentship Competition promotes collaboration between the research community and the end-users of research. It aims to achieve a benefit to both the end-user and to the...

WISE Awards: Celebrating individuals and organisations that are leading the way for women in STEM

WISE is a campaign to inspire girls and women to study, work and build careers in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM).  The 2015 WISE Awards are now open for...
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Call for Papers - ADBA R&D Forum

Deadline for submission is 12 January 2015    ADBA R&D Forum i n...

New competition to help you springboard your business

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Azotic Technologies Win Rushlight Awards 2014-15

Eventure Media presented the Rushlight Awards for the 8th year at a lively Awards Party...

Results of Innovate UK’s Circular Economy: Business Models Competition

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£175K for innovation in financial technologies

Innovate UK (IUK) is offering 5 businesses up to £35,000 each to encourage innovation around...