What makes our modern lives relatively easy, interconnected and seamless is this seldomly thought of, but very vital soft infrastructure – the electromagnetic spectrum.
The digital world on which we have come to rely (Wi-Fi, Internet of Things, radio broadcasts to name a few) is underpinned by this invisible finite resource, but it lacks resilience and is rapidly becoming the widest open door for anyone who wants to disrupt critical services. In order for future innovative solutions to function, both effectively and safely, this needs to be addressed. Understanding the resilience of new approaches will also be important in developing innovative solutions which draw on electromagnetic energy (EME), without congesting this further.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum Innovation Network aims to draw on the combined knowledge of various sectors to identify key cross-sector challenges and deliver progress on those that need to be addressed. With KTN’s vast sectorial expertise and networks, we are well placed to align overlapping challenges and solutions.
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Current Electromagnetic Spectrum funding opportunities
Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2022 to 2023 Round 4
Opens: 20/09/2022 Closes: 16/11/2022
UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £9 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits.
Women in Innovation Awards 2022/23
Opens: 22/08/2022 Closes: 19/10/2022
Women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for an award which includes a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.
Innovate UK Smart Grants: July 2022
Opens: 28/07/2022 Closes: 26/10/2022
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.
Podcast series: Metamaterials in Design
Metamaterials in Design is a series of short podcast interviews, following KTN’s workshop in June 2021, which aim to provide a better understanding of the role design plays in developing metamaterials’ applications.
Open questionnaire: How can we protect open-source information?
Submit your views by 15 May 2022 to inform our and the Government’s thinking on the type of open-source information that should be protected in the future.