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New Events

Tue 04 Apr 2017

Industry 4.0 Summit 2017

All Day

Industry 4.0 Summit 2017 4th & 5th April 2017 The Industry 4.0 Summit aims to be the leading...

From Innovate UK Network

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Launch of Centre for Energy Efficient Materials (CEEM)

09:00 until 17:00

KTN is working with York University to launch a National Centre for Energy Efficient Materials...

From Materials and Design Exchange

Fri 24 Mar 2017

5th International conference ICNBS Egypt 2017

Mar 24 / 09:00 until Mar 26 / 17:00

Naqaa Foundation for scientific Research, Technology and Development is organizing the fifth...

From Naqaa Nanotechnology Network NNN

Tue 21 Mar 2017

Joining of Composites

09:30 until 16:30

Much of the research effort in composites in recent years has focused on their manufacture - to...

From Materials

Mon 05 Dec 2016

UK Workshop on Data Metrology & Standards

10:00 until 16:00

This is a one-day workshop being held at the University of Cambridge, designed to identify UK...

From Sensors and Instrumentation

Upcoming Events

Sun 26 Mar 2017

1st European Congress on Cell-Free Synthetic Biology

All Day

The 1st European Congress on Cell-Free Synthetic Biology, intends to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers from a broad range of scientific fields to i) present the current...

From Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group

Mon 27 Mar 2017

Quantum Innovation Lab

All Day

Quantum Innovation Lab is a free, collaborative, three day event between industry partners and academic experts in quantum technologies from the University of Bristol. The goal is to take broad...

From Quantum Technologies

Tue 28 Mar 2017

DPRTE 2017

All Day

With spend in the defence sector amounting to over £19 billion per year and a pledge to meet NATO’s target of spending 2% of national income on defence every year until 2020, the procurement and...

From Defence and Security

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Launch of Centre for Energy Efficient Materials (CEEM)

09:00 until 17:00

KTN is working with York University to launch a National Centre for Energy Efficient Materials (CEEM). The centre brings together world-class facilities and expertise in advanced materials growth,...

From Materials and Design Exchange

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Workshop on Simulation for European Space Programmes (SESP)

Mar 28 / 09:00 until Mar 30 / 17:00

The SESP will be held from the 28th till 30th of March 2017, hosted by the European Space Agency at its ESTEC facility in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The overall context of the Workshop is Space...

From Space

Mon 03 Apr 2017

European Nanomedicine Meeting

Apr 03 / 09:00 until Apr 04 / 17:00

From HealthTech and Medicines

Tue 04 Apr 2017

Industry 4.0 Summit 2017

All Day

Industry 4.0 Summit 2017 4th & 5th April 2017 The Industry 4.0 Summit aims to be the leading international summit for leaders in Industry 4.0. Over two days you will see presentations from 40...

From Innovate UK Network

Tue 04 Apr 2017

Learning Graphical Models in High-Dimensional Settings

Apr 04 / 09:00 until Apr 07 / 17:00

Organisers Name Institution Evans, Robin University of Oxford Massa, Sofia University of Oxford Scutari, Marco University of Oxford The purpose of this workshop is to help meet the theoretical,...

From Industrial Mathematics

Tue 04 Apr 2017

SynBioBeta London 2017

Apr 04 / 09:00 until Apr 06 / 17:00

For the 5th year in a row, SynBioBeta London 2017 will bring together thought leaders and entrepreneurs from multiple facets of the synthetic biology industry. The focus is to unite attendees...

From Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group

Wed 05 Apr 2017

HSP50 - Hansen Solubility Parameters

Apr 05 / 09:00 until Apr 07 / 17:00

Hansen Solubility Parameters first appeared in Denmark in 1967. They quickly became adopted by the polymer and paints industries as a vital formulation tool. It was gradually realised that they...

From Nanotechnology