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CivTech® Pilot Challenge

The CivTech ®  pilot offers an unprecedented opportunity to engage with the public sector in a meaningful, effective and productive way by solving a Challenge, building a product, and developing a relationship with a major public sector organisation. It's a chance to build a business, and do some good along the way.  Backed by the Scottish Government, it’s going to provide an...
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Innovate UK 2016/2017 Delivery Plan Released

Innovate UK is to invest £561 million in innovation over the next 12 months and take a more focused and efficient approach to supporting innovative UK companies.   The delivery plan for the year 2016 to 2017 includes: A new sector focus that is easier for industry, investors and government to work with. A five-point plan to underpin activity across these...
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Materials Chemistry UK - On the Road to Success

The UK’s productivity has declined in the past eight years, from a 60-year period of growth. This trend needs to be reversed if the UK is to grow its economy. One solution is to exploit the country’s strong knowledge base in chemistry and materials. Graphene and the recently discovered family of two-dimensional materials, from the University of Manchester, is just one example of world...
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VOOM 2016: Pitch to Richard Branson to win a share of £1M in prizes

VOOM 2016 takes place over 14 weeks, including a huge public vote, a 29-hour Pitchathon (a Guinness World Records attempt, in fact), and a series of competitive face-to-face workshops. Competition finalists will have the opportunity to pitch to Richard Branson and the six winning businesses will share over £1 million (€1.2 million) in prizes, plus additional support. There are two...
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SPIRE: MEASURE Roadmap Presentation

The SPIRE 4-14 team MEASURE has developed the " Roadmap towards a harmonised, cross-sectorial sustainability assessment in European process industries " specifically for the SPIRE community to support the implementation of sustainability assessment and decision guidance in the innovation process. The final Roadmap presentation of MEASURE will take place on 2 March 2016 in Berlin ....
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$100k Prize Announced in the BFI Fuller Challenge

Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites people from  all over the world — including scientists, designers, architects, activists,  artists, planners, entrepreneurs, and students — to submit their  innovative solutions to humanity’s most pressing problems.   A $100,000 grand prize is awarded to support the development and  implementation...
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Innovation Competition

Innovation is vital to the survival and success of UK plc and the planet. Radical and disruptive change is needed in the way materials and resources are used and how organisations do business. Innovation and emerging technologies are an essential building block for that sustainable future.   edie Live has designed a competition specifically designed to promote and...
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New Research Explores High-Value Applications for Rapeseed Oil

Led by Velcourt, a collaboration of researchers and plant breeders are working to establish the commercial feasibility of a new type of oilseed rape (OSR) that could provide a greener alternative to the mineral-based oils currently used industrially.  It is estimated that 50% of all lubricants sold world-wide end up in the environment, with few alternatives currently available...
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How to Protect New Technology, Software, Designs and Innovations

Glyndwr Enterprise Network Events draw audiences from Manchester, Liverpool, Deeside, North Wales and the A55 corridor. These free Breakfast Masterclasses will take place on a bi-monthly basis, to encourage creative, innovative businesses to network, share best practice and listen to inspirational speakers with business experiences, management concepts, and...
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Get Involved in Resource 2016

Resource is the comprehensive cross sector conference-led exhibition that helps businesses take steps towards resource efficiency and the circular economy. It takes place on 08 - 10 March at ExCeL, London, and the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate will both be taking part in the free to attend conference, workshops, and networking stand area.    The...
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Innovation Opportunities from Waste Scoping Workshop to be Held in January

KTN with Innovate UK will host a workshop “Innovation Opportunities from Waste” on 14 January 2016 at the Studio in Manchester. 
 The aim of this scoping workshop is to identify innovation challenges or opportunities related to the recovery of valuable materials from wastes arising from industrial activity in the UK. The workshop will explore potential opportunities for valorising...
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Contribute to the development of ESCO

The European Commission is inviting stakeholders to contribute with their expertise to the development of ESCO, the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations. ESCO will: enhance the functioning of the labour market, bridge the communication gap between the world of work and education/training, improve cooperation...
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SAVE THE DATE: Third Annual High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials

We would like you to SAVE THE DATE of the Third annual High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials and Horizon 2020 Brokerage Event on Raw Materials. The 3 rd annual High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials will be held on 9-10 December 2015 in Brussels, together with the Brokerage event on Horizon 2020...
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Chemical Synthesis in the 21st Century: Dial-a-Molecule Annual Meeting 2015 Report

“ Chemical Synthesis in the 21st Century ” was the third running of the Dial-a-Molecule Annual Meeting series.  Returning to the University of Warwick, the meeting was held on the 30 June and 1 July 2015 and was attended by 66 delegates over the two days.  The meeting included a number of different elements, including keynote lectures, updates from Dial-a-Molecule supported...
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The KTN are Recruiting a New Head of Chemistry

The Knowledge Transfer Network is looking for a person to head up the well established chemistry team. This is a senior position in the organisation, managing a small team that is responsible for building communities of practitioners, identifying needs and devising new approaches to knowledge sharing which deliver real value to businesses, especially SMEs and start-ups. Do you...
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Academics lack understanding to make business-university links work, says study

Report says projects fail when scholars obsessed with “shiny things” ignore business needs A third of companies surveyed for a new study say that academics lack the commercial understanding needed to make a business-university collaboration work. Building Successful Collaborations: The SME’s Viewpoint on Partnering with a University , a report compiled by data firm Beauhurst,...
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Super-Elastic Wire Stretches Without Losing Power

A conducting wire that can be stretched to 14 times its original length has been developed by scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas, US. They say it could find use in flexible electronics devices and artificial muscles, as well as other devices such as giant deformation strain sensors. Ray Baughman and colleagues fabricated super-elastic, conducting fibres by...
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Chemical Firms Seek Better Grasp of Biomanufacturing

Hope and expectation surround the chemical industry’s increasing adoption of biotechnological manufacturing – but today, their lengthy development times and complex processes mean frustration is a major by-product. ‘The process of developing industrial biomanufacturing [IB] processes is broken,’ warns Sean Ward , founder and chief technology officer at bioengineering firm Synthace,...
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Foresight project looking at the scientific and technological areas that could transform the UK economy in the future.

The Government Office for Science is always working to identify pioneering technologies. We are focused on applications that give the UK a competitive edge and improve lives by delivering public services better. This review sets out how these technologies can boost UK productivity and reinforce our position as a world leading innovator. Working on the next issue of the review, they are...
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SusChem Brokerage event June 2014 - Presentations now available

Interested in participating in European collaborative research and development projects but couldn't attend the SusChem brokerage event in June?  Presentations  from the event are now available.  Click  here  for a summary of project ideas from the event.  This brokerage session followed on from the 12th SusChem Stakeholder Event and took place in the...
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Technology Strategy Board to invest £400m to support business R&D and innovation

The Delivery Plan, which is published today, sets out the TSB's priorities for accelerating innovation across the UK. It describes our work over the year as we continue to build our support for innovation and lay the foundations for economic growth. Among the plans: TSB will continue their strong support for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) through Smart ,  SBRI ...
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CivTech® Pilot Challenge

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Innovation Competition

Innovation is vital to the survival and success of UK plc and the planet. Radical and...

Innovate UK 2016/2017 Delivery Plan Released

Innovate UK is to invest £561 million in innovation over the next 12 months and take a more...