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Down to Business: the Role that Research and Innovation play to Economic Growth

There was no mention of science in George Osborne’s budget statement on 8 July, which is unusual for a chancellor of the exchequer who has often spoken about the vital role that research...

New Polymer Stores Energy at High Temperatures without Breaking Down

Pennsylvania State University researchers have created a new polymer that is able to store energy at higher temperatures than conventional polymers without breaking down. In their paper...

New two-dimensional tin material created

The onward march of new two-dimensional materials continues: researchers from China and the US have reported the first successful fabrication of an atom thick layer of tin – stanene . The...

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,...

UK’S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS GROWTH SET TO CONTINUE

Britain’s £50 billion chemical and pharmaceutical industry continues to show solid growth in 2015. In the latest survey of its members by the Chemical Industries Association most companies...

KYROBIO Project August 2015 Newsletter Now Available!

The August edition of the KYROBIO Newsletter is now available to read online on the Kyrobio website. Project Partners have been busy demonstrating results so far from Kyrobio in the form...

10 recommendations to enable a 50 billion euro industrial biotechnology market in Europe by 2030

The BIO-TIC project  –  has launched its final roadmap for tackling barriers to industrial biotechnology in Europe entitled ‘The bioeconomy enabled – A roadmap to a thriving...

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...

5 Chemistry Inventions that Enabled the Modern World

Did you know that the discovery of a way to make ammonia was the single most important reason for the world’s population explosion from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7 billion today? Or that...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Failure to allay public concerns hobbling UK fracking

Fracking proposals in the UK have so far been accompanied by significant public unease. Now a new study finds that the government and energy companies are failing to tackle people’s concerns ...

European Funding for Materials and Nanotechnology, Chemistry and Manufacturing in 2016 Launch Event

This event, brought to you by KTN in partnership with Innovate UK and SusChem UK, will mark the launch of the 2016 Horizon 2020 funding calls for nanotechnologies, advanced materials,...

Kyrobio Masterclass on Computational Enzyme Engineering

KTN are project partners in EU project, Kyrobio.  The objective of KYROBIO project is to broaden the toolbox of single enantiomer chiral chemicals that are produced by industry in Europe...

European Funding for Materials and Nanotechnology in 2016 Webinar: Presentations now Available

A webinar was hosted this afternoon (9th July 2015),  by the Knowledge Transfer Network in cooperation with Innovate UK. It gave delegates a special preview* of the next round of Horizon...

SAVE THE DATE: SusChem Event October 2015

SusChem will hold a Brokerage event covering the topics from the 2016 H2020 work programme which are relevant to Sustainable Chemistry.  Please hold the 6th October 2015 (Brussels) for...

European Funding for Biobased Products and Materials Webinar: Presentations now available

A webinar took place today (7th July 2015) at 12pm hosted by the KTN, Innovate UK, CPI and SusChem UK, to inform delegates about the latest two call for proposals available from the Bio-Based...
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£6.5M for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World is a £6.5M programme funded under the AMR...

Complete Biosynthesis of Opioids in Yeast

Stanford scientists have expressed a collection of 21 genes including those of yeast, plants,...

Recovery of Rare Earths from Electronic Wastes document

A new document “Recovery of Rare Earths from Electronic wastes: An opportunity for High-Tech...

Scotland to ban growing of GM crops

The Scottish Government has taken the controversial decision to ban the growing of genetically...