The Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE) encourages awareness, exchange of knowledge and collaboration between designers and materials scientists across other Materials Community groups within the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). These represent the full range of materials and manufacturing processes, old and new. We also connect design with industry and technology via other KTN communities and as a contributor to the European Commission's InnoMatNet project.




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KTN'S Materials and Design Exchange group has teamed up with Arup and Frener & Reifer (Italy) to examine ways in which the innovative application of materials and design can improve the sustainability of end-of-life building facades.

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Tue 07 Jul 2015

10th International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

All Day

SAVE THE DATE The conference is being hosted by the Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing Research Group (3DPRG) at Nottingham University and jointly organised in conjunction with Additive...

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Tue 07 Jul 2015

European Funding for Biobased Products and Materials Webinar

12:00 until 13:30

Background In 2014, the European Commission and Industry leaders launched a European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI). The aim is to trigger investments and create a competitive...

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Tue 14 Jul 2015

Thermal Technologies Collaboration Nation

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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting a Collaboration Nation event to promote the successful projects funded through...

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A little about Materials and Design Exchange

The Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE) group offers improved interactivity between the design and materials community in the UK. Contact: