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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Thu 09 Apr 2015

7th International Materials Education Symposium

All Day

The Materials Education Symposia are a unique opportunity to focus on materials teaching in universities and colleges across the range of disciplines in engineering, science, and design. Join us...

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Tue 14 Apr 2015

Creating smart products from smart materials

09:30 until 16:00

The Knowledge Transfer Network is supporting Innovate UK’s smart materials competition by running a series of consortia building events on and around the time that the call opens. The events will...

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Tue 14 Apr 2015

Reduce-Replace-Recycle: Effective Material Resource Management in Ceramics

10:30 until 16:30

This conference will bring together academics and industrialists from all subsectors of the ceramic industry seeking to lower production costs and reduce the consumption of natural resources...

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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: