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 28 Apr 2015

Game-changing technologies in aerospace: consortium building event

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This event will highlight the main features of the competition, and provide opportunities to pitch technology ideas, display technology and network with experts from the aerospace industry and...

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Tue 28 Apr 2015

Franco-British Symposium on Composite Materials

Apr 28 / 12:00 until Apr 29 / 17:00

The Knowledge Transfer Network has been working with the Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy to organise this Franco-British Symposium on Composite Materials. As leaders in the...

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Wed 29 Apr 2015

Novacam Webinar – “Catalyst Preparation and Related Reactions”

09:00 until 10:00

This one hour online webinar, will begin with a short introduction from the Novacam Project Leader ‘Emiel Hensen’ followed by a 40 minutes lecture by ‘Sankar Meenakshisundaram’ and 20 minutes...

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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: