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You Have Been Upgraded: showcasing science and design

A festival exploring contemporary advancements by scientists, artists and designers will be taking place at the Science Museum this month 25-27 March.   You Have Been Upgraded is...

Impact Protection Workshop

At the end of 2014, KTN ran a workshop focussed on impact protection – an area of particular interest to the sports and defence industries, but also applicable to the care and health...

New Green Paper - recommendations for Europe-wide materials & design integration

Recommendations for greater integration of the materials science and design communities across Europe have been published by EC project InnoMatNet. Despite the relevance of materials...

Designers - which 'Ones to Watch' according to the Design Council

To mark its 70th anniversary this year, the Design Council has identified 70 emerging designers that it is calling 'Ones to Watch'.   The designers were selected from initiatives...

Design Innovation for the Circular Economy - report available

This KTN project examined how installed façades could be more effectively recycled during the demolition of buildings at end of life.    The concept of design for disassembly...

Design’s value to UK economy soars

The design sector contributed £3.1 billion to the UK economy last year – a massive rise of nearly 25 per cent from the previous year, according to new government figures.   The...

Read the latest MADE materials & design e-zine - free to KTN members!

MaDE, the magazine of the KTN's Materials and Design Exchange, is now available as a free e-zine, exclusively to KTN members. Articles featured in MaDE issue 3.14 include...  ...

Find out how design & improved business models can contribute to the Great Recovery in Scotland

The Great Recovery project is encouraging designers, engineers, technicians, manufacturers, brands and waste managers to think and do things differently. To design, manufacture, use and dispose...

A new kind of funding: Design Council Spark

Design Council Spark is a new kind of product innovation fund to uncover the UK's next great inventions. Apply now for a chance to win a place on this 20-week bespoke support program, as well...

SCAP Extending the Life of Clothes Design Awards

WRAP are looking for a design star who can come up with creative and innovative solutions to help make our clothes wearable for longer, while at the same time taking into account how they can...

Read the latest MADE materials & design e-zine - free to KTN members!

MADE, the magazine of the KTN's Materials and Design Exchange, is now available as a free e-zine, exclusively to KTN members. A rticles featured in MADE issue 2.14 include... ...

Meet the new innovation actors - new report

A new report from the  Danish Design Centre  outlines the new innovation landscape and explores the future role of design.   The innovative landscape is...

Read MADE materials & design magazine online - free to KTN members!

MADE, the magazine of the KTN's Materials and Design Exchange is now available online, along with an archive of previous issues. The current issue (1.14) features Professor Mark...

View the MaDE annual lecture online

Sebastian Conran, the renowned product designer, recently gave the MaDE Annual Lecture at the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining in central London.    His...

Additive manufacturing: will ceramic and glass powders miss out?

Presentations and an event article are now available, see below..... Here is an extract, " Experience within Additive Manufacturing development says that of the four requirements – a...

£1.1M Funding Available for Learning Technology Design Studies

The Technology Strategy Board, the Knowledge Transfer Network, and the Education Foundation will be running as series of UK events to promote an upcoming £1.1m funding competition called...

Sebastian Conran to give MaDE Annual Lecture 2014, 25 March

Renowned product designer Sebastian Conran of Sebastian Conran Associates will give the Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE) Annual Lecture 2014, 6.30pm, 25 March at the ...

Best practice in materials and design – the InnoMatNet case studies

5 new case studies on best practice in materials and design integration for innovation have been published by EC project InnoMatNet and researched by the Materials and Design Exchange...

Shortlist announced for 2014 Arts Foundation Fellowship In Materials Innovation

Delving into the potential uses of sea kelp, using orange peel for an additive-free material for 3D printing, using wax to track body movements, and a new lightweight porcelain that expands by...

A Trans-­Disciplinary Approach to MATERIALS INNOVATION (FREE TALK)

A Trans-­Disciplinary Approach to MATERIALS INNOVATION Tuesday 17 September 2013, 10.30am - 12 noon. Hochhauser Room, Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7 2RL. Part of the V&A ...
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Fri 27 Mar 2015

The UK Composites Strategy - what does it mean for SMEs

09:00 until 14:00

As you may be aware, the Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) has been working hard over the last 18 months to develop a new UK Composites Strategy for industry, due to be launched in spring this...

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Fri 27 Mar 2015

Creating smart products from smart materials

09:30 until 14:00

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. These events...

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Fri 27 Mar 2015

Future Smart Applications for Elastomers

13:45 until 16:15

This RIEG ATDM copromoted by the Knowledge Transfer Network will focus on non structural applications for elastomers that are being developed in UK universities. The topics will include Electro...

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