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Advanced Engineering Show -KTN Enabling Innovation Zone

he Advanced Engineering show brings together OEMs, Tier 1 manufacturers and many working across the supply chain in aerospace; automotive; motorsport; transport; civil engineering and other sectors.    The KTN are pleased to announce that this year they are part of the Enabling Innovation area, in partnership with Magna International. The KTN have stepped up their...
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New £15 Million Enabling and Emerging Technology Competition Announced

Innovate UK are to invest up to £15m in business led, innovative projects to help businesses broaden out innovation activities, to find new sources of revenue from new products, processes or services. Projects will: harness E&E technologies across the economy develop and scale-up research and development to bring ideas, processes and products closer to availability at...
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Emerging and Enabling Technologies Competition Briefing Events Announced

The Knowledge Transfer Network, in partnership with Innovate UK, will be hosting a series of events across the UK to discuss Innovate UK's forthcoming competition ‘Emerging and Enabling Technologies’. Background The Innovate UK Emerging and Enabling Technologies programme identifies, and invests in, new technologies and capabilities. The aim is to inspire the new products,...
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Oxford Instruments Collaborates with NPL and NGI

Oxford Instruments announces the launch of a new collaborative project with the United Kingdom’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the National Graphene Institute (NGI, based at the University of Manchester, UK), partially funded by the Innovate UK for development of a commercial measurement system for nanotechnology applications. This important collaboration will be led by Oxford...
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£3 Million Innovative Research Call (IRC) 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection

The Home Office and its partners in the Innovative Research Call (IRC) 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection are to invest up to £3 million in research projects. Projects can develop original ideas. They can also adapt successful technologies, techniques or processes from other fields. Innovative detection solutions are required to operate in one or more of the following situations: ...
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Funding Competition: Global Cooperation Feasibility Studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.2 million to support innovative UK SMEs in carrying out short international cooperation feasibility studies. These studies should build international business networks. The aim is to enable commercial research and innovation partnerships, and future collaboration. Innovate UK will fund projects with eligible costs of up to £30,000 for each project....
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Advanced Engineering - Innovation Challenge Now Live

Magna in partnership with the KTN  is sponsoring the ‘’Innovation Challenge’’ at this Year’s Advanced Engineering event to held in Birmingham, November 2 and 3.  Selected organisations will be invited to exhibit their innovative ideas and network with potential partners and investors, and participate in a pitching competition where the most innovative and disruptive...
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Thomas Swan and NGI Announce Unique Partnership

Thomas Swan agrees to provide development materials to the National Graphene Institute to boost UK research and commercialisation. At the EuroScience Open Forum, on the 26th July, the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. announced a unique partnership to develop new commercial opportunities with graphene and an exciting new range of 2D materials. The NGI...
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MBDA Open Innovation Challenges: Graphene

MBDA is a defence company specialising in guided weapon systems. Some of the technology that goes into their products could have application in other sectors; however these sectors are increasingly developing technology that is now more advanced than that in defence. Hence MBDA would like to tap into these sectors and see if there is technology or know how that could address the specific...
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Would you like to pitch your technology at St James's Palace?

Pitch@Palace seeks to support Entrepreneurs and ideas from across the United Kingdom. It was established by the Duke of York to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get their business ideas  in front of a global audience of influencers who can catapult it to the next level. Every Pitch@Palace is themed - Pitch@Palace 6.0, which will take place on 2nd November 2016,...
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Is Graphene the Key in Taking Manufacturing to Next Level?

A recent article by Ben Rooth, of the Manchester Evening News, explores the journey of graphene and it’s future potential.  With the vast potential of Graphene and The National Graphene Institute working with over 40 commercial partners, and alongside the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials Research, it is clear that the uses of Graphene are being explored and developed to...
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The Science and Technology Committee Issues a Call for Written Submissions for its Inquiry on Graphene

The inquiry explores the lessons from graphene for research and innovation in other areas, as well as the management and commercialisation of graphene's intellectual property.     Issues include:     ·      The research obstacles that have had to be overcome for graphene, including identifying research priorities and...
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3D Printing Graphene

Vesarien have seemingly taken the first steps of any producer of graphene and are looking at the potential for 3D-printing graphene. They have started trials through their subsidiary 2D Tech with E3D Online in the feasibility of producing commercial quantities of 3D printed parts containing graphene. It was proved by researchers at Imperial College London that it could be done,...
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Thomas Swan Receives Innovate UK Grant following “Advancing the Commercial Applications of Graphene” Competition.

Thomas Swan is pleased to announce the recent award of additional Innovate UK funding for two new collaborative projects following the “Advancing the Commercial Applications of Graphene” funding competition held last year.   The first project will see the Thomas Swan Advanced Materials team work alongside Plessey Semiconductors Ltd., Nano Products Ltd. and Nottingham Trent and...
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Graphene Elastomer to mimic human skin

Scientists in Australia have announced a soft elastomer that can be used to create artificial skin but with a greater sensitivitiy than out own skin that allows us to pick up and hold objects without breaking them. The G-elastomer, as they call it, is very sensitive to pressure and vibration across a wide range that exceeds our own skin and the elastomer is  believed to be a self...
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Springer and The Graphene Council Launch New Journal Graphene Technology

Springer and The Graphene Council ( www.thegraphenecouncil.org ) are launching a new journal called Graphene Technology. As a forum for the latest findings on the commercial and practical applications of graphene and graphene-related materials, the journal supplies researchers with cutting-edge, comprehensive information.   Terrance Barkan, Executive Director of The Graphene...
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Graphene Sieves Deuterium from Hydrogen

Materials composed of a single layer of atoms, such as graphene, can separate hydrogen and deuterium more effectively than almost any other process . That is the conclusion of scientists in the UK, who believe the new sieves could slash production costs for deuterium for nuclear power generation and research.   Deuterium – a heavier isotope of hydrogen containing a...
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Hear the Latest from Leading Experts on Graphene Applications and Commercialisation

SPIE are holding a one day workshop entitiled “Graphene-based Photonics Technology: Transitioning from Research to Commercialization” on the 5 th April.   The workshop, which is being held in Brussels, at SPIE Photonics Europe will be focused on graphene applications and commercialisation.   The workshop will feature many discussions and presentations from...
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Manchester University and China's BIAM Strike Partnership to Develop Graphene-Based Aviation Components

A new partnership between The University of Manchester and a leading Chinese aviation company (BIAM - Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials) might result in lighter, stronger and possibly conductive graphene-enhanced parts for aeroplanes, high speed trains and other industrial equipment to replace traditional materials. The partnership aims to promote the research and...
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Nobel Laureate Receives £4 Million Grant for 2D Materials Research

University of Manchester Nobel laureate Sir Kostya Novoselov has been awarded a £4m grant to research 2D materials. The grant will allow a team of UK academics, led by Sir Kostya, to further investigate the properties of 2D materials, which could pave the way for designer materials to meet the demands of industry, and incorporate graphene in various commercial applications. The funding...
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Morgan Collaborates with The University of Manchester on Novel Graphene Experiment

Morgan Advanced Materials  recently participated in the first official experiment conducted in a novel collaboration between industry and academia, which has taken place at the University of Manchester.  Morgan Advanced Materials teamed up last year with The University of Manchester to explore the potential of graphene, with a full-time team based at the...
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Making Wastewater Safe to Reuse or Discharge. Is There a Role for Graphene?

Arvia Technology Ltd, based on The Heath in Runcorn, has been developing waste water treatments for 8 years. The project began at Manchester University and with a lot of hard work and the help of Innovate UK funding and private investors has continued to grow.   Arvia’s patented technology successfully reduces the chemical oxygen demand of water by removing organic...
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Huawei Announces Partnership with The University of Manchester to Develop Graphene-Based Technologies

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has today announced it is working with The University of Manchester to explore the uses of graphene to develop the next generation of high-performance technologies in the ICT field. The project which will initially run for two years, will explore ways of using graphene’s revolutionary applications in consumer electronics and mobile...
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Chinese President Visits National Graphene Centre

The Chinese President, Xi Jinping, visited the National Graphene Centre at the University of Manchester today (23rd October 2015). President Xi was welcomed to the University by Professor Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University.  The visit, aimed to encourage Chinese investment in the economy, provided the opportunity to showcase and learn more...
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Graphene-Based Inks Developed for Economical Printed Electronics

A fast and cost effective method to print graphene onto substrates has been developed by a team from the University of Cambridge . They hope their new method will facilitate the manufacturing of printed electronics at an affordable price.   This research could lead the way for several commercial applications such as economical printed electronics, disposable sensors and smart...
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