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Phosphorene discovery positively impacts 2D electronics

US researchers have made phosphorus into an analogue of graphene, dubbed phosphorene, allowing practical electronic devices made from such two-dimensional materials. The transistor...

Graphene on microchips: photodetector of the future

Light-detecting graphene has successfully been integrated into semiconductor chips, opening the door for graphene’s use as a photon-to-electron converter within the ever-shrinking and...

Materials in Medicine

The use of novel and advanced materials in medicine will be the focus of a Materials KTN seminar on 21 May 2013 in Glasgow.  Organised with the University of Glasgow, it showcases how...

Revolutionising Institutional Long Term Care - your chance to contribute

The Technology Strategy Board is inviting applications for participation in a revolutionary sandpit workshop in the autumn looking for novel thinking to blow apart conventional thinking about...

Consultation on medical technology report: Express your views

The HealthTech and Medicines KTN (Health KTN) is seeking views of their study ‘Opportunities and Challenges for High Value Manufacturing in the Medical Technology Sector Report’ ...

Opportunities and challenges for high value manufacturing in the medical technology sector

The HealthTech and Medicines KTN (Health KTN) is seeking  feedback on the study of the Future UK Life Sciences Manufacturing Landscape - ‘Opportunities and Challenges for High Value...

The Next Generation of Dentistry - - Get Involved

At the Materials KTN Powders group we are looking to stimulate ideas for the next generation of developments needed in the dental industry. We are joining together the needs of the dental...

Structural power: an emerging technology from the defence sector

The Materials Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), in partnership with The Functional Materials Division and Defence, Safety and Security Committee of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and...

Nanoengineered solutions to regenerative and predictive medicine

A report on a successful SPARK Award project between  Invibio Ltd & The University of Glasgow Invibio is the global market leader in providing PEEK-based biomaterial solutions to...

Published: Supplying Polymer Based Products to the Medical Industry – a ‘How to Guide’ for SMEs

The Polymer Sector of the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network (Materials KTN) has produced a comprehensive guide for those companies involved with manufacturing products from plastics,...

Photographic competition announced

Entry Submission Now Available The Defence, Safety and Security Committee (DSSC) are pleased to announce the launch of a photographic competition with the theme "Materials for...

Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Threat Awareness - New SBRI Competition Announced

A new SBRI competition will be launched on 16th February in conjunction with Ministry of Defence. This competition is seeking new and innovative ways to increase the ability of soldiers on...

Advances in Helmet Technology Programme Available

The Defence, Safety and Security Committee of IOM3 have recently announced the programme for the forthcoming Advances in Helmet Technology Conference that will take place in London on the 10th...

High Value Manufacturing in Healthcare - 16 March 2011 - Sheffield

Focused on opportunities for future growth in this sector, this event aims to engage the national healthcare technologies community, and wider manufacturing sector, in discussions on high value...

Energy Funding Landscape Navigator - MoD trial opportunity - FOBEX 10 - POWERFOB

The MoD is offering an opportunity for industry to demonstrate a number of off-grid technologies at a Forward Operating Base (or FOB). A FOB is a military base which provides troops with a...

SBRI competition; Next generation detection of nuclear material

The MOD’s Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) is seeking applications that identify and develop the next generation of nuclear material detection technology for the MOD.   ...

Collaboration Nation - Exploiting Market Opportunities in Regenerative Medicine

Collaboration Nation: Exploiting Market Opportunities in Regenerative Medicine is a new and inspiring event showcasing innovative technology projects and companies - winners of the Technology...

FP7 Security - UK Information Session

The FP7UK National Contact Point for Security, in conjunction with the Home Office, is holding an Information Session on FP7's Security theme and the recently announced Call for Proposals.  ...

Call for participation in 'Innovation in Aviation Security' project

INSTINCT is a cross-Government programme involving more than a dozen Government departments, led by the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) within the Home Office. It was set up to...

Major UK healthcare company seeks innovative products

The HealthTech and Medicines KTN is working with a major UK healthcare company who is seeking innovative products in specific healthcare and wellness markets. The article linked below...
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Part-funded internships sought for engineering students

Internships are being sought for students studying a range of technical subjects at Lancaster University – such as chemistry, computing and communications, cyber-security, engineering,...

Synthetic biology for novel materials

The Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) proves the value of novel, high-risk, high-potential-benefit research sourced from the broadest possible range of science and...

Surface engineering and coating technologies for high-value manufacturing

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in technical feasibility studies to stimulate innovative new concepts and applications in surface engineering and coatings, positioning the sector to...

BFI Fuller Challenge

Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites people from  all over the world — including scientists, designers, architects, activists,  artists, planners, entrepreneurs,...

Game Changing Technologies for the Energy Sector

Innovate UK, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network, will be hosting brokerage events in February to promote their new competition, Energy Game Changer . The events will be an...

Materials and Design for Alzheimer’s

In November 2015, KTN ran a symposium looking at the issues faced by people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, with a view to identifying ways in which materials innovation (and design...

Design for life - Sir Kenneth Grange RDI in conversation with Hugh Aldersey-Williams

For the 2016 MaDE Annual Lecture, Sir Kenneth Grange will be in conversation with Hugh Aldersey-Williams, author of British Design (MOMA) and Periodic Tales, the Curious Life of the Elements....

Hybrid material that responds to heat and light presents future potential for 4D-printed adaptive devices

Combining photo-responsive fibers with thermo-responsive gels, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and Clemson University have modeled a new hybrid...

Could metal particles be the clean fuel of the future?

Metal powders, produced using clean primary energy sources, could provide a more viable long-term replacement for fossil fuels than other widely discussed alternatives, such as hydrogen,...

‘Al dente’ fibers could make bulletproof vests stronger and ‘greener’

Bulletproof vests and other super-strong materials could soon become even tougher and more environmentally friendly at the same time with the help of extra firm, or “al dente,” fibers....

Metamaterials in the UK

KTN has issued a State of the Art Report on Metamaterials in the UK.  Metamaterials or artificially engineered materials 
with properties not available in...

Nominations Sought for Composites Leadership Forum Chair

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) is seeking nominations to fill the role of Chairperson of the Forum. The CLF was formed in 2012 to provide leadership and direction to the UK Composites...

New plastic solar cell minimizes loss of photon energy

As the world increasingly looks to alternative sources of energy, inexpensive and environmentally friendly polymer-based solar cells have attracted significant attention, but they still do not...

Sustainable Functional Materials 2016 - abstract submissions open

SFM2016 is the inaugural  conference for a new UK initiative in substitution and  sustainability in functional  materials. It brings together  scientists and...

Rushlight Awards 2015-16 - open for entries

Now in their 9th year, the Rushlight Awards are an established event recognizing the cleantech stars and sustainability champions of today. They are the only set of awards designed specifically...