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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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News from across our network

Lower oil prices put pressure on recyclers

Plastics recyclers in the UK are facing financial pressures following the drop in oil prices at the end of 2014 and the subsequent fall in virgin polymer prices.   They fear that...

Game-changing technologies for aerospace

Innovate UK is to invest up to £10 million in collaborative research and development and feasibility studies to accelerate the commercialisation of highly innovative technologies for civil...

Government commits up to £15 million to train the next generation of quantum engineers

The government has yesterday (23 March 2015) committed up to £15 million to train the next generation of quantum engineers who will build innovative new products like 6G smartphones. ...

3D study charts the size and shape of North Sea offshore workers

The changing shape of North Sea offshore workers over the last three decades is revealed in the findings of a ground-breaking high-tech study just concluded in Aberdeen.   ...

Fluorine free water repellent launched by Archroma

The apparent environmental focus for Archroma’s product development program has seen new product launches including a halogen-free flame retardant coating and a range of biosynthetic dyes. ...

Supporting research most effectively - your views sought

The government has asked Sir Paul Nurse to lead an independent advisory group to review, together with research councils, how they can evolve to support research in the most effective ways. ...

An artificial 'skin' that changes color on demand

Engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change colour on demand, simply by applying a minute amount...

Female entrepreneurs take note - Prize for women innovators in science announced

The EU Prize for Women Innovators has been announced. The European Commission wants to give public recognition to outstanding women entrepreneurs who brought their innovative ideas to the...

NPL appoints new Chair - Dr David Grant CBE

On Thursday 12 March 2015, Greg Clark, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, visited the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).  Greg Clark talked to staff about the future...

Vince Cable appoints new Innovate UK chief executive

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced on 12 March the appointment of Ruth McKernan as the new chief executive of the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.   Dr McKernan will take...

M-era.Net 2015 call update

M-era Net is an EU funded network which has been established to support and increase the coordination of European research programmes and related funding in materials science and...

Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a...

Polymers designed for protection

The United States’ Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Enterprise for Multiscale Research of Materials has recently made breakthroughs that allow polymers to be more accurately modelled at the...

New research into materials for tooth fillings

Tooth decay is a serious health problem and it is often necessary to repair cavities. Today they often use a composite filling material made of acrylate compounds, as it resembles the colour...

Injectable polymer could save lives

University of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that strengthens blood clots, called PolySTAT. Administered in a simple shot, the polymer finds any unseen or...