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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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The Sphereprint: An approach to quantifying the conformability of flexible materials

The Sphereprint is introduced as a means to characterize hemispherical conformability, even when buckling occurs, in a variety of flexible materials such as papers, textiles, nonwovens, films,...

UK considers giving businesses powers to take civil action against rivals' copycat packaging

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has launched a call for evidence in a bid to understand what issues, if any, there are with existing enforcement arrangements, how...

UK Elastomer Roadmap published

The Polymers Group of the Materials Community has published the latest UK Elastomer Roadmap. Are you working in the UK and producing or using Elastomers? If so you may like to read the...

Energy Catalyst

The Energy Catalyst will accelerate innovation by providing investment and support at the time, in the way and at the scale innovators need it. It will help stimulate and support innovation at...

M-ERA.NET Call 2014

The M-ERA.NET Call 2014 will be launched in June. Pending a final confirmation, this call could include the following thematic areas:   integrated computational materials...

The UK Space Agency seeks nominations for membership of its Space Environments Working Group (SEWG)

The SEWG provides advice and support to the Agency on matters related to space environments, microgravity and human spaceflight programmes (principally, UK involvement in ESA's ELIPS and ISS...

Elastomers in Extreme Environments; Oil and Gas

Elastomers are key materials to the enabling technology used in oil & gas applications. The role of the elastomer is most often to act as a seal whether it be in a static or dynamic...

Condition Monitoring; elastomers have a significant future role to play

Condition Monitoring (CM) is a way of keeping check on the condition of any part or product; or even a whole system.  Historically this has been done visually, or by testing of components...

Big Science Roadshow 2014

UKTI and partner organisations are travelling across England to raise awareness of procurement opportunities from large-scale global scientific infrastructure projects. This series of four...

2014 Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) proposals

Following the adoption of the Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA) and the EIT’s amended Regulation by the European Parliament and Council in December 2013, the EIT's 2014 Call for Knowledge and...

ARTIS elastomer research showcased at Materials Research Exchange

ARTIS is a UK research based consultancy in Wiltshire. It was created as a result of the reorganisation of Avon Rubber in 2007, and was set up as a world class facility to serve R&D...

Additive Manufacturing – Will Ceramic and Glass Powders miss out?

Here at the powders section of the Materials KTN we have created a roadmap document that outlines the challenges and opportunities for materials in the field of dentistry. As Materials KTN...

Scattering Matters; Shining a light on Materials Processing and Performance

Prof. Philip Withers  from the University of Manchester is giving the keynote talk “Diffraction and Imaging: Shining a light on Materials Processing and Performance” at the Scattering...

Business Focus on Enforcement

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills know that businesses sometimes find:   guidance or advice from their regulators confusing regulators give...

New funding opportunity and activity in Graphene

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has recently announced a new funding competition for feasibility studies to accelerate commercial applications in graphene.  This compeition...