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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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Could Stronger, Tougher Paper Replace Metal?

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Researchers at the University of Maryland recently discovered that paper made of cellulose fibers is tougher and stronger the smaller the fibers get.   For...

Innovate UK £2M Materials for Demanding Environments: feasibility study competition

The Knowledge Transfer Network would like to invite you to an Innovate UK competition briefing and consortium-building event taking place in a city near you between 24 September and 21 October...

BGU Makes Significant Advance in Graphene Generation

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material...

Advanced composites may borrow designs from deep-sea shrimp

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – New research is revealing details about how the exoskeleton of a certain type of deep-sea shrimp allows the animal to survive scalding hot waters in hydrothermal vents...

Graphene gets competition

Layered semiconducting black arsenic phosphorus as an alternative to silicon   Graphene, the only one atom thick carbon network, achieved overnight fame with the 2010 Nobel...

Researchers develop artificial, bonelike material for use with medical devices

Researchers have developed a new approach for better integrating medical devices with biological systems. The researchers, led by Bozhi Tian, assistant professor in chemistry at the University...

‘Significant’ progress in flexible packaging recyclability project

Significant progress has been made in trialling and developing new designs aimed at greatly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging, according to resource recovery specialist Axion...

Innovation documentary looking for 'disrupters' in science, technology, engineering & design

A major Hollywood Studio feature documentary film directed by Emmy Award winning filmmakers is looking for the next generation of disrupters in science, technology, engineering & design. ...

Materials for Demanding Environments Webinar Recording Now Available

A £2m Innovate UK Feasibility Study Competition will be launched in October 2015. This Webinar discusses the scope and next steps including providing information about the...

Nonlinear optical metamaterials

A nonlinear material that has opposite refractive indices at the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of light has been observed by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology.  Such an...

Fresh or recycled fibre for packaging?

With their latest Facts & Trends report, the WBCSD Forest Solutions Group demonstrates the complementarity of fresh and recycled fibre for the sustainable supply of renewable raw material...

Google’s Project Jacquard weaves touch interfaces into your clothes

Smart textiles are one stitch closer to being a daily reality. Google’s Project Jacquard is experimenting with conductive threads woven into garments that transform nearly any area into a...

Global Smart Packaging to reach $39.7 billion by 2020

Smart packaging is described as that type of packaging, which gives the packaging contents an increased shelf life, protection from external atmosphere which might harm the product, as well as...

Visualising nanoscale changes in the electronic properties of graphene

NPL's Quantum Detection Group has recently published a study in  Scientific Reports  that casts a new light on the electronic properties of quasi-free standing graphene (QFSG),...

Materials Innovation Showcase at Cenex-LCV2015

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is bringing together some of UK’s most innovative and dynamic SMEs to showcase their materials innovations targeted at helping low carbon vehicle...