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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

UK-China Innovation Mission on Smart Materials and Systems

FCO/BIS Science Innovation Network (SIN), Innovation China UK (ICUK) and KTN would like to invite you to take part in an UK‐China Innovation Partnering Mission on Smart Materials and Systems to...

Predictive Multiscale Materials Modelling

The ability to predict the properties of materials with confidence is hugely important to many sectors. Currently there is a huge gap between state-of-the-art mathematical methods and the...

Developing advanced lightweight vehicles

Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) are to invest up to £20m in collaborative research & development projects to significantly reduce the mass of road-going...

Snake Scales Protect Steel against Friction

KIT Researchers Developed a Process to Make Steel Bolts more Resistant to Friction – with Nature Serving as a Model   A snake moves without legs by the scales on its belly...
Tue 22 Sep 2015

Successful industrial welding techniques and applications with laser and EB

09:30 until 16:30

Laser and electron beam welding are widely accepted manufacturing techniques for a wide range of industrial applications. Both technologies have their advantages and disadvantages, and...

From Materials

SME Automation Event at the National Composites Centre - 03/09/2015

Are you an SME? Have you ever considered automating a manufacturing process? Did it appeal but seem too risky? Do you have...
Wed 23 Sep 2015

16th EU Additive Manufacturing Platform Stakeholders Meeting

09:00 until 17:00

Brussels - 23 September 2015 For Draft Agenda, click here. If you wish to attend this meeting, please e-mail: frits.feenstra@tno.nl

From Materials

Recycling of Composites - Industry Focus Day, 10 Sept., University of Manchester

The EXHUME project is a consortium of four universities researching solutions to the re-manufacture of composite waste. The project has been developing transformation technologies to...
Thu 10 Sep 2015

Recycling of Composites - Industry Focus Day

12:30 until 16:00

The EXHUME project is a consortium of four universities researching solutions to the re-manufacture of composite waste. The project has been developing transformation technologies to process...

From Composites

Brokerage event - Green Vehicles (EU)

KTN will be hosting a half-day brokerage event at the Transport Systems Catapult in Milton Keynes following on from  Cenex-LCV 2015  at Millbrook.   Background: ...

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...