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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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Researchers enable solar cells to use more sunlight

Scientists of the University of Luxembourg and of the Japanese electronics company TDK report progress in photovoltaic research: they have improved a component that will enable solar cells to...

£6m funding - Creating Smart Products from Smart Materials

Innovate UK in partnership with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will invest up to £6 million in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. ...

Simulating superconducting materials with ultracold atoms

Using ultracold atoms as a stand-in for electrons, a team of physicists predominantly from Rice University has simulated superconducting materials and made headway on a problem that's vexed...

Advanced waste to energy, recycling and collection technology market set to boom

The global ‘smart waste’ market, which includes advanced technologies such as plasma gasification for recovering energy from waste and optical sorting equipment for recycling facilities, is...

The global anti-counterfeit packaging market

Secure packaging is one of the essential techniques to avoid counterfeiting. Anti counterfeit packaging is defined as the process of assigning secure packaging to the product in order to...

Gala chosen as home of £5M textiles centre

Galashiels is to be home to the new £5million Scottish Centre of Textiles, after a meeting involving the project team and educational professionals. After the meeting in Galashiels on...

Designers create a mood ring for your torso

Clothing  design  studio The Unseen has developed a  new  sculptural jacket that is capable of detecting and reacting to your brain activity, then changing its...

Better business-university collaboration

Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS has been asked by the Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, to lead a review examining how government can support the...

Franco-British Symposium on Composite Materials, London, 28-29 April

The Knowledge Transfer Network has been working with the Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy to organise this Franco-British Symposium on Composite Materials. As leaders...

Creating smart products from smart materials competition briefing

The Knowledge Transfer Network is supporting Innovate UK’s Smart Materials Competition by running a series of consortia-building events.   This competition aims to stimulate...

A good time to apply for the next SMART funding

Smart is a grant scheme which offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and...

Ceramic Matrix Composites - some updates

Not mentioned as much as PMCs but CMCs are having renewed interest due to their high temperature capabilities. GE tests ceramic material based F414 turbofan demonstrator engine, click here ...

Impact Protection Workshop

At the end of 2014, KTN ran a workshop focussed on impact protection – an area of particular interest to the sports and defence industries, but also applicable to the care and health...

The Horners’ Award for Plastics Innovation & Design 2015 Now Open

The competition for The Worshipful Company of Horners’ Award for Plastics Design and Innovation, in conjunction with the British Plastics Federation (BPF), is now declared open and entries must...

New Composites Journal Launched: Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science

Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science  ( AMPCS ) publishes refereed research articles addressing advanced and automated manufacturing challenges in structural...