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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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Funding from MBDA for Innovation Challenges

Fast approaching deadline for Outline responses   MBDA, a defence company specialising in guided weapon systems, is working with KTN to promote a number of innovation challenges...

Researchers working on "smart threads" to turn fabric into display

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, have been working on a project to develop a color-changing "smart thread" that turns fabric into a...

Innovative Textiles Are The Latest Weapon Against Free Radicals

The impact of disease-causing free radicals on the human body may be reduced by wearing special high-tech textiles just a few hours a day, according to a recent international study. ...

£200m of innovation funding on offer– Ingenuity KnowledgeXchange Breakfast Event

Innovation is crucial for your businesses to compete and to help create and maintain your market lead. The funding landscape for innovation has changed dramatically and presents fresh...

Opportunity to exhibit at Advanced Materials Innovation Showcase

Following the Knowledge Transfer Network’s (KTN) successful Materials Innovation Showcase at LCV 2015, there is another opportunity for innovative SMEs, Universities and RTOs with advanced...

New £15M Innovate UK R&D competition is open to all UK companies

Innovate UK is investing up to £15M in innovative R&D projects through the first of its 'open' funding competitions. The competition is open to the best business-led ideas or concepts,...

Bioactive film improves how implants bond with bone

Researchers have developed a technique for coating polymer implants with a bioactive film that significantly increases bonding between the implant and surrounding bone in an animal model. ...

New material has potential to cut costs and make nuclear fuel recycling cleaner

Researchers are investigating a new material that might help in nuclear fuel recycling and waste reduction by capturing certain gases released during reprocessing.   Conventional...

Women in innovation: apply for infocus funding award

Women with potential to be successful entrepreneurs and leaders in innovation can apply for support and funding to help them to succeed.   Innovate UK has up to £200,000 and a...

Funding competition: connected digital additive manufacturing

Innovate UK is investing up to £4.5m in collaborative industrial research projects that stimulate innovation in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.   The aim of...

Dynamic DNA polymers can be reversed using biocompatible techniques

DNA-based straight and branched polymers or nanomaterials that can be created and dissolved using biocompatible methods are now possible thanks to the work of US  biomedical engineers...

Printing metal in mid-air

'Flat' and 'rigid' are terms typically used to describe electronic devices. But the increasing demand for flexible, wearable electronics, sensors, antennas and biomedical devices has led a team...

Funding competition: manufacturing and materials

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials. These projects will focus on identified technical or commercial challenges. Innovate UK will...

Super stretchy, self-healing material that could lead to artificial muscle

Scientists from a US university have a created a new super stretchy, self-healing polymer that could lead to the creation of artificial muscle.   Researchers at Stanford...

FinanceCamp North East

FinanceCamp North East is being pitched as the smart new way for regional businesses to secure the right kind of investment to fit their plans for growth.    This new...