Sensing in Extreme Environments Event - 7 May - London

Many industries rely on sensing technologies that can operate in extreme environments. For example, exposure to high levels of ionising radiation in space applications and nuclear power; high...

UK engineering - a success story that needs sustaining

An independent report on the economic impact of engineering in the UK is published on Monday 02 March, by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Royal Academy of...

3D Printing at Nanoscale

With a new extension set for its 3D printer the technological leader Nanoscribe is the first manufacturer to provide a complete solution for microfabrication. This adds the highest 3D printing...

Moving molecules write letters

High performance materials for gas storage, thermal insulators or nanomachines need a thorough understanding of the behavior of the material down to the molecular level. Thermodynamics, which...

New Nanotechnology report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Nanotechnology: The Societal Impact of the Invisible – highlights the enormous potential for nanotechnology in our society but calls on the Government to increase funding for nanotech...

Building tailor-made DNA nanotubes step by step

Researchers at McGill University (Canada) have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block – a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA...

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...

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...

Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells

Electricity-generating solar cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time The materials chitin and chitosan found in the shells are...

University of Leeds demonstrates that gold nanotubes can launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

Scientists from University of Leeds have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents...

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...

3-D printing with custom molecules creates low-cost mechanical sensor

Imagine printing out molecules that can respond to their surroundings. A research project at the University of Washington merges custom chemistry and 3-D printing. Scientists created a...

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...

Two new libraries join the UK patent libraries network

Hull and Northamptonshire Central Libraries become recognised intellectual property centres after joining the UK’s patent library network. The addition of these two libraries to the...

X-ray pulses uncover free nanoparticles for the first time in 3D

For the first time, a German-American research team has determined the three-dimensional shape of free-flying silver nanoparticles, using DESY's X-ray laser FLASH. The tiny particles, hundreds...

The Graphene Flagship launches an open invitation for Expression of Interest for new industrial partners to be incorporated under the Horizon 2020 pha

The Graphene Flagship’s overriding goal is to take graphene, related layered materials and hybrid systems from a state of raw potential to a point where they can revolutionize multiple...

Penta-graphene, a new structural variant of carbon, discovered

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and universities in China and Japan have discovered a new structural variant of carbon called 'penta-graphene' – a very thin sheet of pure carbon...

Centre for Defence Enterprise publishes details of funded contracts

The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) has published details of the innovative research contracts it has funded over the last three years.   You can now view, in one place, all...

£100 million to propel future of aerospace industry

Six projects will share £80 million for aerospace research to help deliver growth and innovation in key   areas of technology. Government backed projects that include Formula 1...

Appointment of the Chair of the Alan Turing Institute

The Board of the Alan Turing Institute is seeking to appoint a Chair.   The Alan Turing Institute places the UK at the forefront of world-wide research in data science and its...
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Wed 04 Mar 2015

Powering Wearables Workshop

09:00 until 16:00

This workshop aims to link and build the Wearables and Energy Harvesting (& Energy Storage) communities in the UK. As such, we will bring together academics, designers and industrialists from the...

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Mon 09 Mar 2015

4th World Water-Tech Investment Summit

All Day

Knowledge Transfer Network is delighted to support the 4th World Water-Tech Investment Summit, taking place in London on March 9-11, in partnership with British Water. The summit will gather...

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Mon 09 Mar 2015

Creating smart products from smart materials

09:30 until 13:30

The Knowledge Transfer Network is supporting Innovate UK’s smart materials competition by running a series of consortia building events on and around the time that the call opens. The events...

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