Eurostars: funding dedicated to SMEs

The EUREKA's Eurostars Programme is the first European funding and support programme to be specifically dedicated to SMEs. Eurostars seeks to overcome one of the barriers to the...

ValueForm - still on the rise after help from the KTN

It was satisfying to see that one of the companies the Knowledge Transfer Network have helped in the past, ValueForm, were the subject of an article published by the Daily Telegraph on 8 July. ...

Competition: collaborative R&D projects for manufacturing processes

The Technology Strategy Board is to invest £6m in collaborative R&D projects and feasibility studies to accelerate the proving and commercial application of a wide range of recent or...

Regional Growth Fund Round 6 Roadshows

The £3.2 billion Regional Growth Fund (RGF) supports eligible projects and programmes that are also raising private sector investment to create economic growth and sustainable employment.  ...

UK Wealth Creation through High Value-added Materials

On 25 June 2014 the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) held an event at the House of Lords: UK Wealth Creation through High Value-added Materials. The KTN’s CEO, Mr Chris Warkup, set out his...

Two days left to enter SBRI healthcare competition

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) healthcare competitions provide seed funding for the development of novel solutions to address major healthcare challenges. Successful projects will...

Additive manufacturing: will ceramic and glass powders miss out?

We are soon to publish a new report on Additive Manufacturing specifically related to ceramics.   Here is a taster from the introduction.... In 2014, any competition to find the...

Calling all graduates! Last day for Sirius applications

The Sirius programme provides talented graduate entrepreneurs with an opportunity to win a place at a leading UK accelerator, obtain mentoring, financial support and the possibility of a visa...

Enterprise for all - a report from Lord Young

Only a few years ago the definition of a small firm was one employing fewer than 500: today 95.5% of firms by number in the UK employ fewer than ten. The skills sought by large companies,...

Glass Packaging Market Forecasts

The glass packaging market is set to grow in the next 10 years. However, glass packaging is facing increasing competition from rival packaging materials that are stronger, lighter and cheaper...

Elastic and Wearable Lithium-Ion Battery - Stretchable Battery Textiles

Researchers in China have incorporated relatively powerful lithium-ion wire batteries into textiles — a step towards better power sources for wearable electronics. Lithium-ion batteries...

UK and China agree multi-milion pound global research deals

Over £50 million of joint innovative research programmes to tackle global issues like climate change, long-term renewable energy supplies and human diseases have been agreed today (17 June...

£30m to increase the supply of engineers

Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock has recently announced a £30 million fund to increase the supply of engineers, to encourage more women into the sector and to address engineering...

A deeper understanding of ferroelectric materials

Ferroelectric materials like barium titanate, a ceramic used in capacitors, are essential to many electronic devices. Typical ferroelectric materials develop features called domain walls with...

Horizon 2020 - Opportunities for Energy Materials and Process Industries

This event, which took place on Monday 12 May, was organised by the Materials Community of the Knowledge Transfer Network on behalf of the NECC’s Energy Leadership Council. The aim was to...

icreate Entrepreneurs Accelerator Programme

Applications are now open for icreate Entrepreneurs Accelerator Programme until 31 July 2014, early application is recommended as demand for a place is expected to be high and there are only...

Government consultation on capital expenditure

In December this year the UK Government will publish a Science and Innovation Strategy, a component of which will be a Science Capital Roadmap setting out plans for spending the science capital...

Seeking SMEs to help young entrepreneurs

ISC Ltd has started new EU project called Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs.   Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme that gives new or aspiring...

Will you be at the Emerging Technologies Final?

The Royal Society of Chemistry's Emerging Technologies Competition is the biggest competition of its kind in the UK, set to facilitate commercialisation of best British technologies in...

Energy Catalyst - £25m funding to accelerate innovation in energy

The Energy Catalyst has been established by the  Technology Strategy Board , the  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council  and the  Department of Energy and...
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Sun 02 Nov 2014

The 89th Textile Institute World Conference

All Day

TIWC 2014 is a platform that gathers researchers, academics and the industries related to the areas of textiles, clothing and footwear. The conference is organised approximately every one and a...

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Wed 05 Nov 2014

Innovate UK 2014

All Day

If you want to find out how some of the UK’s most innovative and successful companies made it, hear about the cutting-edge technologies set to make a real difference to everyday life, develop new...

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