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...

Imagineers 2016 - Industrial viewing

We'd love to see you at our Degree Show Industrial viewing: 15th June 2016, at 5:30 - 9pm, General Entry: 16th & 17th June, 10am - 6pm At the People's Palace, Queen Mary...

Quantum sensors for high-precision magnetometry of superconductors

Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have developed a new method that has enabled them to image magnetic fields on the...

Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production

Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a severe bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields.   To come to grips with this serious issue,...

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering

The fabrication of a prototype tissue having functional properties close to the natural ones is crucial for effective transplantation.   Tissue engineering scaffolds are...

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...

Little ANTs: researchers build the world’s tiniest engine

Researchers have developed the world’s tiniest engine – just a few billionths of a metre in size – which uses light to power itself. The nanoscale engine, developed by researchers at the...

Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops

  Scientists are working diligently to prepare for the expected increase in global population - and therefore an increased need for food production - in the coming decades. A...

Nano-magnets produce three-dimensional images

Conventional 3D displays, such as stereo displays with glasses and glass-free autostereoscopic displays, show two-dimensional images for each eye. Therefore users experience incongruity and...

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...

Graphene sensor detects harmful air pollution in the home

Scientists from the University of Southampton in partnership with the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can...

First-ever videos show how heat moves through materials at the nanoscale and speed of sound

Using a state-of-the-art ultrafast electron microscope, University of Minnesota researchers have recorded the first-ever videos showing how heat moves through materials at the nanoscale...

Ultrathin organic material enhances e-skin display

University of Tokyo researchers have developed an ultrathin, ultraflexible, protective layer and demonstrated its use by creating an air-stable, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display....

Penn Engineers Develop First Transistors Made Entirely of Nanocrystal ‘Inks’

The transistor is the most fundamental building block of electronics, used to build circuits capable of amplifying electrical signals or switching them between the 0s and 1s at the heart of...

Innovate UK invests £561 million to back cutting-edge UK firms

Innovate UK is to invest £561 million in innovation over the next 12 months and take a more focused and efficient approach to supporting innovative UK companies.   The delivery...

Innovative Exeter research pioneers nanotechnology for gas sensing

A team of scientists from the University of Exeter have created a new type of device that could be used to develop cost-effective gas sensors.   The pioneering team, which...

Are you involved with the analysis of Nanomaterials?

NPL is seeking your input in order to help shape the future measurement of Nanomaterials in the UK. Please tell us about any measurement needs you may have. Some examples of these might be: ...

Pitch to Richard Branson to win a share of £1m

VOOM 2016 takes place over 14 weeks, including a huge public vote, a 29-hour Pitchathon (a Guinness World Records attempt) and a series of competitive face-to-face workshops. Competition...

No more washing: nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light

A spot of sunshine is all it could take to get your washing done, thanks to pioneering nano research into self-cleaning textiles.   Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne,...
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Fri 27 May 2016

Manufacturing & Materials Competition Briefing & Live Streaming- Manchester

09:30 until 16:30

Innovate UK Manufacturing and Materials Competition - Round 1 (May 2016) The aim of this competition is to stimulate and broaden innovation in manufacturing and materials. Innovate UK will fund a...

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Thu 02 Jun 2016

LOW RUPTURE DUCTILITY OF MATERIALS

All Day

It is widely known that creep rupture ductility reduces with increasing life, often leading to brittle like failures. This can be associated with distributed grain boundary damage/weakening...

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Thu 02 Jun 2016

Polymers and Composites in Construction

09:00 until 17:00

This is an exciting time for new development in UK construction. New business model, new ways of working and new products are at the core of a revolution that will see a digital led transformation...

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