Part-funded internships sought for engineering students

Internships are being sought for students studying a range of technical subjects at Lancaster University – such as chemistry, computing and communications, cyber-security, engineering,...

Synthetic biology for novel materials

The Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) proves the value of novel, high-risk, high-potential-benefit research sourced from the broadest possible range of science and...

Surface engineering and coating technologies for high-value manufacturing

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in technical feasibility studies to stimulate innovative new concepts and applications in surface engineering and coatings, positioning the sector to...

BFI Fuller Challenge

Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites people from  all over the world — including scientists, designers, architects, activists,  artists, planners, entrepreneurs,...

A nanophotonic comeback for incandescent bulbs?

Traditional light bulbs, thought to be well on their way to oblivion, may receive a reprieve thanks to a technological breakthrough.   Incandescent lighting and its warm, familiar...

Self-adaptive material heals itself, stays tough

Rice University scientists mix up a new type of flexible composite An adaptive material invented at Rice University combines self-healing and reversible self-stiffening properties. ...

Game Changing Technologies for the Energy Sector

Innovate UK, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network, will be hosting brokerage events in February to promote their new competition, Energy Game Changer . The events will be an...

Submit an article for Micro Matters special anniversary edition

Connecting Industry Micro Matters is soon to release a special Spring 2016 issue, marking the publication's one-year anniversary. KTN members are invited to submit relevant, original articles...

Primary Dispersions Limited working to develop graphene based epoxy resins for the aerospace industry

CPI spin out company Primary Dispersions Limited has announced extremely promising results from a UK collaboration that aims to commercialise specialist graphene based epoxy resins for the...

Nano World Cancer Day 2016

Nanomedicine is applied nanotechnology to achieve innovation in healthcare. It virtually impacts all therapeutic areas, including oncology, cardiovascular diseases and neurologic disorders....

Measuring Nanoscale Features with Fractions of Light

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers are seeing the light, but in an altogether different way.   And how they are doing it just might be the...

Nanobombs Might Deliver Agents That Alter Gene Activity in Cancer Stem Cells

Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) have developed nanoparticles...

Drexel materials scientists aid Australian Institution in developing super-absorbent material

In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, Materials scientists from Drexel University and Deakin University, in Australia, have teamed up to manufacture...

Researchers Find New Phase of Carbon, Make Diamond at Room Temperature

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond.   ...

New research exploits extraordinary properties of Graphene

Innovative new research led by the University of Exeter has demonstrated how the extraordinary properties of graphene can be exploited to create artificial structures that can be used to...

New microscope creates near-real-time videos of nanoscale processes

Engineers at MIT have designed an atomic force microscope that scans images 2,000 times faster than existing commercial models. With this new high-speed instrument, the team produced images of...

Nanostructured metal coatings let the light through for electrical devices

Light and electricity dance a complicated tango in devices like LEDs, solar cells and sensors. A new anti-reflection coating developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana...

Sustainable Functional Materials 2016 - abstract submissions open

SFM2016 is the inaugural  conference for a new UK initiative in substitution and  sustainability in functional  materials. It brings together  scientists and...

Rushlight Awards 2015-16 - open for entries

Now in their 9th year, the Rushlight Awards are an established event recognizing the cleantech stars and sustainability champions of today. They are the only set of awards designed specifically...

An extreme close-up on heat transfer

New formula identifies limits to nanoscale heat transfer, may help optimize devices that convert heat to electricity.   How much heat can two bodies exchange without touching? For...
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Featured events

Thu 11 Feb 2016

Designing in Plastics Now and Then

09:30 until 16:00

Designing in Plastics Now and Then: a hands on workshop for designers and industrialists at MoDiP MoDiP, the Museum of Design in Plastics February 11th 2016 – Arts University Bournemouth The KTN is...

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Tue 23 Feb 2016

Energy Game Changer - Brokerage Events

09:30 until 15:00

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.5 million in technical feasibility studies to encourage new entrants to the energy sector and stimulate the adoption of disruptive technologies. The aim of this...

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Wed 24 Feb 2016

Internet of Fashion Speed Networking

17:30 until 20:30

Innovate UK's IC tomorrow programme, in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network, is hosting an exclusive Internet of Fashion Speed Networking event to bring industry leaders together with...

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