Commercialising Hidden Technologies - The Next Stage

In June Smart Materials Sector of Materials KTN ran an event that looked at those technologies that are developed for the defence and security sector but perhaps do not deliver what was planned but nevertheless provide a technology that has potential in other applications or alternatively a technology that have been developed for defence but can be used elsewhere.

In this follow up event a number of such technologies available for the commerial markets were presented including presentations from SME's working in the area and researchers from the University's work that spans military applications but which have commercial applications.

The presentations from the day are available:

Welcome and Introduction

Steve Morris, Sector Leader, Smart & Emerging Technologies, Materials KTN 

Structural Battery

Stewart Penney, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre

RFID antenna - Enabling improvements in the identification and tracking of clinical samples

Caroline Wood, QinetiQ

Optically addressed light valve, super bainite (high hardness) steel & a blast mitigation device

Gordon Scott and Chris Goff , Ploughshare Innovations Ltd (all developed by Dstl) 

Single crystal piezo-electric

David Hardie, Technical Manager, MOD Advice & Research Division, Atlas Elektronik UK

2D CMT Focal Plane Array Technologies for Civil Applications

Philip Booker, Selex ES

Funding opportunities

Pritesh Mistry, Electronics, Sensors and Photonics KTN

Scalable manufacturing of electromagnetics and metamaterials

Claire Dancer, University of Oxford

Ballistic testing and impact modelling

Nik Petrinic, University of Oxford

CNT Photodetector

Dieter Jaksch, University of Oxford


A report is available to members and includes some detail of the presentations from the day that are not here to view.

For further information on this event please contact Dr Steve Morris.