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The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has refreshed its online platform to intelligently connect you to relevant events, funding, thought pieces and specialist staff to help your business innovate and grow.

You can discover content using your area of interest, from sustainability to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered. Once you have selected your interests, using our intelligent tagging system, we will then display rich and relevant content related to your area, often from surprising sources.

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We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

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£120million competition - Composites Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative

Competition for up to £120million now open

Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) round 4 opened on 30th May 2013 find out more here.

This proposal to Round 4 will address the following areas:

·     Standards & guidelines for composites in structures

·     Construction sector projects, e.g. around foot and road bridges

·     Recycling of composite materials and use of recyclates.

·     Bio-derived resins and fibres

·     Marine composites 

Projects ideas will address the common challenges of: 

·     Creating more competitive supply chains that anchor high-value-added work in England and UK supply chains

·     Attracting new customers to existing supply chains

·     Sustaining or creating new employment opportunities

·     Creating better synergies and sustained collaborative relationships throughout supply chains that participate in the initiative.

The scope of the programme will be to create jobs through the development of people, technologies, processes, materials and skills. The programme will address opportunity and prevent market failure in the UK supply chain. Workshop participants are welcome from primes (OEMs), suppliers and the applied research community. The programme will be cross sector, with particular focus on the transport (automotive, aerospace, marine and rail), construction, and supply sectors. 

Round 4 has an application deadline of 16 October 2013.

Workshop on 14th June 2013

The Composites Innovation Cluster (CIC) has already secured £11M funding for 27 partners in 14 projects over 3 years, mostly in aerospace and automotive, through Round 2 of the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative

Composites UK and Axilium are running a consortium-building workshop on Friday 14th June at the National Composites Centre in Bristol to develop a collaborative programme to address new challenges and prepare an application for AMSCI Round 4.

Click here to register for the workshop.



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