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"Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology."

Harvard Business School

_connect is an initiative from the UK's Technology Strategy Board with the singular aim of making open innovation happen.

The networks on _connect are home to some of UK Industry's brightest minds, and they are waiting to collaborate on their next exciting projects.

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New Events

Tue 04 Apr 2017

Industry 4.0 Summit 2017

全天

Industry 4.0 Summit 2017 4th & 5th April 2017 The Industry 4.0 Summit aims to be the leading...

Innovate UK Network

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Launch of Centre for Energy Efficient Materials (CEEM)

09:00 until 17:00

KTN is working with York University to launch a National Centre for Energy Efficient Materials...

Materials and Design Exchange

Fri 24 Mar 2017

5th International conference ICNBS Egypt 2017

Mar 24 / 09:00 until Mar 26 / 17:00

Naqaa Foundation for scientific Research, Technology and Development is organizing the fifth...

Naqaa Nanotechnology Network NNN

Tue 21 Mar 2017

Joining of Composites

09:30 until 16:30

Much of the research effort in composites in recent years has focused on their manufacture - to...

Materials

Mon 05 Dec 2016

UK Workshop on Data Metrology & Standards

10:00 until 16:00

This is a one-day workshop being held at the University of Cambridge, designed to identify UK...

Sensors and Instrumentation

Upcoming Events

Tue 07 Mar 2017

Security and Policing 2017

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Security & Policing provides the opportunity to view the latest developments in the UK security market with almost 400 companies exhibiting under the one roof. The exhibition provides a discreet...

Defence and Security

Wed 08 Mar 2017

Second Uncertainty Quantification & Management Study Group with Industry

Mar 08 / 09:00 until Mar 10 / 17:00

Background: The UQ&M SIG held its inaugural Study Group with Industry in July 2016, full write up at the bottom of this page; but in short – in three intense days researchers covering mathematics,...

Uncertainty Quantification and Management in High Value Manufacturing

Wed 08 Mar 2017

45th Intelligent Sensing Program – Wearables for Diagnostics

09:30 until 16:00

Introduction Key market needs in the monitoring of healthcare and wellbeing are being addressed by wearable technology: transforming the market for healthy living and sports over the past few...

Sensors and Instrumentation

Tue 21 Mar 2017

Joining of Composites

09:30 until 16:30

Much of the research effort in composites in recent years has focused on their manufacture - to automate their lay up and speed up their cure and much of the low hanging fruit has already been had....

Materials

Wed 22 Mar 2017

Directing Biosynthesis V

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This is the fifth in a series of meetings on natural product synthesis run by the Royal Society of Chemistry and supported by BBSRC. The conference takes place at the University of Warwick from the...

Industrial Biotechnology

Wed 22 Mar 2017

Directing Biosynthesis V

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This is the fifth in a series of meetings on natural product synthesis run by the Royal Society of Chemistry and supported by BBSRC. The conference takes place at the University of Warwick from the...

Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group

Fri 24 Mar 2017

5th International conference ICNBS Egypt 2017

Mar 24 / 09:00 until Mar 26 / 17:00

Naqaa Foundation for scientific Research, Technology and Development is organizing the fifth International Conference: “Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Spectroscopy: tools of success in the...

Naqaa Nanotechnology Network NNN

Sun 26 Mar 2017

1st European Congress on Cell-Free Synthetic Biology

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The 1st European Congress on Cell-Free Synthetic Biology, intends to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers from a broad range of scientific fields to i) present the current...

Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group

Mon 27 Mar 2017

Quantum Innovation Lab

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Quantum Innovation Lab is a free, collaborative, three day event between industry partners and academic experts in quantum technologies from the University of Bristol. The goal is to take broad...

Quantum Technologies

Tue 28 Mar 2017

DPRTE 2017

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With spend in the defence sector amounting to over £19 billion per year and a pledge to meet NATO’s target of spending 2% of national income on defence every year until 2020, the procurement and...

Defence and Security