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Showcasing Emerging Technologies 2019 - Metamaterials

Event details
Helping to disseminate emerging metamaterials technologies that can be commercialised or have a positive impact on society or the environment.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), in partnership with Innovate UK, is organising this UK Metamaterials Community Workshop and Technology Showcase. The purpose of the Showcase is to exhibit emerging metamaterials technologies from across the UK academic community to industry, and to explore UK opportunities in developing and exploiting metamaterials.


  • 11 confirmed exhibitors from across the UK showing the strength and diversity of UK innovation in metamaterials and the latest in metamaterials technology developments.
  • The UK Metamaterials Leadership Group.
  • The 12 winners of the Defence and Security Accelerator’s (DASA) metasurfaces for defence and security competition – projects finish end of summer 2019.
  • 80 confirmed delegates so far – Register now to secure your place (we will operate a waiting list once capacity is reached).

This inclusive event (the latest in a well-received and successful series) will bring together key stakeholders and the broader UK community in the field of metamaterials. The focus is to address how this valuable expertise can be directed to explore key growth markets, market size, potential for growth and collaboration and new market opportunities in various application areas.

The showcase is part of the KTN’s Showcasing Emerging Technologies (SET) series, and the event will build upon the successful UK Metamaterials Community event held at Brown’s, London, in January 2018. Our aim is to help disseminate emerging metamaterials technologies that can be commercialised or have a positive impact on society or the environment and to develop a structured programme of support for the UK metamaterials community.

Who Should Attend?

  • Metamaterials experts, developers and researchers
  • Investors, Business Angels, VCs
  • Industry R&D managers and directors
  • Product development managers
  • Public sector officers involved in: Health; Transport; Energy; Security; R&D and innovation; Environment
  • New product designers

Why Attend?

  • Learn about emerging metamaterials technologies
  • Find new technologies for your applications
  • Form new collaborative partnerships
  • Identify new project opportunities
  • Develop new commercial products
  • Increase your innovation impact


Draft Programme

09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome from the Chair

Brian McCarthy, Knowledge Transfer Network

10:05 Introduction to the Event

Ali Anjomshoaa, Knowledge Transfer Network

10:10 Overview of Metamaterials

Alastair Hibbins, University of Exeter

10:30 Metamaterials Talk 1 – Advances / State of the Art

Richard Craster, Imperial College London

10:50 Exhibitor Pitches

11:40 Break, Networking & Exhibition

12:00 Metamaterials Talk 2 – Industry Needs / Applications

Irina Khromova, Metaboards

12:20 DASA Metasurfaces Competition

Jessica Lucas, Dstl / DASA

12:30 DASA Competition Winners Pitches

13:30 Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

14:50 Investor’s Perspective: The Outlook for Metamaterials Market

Daniel Carew Seraphim Capital

15:10 Potential Community Support for Future SIG

UK Metamaterials Leadership Group

15:30 Closing Remarks

Brian McCarthy, Knowledge Transfer Network

15:35 Exhibition and Networking

16:35 Close