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Manufacturing & Materials News + Events Round-Up

Posted on 05/07/2019


Here's a round-up of some of the latest news and events that's been on the KTN Manufacturing & Materials Teams' radars. Updated 11th October.

John Mathers, Chair of the British Design Fund, explains how good design can de-risk an investment opportunity

We interviewed John Mathers in his role as Chair of the British Design Fund to capture his thoughts on how good design can de-risk an investment opportunity and to explore what the British Design Fund look for in a good investment deal.


KTN is hiring: Knowledge Transfer Manager – Intelligent Systems

The Robotics & Artificial Intelligence team is looking for a determined, bright, analytical and goal-orientated individual to work with UK businesses. Apply by 26th October 2019.


Immerse UK is changing

Immerse UK is becoming a not-for-profit, self-sustaining membership network; owned by industry, for industry.


KTN and Innovate UK invite you to an Information and Consortia Building Event for Horizon 2020 Circular Economy and Plastics

This free to attend event on 16th October in London will give details about forthcoming Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5, specifically Circular Economy and Plastic related research and Innovation Actions, Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s Research and Innovation Programme.


IoT hardware from prototype to production
The expected economic impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) within the next decade is in the trillions of dollars, touching diverse sectors from manufacturing to smart cities, from agriculture to healthcare.


Access to Critical Materials

Read the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology’s report on Critical Materials


The latest event in UKCPN’s series of Business Breakfasts announced – register today

The next event in UKCPN’s series of workshops which aim to find solutions to the problem of plastic will take place in Middlesbrough on December 10th.


Find out what happened when UKCPN hosted a networking area at RWM 2019

UK Circular Plastics Network hosted a networking area at RWM last month in Birmingham. Find out about the exhibitors and how the event went in the UKCPN write-up.


UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres & Coordinator

Proposals are invited for Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres, with £22.5m funding available to research sustainability and applications are open to be Coordinator for the hubs.


UKRI share case studies & blog highlighting the plastics challenge

UKRI website hosting several useful pages to inform you better on the plastics challenge.


University of Portsmouth to host event on Facing the Clean Growth Challenge

Hosted by the University of Portsmouth, working with the Knowledge Transfer Network, and Portsmouth City Council, register today for this event where you can join other organisations leading the way in clean growth technology and innovation.


Why you should be exhibiting at MRE 2020

MRE 2020 is a two-day exhibition and showcase taking place on 18th – 20th February 2020 at the Business Design Centre in London. Organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK, the event will showcase the wealth of UK materials research, investment opportunities and UK progress towards Industry 4.0.


Become a member of UK Circular Plastics Network today.



Confidence in Composites – Tue, 15 Oct – Wed, 16 Oct, Oxford


MTC Digitalising Manufacturing 2019 – Mon, 4 Nov – Tue, 5 Nov, Coventry

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