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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.

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.


KTN & Innovate UK to Exhibit at The Advanced Materials Show

Innovate UK and KTN will be exhibiting at the first ever Advanced Materials Show, a free-to-attend two-day exhibition and conference showcasing high-performance materials technology. It takes place 10th – 11th July in Telford.


UK & USA: Innovation in Global Composites Markets

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.7m to develop innovative technologies for global composites markets with US partners.


EU Project SCRREEN Publishes Report on The Potential Impact of Critical Raw Materials on Business Continuity

A range of different stakeholders, including global businesses, SMEs and academics have been consulted through these engagement activities to provide a broad viewpoint. The results from these activities are presented in this report.


Making plastic a rare and precious metal

Find out what New Designers speaker Marie Bach Holm thinks about the future of plastics.


How British manufacturing will be ‘Made in 5G’ [via The Manufacturer]

5G’s promise of fast data speeds and the ability to simultaneously connect a million devices in close proximity has got British manufacturers excited. So, could ‘Made in 5G’ become a mantra for the UK’s industrial sector?


Innovate UK Global Business Innovation Programme visit to South Korea

Innovate UK’s successful Global Business Innovation Programme continues with a visit to South Korea focusing on advanced materials for mobility.

The visit planned for October 2019 will help selected delegates engage with South Korean businesses, officials and research organisations with the aim of creating opportunities for technology collaboration. The programme will focus on the key areas of lightweighting, energy efficiency and functionality. Applications are invited from SME’s developing advanced materials including, but not be limited to, composites, carbon fibre, battery materials, graphene and coatings.

A full itinerary is currently being prepared. For selected delegates Innovate UK will fund travel and accommodation costs.

What previous delegates have said:

“It would have been impossible to be taken seriously by some of these companies at this stage. The support from EEN, IUK and the British Embassy made us look powerful, influential and potentially game-changing” Athan Fox Aurelius Environmental.

To register your interest and for more information please email:


5G Sector Specific Testbeds & Trials Roundtables: £40m match funding

– Belfast (partnering with Manufacturing Northern Ireland), Tuesday 9 July
– Sheffield (partnering with Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre), Thursday 11 July
– Coventry (partnering with Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport), Friday 12 July
– London (partnering with the Confederation of British Industry), Monday 15 July
– Lancaster (partnering with The Welding Institute & Lancaster University), Wednesday 17 July
– Glasgow (partnering with Glasgow University), Monday 22 July
– Southampton, Wednesday 24 July


Webinar on MIDIH 2nd Open Call – Tue, 18 Jul


Machining Scotland Conference – Wed, 28 Aug/Thu, 29 Aug, Glasgow


Open Hybrid Final Event (The Manufacturing Technology Centre) – Wed, 18 Sep, Coventry


HyProCell Open Day – Thu, 19 Sep, Birmingham


TCT Show – The Event for Design-to-Manufacturing Innovation – Tue, 24 Sep – Thu, 26 Sep, Birmingham


2nd CIRP Conference on Composite Material Parts Manufacturing – Thu, 10 Oct – Fri, 11 Oct, Rotherham


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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