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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) connect and catalyse people and activity to drive innovation.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are KTN projects that focus KTN activity and accelerate innovation in cross-disciplinary topics of strategic importance.

SIGs are time-bound activities across a wide range of specialist areas to connect and catalyse people and activities to achieve specific knowledge transfer and innovation outcomes. SIGs typically achieve their objectives over a small number of years and are replaced by new higher-priority areas of focus.


Our current roster of SIGs includes:


AI for Services (new in 2019)

Artificial Intelligence in Health

Geospatial Insights (new in 2019)

Microbiomes (new in 2019)

Nature Inspired Solutions (new in 2019)

Neurotechnology (new in 2019)

Quantum Technologies

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence


Previous SIGs

Additive Manufacturing

Algal Bioenergy (for relevant items, see Biotechnology)

Compound Semiconductor Applications

Energy Efficient Computing (for relevant items, see ICT)

Energy Harvesting (for relevant items, see Electronic Technologies)

e-infrastructure (for relevant items, see ICT)

Graphene and other 2D Materials

Immerse UK (now an organisation in its own right)

Materials for Composites

Solar Energy Systems (for relevant items, see Solar Energy)

Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Synthetic Biology

Uncertainty Quantification and Management (for relevant items, see Industrial Maths)

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