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Browse through our collection of news, perspectives and webinars to gain a deeper understanding of the KTN culture and sector intelligence

News

01.04.2021

KTP helps develop world's first graphene-enhanced foam for running shoe

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between sports footwear firm inov-8 and graphene experts at the University of Manchester has helped develop the world’s first running shoe to use a graphene-enhanced foam in the sole, doubling its longevity.

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News

31.03.2021

KTN launches Medimap, an end-to-end UK landscape map covering the manufacture of medicines

Medimap is a new interactive reference tool for the UK medicines sector, mapping and categorising over 3,000 sites of organisations engaged in or supporting the end-to-end supply chain for medicines.

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Event

31.03.2021

Tees Valley Hydrogen Transport Hub Scoping Workshop

This workshop, held in partnership with the Department of Transport (DFT) and Innovate UK, will directly inform The Tees Valley Hydrogen Transport Hub competition scope.

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Event

30.03.2021

Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Flexible Manufacturing

Production efficiency often centres around a consistent product and process, optimised to run with minimal downtime. But what happens when customers demand more product variation, where you need to switch a process from one product to another, or where batch sizes are small? This event will explore how digital technology can help manufacturers maintain efficiency and asset utilisation whilst offering the customer what they want.

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Event

30.03.2021

Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Servitisation

This event will explore servitization and how digital technologies and approaches can facilitate it, making exciting connections across the various communities, catalysing uptake – manufacturers, tech providers and servitization experts.

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Event

30.03.2021

Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Design for Manufacture

We will explore how advances in manufacturing and materials technology may allow you to offer opportunities for DfM decisions to create a product that is easily and economically manufactured.

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Event

30.03.2021

Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Circular Economy

This event will explore the synergy between digital manufacturing and the notion of a more “circular economy” and make exciting connections across the various communities that will catalyse action- manufacturers, tech providers and circular economy experts.

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Event

30.03.2021

Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Quality Management

Ensuring your finished product meets the requirements of your customers is the difference between selling your product (and not). This event will explore how the application of digital technology may improve production quality directly or reduce the time involved in ensuring quality through management and data sharing activity.

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Event

30.03.2021

Made Smarter - Innovation Network: New Product Development

This event will explore the digital technologies and associated systems across supply chains that can drive and enable opportunities for new products or variants.

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Event

30.03.2021

Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Predictive Maintenance

This event will explore the emergence of products and services that inform manufacturers as to when their shop floor equipment is likely to require maintenance. We will hear from both providers of these services and from manufacturers that have seen the benefits and provide a meeting place for the two communities – technology providers/developers and interested manufacturers.

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