Composites

Composite Materials consist of two different materials different physical and chemical properties. When they are combined, they create a composite material which has superior properties to the original two materials.

Typically, composite materials are used for their strength to weight, electrical insulation and fire properties. The two main types of composite materials used are carbon/epoxy (aerospace, automotive) and glass/polyester (marine, construction). In the UK, there is a vibrant aerospace, defence and automotive sector where composites are used for their lightweight properties.

In 2018, KTN convened a Materials for Composites Special Interest Group. This year long project enabled knowledge exchange, technology transfer, and collaboration between composites-using sectors and the chemical and industrial biotechnology sectors.

To find out more about the scope, achievements and learnings from this group, download our report.

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Current Composites funding opportunities

Women in Innovation Awards 2022/23

Opens: 22/08/2022 Closes: 19/10/2022

Women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for an award which includes a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.

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PEMD Scale-up: Strand 2, manufacturing process development

Opens: 21/09/2022 Closes: 07/12/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to scale up manufacturing in the power electronics, machines and drives supply chain. This strand will fund manufacturing process industrialisation to enhance volume and niche productivity.

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Circular Economy for SMEs - innovating with NICER, round 2

Opens: 13/10/2022 Closes: 07/12/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to research, test and develop step-change circular economy approaches. This can cover: chemicals, bio-textiles, metals, or mineral-based construction materials; or research/data work to accelerate the transition.

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#IdeasMeanBusiness: Personal branding
Recorded: 24th September

#IdeasMeanBusiness: Personal branding

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