Metamaterials

Metamaterials are artificial composite materials, engineered to exhibit unique electromagnetic properties. Metamaterial devices are poised to grow to $10.7 billion globally by 2030 in 5G networks, autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, and more.

Metamaterial designs enable devices that achieve much higher performance and efficiency than conventional offerings. Metamaterials offer the potential for deployment for telecommunication antennas, electromagnetic sensors like radar and lidar, vibration damping, energy harvesting, and wireless charging.

Commercialising Metamaterials presents a significant and timely challenge. These materials are not easy to understand, require sizable resources to deliver useful products, require skills and expertise that are difficult to find and require the creation of novel supply chains. There is much fundamental R&D to be undertaken and this is leading to a chronic failure to translate extant research into timely products and services. UK has excellent academic research in this field but lacks industrial uptake from end-users.

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Current Metamaterials funding opportunities

Horizon Europe Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space

Opens: 22/12/2021 Closes: 16/11/2022

Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for digital, industry and space, with over €150m total funding. Current open calls in cluster 4 relate to 2D materials, graphene, robotics and AI.

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UK-Israel Eureka Bilateral: Collaborative R&D

Opens: 20/06/2022 Closes: 19/09/2022

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research with Israel.

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iX Challenge: Magnetic Measurements for a Fusion Power Plant

Opens: 08/08/2022 Closes: 09/09/2022

UKAEA is searching for innovators who have expertise in magnetic measurement systems that can operate in harsh environments in a fusion reactor, accelerating the development of a prototype fusion reactor plant and the UK’s transition to net zero.

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Developing a value proposition for Metamaterials Workshop
Recorded: 24th February

Developing a value proposition for Metamaterials Workshop

On 24th February 2022, KTN’s Commercialising Metamaterials Innovation Network is hosting an interactive workshop which will give metamaterials developers the opportunity to work on developing a robust approach to commercialising innovation.

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Podcast series: Metamaterials in Design

17/09/2021

Podcast series: Metamaterials in Design

Metamaterials in Design is a series of short podcast interviews, following KTN’s workshop in June 2021, which aim to provide a better understanding of the role design plays in developing metamaterials’ applications.

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Save the Date for Materials Research Exchange (MRE) 2022: 3rd – 5th October 2022

10/09/2021

Save the Date for Materials Research Exchange (MRE) 2022: 3rd – 5th October 2022

KTN is delighted to announce that Materials Research Exchange will be back in 2022 at the Business Design Centre in London.

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Metamaterials Landscape Map

Metamaterials Landscape Map

Connecting the value chain of the UK Metamaterials community with industry, research expertise and business support to drive commercialisation.