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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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Funding Opportunities

Royal Society Short Industry Fellowships 2021

This scheme, part of the Royal Society’s Industry programme, enables scientists employed in industry or academia and/or their postdoctoral researcher to have shorter more dynamic engagements between academia and industry, working on a mutually beneficial and collaborative project.

Opens: 26/04/2021 Closes: 27/05/2021

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£3.6 million for tech ensuring offshore windfarms can coexist with UK Air Defence

DASA has announced Phase 2 of the competition Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence, offering up to £3.6 million for technologies that mitigate radar risk of offshore windfarms.

Opens: 23/03/2021 Closes: 15/06/2021

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Recorded: 30th March

Applications and Manufacturing Workshop for Metamaterials

Join the Commercialising Metamaterials Innovation Network team at our next workshop on the 30th March. We will be exploring opportunities for metamaterials in the UK and associated manufacturing challenges.

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News

04.08.2020

Manufacturing and Materials Funding Round-Up

Find out about the latest funding calls which are relevant to the Manufacturing and Materials sectors. Last updated 15th April 2021.

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05.03.2021

The importance of collaboration between academics and industry for commercialising metamaterials

As part of the activities for the Commercialising Metamaterials Innovation Network, we asked Professor Fabrizio Scarpa from University of Bristol to share his experiences and insights of working closely with industry.

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