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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

Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Opens: 07/10/2021 Closes: 05/01/2022

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Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 4

UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £8million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not-for-profits.

Opens: 04/10/2021 Closes: 01/12/2021

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Recorded: 12th October

Metamaterials for Novel Sensor Development

On 12th October 2021, KTNs Commercialising Metamaterials Innovation Network and the Sensor team are hosting a joint webinar focusing on Metamaterials for novel sensor development. This event aims to generate new ideas & partnerships and accelerate commercial exploration of Metamaterials for industrial use, especially for Sensor innovation developments in the UK.

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News

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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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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