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Nature Inspired Solutions

In the past biomimicry or biomimetics started from simple imitation of natural organisms. Over time, it has evolved through integration and combination with modern science and engineering to help us discover new materials, applications, and alternative ways of production.

Like all special Innovation Networks (formerly SIG’s) run by KTN, the aim is to convene people who wouldn’t normally meet; to learn, connect and explore opportunities. This Innovation Network focusses on the application of Nature Inspired Solutions across transport, infrastructure and energy. Through organising networking events, showcases and raising awareness by sharing best practice and success stories, we are building a cross-sector community and driving positive change. We work across academia and industry to ensure that ideas are translated into real-world applications, thus accelerating route to market.

We are currently in the process of building a landscape map and a commercial opportunity report to help accelerate growth and market uptake in the relevant sectors. If you would like to contribute or feature on this map, get in touch with Emma McKenna.

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Emma McKenna

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Funding Opportunities

Advanced Propulsion Centre: Technology Developer Accelerator Programme Wave 5

The APC Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) supports ambitious micro, small and medium-sized companies that are developing innovative automotive technology, products and services which support zero emission vehicle operation, or support the shift to net-zero carbon automotive products.

Opens: 16/02/2021 Closes: 14/04/2021

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ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Demonstrators - expression of interest

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £16 million for bold and ambitious demonstrator projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging.

Opens: 10/02/2021 Closes: 24/03/2021

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Recorded: 28th August

Future Flight Fridays: Nature Inspired Solutions for Future Flight

KTN's new webinar series for any industry sector interested in the Future Flight Challenge.

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News

18.02.2021

GRIPS 2021: Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability - Keynote Speakers Unveiled

UKCPN & KTN announce keynote speakers, seminars and more for GRIPS 2021.

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03.02.2021

Assistive Technology Impact Fund (ATIF): Global Open Call

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