Monthly Archives: February 2009

METRC sow seeds with National Non-Food Crops Centre

METRC built up links with the non-food crop industry this week by attending a National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) and N8 Research Partnership event in York.  Called “Broadening Horizons: Finding Industrial Research Partnerships”, the event brought together non-food crop companies and academia to encourage collaboration. For more details about the event and copies of the […]

Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2009 in News.

RCUK unveil Knowledge Transfer Portal

A portal to help researchers and businesses find funding for knowledge transfer opportunities has been launched. Research Councils UK have created a ‘one-stop-shop’ which gives details of all seven research councils’ knowledge transfer schemes and activities and how to get involved. The activities are divided into four areas: Collaborative Research; Collaborative Training; People Exchange; and […]

Posted on Thursday, February 26th, 2009 in News.

METRC make links with Japan

Last week METRC made links with over 100 companies and organisations interested in nanotechnology at nano tech 2009 in Japan. nano tech 2009 is the largest nanotechnology trade show & conference in the world and is held annually in Tokyo. Now in its eighth year, the exhibition has grown to be a global centre of […]

Posted on Monday, February 23rd, 2009 in News, Polymer conferences.

Sorby Nano and Olympus (UK) Open Day

In conjunction with Olympus UK, the Sorby Nano Investigation Centre will be hosting a two day event on Tuesday March 3 and Wednesday March 4 which will allow you to analyse your samples with the latest Olympus materials and biological microscopes. These include: LEXT: the latest materials scanning laser confocal microscope which explores the limits […]

Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2009 in Event, News.

EPSRC announce Doctoral Training Grants

£82m in grants to train Britain’s future scientists and engineers has been announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The Doctoral Training Grants (DTGs), awarded to 45 universities and higher education institutions, will generate over 1200 PhD students. DTGs provide a flexible block of funding that allows universities to recruit students who meet […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 in News.