Monthly Archives: February 2009

METRC attend Nano 4 Life

On Wednesday 11th February the METRC Business Development team attended the Nanotechnology KTN “Nano 4 Life” conference. The team aims to build links between companies from across the globe and the “soft” nanotechnology expertise from academia throughout the North of England. This one day meeting was run in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust and explored […]

Posted on Thursday, February 12th, 2009 in News.

METRC News: Boost to the Business Development Team

Two new Business Development Managers have joined the METRC Business Development Team – Sam Whitehouse and Simon Butler.  They will be responsible for helping to build links between the N8 academic partners and industry. Sam graduated with a MSc (Hons) in Chemistry at the University of Sheffield in 2002. He obtained a PhD at Sheffield […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 in News.

£3000 Innovation Vouchers available

Business Link Yorkshire has announced the arrival of the Yorkshire Forward-funded Innovation Voucher scheme, which aims to foster links between SMEs and knowledge providers to help their business grow and develop. Vouchers up to the value of £3000 can be redeemed to fund the cost of this practical knowledge and expertise. For further information on […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 in News.

EPSRC announces CASE awards

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has just announced its 2009 Industrial CASE Award scheme. Industrial CASE provides funding for PhD studentships where businesses take the lead in arranging projects with an academic partner of their choice. Funding for at least 40 3.5-year PhD studentships is available. Studentships (current value per student of £65,294) […]

Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2009 in News.

Polymers that heal themselves

Nature has evolved self-healing systems to repair organisms when they become damaged; polymer science is working towards emulating this response in advanced materials. The Polymer Innovation Network and the Polymer IRC are offering a free one-day workshop to industrialists and academics to identify the issues, challenges and future opportunities for self-healing polymers. The meeting will […]

Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2009 in Event, News, Polymer conferences.