Monthly Archives: July 2009

Mini-KTP announced

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme enabling organisations to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance by engagement with universities, FE colleges and research and technology organisations. KTP announces the addition of the Mini KTP to its portfolio of funding options. This shorter format will support projects of 10-40 weeks fte duration. Shorter KTP […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 in News.

Contributions sought to UK Nanotech strategy

Lord Drayson, Science and Innovation Minister and chair of the Ministerial Group on Nanotechnologies, has called on industry and other interested stakeholder groups to help create a UK strategy for nanotechnologies. The aim of the strategy is to describe the actions necessary to ensure that the UK obtains maximum economic, environmental and societal benefit from […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 in News.

Publication Update 17th July 2009

This week’s Polymer Centre member publications: The influence of laser hardening on wear in the valve and valve seat contact. Slatter, T.; Taylor, H.; Lewis, R.; King, P., Wear 2009 267: 797-806 Part 2 Sp. Iss. Coating and treatment solutions for rolling/sliding component contacts. Gallardo, E. A.; Lewis, R., Wear 2009 267: 1009-1021 Part 2 Sp. […]

Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2009 in Publications.

Universities contributing more to the economy

Universities and higher education provided the UK economy with £2.8 billion worth of ideas and services last year, a rise of 6.5 per cent on the previous year, according to the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s annual survey. The Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction Survey, published 13 July, surveyed 160 higher education […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 in News.