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IGNITE your…. Knowledge Transfer Networking …

IGNITE your…. Knowledge Transfer Networking

Presenter – Dr Alec Reader, Director at NanoKTN will present the latest information about the Technology Strategy Board funded Knowledge Transfer Networks.

Alec will describe the role of the various KTNs, the network has 15 separate KTNs and how your organisation might benefit from working with them. He will explain how to take advantage of the upcoming TSB funding calls and other related funding mechanisms.

The role of the NanoKTN is to simplify the nanotechnology Innovation landscape by providing a clear and focused vehicle for the rapid transfer of high-quality information on technologies, markets, funding and partnering opportunities.

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  • 1. NanotechnologyKnowledge TransferNetworkDr Alec ReaderDirector, NanoKTN& JEMI UK + MIoDupdated @ 10 Jan 2013
  • 2. The KTN family • Aerospace and Defence KTN • Biosciences KTN • Chemistry Innovation KTN • Creative Industries KTN • ICT KTN • Electronics, Sensors and Photonics KTN • Energy Generation & Supply KTN • Environmental Sustainability KTN • Financial Services KTN • HealthTech and Medicines KTN • Industrial Mathematics KTN • Materials KTN • Modern Built Environment KTN • Nanotechnology KTN • Transport KTNSlide |2
  • 3. NanoKTN (Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network)Funding: UK government via Technology Strategy BoardPurpose: to support exploitation and commercialisation of micro- and nano-technologies through: – Promoting & facilitating knowledge exchange – Developing supply chain capability - Raising awareness of nanotechnology - Providing thought leadership & input to UK policy & strategyMembers on _connect: 2950Slide |3
  • 4. KTNs – facilitate a 3 way interaction Business Academia GovernmentSlide |4
  • 5. Key Activities• Information & Dissemination: – Events & Workshops – see our website for the latest info – Web site & On-line content on TSB _connect platform – UK Company Directory• Brokering: – Facilitating partnering and collaboration for research, development and commercialisation• Representation on UK on National and International Committees• Cross-disciplinary activities e.g. Special Interest Groups• International missionsSlide |5
  • 6. Market-Focussed Activity Themes • Healthcare & Life Sciences – Pharma - Nanopharm – Medical - Nanomed – Regenerative medicine - NanoRegen – Nano in Medical Devices – NiMeD • ICT-Hardware & Electronics – Electronic Devices & NanoSystems – Energy Harvesting: micro/nano fabrication – Microfluidics, ALD • Engineering Applications – Clean Energy (Nano4Energy) – Engineering Challenges (HiPerNano) – Environmental (EcoNano) • Chemicals & Consumer Products – Coatings – Food • Metrology & Standards – Responsible Nano • Nano-EntrepreneursSlide |6
  • 7. Some current and upcoming TSB competitions for micro/nanofabricationTSB Collaborative R&D - TRL (2-4) - Designed for rapid implementation, smaller project size and time to contract• £10m TSB Technology Inspired (closes 10/4/13) – 2 Strands, 6-12 Month Single, 12-24 Dual stage• £7m TSB Collaborative R&D (closes 30/1/13) - Inspiring new design freedoms in additive manufacturing / 3d printing• £1m TSB Feasibility (closes 16/01/13) - Building fuel cell manufacturing and the supply chain - Please note – Specific• £180m TSB/MRC Biocatalyst fund (28 February) th nano funding is not explicitly supported by TSB. Look forTSB SMART Awards and Vouchers - TRL (2-6) applications.• TSB SMART (was Grant for R&D) (next evaluation deadline 24th January) –• Market Surveys, Proof of Concept and Demonstration•• £5,000 TSB Innovation Vouchers (Second round, closes 23rd January)Slide |7 – Agrifood, Built Environment and Energy, Water and Waste
  • 8. Upcoming TSB competitions• Enhancing Manufacturing through automation Competition for collaborative R&D funding. Opens 21/01/13 Closes 15/05/13• Disruptive technologies in low carbon vehicles II Competition for proof of concept funding. Opens 14/01/13 Closes 08/05/13• Harwell Space Launchpad Competition for R&D funding Opens 21/01/13 Closes 08/05/13• Vessel efficiency: Piloting UK marine and maritime inn Competition for fast-track and collaborative R&D funding Opens 14/01/13Slide |8
  • 9. SBRI, KTP and Catapult SchemesTSB SBRI Scheme - TRL (2 - 4)• 2 schemes on munition evaluation and maritime operationsTSB KTP Scheme – TRL (1 – 3)• Ongoing scheme for high impact transfer of knowledge from Uni to industry through a sponsored placement.• Power electronics - enabling a resilient energy system (open 4th Feb 2013)TSB Catapults – TRL (3 – 6)• >£200m invested in open access facilities for high value manufacturing. |9
  • 10. EU Funding schemesFP7 European Collaborative RTD Funding for micro and nanofabrication• Waiting for Horizon2020 (subject to budget discussions)• NMP (last calls closed 4/12/12)• ICT themes (Calls 10 & 11 – closes 15/01/13, 16/4/13) – ICT-2013.9.7 - FET Proactive: Atomic and Molecular Scale Devices and Systems – ICT-2013.3.1 – Nanoelectronics – ICT-2013.9.9 FET - Flagship Initiatives (Graphene?) Eurostars – Smaller projects(open with next evaluation 4th April 2013) – |10
  • 11. Nanotechnology KTN – Contact Details: – Dr Alec Reader – NanoKTN Director – NanoKTN Office, View Point, Basing View, Basingstoke RG21 4RG – Office: +44 1256 799 170 – E-mail: – Website:• Thank you for your attention Slide |11
  • 12. M-era.Net• ERA-NET’s: Joint RTD funding calls from National Funding Authorities supplemented by additional EC resources.• Focus on Materials, 4 Year project 2012-2016• 37 Funding Authorities, 29 Countries• First call closed• Materials and Nano KTN involved• Https:// Slide |12
  • 13. Infrastructure Access Schemes• QNano• European Union-funded infrastructure for nanomaterial safety testing. This four year project which begins in February 2011 comprises 27 top European analytical & experimental facilities in nanotechnology, medicine and natural sciences.(open access for NM’s) – regular calls for proposals (3rd Call closes 31/01/2013)• Conference 27th Feb – 1st March•• EuminaFab• Open Access to >€200m of fabrication and metrology infrastructure in Europe.• 12 Partners and 53 separate facilities!• Calls for proposals now over• www.euminafab.euSlide |13
  • 14. Funds for up-scaling?• Previously supported by RDA’s and Devolved Administrations (Welsh and Scottish)• England – Local Enterprise Partnerships• Regional Growth Fund -• ERDF - ropeanregionaldevelopment/ – Support dependents on geography• Corporate finance, EIS, SEIS, FFF Investors, Banks and VC’s• Indirect support through Enterprise Zones,• R&D Tax credits - rates/claims/randd.htm• HMRC ‘Patent Box’ scheme - rates/claims/patent-box.htmSlide |14
  • 15. Business Support from BIS• Visit GovUK for setting up and growing a business• A mentoring portal. network of business mentors via . Aims to develop a network of 40,000 mentors and there are now over 22,000 mentors available through the portal.• Training for mentors. Volunteers can register for free training via Government is investing £1.8 million in Get Mentoring, an initiative to recruit and train 15,000 volunteer mentors from the small, medium and micro business community who will be accessible through the portal.• High Growth support. Recently launched GrowthAccelerator (, a new Government backed programme that will help England’s brightest businesses achieve their full potential. GrowthAccelerator is a new 3 year programme providing high quality tailored coaching support for up to 26,000 SMEs with high growth potential. It will also fast-track businesses to other trusted providers of business advice to help them achieve their ambitions, such as UKTI, business incubators and business and investor networks.Slide |15
  • 16. Gartner Hype Cycle (blue) / Rogers Technology Adoption Curve (red)Slide |16