The Commercialising Metamaterials Innovation Network brings you its next workshop in our winter series.

Once an aspect of metamaterials technology has been identified with the potential in a particular application, there is a need to look to scale up the production to develop demonstrators and prototypes. This activity is often associated with a start-up or SME since the technology is brought in from research. The needs of these small enterprises in progressing, from this first step to commercialisation, can include a variety of services offered from academia to investors. Very often investors will only be interested in further steps to commercialise or upscale.

This webinar will bring together a variety of experts who can offer organisations the support they need to successfully scale up and commercialise. This includes modelling services from academia; advanced manufacturing scale up from catapults and academia; innovation funding and investor access from Government-funded organisations; early-stage design expertise to ensure capture of best product and application, to name just a few. Register now!

Collaboration and Networking

We will be offering businesses the opportunity to network with support organisations in metamaterials and with other organisations within the supply chain, through our online collaboration tool. Remember to book your slot – further details to be provided upon registration.

Draft agenda

10:00 – Welcome & house rules | Neil Witten, Innovate UK

10:10 – Support sessions

          Introduction to innovation support for SMEs and Spinouts | Innovate UK

          The Innovation Canvas | KTN

          Support for scale up and de-risking | Catapult (HVM)

          What investors are looking for? | Access to Finance

          Engaging with designers

          Modelling and Additive Manufacturing | Academic Support

Q&A – Neil Witten, Innovate UK

12:00 – Lunch

12:30 – Online networking and collaboration (Meeting Mojo)

          One-to One Meetings (R&D Tax Credits, IP plus meet with the speakers)

14:00 – End

About the Metamaterials Innovation Network

Like all Innovation Networks run by KTN, the aim is to convene people who wouldn’t normally meet; to learn, connect and explore opportunities. This Innovation Network is a 2-year project run by KTN to ensure successful commercial exploitation and technology transfer of metamaterials through brokered or encouraged collaboration. Sign up here to become a part of the community and receive regular updates.

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Organiser: KTN

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