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Cenamps wins KTN management role

Cenamps, a national centre for emerging technologies, has secured a major contract to manage the newly created Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NKTN), funded by the Government’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB).

Building on an existing network of 700 organisations, the NKTN will facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between industry and research, offering companies dealing in small scale technology access to information on new processes, patents and funding as well as keeping up to date with industry regulation.
Dr Mike Pitkethly, Cenamps’ ceo, said: “In creating a new KTN for micro and nano technologies, the Government has recognised the positive impact that such technologies are having on society.
“Knowledge transfer with scientists from a range of disciplines within the KTN programme will allow us to bring the benefits of these enabling technologies to a far wider audience. The possibilities for new products and businesses are likely to open up dramatically, so this is very exciting for the UK.”
David Way, TSB operations director, noted: “The aim of this important network is to provide a market oriented focus to broker collaborations that can allow the UK to exploit these new technologies. The TSB is playing a central role in guiding the development of KTNs to help the business community to interact and develop ideas and build relations with the science base and government.”

Graham Pitcher

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