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Update on UK Knowledge Transfer Networks

From 1 April 2014 a new company, KTN Ltd, will exist that brings together all the separate networks and communities we currently serve the UK community into one integrated organisation. This interdisciplinary network will provide a powerful vehicle for promoting innovation across all of UK business.   This is the first of a series of updates on the new KTN structure. The Chair David Lockwood and CEO Chris Warkup are already in place and the leadership team is nearly fully finalised. We have over 110 staff from current KTNs who have signed up as employees and are well on...

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COMS 2014

MANCEF is pleased to announce that COMS 2014 will be in Salt Lake City from October 12-15. We are working with the University of Utah to make this a fantastic COMS! Please check back here often or sign up to our mailing list for more details as they become available. We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City later this year! Visit the COMS 2014 Website at...

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TSensors (Trillion Sensors) Summit

The TSensors (Trillion Sensors) Summit is an event being organized as a forum for world sensor visionaries to present their views on which sensor applications and sensor types have potential to fuel sensor market growth to trillions by 2023. Their visions will form a foundation for a Trillion Sensor Roadmap, which sensor experts consider instrumental in acceleration of development and commercialization of sensors supporting global changes in the coming decade. The event will be held at Stanford University on October 23-25, 2013, the site of the 2010 MEMS Technology Summit which generated the inspiration for the Trillion Sensor Roadmap. TSensors Summit vision is that the sensor development acceleration will require the following steps: “Invention” of new sensor applications likely to enter an ultra high volume demand resulting from emerging global tides such as Abundance1, Mobile Health, Internet of Things, Context Computing, CeNSE and others. This is the objective for TSensors Summit at Stanford (and later in Japan in 2014). Post-processing of the outlined visionary applications to extract sensor types supporting them and which would require the development acceleration effort. Results will be published as TSensors Roadmap. Formation of working groups focused on developing the acceleration strategy for needed high volume sensor types. Executing the acceleration strategy, which will likely require funding of the cooperative effort between academia, industry and Governments, to develop sensors and required high volume manufacturing infrastructure...

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Australia leads the way in high performance sports monitoring

Research that was first reported at the 10th International COMS Conference, Baden Baden Germany, in 2005, has thrust Australia’s Catapult Sports onto the global stage. The research collaboration between the Australian CRC for microTechnology and the Australian Institute of Sport provided the technology and key IP that has enabled Catapult Sports to develop their enviable position as world market leaders. Catapult Sport’s CEO, Shaun Holthouse: “Catapult Sports is the world leader in wearable athlete tracking for elite sport with offices in London, Atlanta and Melbourne. Our clients include 300 of the best known sports teams and organisations in the world, for example AC Milan, New York Giants, Boston Celtics and Canterbury Crusaders. Our products take the guess work out of training and performance, providing tools for tactical, skills and fitness analysis as well as injury prevention. We do this through a heavy focus on innovation and technology – especially the deployment of microtechnology and microelectronics in sophisticated hardware packages that athletes wear during training and competition. Although we have just launched in the United States about 18 months ago, we already count 1/3 of the NFL and more than 20 NCAA division 1 college teams amongst our clients. For each sport we service, we use sophisticated feature recognition algorithms to turn accelerometer, gyroscope and other MEMS sensor data into ‘coachspeak’ analytics – how many tackles did you perform, what...

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Micro Nano Mems 2013

THE International Forum for Micro, Precision, Mems and Nano Manufacturing Date: 9/25/2013 – 9/26/2013 Venue: NEC, Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom This event has grown to be one of Europe’s leading events dedicated to Micro, MEMS & Nano manufacturing. Exhibits cover the full spectrum of technologies from laser micromachining through to micro injection moulding and from MEMS fabrication, through to assembly, inspection and test equipment and offers visitors a one-stop shop for small and ultra precision part technology. Over 2,000 attendees came in 2012 and many exhibitors have reserved their space for the next show, which signals continued growth for 2013. Micro, Nano, Mems is breaking the mould for engineering events – offering a blend of live technical experience with a huge range of FREE educational seminars, FREE parking and FREE visitor Wi-Fi. This combination ensures that It is an essential part of any engineering and manufacturing organisation’s calendar. Website: http://www.micronanomems.com/ [hr] Venues The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) The National Exhibition Centre Birmingham B40 1NT., Birmingham United Kingdom Tel: +44-0121-780 4141 +44-0121-780 4141 FREE http://www.thenec.co.uk/ [hr] Organizers Datateam Business Media Limited 15a London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8LY, Kent United Kingdom Tel: +44-(0)1622-687031 +44-(0)1622-687031 FREE...

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