Investment funding for commercially viable research

The Materials Science Venture Prize has been introduced by the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers for commercially viable research.

Access IMMAGE mineral reference database online

The Institute’s IMMAGE database of references to international mineral publications will soon be available online.

Government funding to boost UK science and innovation

The UK Government is to adopt the proposals in Lord Sainsbury’s review of science and innovation. Recommendations cover science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, funding and knowledge transfer.

Launch of the British Composites Society

The Composites Division of IOM3 is set to re-launch as the British Composites Society.

China remains number one for manufacturers

Materials World magazine
Despite facing product safety concerns, rising labour costs and increasing costs for raw materials, China remains the number one destination for manufacturers, according to the 2007 Annual Study - Innovation in Emerging Markets by the Manufacturing Industry Group at global consultancy and financial services firm Deloitte & Touche LLP.