Regulation: Newcastle University Seek Regional SME Research Partners

Researchers from Newcastle University are seeking to recruit small firms in the environmental goods and services sector to participate in a UK Government funded project aimed at improving our understanding of the relevance and impact of regulation on smaller firms. The objective of the project is to see how different firms experience and respond to regulation over time and the research is designed to better understand your experience of regulation and to inform better policy making. For further information and to get involved, please contact Dr Simon Down on 0191 243 0799 or email

SPARK Awards

Strategic Projects to Access Research and Knowledge

The Materials KTN, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, are pleased to announce the launch of SPARK Awards in Nanotechnology.

SPARK Award projects, funded by the University of Glasgow, have been launched in collaboration with the Materials KTN to support the UK Nanotechnology Community by giving UK based companies help to improve their industrial performance through the increased use of technology for product and process innovation.

Individual Awards of up to £5000 are available for UK based companies to fund problem solving, proof-of-concept technology demonstration and other development activities in the field of nanotechnology.