page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
page 6
page 7
page 8
page 9
page 10
page 11
page 12
page 13
page 14
page 15
page 16
page 17
page 18
page 19
page 20
page 21
page 22
page 23
page 24
page 25
page 26
page 27
page 28
page 29
page 30
page 31
page 32
page 33
page 34
page 35
page 36
page 37
page 38
page 39
page 40
page 41
page 42
page 43
page 44
page 45
page 46
page 47
page 48
page 49
page 50
page 51
page 52
page 53
page 54
page 55
page 56
page 57
page 58
page 59
page 60
page 61
page 62
page 63
page 64
page 65
page 66
page 67
page 68
page 69
page 70
page 71
page 72
page 73
page 74
page 75
page 76
page 77
page 78
page 79
page 80
page 81
page 82
page 83
page 84
page 85
page 86
page 87
page 88
page 89
page 90
page 91
page 92
page 93
page 94
page 95
page 96
page 97
page 98
page 99
page 100
page 101
page 102
page 103
page 104
page 105
page 106
page 107
page 108
page 109
page 110
page 111
page 112
page 113
page 114
page 115
page 116
page 117
page 118
page 119
page 120
page 121
page 122
page 123
page 124
page 125
page 126
page 127
page 128
page 129
page 130
page 131
page 132
page 133
page 134
page 135
page 136
page 137
page 138
page 139
page 140
page 141
page 142
page 143
page 144
page 145
page 146
page 147
page 148
page 149
page 150
page 151
page 152
page 153
page 154
page 155
page 156
page 157
page 158
page 159
page 160
page 161
page 162
page 163
page 164
page 165
page 166
page 167
page 168
page 169
page 170
page 171
page 172
page 173
page 174
page 175
page 176
page 177
page 178
page 179
page 180
page 181
page 182
page 183
page 184
page 185
page 186

UKINNOVATION UK51 University of Liverpool through their Ultra Mixing and Processing Facility which was manufactured for them by Maelstrom APT who also provide mixer/ dispersion technology to the Alliance; Imerys Minerals, who pro-vide processing and milling facilities over a wide range of scales; Netzsch Mastermix and Buhler Ltd who both provide bead milling expertise. Fundamental to these areas is the dispersant technologies supplied by Lubrizol Advanced Materials. Applications Development Once nanomaterials have been dispersed and stabilised, they typically go through further processing such as extrusion, injection moulding, inkjet printing, spray coating etc. Nanomaterials behave differently in these applications, delivering different benefits and properties. Currently, there is a lack of open- access applications equipment to provide answers and characterise the material before and after processing. Equally important is to understand the impact of nanomaterials on applications equipment in terms of handling, flow, erosion and health & safety. NanoCentral Alliance members providing applications development are Macdermid Autotype who offer plastic film- coating facilities, multi- layer coating through HAR-MAN Technology, compounding, extrusion and ceramic processing provided by Nanoforce, ink jetting technology through Printed Electronics Ltd, compounding, extrusion and composites through Brunel University Wolfson Cen-tre, polymer electrospinning through The Electrospinning Company Ltd, high throughput screening through Ilika Technologies and printing and ink formulation through Teknek Ltd. Characterisation The development of new nanomaterials in the UK is frus-trated by difficulties in sourcing well- characterised raw materials supplied consistently to specification. The Net-work's characterisation platform is designed to address this issue. Incremental development of the Network will involve linking this platform with other UK centres of expertise in metrology and characterisation in order to broaden its scope. NanoCentral Alliance members providing characterisa-tion services are Intertek Measurement Science Group who offer particle characterisation services through SEM/ TEM, X- ray and PCCS techniques as well as many other characterisation techniques, CEMMNT, The Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nano Technolo-gies, provides measurement, characterisation, analytical and systems engineering services. Many of the Alliance Providers offer characterisation services in addition to their main service offer. Safety, Health and Environment Despite science- fiction tales of self- replicating nano machines reducing the planet to grey goo, there is no widespread public concern about nanotechnology. However, media interest and pressure group attention is understandable and a necessary part of the governance of science. Public debate on the balance between risks and benefits needs to take place sooner rather than later. As yet there is not enough data about the effects of all the available engineered nanomaterials on the human body and the environment. NanoCentral is well placed to help ensure these uncer-tainties will be addressed urgently in a coherent, scientific way through our partnership with SAFENANO which is operated by the Institute of Occupational Medicine and AssuredNano, which is being widely marketed by Nano- Central, the first nanomaterials Safety, Health & Envi-ronment ( SHE) Accreditation Scheme featuring annual Compliance Auditing. NanoCentral can help you as a technology provider or user to explore the unique opportunities that nanomate-rials can offer. Get in touch with the team via the website or the contact details below. success through nanomaterials NanoCentral at The Centre for Process Innovation, Wilton Centre Wilton Redcar TS10 4RF Website: www. nanocentral. eu Stephen Cash, CEO Dr Keith Robson, Senior Business Development Director Dr Stephen Devine, Operations Director Dr Dan Gooding, Business Development Director Tel: + 44 ( 0) 16 4244 2464 Nanotechnology nanocentral

52INNOVATION UK 1993 WIND- UP RADIO Another in the long line of " great British inventors", Trevor Baylis's personal focus is on using technology in innovative ways to address social problems - such as the wind up radio, his " signature" product which is intended to allow people living in remote areas without access to electricity to stay in touch with the world. Baylis's work as a stunt man made him feel kinship with disabled people through friends whose injuries had ended their performing careers. In 1985, this involvement led him to invent and develop a range of products for the disabled called Orange Aids. In 1989, he saw a TV programme about the spread of AIDS in Africa and how a way to halt the spread of the disease would be by education and information using radio broadcasts. Inspired by the programme, Trevor assembled the first prototype of his most well- known invention, the wind- up radio. The original prototype included a small transistor radio, an electric motor from a toy car, and the clockwork mechanism from a music box. He patented the idea and then tried to get it into production, but was met with rejection from everyone he approached. The turning point came when his prototype was featured on the BBC TV programme Tomorrow's World. With money from investors, he formed a company, Freeplay, and in 1996 the Freeplay radio was awarded the BBC Design Award for Best Product and Best Design. In the same year Baylis met Queen Elizabeth II and Nelson Mandela at a state banquet, and also travelled to Africa with the Dutch Television Service to produce a documentary about his life. He was awarded the 1996 World Vision Award for Development Initiative that year. 1997 saw the production in South Africa of the new gen-eration Freeplay radio, a smaller lighter model designed for the Western consumer market with a running time of up to an hour on 20 seconds of winding. This radio has since been updated to include a solar panel so that it runs in sunshine without winding. In October 1997, Baylis was awarded the Order of the British Empire by the Prin-cess Royal at Buckingham Palace. He was also awarded an hon-orary doctorate by Leeds Metro-politan University in June 2005. He now runs Trevor Bay-lis Brands plc, a com-pany dedicated to help-ing inventors to develop and protect their ideas and to find a route to market. 2001 - iPod Jonathan Ive, CBE, is a British designer and the Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple Inc. He is internationally renowned as the principal designer of the iMac, aluminum and titanium PowerBook G4, MacBook, unibody MacBook Pro, iPod and iPhone. After attending school in the south of England, Jonathan moved North to study art and design at Newcastle Poly-technic in 1985. He graduated with first- class honours having created a pebble- shaped concept for a product to replace cash and credit cards as his final- year project. In 1990 Jonathan moved to London and co- founded his own design studio, Tangerine, with Martin Darbyshire. Apple was a client of Tangerine and in 1992 Jonathan moved to Cupertino, California to join Apple's design team full- time. In 1998, he revolutionised computer design by creating the iMac, an Apple computer whose successive incarna-tions inside coloured and translucent " televisions" seized the imagination of designers and consumers. Later, he started to explore how Apple can engineer a computer hard drive that will play thousands of songs in a box that fits inside a back pocket or purse. Collaborat-ing with manufacturing, software, hardware and elec-tronic teams, he did just that, creating the iconic, best-selling iPod. In 2005, he designed Apple's iPod nano, and in 2007, the iPhone. 3 Great British Inventions Great British Inventions Great British inventions