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Ultra Conductive Copper-Carbon Nanotube Wire

Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd is organising the 5th UltraWire Workshop 2019 in Cambridge on 10 & 11 July 2019 at Wolfson College, in order to support commercialisation of nano-carbon wire technology and development of nano-carbon materials and metal composites for a number of applications such as electrical energy transmission and transport, by bringing together technology development leaders and industrial end-users.

If you are interested in speaking, participating and/or exhibiting at the UltraWire Workshop 2019 you can get more information about the workshop including registration form and agenda by sending an email to Dr Bojan Boskovic on

The preliminary Agenda can be downloaded from here

Confirmed UltraWire workshop speakers and delegates are coming from organisations such as: University of Cambridge, Prysmian Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe, Ltd. Cametics, SH Wire Schwering & Hasse Elektrodraht GmbH, University of Surrey, IMDEA Materials, among others.

UltraWire (Ultra Conductive Copper-Carbon Nanotube Wire) was the European Commission 7th Framework Programme (EC FP7) project (Grant Agreement No. 609057), with 14 partners from industry and academia that started on the 1st October 2013 and finished the 30th September 2016. The project overall budget was over 5M with direct investment of EU budget of 3.3M. The aim of the project was to develop a copper nanocarbon composite with significantly improved overall properties, including electrical, thermal and mechanical performances over bulk copper using production process that will be scalable to large volume manufacture. Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd is continuing to support commercialisation efforts related to development of this technology through annual UltraWire workshops.

The most common traditional materials used in electrical energy distribution systems are copper and copper alloys. Modern applications show an increasing demand for better heat and electric current carrying capacity at the level beyond copper base materials. Nanocarbon materials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene have attracted attention due to their high electrical, thermal conductivity and exceptional mechanical properties. It would appear that combining copper with high performance nanocarbons towards composite materials could offer immediate solution to problems encountered currently.

UltraWire on BBC News!

The UltraWire project has been featured at the BBC News Click programme! The programme has been shown on TV for the first time on 9 April 2016 on the BBC News and the BBC World News channels and few more times in following days and weeks. It is available for download and viewing in the UK until February 2017 on the BBC iPlayer through this link:

 The EC FP7 UltraWire project ended on 30 September 2016; however, the project partners and other researchers around the world are continuing development of this exciting technology.

To register your interest and to receive more information and updates about UltraWire technology development please contact  Dr Bojan Boskovic, UltraWire Exploitation and Dissemination Manager:

  • National Grid
  • Nexans
  • Wieland-Werke AG
  • Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd
  • Aurubis
  • KME Germany GmbH & Co. KG
  • University of Cambridge
  • Invro Limited
  • PE Interantional
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën
  • Institute of Occupational Medicine
  • Aalto University – School of Chemical Technology
  • Outotec (Finland) Oy
  • AGH University of Science and Technology