The UltraWire is a community of technology development leaders and industrial end-users, supporting and working on development and commercialisation of nano-carbon and metal based conductive composite materials.
Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology (CNT Ltd), was one of the partners involved in the UltraWire project, in charge of the Exploitation and Dissemination. Since the end of the project, CNT has continued running conferences/workshops in order to build a community supporting commercialisation of ultra-conductive materials and development of nano-carbon and metal composites based technologies for a number of applications, including electrical energy transmission and transport, by bringing together technology development leaders and industrial end-users.
The UltraWire project was funded by European Commission 7th Framework Programme (EC FP7). The project started on the 1st October 2013 and finished on the 30th September 2016 with the participation of 14 partners. 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.