UltraWire Workshop 2021

Conductive Materials Solutions Workshop

15th July 2021


Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd and its sister company CNT Innovation (www.cnt-innovation.com) organised the UltraWire Workshop (Conductive Materials Solutions Workshop”), on the 15th July 2021, on ZOOM digital platform.

The UltraWire Workshop 2021 was organised in order to support commercialisation of new technologies providing conductive materials solutions, including nano-carbon and metal-based composite materials for a number of applications, such as; electrical energy transmission, structural health monitoring and light-weight transport by bringing together technology development leaders and industrial end-users. The UltraWire 2021 Workshop was an opportunity to learn about progress in the development of nano-carbon wire technologies for improving electrical conductivity properties.

This year the UltraWire linked with the GRAPHOSITE Project (www.graphosite.co.uk). The GRAPHOSITE is a project funded by Innovate UK (reference 104266) which started in August 2018 and will run until July 2021. The main objective of the project is to develop a Graphene Sensor for Defect Detection and Predictive Maintenance in Composite Materials for use as a highly efficient, more convenient composite monitoring tool. This technology is based on an enhanced graphene-substrate interaction, with the ability to embed within a composite structure. It has the participation of 6 Partners: Advise-DETA (Project Coordinator), Brunel University London, Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd, DZP Technologies, Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd and TWI.

Dr George Maistros from ADVISE Deta (Project Coordinator), gave a general presentation of the GRAPHOSITE Project, at the beginning of the afternoon sessions. The afternoon sessions were dedicated to the GRAPHOSITE Project. All partners were invited to give individual presentations about their organisations and work.

Around 30 people registered to participate on this workshop, they came from leading organisations, research centres and universities such as: Airbus, Prysmian Group, SAFRAN, Graphenea, Belden, Furukawa Electric Institute of Technology, MBDA Systems, Bronkhorst UK, Conductores Monterrey, PADAR tecnoenergie, University of Cambridge, University of Strathclyde, Soongsil University and Ataturk University and the GRAPHOSITE Partners: ADVISE Deta, TWI, Haydale Composites, DZP Technologies, Brunel Composites Center. CNT Ltd.