Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Inventique - latest issue

May 2009 issue - Contents

Lead story: Creative women have until 29 May to enter this year’s British Female Inventor and Innovator of the Year Awards.
This Awards issue of Inventique also brings news of Design Council, James Dyson and IET awards worth over £410,000.
In his series 'Ten steps to success in new ventures', guest columnist Matthew Simmons asks: "What, no Plan?"
The Lifesaver Bottle can produce clean drinking water from almost any source by filtering out 99.9(9)% of viruses.
William D. Richard and David Zar have invented an ultrasound imaging device that fits the palm of a hand, thanks to a $100,000 Microsoft grant.
The British Library Business & IP Centre has launched free e-courses on intellectual property.
British companies have been challenged to develop new technologies in a new £100m development programme – with contracts on offer.
In Design from Nature, researchers in Germany have created a material that can absorb 10 times its normal tensile energy – from a spider's web.
In Your Shout, Warwick Group founder Lord Bhattacharayya says: "Support innovation – or be left behind."
The Midlands Manufacturing Show and the International Subcontract Show take place in Birmingham and Coventry.
This month's Centre of Excellence is IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
Book of the Month is Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation and Time Travel by Michio Kaku.
Website of the Month is unico.org.uk, the UK’s leading knowledge transfer membership association.

Visit http://www.wrti.org.uk/ to view WRTI's website, which contains hundreds of links to other sites relevant to inventors, entrepreneurs and innovative companies, plus back issues of Inventique, containing articles by guest columnists such as James Dyson and Mandy Haberman, as well as details of forthcoming events.