NanoKTN Helps UK SME Secure New Business and Raise International Profile

25 April 2012

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network, one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to announce that one of its members, Peratech, has won the 2012 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Peratech’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO), David Lussey believes it is both the support and promotional platform offered by the NanoKTN that have enabled the Company to create the business profile crucial to it winning the award and securing a place in the international market as a leader in its field.

Peratech Ltd, the inventor and world leader in Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC) technology, was established in 1996. QTC is a flexible polymer that exhibits extraordinary electrical properties with applications in sports equipment, clothing, robotics and mobile communications.

Peratech has worked with the NanoKTN now for a number of years, attending its events as a delegate and speaker. Peratech believes that the NanoKTN has played an integral part in the success the Company has achieved over recent years.

"Working with the NanoKTN has given us a huge amount of exposure and we have seen endless benefits to being a member. Presenting at the NanoKTN’s events has not only enabled us to raise our profile within key market sectors but it has also resulted in us securing new business,” says David Lussey, CTO at Peratech.

Lussey continues; "Being an active member of the NanoKTN and attending their events has given us a stage to showcase our technology to key target audiences and interested parties. By bringing likeminded people together in a forum where business can be done, the NanoKTN has provided us with unique networking opportunities and platforms to find collaboration partners to market our technology.”

Last week Peratech won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category for its QTC technology. The Queen’s Award is the UK’s most prestigious award for business performance, recognising and rewarding outstanding achievement by UK companies. Lussey believes that without the continued support and advice offered by the NanoKTN’s Theme Managers and the opportunity to promote the Company, secure sales and grow as a business, Peratech would not have won the award.

The NanoKTN’s primary aim is to encourage collaboration and knowledge transfer between key players in industry, as well as start-ups and SMEs. One of the key methods to ensure networking between key market players is to facilitate interactions through events. By doing this, the NanoKTN supports the UK supply chain and creates economic wealth for UK industry.

"The Peratech technology is one of those rare innovations that has endless applications and makes new products possible. The NanoKTN is proud to have worked with Peratech over many years and we are delighted with their well-deserved success,” adds Dr Martin Kemp, Theme Manager at the NanoKTN.

As part of its on-going commitment to Peratech, the NanoKTN has written and circulated a case study about the company’s QTC technology at NanoKTN events and via the NanoKTN’s website. This acts as both a tool to raise Peratech’s profile and a means of increasing awareness of the company within key market sectors.

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