Yesterday, several members of the SYMETA team attended a day hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) to develop a comprehensive overview of the UK's activity in the field of metamaterials across academia and industry. The day was well attended with over 80 delegates from industry and academia. The range of research currently undertaken in the UK is impressive in its diversity and sophistication. The potential of metamaterials to underpin innovation and provide a boost to the UK's economy is clear and reflected in the investment strategies of EPSRC and Innovate UK. It was interesting to speak to so many people working in the field and particularly to hear from industry about the potential for applications.