Materials Protecting Society Seminar Series

20 Sep 2017

Organised by IOM Communications Ltd on behalf of the IOM3 Industry and Technology Policy Board

In recognition of the need for society to respond to the modern-day challenges such as terrorism, natural disasters, climate change and an ageing population. The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining is organising a series of seminars entitled Materials Protecting Society where the role of materials in society to help meet those challenges and to deliver potential solutions will be presented.

Headline topics will explore the role of materials in :

  • Protecting people, 
  • Protecting the environment, 
  • Developing resilient infrastructure 
  • Protecting our future

At this launch event in London on 20 September 2017, keynote speakers will set out the high level challenges and potential solutions on each of these topics. The launch event will be followed by a series of 1day events, over the next two years, to discuss these topics in greater detail. 

A key challenge for this modern-day imperative is to deliver quality solutions that are sustainable and which protect and improve the quality of life for all citizens now and in the future. 

It is recognised that new materials, new engineered solutions, new approaches to tackling problems and a broad view of how to assess the impacts of change will all need to be considered.

There is a need for a broader understanding of the issues to be addressed and to recognise that success will depend upon a wide range of considerations as well as collaboration across sectors and supply chains.  The series will be aligned to the Government’s recently launched Industrial Strategy and will include how the sectors of manufacturing, construction, transport, health, environment, resource efficiency will feature in working towards solutions. 

The target audience will be managers, technologists, researchers, engineers who have a vested interest in finding workable solutions and who would like a wider understanding of how their roles and their knowledge might contribute towards success. 

Critically there is a need for rapid innovation and world class research but there is also a need for the materials sectors to be more aware of societal needs and for customers and users to be more aware of the potential offerings of the material’s related industries. 

Social media: #materialsprotect 

Downloadable documents: 

Venue and booking

Event Location

Event Location: 
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
297 Euston Road
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Chiara Brooks

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