Materials and Research Exchange 2018

12 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018

Supported by IOM3

The 2018 Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase will present the richness of UK materials research and innovation, providing an ideal stage to absorb current trends and take a glimpse of future innovations and investment opportunities.

The event will provide a platform to help develop commercial success of UK-generated materials innovation by showcasing the groundbreaking new materials and processes to industry to accelerate the process of taking these through to commercialisation. Meet investors, inform and be informed by industrial strategy and network with the entire materials landscape, from academics to spin-outs to SMEs and product designers to manufacturers and users - all under one roof!

From metals, powders and textiles to graphene and polymers - innovations in advanced materials research have numerous applications across a wide range of sectors.

Organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK and supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), this unique two day exhibition and conference will showcase the richness of the UK materials research and investment opportunities providing an ideal opportunity to absorb current trends and take a glimpse of future innovations. This is an ideal opportunity to build links within the materials supply chain to strengthen the UK materials offer to OEMS and End Users.

The 2018 Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase will include talks from investors, innovators and experts such as: Dr Ruth McKernan CBE, Chief Executive of Innovate UK, Professor Philip Nelson, Chief Executive of EPSRC and Rebecca Endean, Director of Strategy of UK Research & Innovation discussing the Industrial Strategy Fund support for businesses, the scope of current developments in advanced materials across key supply chains and through different sectors. More speakers are still to be announced.

A range of universities, research organisations and SMEs will be exhibiting to demonstrate the wealth of materials in development from both academic and industrial research groups. In addition, there will be  a series of seminars and workshops demonstrating the scope of current developments in advanced materials, including a seminar on international collaborations.

Come and talk to IOM3 staff about our range of benefits and services for individual members and for organisations, on stand 14.

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
N1 0QH
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Knowledge Transfer Network

Kirstie Armsworth

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