Materials Research Exchange (MRE) 2024

Don’t miss out on the incredible opportunity to be part of Materials Research Exchange (MRE2024).

Event Details

23/04/2024 - 24/04/2024

09.00 - 16.30



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Why visit?

To celebrate 10 years of MRE, we are ushering in a groundbreaking transformation for 2024 by introducing four additional exciting flagship events all in one spectacular experience!

This unique event is your gateway to the world of materials innovation, featuring an exhibition, investor showcase, and cross-cutting seminars on technology transfer from the UK’s world-class research base.

What’s on

Prepare to be amazed as MRE 2024 delves into a diverse range of materials, from nanotechnology to biomaterials, textiles, polymers, metals, glass, and more. These materials are not just theoretical concepts but critical building blocks for real-world applications, including energy, space, construction, packaging, marine, automotive, and low carbon technologies.

MRE is a catalyst for progress. Through cross-cutting presentations, thought-provoking panel discussions, and an investor showcase brimming with potential, MRE fosters an environment of knowledge-sharing and cross-sector interactions. MRE is where the UK’s research and innovation excellence in materials meets the world of UK product manufacturers and forward-thinking investors.

This is your chance to connect with the materials community to collaborate, exchange ideas, and adopt the latest advances in materials science.

Advanced Materials for the Future Conference

Returning in its 10th year, MRE’s Advanced Materials for the Future. Full of new insights about material research and innovations taking place across the UK.

Find targeted seminars on a range of cutting-edge areas such as materials for Net Zero across a number of sectors. This event enables collaboration between industry and academic communities.

Flagship events

  • The Circular Critical Materials Supply Chains programme supports the UK’s Critical Minerals Strategy and aims to build and develop resilient supply chains to address this strategically important area with an initial focus on rare earth elements.

  • The UK has clear potential to become a world-class destination of choice for advanced low-carbon manufacturing as set out in the Materials and Manufacturing Vision 2050. To be internationally competitive it is imperative for UK materials and manufacturing to be net zero, resource efficient, responsive, and technologically advanced.

  • In 2024, we’re excited for GRIPS (Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability) to be featured at Materials Research Exchange 2024. It’s a chance to explore the intersection of materials science with sustainability and innovation in plastics across diverse industry sectors.

  • If you are an investor, join us on Day 2 for the Investor Showcase, where innovation converges with opportunity. We will be spotlighting materials innovators from cutting-edge pre-spinout ventures from UK universities in the morning, followed by established companies in the afternoon.

Why attend?

MRE brings an opportunity to network with over 1500 delegates from the materials community: researchers, academics, industry, government, investors and innovators from various fields to explore and discuss cutting-edge developments in materials science and technology. For our international attendees, this is a unique opportunity to witness the UK’s world-leading capability in new materials development and meet with potential collaborators.


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