Connecting industry in the South to metamaterials and emerging materials research and investors

Posted on: 08/05/2019

A two-part event on Tuesday 2 July, University of Sussex, Brighton

The University of Sussex, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Knowledge Transfer Network, is hosting an event to showcase latest initiatives in metamaterials and emerging materials from South of England universities.  The evening session will feature up to 40 exhibitors showcasing their innovations to investors and industry.

Due to limited space, industry delegates in the South of England will be priorities: all participants are very welcome to attend both the day and evening parts of this two-part event.

  • Daytime event (09:30-16:00):¬†Connecting local industry to metamaterials and emerging materials research in the South of England
  • Evening event (17:30-21:00):¬†Connecting local industry in the South of England with investors; networking and exhibition

The daytime event

The metamaterials and emerging materials event is intended to connect a number of universities in the South of England with regional industry to increase cross-collaboration between the universities and businesses. The universities will be showcasing technologies to industry delegates with the aim of boosting collaboration with local enterprise and exploring the potential commercial applications for emerging metamaterials and materials.

The day is aimed at a range of delegates from materials experts and engineers to industry innovation managers and from materials researchers to public sector officers in a variety of sectors.  Attendees will learn about the latest in metamaterials and emerging materials from South of England universities, have a platform to form new collaborative partnerships, find new technologies for industry applications and identify new R&D project opportunities and funding.

The evening event

The Investor-Industry, Deep-Tech Industry Showcase is intended to highlight the innovations and technologies of local industry in the South of England to investors and to demonstrate investment opportunities to enable further industry-industry and industry-academia collaboration.

Ideal for investors, business angels, VCs, industry representatives and delegates from growth accelerators of emerging technology platforms, attendees will see the latest from small, medium and large companies operating in the South of England, have the opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs, product developers, investors, founders and innovators and be able to explore fundraising and investment opportunities.


Exhibitor opportunities

The opportunity for up to 40 local industries and technology businesses to exhibit at the evening event is available.  It will enable exhibitors to demonstrate their products and innovations to an engaged audience.  If you are interested in exhibiting your products and innovations, you will be able to apply during the registration process.


REGISTRATION PROCESS: To receive a free ticket to attend for the day or evening, or both parts of this two-part event, please register your interest in the first instance. We will confirm your attendance by email – please wait for this confirmation email before making travel arrangements.

For more information and to register, click here.


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