Save the date: Materials Research Exchange 2020

Posted on: 09/11/2018

The 2020 UK Advanced Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase (MRE2020) will take place 18th – 20th February 2020 in London.

This is a call to open your diaries and save the date for Materials Research Exchange 2020 (MRE2020) which will be taking place 18th – 20th February at the Business Design Centre in London. The event will provide a platform to develop the commercial success of UK-generated materials innovation by showcasing ground-breaking new materials and their manufacturing processes to industry with the goal of accelerating bringing these to a commercialisation stage.

MRE2020, organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK, will demonstrate how the UK is a global hub of excellence in materials research, as well as how materials is an area which will continue to propel the nation’s economy to future success. MRE2020 will take the form of a two-day exhibition and conference, showcasing the wealth of UK materials research, investment opportunities and UK progress towards Industry 4.0; it’s the ideal chance to build links within the materials supply chain to strengthen the UK materials offer to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and end users.

The last Materials Research Exchange event in 2018 was a huge success with over 70 exhibitors showcasing their products, and 1,300 delegates in attendance across the two days. MRE2018 was officially opened by Lord Haskel, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, and the conference welcomed over 80 influential speakers from across the industry. In the same vein as 2018, the 2020 edition will provide the opportunity to attend seminars and workshops, 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.


A dedicated website for MRE2020 will be launched shortly, with details on registration, sponsorship and exhibitor packages and speakers being announced soon. In the meantime, keep up to date with any developments by signing up to our newsletter or by following us on Twitter: @KTNUK_Materials.

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