Why you should exhibit at MRE 2020

Posted on: 06/06/2019

Materials Research Exchange 2020 takes place in February next year, find out why you should be exhibiting there.

MRE 2020 is a two-day exhibition and showcase taking place on 18th – 20th February 2020 at the Business Design Centre in London.* Organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK, the event will showcase the wealth of UK materials research, investment opportunities and UK progress towards Industry 4.0. Register today to ensure your place at the must-go-to materials event of 2020.


Why should you exhibit?

  • Two complimentary delegate passes including evening wine reception on 19th February for delegates and exhibitors
  • Listed as an exhibitor in event guide and on website
  • Company logo on the screens at the event
  • Participate in an international networking opportunity with over 1500 delegates, from academics to spin-outs to SMEs and product designers to manufacturers, users and investors.
  • Complimentary lunch for two on February 19th and 20th
  • Receive an e-delegate list prior to the event
  • Introductions to international delegation and potential collaboration opportunities
  • Set up in advance on 18th February

Testimonials from the previous edition at MRE 2018 demonstrate the value of the event. For instance, Dr. Robert Quarshie, Head of Materials at KTN, remarked “The event attracted delegates from not only across the materials sector but a much wider range of sectors, as it provided a unique forum for increasing interactions between industry, researchers and policymakers from a range of disciplines and market sectors, across supply chains.” Ben Walsh, Lead Technologist in Advanced Materials at Innovate UK, elucidated on this: “The event demonstrated the depth and breadth of UK materials research and presented opportunities to companies to grow their businesses through the research and innovation support available.”

While at the event you’ll be able to hear from some of the country’s leading innovators and investors, where current trends will be showcased as well as taking a glimpse at future innovations. There is a great package of benefits available to exhibitors to maximise the networking opportunities available.  The event will feature, in addition to the exhibition, a series of seminars and workshops demonstrating the scope of current developments in advanced materials. It provides a unique opportunity to build links within the materials supply chain to strengthen the UK materials offer to Original Equipment Manufacturers and end users.

The event is a must for anyone working in materials, though it is also relevant to a much wider range of sectors, providing a forum for interaction between industry, researchers and policy makers from a range of disciplines and market sectors. You’ll be able to meet and speak with senior government representatives, investors, top industry players, scientists, start-up companies and SMEs, early career researchers and product designers. MRE 2020 is headline sponsored by the Henry Royce Institute and supported by EPSRC and Dstl.


A wide array of universities, research organisations and SMEs will be exhibiting at MRE 2020. Some of the confirmed organisations include the UK Circular Plastics Network, Added Scientific Ltd., Potter Clarkson LLP, The Future Photonics Hub, Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre and The University of Sheffield amongst others. You can view the current list of confirmed exhibitors on the MRE 2020 website.

Exhibitor tickets are priced at £1950 and are available here.

Sponsorship packages are also available to view here. For further information please e-mail Aileen Woodley or Natasha Sim.

Please visit the Materials Research Exchange website to find out more information on exhibitors, sponsorship and tickets.



*Please note: 18th is for exhibitors & invite only; conference for delegates is 19th – 20th

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