Luxembourg, November 13th-14th: The Future of Material Summitt brings together top level executives and manufacturing leaders, research scientists, academics and policymakers to explore how new materials are opening the way for new industries and also helping solve some of humanity's greatest challenges.
The Future of Materials summit in Luxembourg on November 13th-14th, 2017 gather leading manufacturers, scientists, technologists and policymakers for a discussion intended to help crystallise what is happening, and to illuminate the role of novel materials in the manufacturing industries of the future.
Innovations such as 3D printing, robotics, extreme customisation and high-performance computing are just some of the elements that will shape the future of manufacturing. But nothing will impact how things are made, and what they are capable of, more than the materials manufacturers use.
Advancements in material science are at a turning point. From programmable matter to smart polymers and self-healing concrete, the application of new materials could unlock new avenues for traditional industries to take off and possibly solve some of the greatest challenges facing our planet. But human beings are still inefficient at turning raw materials into useful ones, and useful ones in products. The road from discovery to production is long and strewn with pitfalls. The Future of Materials summit will analyse the modern materials “ecosystem”, from research and development, via supply chains, to business applications.