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A Call for Exhibitors for the UK Advanced Materials Research & Investor Showcase 2018

Posted on 24/12/2017

Exhibitor opportunities at the Materials Research Exchange 2018

Superb package of benefits available to all exhibitors to maximise the networking and opportunities available

Delegate and exhibitor registration is now open for the 2018 Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase (MRE2018), the biggest and finest materials innovation event of its kind taking place on 12-13 March 2018 at the Business Design Centre in London. MRE2018 is inviting UK universities, research groups working on Advanced Materials as well as industry research centres and SMEs based in the UK to register to exhibit.

Dr Robert Quarshie, Head of Materials at the Knowledge Transfer Network said: “We encourage you to sign up today and join the entire materials landscape, from academics to spin-outs to SMEs and product designers to manufacturers and users and of course investors – all under one roof. More than 600 delegates per day and 120 exhibitors will attend the two-day conference and exhibition.”

There is a superb package of benefits available to all exhibitors to maximise the networking and opportunities available. The event will provide an excellent platform to help develop commercial success of UK-generated materials innovation by showcasing the groundbreaking new materials and processes to industry to accelerate the process of taking these through to commercialisation. And postgraduate research students at exhibiting organisations will also be invited to send posters to present examples of their academic work.

The last celebrated Materials Research Exchange event in 2014 was highly successful and the 2018 event promises to be even bigger and better with more delegates and exhibitors expected. Organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK and supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Dstl, this unique two day exhibition and conference will showcase the richness of the UK materials research and investment opportunities providing an ideal opportunity to absorb current trends and take a glimpse of future innovations.

At this year’s event, delegates will see the entire spectrum of materials community across the two-day programme including engaging talks from investors, innovators and experts such as: Dr Ruth McKernan CBE, Chief Executive of Innovate UK, Professor Philip Nelson, Chief Executive of EPSRC and Rebecca Endean, Director of Strategy of UK Research & Innovation discussing the Industrial Strategy Fund support for businesses, the scope of current developments in advanced materials across key supply chains and through different sectors. More speakers are still to be announced.

A range of universities, research organisations and SMEs will be exhibiting to demonstrate the wealth of materials in development. In addition, there will be a series of seminars and workshops demonstrating the scope of current developments in advanced materials.  This is the ideal event to build links within the materials supply chain to strengthen the UK materials offer to OEMS and End Users.

This event is an absolute must for anyone working in materials and users of materials. It is relevant to a much wider range of sectors, as it will provide a unique forum for increasing interactions between industry, researchers and policymakers from a range of disciplines and market sectors, across supply chains. From senior representatives of government, major investors, top industry players and senior scientists to startup companies and SMEs as well as brilliant early career researchers and product designers, the showcase will attract a diverse audience from a range of disciplines and market sectors.

MRE2018 will be the largest and finest materials innovation event of the year…designed BY those working in materials FOR those working in the materials sector to engage with key application sectors in the UK and beyond!

For more detailed information about exhibiting please visit: www.mre2018.co.uk A free early bird registration offer is open to delegates until January 31st, 2018.

Exhibitor benefits include:

Early sign up is encouraged to guarantee your attendance and to maximise the selection of benefits on offer. Exhibitor benefits include:

  • Complimentary delegate passes including evening wine reception on March 12th
  • Listed as an exhibitor in the event guide and website
  • Company logo on the screens at the event
  • An e-delegate list prior to the event
  • Complimentary lunch on March 12th and 13th
  • Entry to the poster competition to win awards for postgraduate researcher
  • Introductions to international delegation and potential collaboration partners

For more detailed exhibitor information please contact – annette.england@ktn-uk.org or:

Brian McCarthy (university enquiry)
Ajay Kapadia (industry enquiry)

“I’ve never received so much genuine interest at an event before, brilliant”
Stuart Lee, Team Leader at Advanced Materials and Processing Team, Pera Technology
(regarding the previous Materials Research Exchange event)