Successful conference on innovative materials of the future

Date: 2022.10.01
The first Future Materials conference organised by MOME Innovation Centrer was a blast! Our campus hosted 2 keynote speeches and 5 panel discussions, presented 15 excellent speakers and welcomed over 200 participants to the conference. The diverse programme provided insights into the future of materials innovation, from nanofibres to circular textile design.

MOME aims to become the country's first carbon-neutral higher education institution by 2030, while the university's Innovation Center seeks practical solutions to problems that affect our society through research and development activities, including climate change. In this spirit, the MOME IC organised the first materials research and development conference in the region.

Conference and workshops 

The two-day event brought together designers, materials researchers, other representatives of the materials industry as well as the general public through presentations, round-table discussions, exhibitions and workshops, all based around four overarching themes:  

  • Materials living around us – The innovative use of biomaterials
  • Material as medium and culture
  • Industry's race for new materials
  • Dynamic and high-tech materials

On the second day of the conference, workshops provided a hands-on opportunity for participants to gain experience in innovative materials use and design. In addition, the two-day event programme included an exhibition of material innovation work by local talent and a guided tour of the Budapest Design Material Library (BDML).  

The future of materials research at MOME 

During the conference we announced our exciting collaborative initiative, the Conscious Textile Group, in partnership with the internationally renowned Nanushka. The aim of the resulting R&D hub is to explore innovative ways of producing and using textiles in a circular way. As part of this, two open calls have been launched: 

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The conference was financed by the NRDI Fund, as part of the Mecenatura 2021 call. 

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