Successful conference on innovative materials of the future
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:
- A research fellowship program focusing on the minimisation of textile waste, for which we invite both local and international applications;
- A Community Development Program for current and former MOME citizens, focusing on research and development of sustainable materials.
Photos, videos and presentations: https://futurematerials.mome.hu/
The conference was financed by the NRDI Fund, as part of the Mecenatura 2021 call.