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: 

Photos, videos and presentations:  

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

More news

How can graphic design illustrate tolerance? Born in Bosnia and currently living and working in New York, Mirko Ilić launched the Tolerance Poster Show six years ago, which is open to the public until April 2 in the MOME Ground.

What does it take for a young designer to be successful? Whether for running their own graphic design or animation studio, founding their own fashion label or working as an employee, future designers need market and entrepreneurial skills to succeed and realise their goals. For this purpose, MOME teachers have developed a course that is unique in the Central Eastern European region, providing students with a business approach specifically reflecting the needs of the creative industries. The Business to Design (B2D) educational programme was created with involvement of prominent professionals and entrepreneurs in the field, MOME alumni, as well as invited international speakers. Its originality lies in it forming part of the curriculum and being a mandatory subject for all BA students.

MOME has launched English language courses at different levels led by native teachers not just to improve the level of language skills in general but also to teach the vocabulary of the academic terminology, creative fields and the jobs trained at the university.
Member of the European
Network of
Higher Education Institutions
9 Zugligeti St,
Budapest, 1121