Register for KTN’s Biggest Materials Event of the Year
Business Design Centre London
Day 1 – 19th February 2020: 10am – 6pm, followed by drinks reception
Day 2 – 20th February 2020: 9am – 5pm
With just over 3 months to go, we’re delighted to now reveal the first details of the programme.
Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will formally open MRE 2020 and will provide the Welcome address. The other confirmed keynote speakers include Dr. Ian Campbell (Interim Executive Chair at Innovate UK), Dr. Alicia Greated (CEO, KTN) and Simon Edmunds (Deputy Executive Chair/Chief Business Officer, Innovate UK).
MRE 2020 is an exhibition, investor showcase and conference taking place on 18th – 20th February 2020 at the Business Design Centre in London. Network with over 1500 delegates, meet key funding and decision makers and attend targeted seminars and keynote addresses. Over the two days of MRE 2020 you will be meeting a large part of the materials community under one roof. You will have the opportunity to walk around the exhibition and meet the wide array of novel materials innovators and research groups
View the full programme – https://ktn-uk.co.uk/news/mre-2020-programme-and-first-speakers-announced?utm_campaign=1615260_MRE%202020%20Mailshot&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dotmailer&dm_i=2VFU,YMCC,5TOPCS,3MSLB,1
What else can you expect from MRE 2020?
•Hear engaging talks from researchers, innovators, investors and industry, presenting case studies on successful commercialisation of materials working in collaboration with academic researchers.
•Participate in masterclass sessions on IP and R&D Tax Credit.
•UK Circular Plastics Network Seminar on Day 2 of MRE, titled ‘Packaging of the Future: Implications of recycled/novel materials and food contact’, with speakers from the Food Standards Agency and BSI.
•Pitchfest: receive training on how to be pitch-ready to successfully present your case to investors.
•Hear and debate the scope of current developments in advanced materials across key supply chains and through different sectors, including the impact of emerging digital technologies such as Block Chains.
•Hear from policy makers with discussions and updates on relevant Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) support for businesses and academia.
•Seminars on metamaterials and 2D materials.
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Outline of Programme
Wednesday 19th February 2020
08:00 Doors open for exhibitors
10.00 Doors open for delegates – registration
10.10 VIP walk-around and photo-call
11.00 Plenary Session – chaired by Sue Dunkerton OBE (Director at KTN)
—Welcome Address by Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UKRI
—Keynote addresses from Dr Ian Campbell, Interim Executive Chair, Innovate UK, and senior academic and industry representatives
12.30 VIP Lunch / Photocall /Tour of Exhibition
13.00 1-2-1 Meetings & Networking
13.30 – 17.30 Parallel Workshops & Seminars
17.30 – 18.00 Exhibition and Networking
18.00 – 20.00 Evening Reception
Thursday 20th February 2020
08.30 Doors open for exhibitors
09.00 Doors open for delegates
10.00 VIP walk-around and photo-call
10.30 Plenary Session
—Prizes and Awards – Keynote addresses from Simon Edmonds, Deputy Executive Chair/Chief Business Officer, Innovate UK and Dr Alicia Greated, Chief Executive, KTN
11.00– 16.30 Parallel Workshops & Seminars
16.30 – 17.00 1-2-1 Meetings & Networking
17.00 Exhibition close