Datemats is debuting at the Barcelona Design Week 2021 presenting the outputs available at this point of the project on the occasion of its first physical exhibition named “Datemats, designing with emerging materials and technologies”.

The installation is an initial approach to the rich panorama of the knowledge and the tools the project is generating, demonstrating how the emerging of new materials and technologies is fostering creativity and stimulating innovation processes, and how the knowledge transfer related to emerging materials and technologies (EM&Ts) from universities and research centers to professionals and enterprises is crucial to speed up their introduction and uptake into the market.

Thanks to the efforts made by consortium partner FAD – Materfad in producing and organizing the exhibition in time to be launched during Barcelona Design Week 2021 and displayed until 14th November, the visitors are offered a deep-dive into the 4 Datemats EM&Ts areas introducing the latest updates of material innovation and design. In addition, on the 27th October a guided tour followed by a conversation about the developed methodology and tools is held for a selected group belonging to the local design education community.


October 7th – November 14th

From Tuesday to Sunday, 9 am to 9pm


Disseny Hub Barcelona Hall
Pl. de les Glòries, 37-38. Barcelona

Organized and curated by: Datemats partners
Coordinated by: FAD – Materfad.
In collaboration with: Barcelona design Centre