Student at Aalto, KEA, PoliMi or Tecnun? Apply for the Datemats Mobility activity and discover application potentials of EM&Ts

In 2021 the Datemats Erasmus+ mobility will take place: hopefully the european COVID-19 situation will allow the consortium partners to execute the activities as planned and invite students enrolled at the involved Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to participate in an international mobility program offering 4 international workshops. During the five day long workshops, students tackle real-life challenges given by partnering European companies. Each workshop has the main focus on

2020-12-22T23:14:33+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Project News|

EM&T producer or end-user? Be part of the project network and get first hand research knowledge

The Datemats partners main objective is to transfer knowledge on Emerging Materials & Technologies - short EM&Ts - from academia and research to the industry and the future workforce. To do so, being in direct touch with industrial players, material producers and end-users, is crucial for the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of the Datemats consortium. To create this important connection, the Datemats Manifesto has been launched with the aim

2020-11-20T19:16:54+00:00November 20th, 2020|Project News|

The 4th transnational coordination meeting: sticking to the online mode

Initially, the event was planned to be held as a two day meet up in Milan (Italy) at PoliMi premises. In April, when the dates for this meeting were set, partners were hopeful that the global COVID-19 situation would change during the summer months allowing to get back to physical encounters. As well known, the scenario has not significantly changed since spring forcing consortium partners to stick to the

2020-12-03T11:46:06+00:00October 15th, 2020|Project News|

Datemats managed to hold is Knowledge Transfer Labs despite all odds

The Knowledge Transfer Labs are a series of workshops organised by the Datemats partners to test and evaluate the design thinking methods defined within the project. The aim of the meetings was to further improve the suitability of the methods as means of knowledge transfer for Emerging Materials and Technologies (EM&Ts) from academia to industry. The workshops were initially planned to be held before Summer 2020 but had to

2020-12-03T11:30:37+00:00October 3rd, 2020|Project News|

Understanding emerging materials and technologies: the Datemats EM&T toolkit version 1

The main aim of the Datemats project is to develop new methods to transfer knowledge about Emerging Materials and Technologies (EM&Ts). Part of the elaborated methodology is the creation of a toolkit presenting several materials as case study to explain the four areas addressed in the project - advanced growing, experimental wood-based, Interactive-Connected-Smart (ICS) and nanomaterials. The toolkit is a collection of 20 material samples illustrating their physical properties,

2020-12-03T12:04:18+00:00September 28th, 2020|Project News|

Datemats book out now: first tangible project output published in early september

The project consortium is proud to announce that the first Datemats book is released under the Creative Commons License by the publisher Franco Angeli. The book contains the preliminary findings of the project’s ongoing research activities and focuses on the four exemplified EM&Ts areas as results of the methods, gaps and issues related to their teaching methods. It provides a summary of the four literature reviews conducted at respectively Aalto

2020-09-08T13:21:57+00:00September 8th, 2020|Project News|

Invitation to the Datemats Knowledge Transfer Labs

Our world is built of materials. Their performance, sustainability and aesthetics are at the core of everything we build. How do you keep up with the latest developments on the materials of the future? Datemats project invites companies to join international researchers in a series of free, open innovation workshops on emerging materials and technologies (EM&Ts). We invite you to join any of the following half-day events: 17th September

2020-07-13T16:14:27+00:00July 8th, 2020|Project News|

Emerging virus changing the plans: activities and meetings transferred to the virtual world

Despite the unforeseen pandemic that has impacted all of our lives, the Datemats consortium is working hard to keep up with the planned activities and objectives. The restrictions applied initially in Italy and Spain and spreading quickly all over Europe, forced the Datemats partners to cancel their travel arrangements for reaching MATERFAD in Barcelona, supposed to host the 3rd Consortium meeting on early April. Instead, Project coordinator Venere Ferraro

2020-06-22T14:11:53+00:00June 18th, 2020|Project News|

Understanding emerging materials and technologies: first Datemats videos published to kick-off the pre-mobility activities for design & engineering students

The Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) part of the Datemats project are tightly collaborating to develop a unique training methodology and framework to educate the next generation of design-practitioners able to thoroughly understand and apply Emerging Materials and Technologies (EM&Ts). A selected group of students enrolled in a design or engineering course at Aalto, KEA, PoliMi o TECNUN, will have the opportunity to participate in a training experience abroad at

2020-06-19T08:19:28+00:00June 17th, 2020|Project News|

Knowledge transfer workshop: Datemats partners dive into the 4 EM&Ts areas

It is understood that interdisciplinary collaboration and EM&Ts (Emerging Materials and Technologies) know-how in the design phase are essential elements in the way towards a circular economy. Several research projects have been initiated around these EM&Ts; however, we need to educate future professionals for this field, and to involve enterprises (corporations and SMEs) to develop ideas towards commercial products and new business opportunities. Datemats project deals with the wide

2019-12-17T14:04:01+00:00December 17th, 2019|Project News|
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