7 10, 2021

The physical encounters continue: Datemats exhibition is debuting at Barcelona Design Week 2021

2021-10-07T14:10:30+00:00October 7th, 2021|Project News|

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

28 09, 2021

Materialising the Future across Europe: Datemats simultaneously in Helsinki and Milano

2021-09-30T11:58:20+00:00September 28th, 2021|Project News|

During this year’s edition of the Helsinki and Milan Design Week, the Datemats project promoted an online event where its experts in designing for and with Emerging Materials and Technologies (EM&Ts) illustrated their methodologies and offered an insight into their material world. The event was physically hosted by Materially at its Materials Village exhibition located, also for this first post-pandemic special edition, at the renowned Superstudio Più: the famous

4 06, 2021

Students mobility kick-off: Interdisciplinary Challenge N°1 at Tecnun

2021-09-28T13:42:33+00:00June 4th, 2021|Project News|

Interdisciplinary Challenge N°1 at Tecnun Datemats project organizes an international mobility program including four international workshops. An international learning experience involving students and teaching staff from the universities of the Datemats consortium: Aalto University, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Tecnun Universidad de Navarra. During the five day long workshops, students will tackle real-life challenges given by partnering European companies. Each workshop has the main

25 05, 2021

5th transnational coordination meeting: uncertainty still prevails

2021-09-28T13:43:47+00:00May 25th, 2021|Project News|

On May 20th, the Datemats consortium gathered for its fifth meeting, again online. As virtual encounters have become commonplace, and all participants are now familiar with the online mode, the meeting went smoothly and was very productive maintaining the focus. Big difficulties are still identified due to the global COVID-19 situation, especially as one of the core activities of the project is the mobility programme for design and

29 03, 2021

Another Datemats book: the methodologies explored in the project led to an additional publication on ICS materials, the wearable EM&Ts

2021-05-06T16:44:13+00:00March 29th, 2021|Project News|

"ICS MATERIALS. INTERACTIVE, CONNECTED, AND SMART MATERIALS" Edited by Datemats project coordinator Venere Ferraro, together with Valentina Rognoli, the book covers a series of outstanding researchers’ contributions on the topic of ICS Materials: a new class of emerging materials with properties and qualities concerning interactivity, connectivity and intelligence. In the general framework of the ICS Materials’ domain, each chapter deals with a specific aspect following the characteristic perspective of

22 12, 2020

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

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

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

20 11, 2020

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

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

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

15 10, 2020

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

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

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

3 10, 2020

Datemats managed to hold is Knowledge Transfer Labs despite all odds

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

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

28 09, 2020

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

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

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,

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