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|

The Chemarts Cookbook: understanding wood-based materials and how they can be transformed and applied

How can we make flexible and transparent wood-based materials? What kinds of materials can we derive from trees, while still respecting the preciousness of nature? Could the innovative use of renewable cellulosic materials change our material world? The CHEMARTS Cookbook gives both simple and more advanced ideas and recipes for hands-on experiments with wood-based materials. The book showcases the most interesting explorations focusing on raw materials that are processed

2020-06-19T11:14:25+00:00June 18th, 2020|Partner News|

Design between envisioning and prototyping: an experimental hackathon by the Design Department of the Politecnico di Milano.

“What if materials could transform due to user interaction, environmental condition, and digital data? New materials with smart, dynamic, and interactive behaviors are emerging as enablers of meaningful, multi-sensory, and intuitive experiences.” “DATA < > MATERIALS: Design between Envisioning and Prototyping” is a two-day Hackathon dealing with Smart and Interactive technologies, Bio-based materials, Digital Manufacturing, and Speculative Design. Design students of the School of Design of the Politecnico di

2020-06-19T08:33:04+00:00June 18th, 2020|Partner 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|
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