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|

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|

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|

Materfad participated in the ADC*E Festival 2019: Robert Thompson adressing the “Taboo Materials”

The ADC*E European Creativity Festival is an annual event bringing together creative professionals from around Europe and is all about innovative ideas that bring positive change, challenging the way we see creativity and inspiring shifts in perceptions that will help reshape the future. This year’s festival, it’s 6th edition held from November 7th and 8th in Barcelona, celebrated the people who are already building a better tomorrow, who employ their creativity

2019-12-18T09:12:54+00:00December 17th, 2019|Partner News|

Design Week Eindhoven 2019: Aalto’s chemarts first time at the DDW

Aalto University CHEMARTS was presented for the first time at the DDW – Dutch Design Week 2019, the most important international design event showcasing new material-related projects. The CHEMARTS exhibition consisted of six concepts that are the result of research conducted in new wood- and cellulose-based materials by students, researchers, lecturers and professors from Aalto University. The exhibited projects are all-cellulose composites with dyers’ Woad, Ioncell textile fibre, structural

2020-06-23T13:56:15+00:00December 17th, 2019|Partner 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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