Knowledge Transfer Days: passing on learnings about emerging materials and technologies to the industry and beyond

How can it be possible to design using new and innovative materials? 8 Days to see prototypes and samples, meet the researchers and learn the methods! Starting from November 2021 Datemats sets up a series of international meetings - named Knowledge Transfer Days - with the goal to disseminate the achieved project results to enterprises, policy-makers, material and technology manufacturers, Technology transfer offices & centers, and end-user companies. The

2021-11-05T16:19:58+00:00November 5th, 2021|Project News|

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5th transnational coordination meeting: uncertainty still prevails

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

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

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

"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

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

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|
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