Materials for Composites Collaboration Event
The Composites Leadership Forum and the Chemistry Growth Partnership have both identified the development of Composite Materials to be a priority and an opportunity. Indeed, the CLF Strategy states that increased collaboration with the chemicals sector is one of its Science and Technology Recommendations to unlock the growth in the sector.
Whilst various recent initiatives have addressed the needs and challenges for the Aerospace and Automotive Sectors in Composite Materials, there is a need to look at the sectors outside of these, such as construction, marine, oil & gas, rail, renewable energy , space and defence where there is current and potential use of composite materials.
The aim of this collaboration event is to bring together end users, composites industry and the chemical industry to jointly look at the needs and challenges in composite materials and what development steps will be required to address these.
The benefits of attending are:
– finding out about funding opportunities for your organisation
– if you are from the composites sector, meeting materials suppliers known to you but also new entrants from the chemicals sector with whom you can collaborate to innovate
– if you are from the chemicals sector, meeting potential end users for your products from the composites sector with whom you can collaborate to innovate
09:30 – 10:00: Registration
10:00 – 10:15: Welcome and Introduction/Scope of the Workshop – inc. desired outcomes – Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Network
10:15 – 10:30: End User Perspective – What do we need from the chemical industries? David Kendall, Optima Projects.
10:30 – 10:45: Chemical Industries presentation – what do we have to offer? – What do we need from end users to pull that through? – John Conti-Ramsden, KCMC/CPI
10:45 – 11:00: Funding presentation Lien Ngo, Innovate UK
11:00 – 11:45: Pitches – Ian Stock, KTN
11:45 – 12:15: Break
12:15 – 13:15: Pitches (cont’d) – Ian Stock, KTN
13:15 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:50: ‘Speed dating’ session where confidential 1-2-1 discussions are conducted with End User (including 15:00: Working Break)
15:50 – 16:00: Closing Remarks
16:00 – End