08.06.2021 - 16.11.2021 | Online | 09:00 - 11:30 Uhr

APPLIED SMART MATERIALS 2021 – Virtual International Workshops

Material innovations come and go. New materials have always been heralded as innovation drivers. But only a few materials have made the arduous journey from an invention to a successful innovation in the marketplace.  The reason for this is that material development is extremely complex, time-consuming and expensive. Once the material has been developed, the processes, approval methods and products have to be refined. In some cases, this takes decades.

On the other hand, we need new materials to produce better, sustainable products. We need to find a way to develop resource efficient and CO2 neutral product innovations - fast!

Digitalization offers us not only the chance to communicate across borders, but also to jointly develop, identify and seize market opportunities.

The international workshop ASM21 takes a holistic view of material innovations. From synthesis to recycling, it covers the entire product life cycle.  Top international speakers from research and industry present the latest innovations for discussion and thus contribute to an efficient technology transfer and the increase of innovation rates.


08.06.2021 | ics.Datei

21.09.2021 | ics.Datei

16.11.2021 | ics.Datei

Key Issues

Information and Communication Technology

  • New materials, such as graphene or topological insulator
  • Battery materials
  • Heatsink for energy management
  • EMI shielding materials
  • Large area sensors

Environment and Energy

  • Electrode materials for batteries
  • New emitters with high efficiency and low cost
  • Corrosion protection with graphene
  • Thermoelectric generators
  • Smart packaging
  • Electro-spinning polymers

Life Sciences

  • Bio-sensors
  • Wearable medical sensors

Target groups

Developers from, amongst others, environment and energy, life science, communication technology and technology scouts are welcome.


  • Representatives from the industry and scientists will have the opportunity to discuss the possibilities of co-operation.
  • The presentations show the technological possibilities, development potentials and thus the chances for new products and markets.


Further informations


The event is free of charge


Please click here to register for this event

Further informations:



Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Ivica Kolaric MBA, MBE
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung IPA

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