How the space environment can support advanced materials innovation

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Start Date
Tue, 20 Sept 2022 10:00
End Date
Tue, 20 Sept 2022 11:30
Online Webinar
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The BSGN Advanced Materials Accelerator invites you to discover space-enabled opportunities for driving new materials innovations by leveraging the microgravity R&D platforms in the Earth’s orbit.

We warmly invite you to join our first webinar to learn more about how the BSGN Advanced Materials Accelerator will support innovators and enterprises developing new products, technologies, and services at the intersection of advanced materials and microgravity engineering.

Why join the webinar? 

  • You will gain an overview of the space-enabled opportunities for the materials and manufacturing sectors
  • Hear about the ESA BSGN Advanced Materials Accelerator, its services, priority areas and the success criteria for Expressions of Interest — which will be launched during the event 
  • Hear about existing microgravity facilities as well as service providers that can host and facilitate access to orbital research and manufacturing platforms
  • Learn about our upcoming deep-dive workshops.

Advanced materials are at the epicentre of many technological revolutions we are seeing today. Space is no exception – microgravity and the space environment present a truly unique approach to the processing of advanced materials. Controlling the microstructure and tailoring the microscale properties of these materials will accelerate the development of the space ecosystem, unlocking new materials capabilities for both Earth and Space. It’s truly an exciting time for the advanced materials and manufacturing communities and I can’t wait to witness the new spheres of innovation for Space.”

Dr Neelam Mughal, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Advanced Materials.

About the BSGN Advanced Materials Accelerator

The accelerator is funded by the European Space Agency to promote opportunities for engineering novel materials in microgravity, and is run by a consortium of six leading European space and materials technology companies and market specialists: Satellite Applications Catapult, Innovate UK KTN, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), the Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS), the DLR Institute of Material Research, and the National Composites Centre (NCC). For inquiries related to the accelerator, please get in touch at BSGNmaterials@​sa.​catapult.​org.​uk.