Free digital event set to inspire constructive discussions across the battery, vehicle electrification, advanced material and ceramics industries. 

Our four day programme provides an interactive platform for lively sessions facilitated by top-flight speakers, with the conversation focused on the technological and commercial barriers or opportunities facing your business today.

Using the AI-powered networking and content delivery platform Grip, you can access numerous live panel discussions, join roundtable sessions and host meetings from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Why attend


  • Interactive live sessions and Q&A opportunities – have your questions answered and move your business forward in 2021
  • Listen to top flight speakers addressing the complex changes affecting your industry and supply chain – including COVID-19, Sustainability and Brexit
  • Technical sessions that focus on specific R&D challenges or opportunities with guidance and open discussion from leading experts
  • Lively interview sessions between our hosts and industry luminaries
  • Bespoke networking opportunities, we will ensure that you still have the chance to meet and have great conversations with the rest of the industry!



Ian Aldous
Account Director – Universities & Science at Arcadis

Dr Emily Haas
Senior Research Scientist at Promethean Particles

Polly Betts
Associate, Transformation Lead, Education, Science & Health at Arcadis

Mel Manku
UK Regional Sector Director, Education, Science & Health at Arcadis

Phil Woods CEng CPhys FInstP MAPM
Head of Strategy & Innovation, CTO-Technology at BAE Systems

Dr Jason K Holt
Investor at Baruch Future Ventures

Stuart MacLachlan
Head of R&D at Lucideon

Bruce Adderly
Challenge Director Transforming Foundation Industries at Innovate UK, part of UKRI

Sheetal Handa FRSC
Associate Director, bp-ICAM and Advanced Materials Advisor at BP International Ltd

Ben Melrose
Technical Director at International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd

Dr. James Myers
Head of R&D – Aerospace / Composite Applications at Victrex

Prof. Ian Reaney FIMM FRMS
Chair - UK Chapter, American Ceramic Society at Dyson Chair in Ceramics, The University of Sheffield

Dr. Géraldine Durand
Director of Innovation Centre at The Advanced Resins and Coatings Technologies Innovation Centre, LSBU

Dr. Thomas Werninghaus
Senior Business Development Manager, FC Division at KYOCERA Fineceramics Precision GmbH

Dominic Hopwood
Resin Sales Manager – Composites at Bitrez Limited

Dr. Gareth Conduit
Chief Technology Officer at Intellegens

Andrew Perry
Group Ceramic Processes Leader at Lucideon

Izaak Watson
Technical Manager at Martins Rubber

Dr. Andrew McDermott
Technical Director at British Ceramic Confederation

Prof. David Nowell
Professor of Machine Dynamics and Director at Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre, Imperial College London

Régis Voillatc
Project Manager Aerospace & Sustainability at BComp

Gareth Jones
Warwick Manufacturing Group at University of Warwick

Guillermo Menendez-Rodriguez
School of Engineering at Cardiff University

Robin De Meyere
Department of Materials at University of Oxford

Nicola Kelly
Cavendish Laboratory at University of Cambridge

Prof. Krzysztof Koziol
Professor of Composites Engineering, Head of Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre at Cranfield University

Sean Appleton
Regional Business Manager, Advanced Materials Division, North Europe at 3M

Dr. Andy Wynn
Managing Director at TTIP Consulting

Dr. Eugenio Zapata-Solvas
Past-Chair - UK Chapter, American Ceramics Society at BEAMS School Research Facilitator, University College London

Dr. Laura Cohen MBE CEng FIMM
Chief Executive at British Ceramic Confederation

Landon Mertz
CEO at Cerion

James Baker CEng FIET
CEO Graphene@Manchester at The University of Manchester

Dr. Tom Wasley CEng MIMechE
Senior Research Engineer, Team Lead - National Centre for Additive Manufacturing at The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

Tony Kinsella
Chief Executive Officer at Lucideon

Hanifeh Zarezadeh
3D Application Manager at Photocentric Ltd

Richard Clark
Global Lead, Energy Storage at Morgan Advanced Materials









The platform will open on November 30th ahead of the event starting on the 1st December. We will send you a reminder once it is live with a link to the login area and a reminder of your login details.