Cross Sector Demonstrator Workshop: Graphene and 2D Materials in Composites - Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:00
Knowledge Transfer Network

This workshop aims to bring together all players in the value chain to define demonstrator projects for the application of Graphene and other 2D Materials to Composites.


  • Agree composite applications and potential products enabled by graphene and/or other 2D materials that can be developed to a commercial scale
  • Map out the supply chain required to deliver composite demonstrator projects and confirm the UK capability and capacity to enter into early vendor initiatives
  • Produce a list of potential composite demonstrator projects and potential collaborators. 

Who should attend:

  • OEMs, tier 1s, technology developers, end-users, manufacturers, product designers, product managers, material suppliers and integrators.


09:30 – 10:00 Registration and refreshments

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome, introduction and scope of the day – Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Advanced Composites, Knowledge Transfer Network

10:15 – 10:30 Graphene in Composites – Setting the scene: Challenges and opportunities – Ebby Shahidi, General Manager, Director Aerospace & Defence Division, Haydale Composite Solutions

10:30 - 10:40 Innovate UK support for Graphene and Composites – Dr Lien Ngo, Innovation Lead, Advanced Materials, Innovate UK

10:40 – 11:30 Pitches from User Industry for Graphene in Composites – Looking for demonstrator projects

11:30 – 12:00 Refreshments and networking

12:00 – 12:45 Pitches from the Graphene in Composites Suppliers

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch and networking

13:30 – 15:45 Workshop

                       Group work led by User Industry: Potential demonstrator applications

                       Comfort break

                       Group work summary

                       Presentation from groups: highlighting gaps in consortia

15:45 – 16:00 Event wrap up and actions

16:00 Event close

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