About this event
Online workshop with invited experts, companies & academics to progress a UK knowledge sharing community on the safe exploitation of Advanced Materials.
The 2nd UK Advanced Materials Workshop will take place on 7th February 2023 after a successful 1st workshop which took place in April 2021. The aims of these workshops are to discuss and share knowledge with organisations having an interest in the safe commercialisation of Advanced Materials.
Our February 2023 workshop will focus on safety by design, and we look to industry to share their experience on the manufacturing of new advanced materials as well as looking at successful case studies. It will be an opportunity for participants to share their perspectives; from organisations developing advanced materials, businesses manufacturing and using advanced materials, and also regulators.
This knowledge sharing event will share views on the benefits of this new technology; including the societal benefits that may arise from this and the potential obstacles to the wider adoption of advanced materials. The aim of the event will be to identify potential obstacles to the adoption and use of advanced materials across their life cycle of use. This includes research and development, manufacturing and production, health, safety and environment as well end of life and sustainability.
Philosophy of the Event: To promote knowledge sharing between the attendees to identify potential obstacles to the adoption including the regulatory environment for supporting the development of an Advanced Materials economy.
Why Advanced Materials? – Dr Robert Quarshie – Deputy Director of the Knowledge Transfer Network
Challenges in the production phase of advanced materials – thinking about life cycle assessment – Dr Selina Ambrose – Promethean Particles
Considering safety by design as a regulatory consultancy for SME’s using advanced materials – Dr Neil Hunt – Yordas Group
Graphene regulations and exposure scenarios- Dr Stephen Hodge – Chief Technology Officer, Versarien Plc
Implementing the UK Innovation Strategy – Dr Izzy Webb – Head of Technology Strategy at BEIS
Challenges involved in moving from traditional polymers to more sustainable options – Dan Jarvis – Plastribution Ltd
Breakout sessions will also be held to discuss:
- What are the main obstacles (regulatory, EHS, standardization, funding etc) you face when developing new advanced materials? What support could be offered to overcome these obstacles?
- Do you apply the concept of safe(r) by design when working with or developing new advanced materials? What support could be offered to encourage the use of safety by design?
- Do you face any EHS obstacles when considering the end of life of new advanced materials?”
Charles Clifford, Mark Gee, Stephanie Kitchen, Fernando Castro, National Physical Laboratory
Fatima Nasser, Defra
Frances Heale, BEIS
Alex Price, BSI
Delphine Bard, Health and Safety Executive
Rachel Smith, UK Health Security Agency
It is free to participate in this invitation only event but registration is essential to receive the joining link which will be sent with a reminder the day before the workshop.