4th Euro BioMAT 2017

European Symposium and Exhibition on Biomaterials and Related Areas

9-10 May 2017, Weimar, Germany

1 BIOMAT-Polymer-Biomaterials

Ecology and sustainable resources are one of the most important macro-trends of our future.
Today, biomaterials represent a strategic field of research for low-impact productions.
Materials scientists, physicists, chemists, biologists in scientific and industrial R&D as well as medical professionals are increasingly facing situations, where materials are confronted with high performance requirements, challenging biological environment and new designs at the same time.
Euro BioMAT 2017 will present and discuss the current state of progress and novel trends in development, characterization, application, testing and modelling of biomaterials in basic science and industry.
The symposium addresses the growing interest of science and industry in the different aspects of the creation, characterization, testing and application of biomaterials and closely related areas, bringing together experts in closely related areas, such as biomimetics, biomineralization and biopolymers.

Key words: biomaterials, LCA, biomimetics, sustainable environment


A partnership between science and industry

Gdynia, Poland, hosts two courses: after the short course in September, the Full course will start next week with the kick-off event (3rd & 4th of October). The courses are supported by the association “Free Entrepreneurship” (“Wolna Przedsiębiorczość”) – a team of professional consultants with deep expertise in business planning, strategic and innovation management. They help SMEs to innovate and expand giving them services in training, occupational safety and health services, career development and job brokerage. The courses will be hosted in the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park, established in Gdynia in 2001 to support the regional economic development and the partnership between science and industry.


Fundació CIM, Barcelona: adding value through technology

The host of the Full Course starting in July in Barcelona on the 7th and 8th July 2016 is a Foundation attached to a major Spanish design school, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Barcelona Tech (UPC). Its mission is to improve manufacturing processes in industry, transferring knowledge of the latest innovations and their management to enterprises, empowering SMEs to compete on the international market.


We want new tools for a new company strategy

27 Italian SME representatives attended the opening days of the Full Course in Milan: their work will develop online over the next three months. “By taking part in this course we want to acquire new strategies in a field where traditional methods today are no longer enough to satisfy a real growing trend in our company”, said Paolo Basilico, R&D & Sales Engineer Inkjet at Cibitex (Varese, Italy), a textile finishing machinery producer. “These tools will bring changes both in our products and our market strategy”.


#Design4Enterprises starts in Milan, Italy, just after the Salone

The first Full Course will be held in Milan, immediately following the main international home design event in the world: the Salone del Mobile. The city, with its long history of industrial development, also has a strong tradition of professional design practice which has grown out of the culture of craftsmanship during the first half of the last century. Milan is today one of the most important reference centres in the world of international design. Its School of Design is part of the Politecnico, or Technical University, and has 5,000 students, over 400 teaching staff and a further 400 research and teaching assistants


Riga: a view on the business changing needs

A Short Course on design-driven innovation at the main Latvian venue for business promotion and investment: the LIAA, an Enterprise Europe Network Partner in Latvia. Knowing how design can anticipate the needs of the business and learning how SMEs can develop a new work and market organisation – both in their country and in the world – is the main purpose of this course. LIAA has 20 years of experience in promoting the competitiveness of Latvian entrepreneurs in both domestic and foreign markets.


Debrecen, Hungary: a growing business community

In Debrecen, Hungary, the Hajdú-Bihar County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an Enterprise Europe Network Partner, will host a Design for Enterprises Short Course. In the country’s second largest city, and today one of the main Hungarian cultural and social centres, a growing business community is looking for services, advice and new ideas for its economic development, competing effectively in domestic and global markets.