The 2018 Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase provides an excellent platform for exhibitors. Sign up before January 30th!

Call For Exhibitors - sign up before January 30th* to ensure you appear in the event programme. Over 1,000 delegates have pre-registered already from the following organisations - click HERE to see a selection (note continually updating).

Please find scroll down for a full list of organisations exhibiting. This section will be updated regularly.

The 2018 Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase is inviting all UK universities, research groups working on Advanced Materials as well as industry research centres and SMEs based in the UK working collaboratively on advanced materials to register to exhibit. 

The exhibition is at the heart of the showcase, providing the perfect opportunity to network with all of the showcase attendees.

Exhibiting organisations will also be invited to send graduate research students to present their academic work by poster and a prize will be awarded to the poster that is judged to be the best by the audience.

More than 600 delegates per day and 100 exhibitors will attend the two-day conference and exhibition. There is a superb package of benefits available to all exhibitors to maximise the networking and opportunities available.


The last celebrated event in 2014 included exhibitions from virtually every major materials research group in the UK and keynote speakers from Morgan Advanced Materials, the European Commission and BIS. Please do not miss out on this opportunity.

The 2018 event will have even more exhibition stands for academic and industrial exhibitors and we expect more than 600 delegates daily and 120 exhibitors.

Early sign up is encouraged to guarantee your attendance and to maximise the selection of benefits on offer. Exhibitor benefits include:

  • Complimentary delegate passes including evening wine reception on March 12th
  • Listed as an exhibitor in the event guide* and website
  • Company logo on the screens at the event
  • An e-delegate list prior to the event
  • Complimentary lunch on March 12th and 13th
  • Entry to the poster competition to win awards for postgraduate researcher
  • PLUS .. a limited number will be able to pitch live on stage to the audience on day one

Click HERE for the stand shell scheme

For more detailed exhibitor information please contact - or:

Brian McCarthy (university enquiry)
Ajay Kapadia (industry enquiry)

"I've never received so much genuine interest at an event before, brilliant" Stuart Lee, Team Leader at Advanced Materials and Processing Team, Pera Technology (regarding the previous Materials Research Exchange event)

Please find scroll down for a full list of organisations exhibiting. This section will be updated regularly.

Potter Clarkson LLP

Potter Clarkson LLP is an award-winning firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors. Recognised as leaders in their field, the firm is well known for handling some of the most complex and challenging patent and trade mark issues for clients around the globe, across a wide variety of technical areas and industry sectors. The firm offers the full range of IP legal services, (contentious and non-contentious) acting for start-up and early stage companies, owner-managed businesses, universities, technology transfer organisations, and large multi-national companies spanning the entire commercial spectrum in both the public and private sectors.

Sheffield Hallam University

The Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) is a dynamic interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to addressing industrial problems through the application of fundamental science and engineering. Our experienced team has a highly successful track record applying cutting edge research to find innovative solutions to industry problems. The quality of our research has been confirmed by the results of the national Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, where 56% of the submitted research received the prestigious 4* and 3* rating as world-leading and internationally excellent.


QinetiQ is a company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

By listening to and anticipating your needs, we can provide unique solutions that combine our depth of knowledge and experience with a collaborative and enterprising approach. We work across every aspect of the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, providing services and products that address our customers'; most pressing challenges. Our breadth and depth of experience spans many
markets and industries.

The Open University

The Open University is unique among UK universities in combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence.  The Open University's founding principle is to be 'open to people, places, methods and ideas’.  The Smart and Functional Materials Group at The Open University is committed to the development of novel solutions to practical problems, and expanding scientific knowledge, in the fields of Energy, Nanotechnology, Diagnostics and Material Analysis.

University of Southampton

Loughborough University

Materials Science and Engineering has been a core strength at Loughborough University for nearly 50 years.  The Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre (LMCC), located within the Department of Materials, provides world class analytical services to industrial clients and academic researchers.  The centre has a wide range of analytical techniques, some of which have capabilities unique within the UK. The main areas of expertise are Electron and Optical Microscopy, Surface Analysis, X-Ray Diffraction and Thermal Analysis. The facilities are supported by a team of specialists who enable researchers to gain the maximum benefits from the instrumentation.

Henry Royce Institute

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool leads the design of functional materials and is breaking new ground in this field. Supported by our dynamic new Materials Innovation Factory, we are actively looking for new materials that can have large-scale applications in industry.

Photocentric Ltd

Photocentric is a photopolymer specialists. Manufacturer of Photopolymer for stamps, and resins for 3D printing.

University of Nottingam

The University of Nottingham is world-leading in materials research, ranging from semiconductors to pharmaceuticals.  Advanced molecular materials is an area of particular strength at the University of Nottingham with over 70 research groups developing innovative materials, characterisation methods and molecular modelling.  Of particular interest to Nottingham is greener transport, where we are driving the discovery and translation of new materials, components and technologies to create innovative electrified propulsion systems.  All of this research is underpinned by facilities, such as the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) which provides expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation for materials characterisation and analysis.


Versarien Technologies Ltd delivers thermal management solutions by focusing on the specific design parameters in high performance heat transfer applications and by exploiting its knowledge of advanced and new materials.

Versarien Technologies provides a range of standard and customer specific thermal products. These primarily include VersarienCu™, our patented porous metal foam technology but we also have a range hi tech aluminium heat sinks.

Founded in 2010 and based in the Forest of Dean, England, Versarien Technologies Limited is part of the AIM-listed Versarien group of advanced materials companies. This includes 2-DTech (graphene), Total Carbide (tungsten carbide) and DV Composites (composite cutting tools).

University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire School of Engineering and Technology

Advanced Materials research at the University of Hertfordshire specialises in the following: Nanoparticles with anti-bacterial and anti-microbial functionality; Metal-ceramics joining; Processing of Materials using external fields; Carbon fibre and natural fibre composites; Carbon Nanomaterials for electro-mechanical devices; Smart/Innovative cementitious composites; Damage growth-modelling and impact behaviour of structural materials; Sustainable Manufacturing

The group includes nine academic members of staff, two Research Fellows and twenty postgraduate research students. During the last ten years, our research work has been supported with grants from the European Union, EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Innovate UK and industry.

University of Sheffield

Materials and Manufacturing research at The University of Sheffield spans a diverse range of disciplines with core activity in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE). With approximately 38 full time members of academic staff and an annual research income of ~£12M per year, MSE was ranked in the top 5 in the UK for research excellence and in the top ten for research output in materials science in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. MSE was also ranked 2nd position in Materials Technology in The Times Good University Guide (2017), and boasts 100% student satisfaction and 100% employability achievements in 2017 surveys.

The broad and interdisciplinary nature of our materials and manufacturing research is enriched by collaborations with science departments such as Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy delivering the highest quality fundamental research, whilst development at higher technology readiness levels includes the participation of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. Further translational research is underpinned by close collaborations between the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the more traditional engineering disciplines, allowing our researchers to exploit their understanding of underlying physical phenomena for the public good.


Lucideon is a development and commercialization organization (DCO), specializing in materials technologies and processes. Its application of cross-industry insight, materials science expertise and innovative thinking allows industry to develop and implement disruptive technology platforms, providing cost and/or product performance benefits and enabling real market differentiation. It utilizes its hundreds of years of experience in development, analysis and assurance to deliver significant competitive advantage to its customers.
In addition to a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers and commercial analysts, Lucideon has world-leading testing and characterization laboratories, a combination of pilot and feasibility plant and equipment and a management and certification division.


Established in 2007, ARTIS provides research and development capabilities in a wide range of rubbers and polymers. We offer compound analysis, material testing and solution validation, as well as sour gas ageing facilities.  Our aim is to help worldwide industries better understand how materials perform in real applications and manufacturing processes.

William Blythe

William Blythe delivers speciality chemical solutions to help its customers meet the technological challenges of the 21st century in markets as diverse as life sciences, performance coatings, polymers, electronics, catalysts and renewable energy. Founded in 1845, William Blythe has pioneered the development and application of inorganic chemistry for demanding applications for more than 170 years.

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