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Open Science Lecture: Smart Materials, « Open » Innovation and the Circular Economy

Speaker: Sumitra Rajagopalan

31.10.2018 | Susan Hjort Skyum

Dato tor 08 nov
Tid 11:15 12:00
Sted iNANO Auditorium, Gustav Wieds Vej 14 (Building 1590), Gustav Wieds Vej, 8000 Aarhus

Smart or Stimuli-Responsive Materials and Polymers have captured the imagination of scientists the world over for the last two decades – yet commercial applications are few and far between.

Bioastra Technologies is a company based in Montreal that sought to make that bold leap from scientific promise to creating disruptive technologies in biomedical engineering, robotics and cleantech: Self-healing skins, artificial muscles, injectable implants, smart gloves, smart boxes - among many others.

The company owes its growth trajectory to a unique business model centred on co-creation and co-commercialisation, commonly known as Open Innovation. 

This talk will cover not only the exciting science of smart materials but also the perilous but ultimately rewarding journey of materials commercialisation. It will end with a vision of how all smart materials are effectively building blocks of a new economic system – that of the circular economy.

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