Our Aims

Some Specific objectives of the smart materials sector are to:

1. Act as a facilitator to encourage and enable innovation and collaborative working in the smart materials area;

2. Act as a focus to align technology providers with industrial need;

3. Raise awareness and acceptability of smart materials technology in traditional engineering sectors via the internet,
newsletter/bulletin, workshops/seminars and technology demonstrator days;

4. Review UK and Rest of the World (RoW) knowledge in smart materials and provide a clear route to access this knowledge;

5. Engage with UK's Design community, to encourage the use of  smart materials technology from the concept stages of engineering design.

6. Improve quality of life, through the use and integration of smart materials technology;

7. Provide basic learning materials on smart materials and systems for the benefit of the wider community