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Open Science Lecture

8. November 2018 @ 11:00 - 12:00

Smart Materials, « Open » Innovation and the Circular Economy

by Sumitra Rajagopalan, Bioastra Technologies 

ST Entrepreneurship and SPOMAN would like to invite all to an exciting discussion of Smart Materials and Open Innovation from an Industry perspective

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.


8. November 2018
11:00 - 12:00


SPOMAN Open Science


iNANO Auditorium
Gustav Wieds Vej 14
Aarhus, 8000 Denmark
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