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ICMAB at Expoquimia and Equiplast 2023: join the event from 30 May to 2 June

A crossover space between science and industry with a new exhibition area to catalyse the future.

25 May 2023
Expoquimia, Equiplast and Eurosurfas at Fira Barcelona
Expoquimia, Equiplast and Eurosurfas at Fira Barcelona

Expoquimia and Equiplast are International events taking place in the Fira de Barcelona with the objective of strengthening the chemistry and the plastics and rubber sector. The event will be celebrated this year between 30 May and 2 June 2023, and from ICMAB we will be there!

This year’s edition includes a booth of the Advanced Materials Cluster of Catalunya (Clúster MAV) and the implication of many of its members, including ICMAB, who will be present in the event. We will showcase some of our most recent technologies with some prototypes of:

Apart from these prototypes, which you'll be able to see and touch, we will have information about the following technologies:

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ICMAB flyers during Expoquimia 2021

The ICMAB-CSIC will be on the Advanced Materials Cluster of Catalunya (Clúster MAV) stand, along with the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), ALBA Synchrotron, Oimo and Menzolit.

Tech Transfer: Mission Impossible

ICMAB Researcher Nora Ventosa, from the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) Research Unit and President of the TECNIO Association, will participate giving a talk on "Technology Transfer: Mision Impossible” on Friday, 2 June, at 10:30 AM. 

"The technology and knowledge transfer that comes from universities, research centres and technological centres to the business industry is key to increase people’s innovation and wellbeing levels. This talk will emphasise the importance of collaboration between companies and research entities so the technology transfer process is fluid, and it will analyse some models and instruments that have proven to be very effective at making it easier". 

The talk will take place at HALL 3-Industry Showcase area of Equiplast and Expoquimia. 

Technology Transfer will have its own space in Expoquimia and Equiplast

You can take a look at this Video-Interview to Nora Ventosa, ICMAB researcher and president of Expoquimia's technology transfer committee: "Technology transfer will have its own space in Expoquimia, as one of its strategic axes".

This edition of Expoquimia will pivot on three strategic axes: digitalization, circular economy and tech transfer, apart from the hydrogen day. As Nora Ventosa explains in this interview, this already highlights the importance that this edition recognizes technology transfer as another good to be offered, just like chemical products, services or processes.

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Thematic Days

Equiplast brings together at one fair all of the leading plastic and rubber sectors to exhibit innovative, sustainable solutions to tackle global challenges relating to the environmental impact of these materials. Over four days, it will become a meeting point to promote the latest solutions in circular economy and innovation, with the aim of accelerating the transformation to a more sustainable future. The trade fair will centre on three strategic areas to respond to the challenges in the sector: the circular economy, digitalization and technology transfer.

Each one of the days will be inspired in one topic: 

  • Hydrogen Day: Tuesday 30 May: We will address the challenges that the industry faces in terms of generation, distribution, and storage, end uses, and H2 training.
  • Circular Economy: Wednesday 31 May: Innovation in materials and processes to improve recovery and recycling and promote the creation of a circular market, keeping the assets within the circle, preventing their leaks and minimising their environmental impact.
  • Digitilization: Thursday 1 June: The prominent role of the digitisation of the chemical industry through key projects implemented in Data Science, advanced automation, the digitisation of production processes, machine learning, etc.
  • Tech Transfer: Friday 2 June: Transformative innovation stemming from the interaction between technological and research centres and companies in the industry and their demand ecosystem.

Would you like to visit Expoquimia and Equiplast 2023?

If you are part of ICMAB, you can get a free accreditation to visit Expoquimia, Equiplast and Eurosurfas. If you have any doubts or would like to know more, please contact our Technology Transfer Officer, Alfonso del Rey

Get your free accreditation by contacting Alfonso del Rey. 


Map of Expoquimia and Equiplast 2023

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