About

Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE)® challenges material scientists to consider applications and provides product designers with material options, thus turning ideas and technologies into products the market wants.

The founding MaDE Partners are Barron Gould, the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, the Institution of Engineering DesignersKnowledge Transfer Network and the Royal College of Art.

The founding MaDE Advisors are Professor Clare Johnson (Royal College of Art) and Professor Geoff Kirk (Nottingham University).

We are joining forces to expand the range of events, research and knowledge sharing that MaDE has provided since 2006 – from the role of weight in product design to 3D printing materials and smart textiles. 

You can view details of our Events via the main menu on this site. Materials libraries and other useful resources in the UK and elsewhere are listed under Resources.

To get involved with MaDE as a partner, sponsor or collaborator please contact us.