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

The MaDE Partners are Barron Gould, the Crafts Council, the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, the Institution of Engineering DesignersKnowledge Transfer Network, the Royal College of Art and the Institute for Materials Discovery, University College London.

The MaDE Advisors are Phil Brownsord, James BurchillProfessor Geoff Kirk, Dr Bernie Rickinson and Ben Watson. Professor Clare Johnston is an Honorary Advisor.

We have joined 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.