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INAM Welcomes Eight New Members in Second Quarter of 2020

Berlin, Germany (14 July 2020)—INAM, the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials, is pleased to announce that eight new members have joined their network in the Second Quarter (Q2) of 2020. Coming from industry, research and the startup sectors, the new members bring new possibilities of collaboration and cooperation to the Advanced Materials network.

INAM is a global network of companies and research institutes in the field of Advanced Materials. Their mission is to support innovative ideas, products and processes in the field of Advanced Materials with the aim to accelerate the global market entry of technology innovations by providing access to infrastructure and collaboration between corporates, startups and research institutions.

The new members include:

  • JX Nippon Mining and Metals

  • U4I – University for Innovation

  • Brain of Materials

  • Garnet

  • Memetis

  • MQS

  • Plastformance

  • Project CerAMing

“In the second quarter of 2020, INAM managed to not only stay alive amidst the pandemic, but to keep activity levels high and attract companies to our INAM network” said Ferdinand Bartels, the Head of the Board at INAM. “I would like to thank and welcome the new members and I am looking forward to seeing more new ideas, partnerships and collaborations come out of the INAM network in the very near future.”

JX Nippon Mining and Metals is a well-known global enterprise which operates as a subsidiary of JXTG Holdings, a Japanese petroleum and metals conglomerate. JX Nippon Mining and Metals develops, mines, smelts, refines, and markets non-ferrous metals such as copper, gold, and silver. They also manufacture and sell copper foils, semiconductor materials, precision-rolled coppers, copper-alloy products, and special steel products.

U4I – University4Innovation is a private Foundation established in 2018 by three Universities from the Lombardy Region in Italy – University of Bergamo, University of Milano-Bicocca and University of Pavia. The Foundation aims to promote the protection and further development of research results, support the relations between Universities and the Territory, and link Science and Technology providers with Science and Technology seekers to create jobs and economic and social growth.

Brain of Materials is an online platform made for designers, engineers, architects, and anyone enthusiastic about smart materials. Their database allows users to discover an abundance of exciting materials to boost their product development cycle through instant access to certified test results.

Garnet is a high-technology company developing magnetooptics and photonics solutions for industries. Their current projects include GaGD and ZnS(e), both of which have a number of applications such as data tags for metallurgy and space, embedded sensors for 3D printing quality control, high-quality cargo inspections and sensors for temperature control of aircraft engines and turbine blades.

Memetis a spin-off of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), provides foil-based shape memory alloy (SMA) micro actuators for a variety of industries. Foil-based SMA miniature actuators enable high switching forces with better integration capacities and greater flexibility compared to available, wire-based solutions.

MQS - Molecular Quantum Solutions provides computational tools to accelerate research & development efforts by the pharma, biotech and chemical industry. Their tools make use of super- and quantum-computers with computational models and algorithms to calculate the properties of materials and chemicals in a fast and efficient way.

Plastformance develops and distributes plastic compounds with extremely high filler contents, resulting in new material attributes due to metallic and ceramic powder fillings. All of their materials remain capable of injection-moulding and offer the design freedom our customers are used to.

Project CerAMing, a startup supported by The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), is developing a 3D printer for industrial ceramic production. Their additive manufacturing process LSD is characterized by flexibility, efficiency and simplicity and is also economical, reliable and powerful. It opens new doors to ceramic applications.

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