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The Innovation Network for Advanced Materials Welcomes Smart Materials Ltd as Newest Startup Member

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

Date: 29 August, 2022

By Taha Adnan

INAM announces Smart Materials Ltd as their newest startup member. With over 90 companies and institutions, Smart Materials Ltd joins the network of members that have a shared interest in innovation in Advanced Materials.

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.

“We are truly excited to join INAM and be able to learn from all their experience in the materials' industry and to be part of a network of great companies!” said Smart Materials founder, Keith M. Azzopardi.

Here's what Oliver Hasse, INAM’s Managing Director, had to say about Smart Materials Ltd: ‘’The Smart Materials team demonstrates well that even within existing paradigms ground-breaking innovations and disruption are possible.’’

About Smart Materials Ltd

Smart Materials creates an auxetic polyurethane foam. Auxetic materials are a class of mechanical metamaterials which get fatter when stretched and narrower when compressed. Apart from being just a mind-boggling feature, it brings about a whole world of new possibilities and applications. Auxetics have been around for a while and their superior properties have been shown multiple times in literature. The bottle neck has always been the production method, which did not scale. Smart Materials has changed this and can finally bring auxetic foam to the mass market!

About INAM

INAM, the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials, is a global network of companies and research institutes in the field of Advanced Materials. INAM’s goal is to enable the right connections and make technological innovations become reality by working closely with startups, SMEs, corporations, investors, and research institutes to start, grow and transform the development of Advanced Materials.

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