Electrification, digitalization, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts will help define the future of mobility. These mega trends will fundamentally change the way we think about cars and mobility as a whole, and will have a major impact on the various value-chains. This will create a significant shift in use of materials. It is expected that for instance in the construction of a modern car, the need for some materials will decline, others will grow in importance and new materials will be needed in specific areas.

These trends impact material development for exterior, interior and technical applications like:

  • Lightweighting
  • Ability to embed electronics, lighting and sensing devices
  • Durability / Cleanability of materials and coatings
  • Noise reduction, thermal management, vibration management
  • Sustainability (Life Cycle Assessment)
  • Recyclability
  • Production technologies like Additive Manufacturing and hybrid technologies

Most fundamentally, succeeding in the emerging mobility landscape will likely require materials companies to dramatically re-evaluate how they do business. Instead of the traditional approach of developing a new material, companies have to collaborate across the value chain, from design to full-scale production. Approaches could vary from formal partnerships to joint ventures to participation in cross-industry mobility-focused consortia.

During the Materials for Future Mobility Conference the (inter)national speakers will present their view and experience on material innovations.

Who should attend:

  • R&D / Innovation and General management of
    • Producers of Performance Materials
    • Producers of additives, fillers and reinforcement fibers
    • Automotive Design companies / agencies
    • Engineering companies
    • Car manufacturers
    • Suppliers to the Car Manufacturing Industry such as producers of automotive parts
    • Fleet owners
  • Governmental bodies
  • Regulatory institutions
  • Investors
  • Start-Ups

This conference is part of the Brightlands Materials of the Future Series and contains the following adjacent conferences:

The apparel industry has gone through dramatic changes in recent decades. Clothing has become a disposable item, The industry is globalized (Design, manufacturing and sales) and The average lifecycle of clothing becomes shorter & shorter (fast fashion)
The Design 4 Sustainability Conference covers all aspects enabling a circular economy by applying design methods on material, product and value chain level. The conference will focus especially on design for packaging applications. This has strong implications on: Material design, Article / Product Design and Value Chain Design

Strategic Partner

Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a world-leading innovation location in smart materials and sustainable manufacturing and home to a vibrant and fast-growing open community of groundbreaking companies and knowledge institutes. With its location, ecosystem and easily available expertise and knowledge, Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a unique location for innovative start-ups and corporations, forward-thinking knowledge institutes, daring entrepreneurs, brilliant researchers, talented students and visionary investors.

This conference is organised by Jakajima, Matchmaker for Innovators.


Virtual Waiting Room
14:0014:05Pieter HermansWelcome and Opening

Pieter Hermans, CEO, Jakajima,
14:0514:25luc van neerLuc van Neer, CEO, FAST Automotive Group, on 'The emergence of a new business model for automotive innovations', Read more...

14:2514:45Paul HabetsPaul Habets, Director Marketing & Sales, Fibrant, on 'Polyamide production and precursor choices driving sustainability performance', read more...
14:4515:05Bert HavenithBert Havenith, Strategic and Market Intelligence Director / Sustainability Director, DSM, on 'Main Sustainability Trends in Mobility from a High Performance Plastics point of view', Read more...
15:0515:25Break and Virtual Networking
15:2515:45niels van der aarNiels van der Aar, Strategy Projects Manager, ARLANXEO, on 'Sustainable elastomer solutions for future mobility', Read more...
15:4516:05paul van den heuvelPaul van den Heuvel, Business Manager Performance Materials & Performance Enhancers, Polyscope Polymers, on 'Transitioning to a new business model for Innovation in Automotive: How a material supplier leads the way', read more...
16:0516:25thijs romansThijs Romans, Senior (Lead) Engineer, VIRO, on 'Advancements in analysis methods for composite automotive applications'
16:2516:45Break and Virtual Networking
16:4517:05barend ubbinkBarend Ubbink, Project Manager | Quality Assurance, ARN, on "Recycling of the end of life vehicles in the Netherlands and the upcoming challenges"
17:0517:25Marc HuismanMarc Huisman, Program Manager Lightweight Automotive, Brightlands Materials Center, on "reLFT: A sustainable solution for thermoplastic composite waste?", Read more
17:2517:45Daniel TyrkasDaniel Tyrkas, Director Automotive Solutions, Mitsubishi Chemical Europe, on 'Biobased high performance materials for automotive interior applications'
17:4518:05ugo fresiaUgo Fresia, Senior Manager, Global Marketing Automotive, SABIC
18:00End of the Conference

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