Advanced Materials: What Comes Next

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February 2, 2021

Materials science enables us to better reshape the world to meet our needs. Since before the Bronze Age, better materials have brought gains in defense, construction, transportation, medicine, agriculture, and an innumerable range of products.

The Silicon Age has brought exponential improvements in computation, information storage, and communications capacity. However, that was modest compared to what’s coming. In this episode we will look at the impact of Advanced Materials today, and explore what we can expect in the years ahead.

Join Peter Marcotullio, VP of Commercial R&D at SRI International and Àrmann Kojic, CEO and Founder of Greenvolt.

We will discuss:

  • Application areas (examples)
    • transportation, aviation,
    • energy, robotics, medicine
    • construction, and manufacturing
  • Product development
  • AI and Advanced Materials
  • Mastering matter without mass production
  • Economic impact of Advanced Materials
  • Investment and policy implications


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About the Post-Industrial Forum

For the first time in the history of the human species, we have exponential technology development coupled with massive decentralization. This goes beyond “digital,”it is change on an anthropological level. We are transitioning to a post-industrial civilization. (For more background, see this white paper.)

Brought to you by the Post-Lean Institute in collaboration with industry partners, including SRI International, the Post-Industrial Forum brings together executives, investors, policymakers. Our aim is to connect the dots and find smarter ways to navigate the changes now taking place.

Who should attend?

  • Senior corporate executives
  • Board members
  • Investors (VCs, CVCs, PE GPs and LPs, Family Offices)
  • Policymakers and policy advisors

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Past events

January 12, 2021: Decentralization in Manufacturing
December 15, 2020: 2021: The Emerging Post-Pandemic Landscape
December 1, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: Setting brands on fire
November 17, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: Organizational Transformation: Insider Insights
November 5, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: Leadership in the Lockdown: Resilience amid Chaos
October 20, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: Industries in Crisis: Opportunities from the Pandemic and Tech Disruption
October 7, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: Estonia and the power of small countries
September 22, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: Post-Industrial Homesteading: Decentralization in Action
September 8, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: Power at the Edge: How DLTs empower farmers and make food safer
August 25, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum DeepTech Everywhere: Building Disruptive Micro-Organizations
August 11, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: Boards, The Disruption, and the Pandemic
July 28, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: The Path to Progress: Building the Future Faster
July 14, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: Distributed Ledgers: The Next Generation
June 30, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: Navigating the New World of Work
June 16, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: Adapting to the Social Distancing Economy
January 15, 2020: Post-Industrial Forum: Silicon Valley Launch at SRI International in Menlo Park
June 25, 2019: Post-Industrial Forum: London Launch at Ashurst LLP in the City of London
June 20, 2019: The human side of disruption: investor opportunities in 
a changing landscape, Allocate 2019, London, United Kingdom
November 29, 2018: Business Unchained: Can corporates survive the Post-Industrial Transition?
June 28, 2018: Keynote: Post-Lean Thinking: How Corporates can become Disruptors, Centre for the Digital Revolution, London, United Kingdom
June 27, 2018: Keynote: Private Equity in the Post-Industrial Transition, Allocate 2018, London, United Kingdom
April 19, 2018: Keynote: Post-Lean and Disruption in the Automotive Industry, Hyundai, Silicon Valley
September 26, 2017: Keynote: Disruptive Corporate Innovation in a Post-Lean Era, The SF Vault, San Francisco
July 18, 2017: Workshop: Private Equity in the Post-Industrial Transition, London, United Kingdom
June 12, 2017: Keynote at the Global PE Alliance Annual Summit, Las Vegas
May 24, 2017: Special Session on Post-Lean and disruptive innovation at Global Corporate Venturing Symposium, London
April 19, 2017: Keynote at Norwegian Institute for Directors Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway
January 25, 2017: Special Panel at Global Corporate Venturing and Innovation Summit, Sonoma, California
January 17, 2017: Keynote at FSN Capital Annual Portfolio Company Conference, Oslo, Norway
November 1, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Amesto, Oslo, Norway
October 5, 2016: Webinar: Post-Lean Thinking: New Horizons for Corporate Innovation
September 13, 2016: Keynote at YPO GNS conference in Miami, Florida
June 15, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Google Norway, Oslo, Norway
June 7, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Nordic Innovation House, Palo Alto, California
April 27, 2016: Keynote at YPO Technology Network Summit, Santa Monica, California
April 1, 2016: Presentation at Global Technology Symposium, San Francisco, California
March 11, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Sopra Steria, Oslo, Norway