Advanced materials and hydrogen related events for 2024

Eight events and conferences covering hydrogen, net zero, graphene, and much more.

David Maher Roberts

As we step into a year filled with potential, here’s a curated selection of Advanced Materials events and conferences, each designed to spotlight the cutting-edge developments and transformative ideas shaping the future of the industry.

Whether your interest lies in the circular economy, sustainable materials, net-zero ambitions, or the industrial application of advanced materials, the events listed below promise to offer invaluable insights and opportunities.

Hydrogen 2024 (9-10 April 2024)

Hydrogen 2024 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
“The world’s most senior hydrogen event”, bringing together policy leaders, project developers, investors, and suppliers to help them re-evaluate strategies to scale and build the business case for hydrogen.

Materials Research Exchange (23-24 April 2024)

Materials Research Exchange – London, UK
Organised by Innovate UK, MRE is celebrating its 10th anniversary by bringing together four different events in one venue: Circular Critical Materials Conference; Reimagining Materials and Manufacturing Showcase; Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability Conference; and Investor Showcase. MRE is an opportunity to network with more than 1,500 delegates from the materials community: researchers and academics from industry and government plus investors and innovators from various fields, all ready to explore and discuss cutting-edge developments in materials science and technology.

Innovation Zero (30 April-1 May 2024)

Innovation Zero – London, UK
Not strictly advanced materials, but the focus on using innovation to achieve net zero ambitions means that advanced materials innovation features heavily at this event. There is a “Minerals & Materials and Innovation Ecosystem” track on the first day which includes panels on “Advancing a circular economy” and a “Battery Deep Dive”, as well as an Innovation track on both days.

Smart Internet Lab Industry ‘Challenge Group’: Tackling the energy consumption challenge (May 2024)

Smart Internet Lab R&D ‘Challenge GroupBristol, UK
The first in a series of roundtable events hosted by Bristol Innovations, University of Bristol, to bring together operators, vendors, and innovative technology companies to explore R&D needs for technical and commercial sector-based challenges. This first event is on “Tackling the energy consumption challenge: what is the role of R&D in future networks designed to reduce consumption and how will AI, ML be needed in the drive to optimise ‘energy saving’?”

Rethinking Materials (14-15 May 2024)

Rethinking Materials – London, UK
An international event that “provides a platform to connect leaders who are developing and scaling sustainable alternative materials and circular solutions for consumer goods – including packaging, textiles, durable goods, and personal hygiene products.”

The Advanced Materials Show 2024 (15-16 May 2024)

The Advanced Materials Show 2024 – Birmingham, UK
The UK’s leading advanced materials conference, which will present the latest information on materials innovation and materials industrialisation. The event brings together leaders in R&D, engineering, science, and innovation to share knowledge and learn how to improve advanced materials, with particular focus on properties such as: lightweighting, conductivity, durability, thermal resilience, and strength. This event is co-located with The Advanced Ceramics Show, Battery Cells & Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification Expo.

Net-Zero Future 2024 (19-21 June 2024)

Net-Zero Future 2024 – Oslo, Norway
The first international conference on the Net-Zero Built Environment: Innovations in Materials, Structures, and Management Practices. The conference will focus on five thematic areas critical for achieving net zero structures and minimising the built environment’s carbon footprint. These areas encompass innovative solutions, advanced technologies, and sustainable practices across the entire construction, operation, and demolition life cycle.

Connecting Green Hydrogen Europe 2024 (25-27 June 2024)

Connecting Green Hydrogen Europe 2024 – Madrid, Spain
​​One of the largest and most influential green hydrogen events in Europe, CGHE24 brings together around 5,000 attendees representing the entire hydrogen value chain, including industry leaders, energy ministers, CEOs, and exhibitors.

David Maher Roberts
David Maher Roberts / Project Lead, Foresight

Founder and Managing Partner at Digital DNA a consultancy practice that helps businesses innovate, adapt and thrive. Advises startups, Bristol innovations and the venture studio Gravitywell. Founder of TechSPARK and The SPARKies.