Save the date & Call for speakers 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference

4D Printing

On March 9, 2021, the 6th edition of the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference will take place, ONLINE only because of the pandemic. The conference focuses not only on academic results, but also real-life applications of smart materials in robotics, shoes, wearables, new types of sensors.


  • 4D Printing from idea to full functionality
  • Smart materials / Meta Materials
  • Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering

Confirmed speakers so far:

  • Frédéric Demoly, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Design Department, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté UTBM
  • Jean-Claude Andre, CNRS
  • Antoine Le Duigou, Associate Professor, University of South Brittany, France

If you are interested in speaking at the conference, take a look at the Call for speakers and contact us.

Who should attend?
The 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference is a platform and information interface enabling an exchange of informations on market requirements, research interests and current results, skills and resources as well as facilitating the building of future partnerships. Academics, engineers, designers, and managers are invited to lecture on their state-of-the-art developments and future prospects or display their products and offers as exhibitor.

The conference is mainly addressed to:

  • Research & Development / Innovation management of the 3D Printing Value Chain
  • Academia active Research on materials, smart materials, 3d printing etc.
  • Engineers
  • Designers
  • Chemical Industry
  • Investors

… but is open and of interest to anyone who sees potential in 4D Printing and Meta Materials!

Why is this relevant?
These fields offer not only tremendous opportunities for engineers but also for designers as many new applications will arise. Smart materials will solve design/engineering problems, which often arise from limitations of current materials. Applications can range from new materials for shoes and wearables, to applications in robotics and new type of sensors.

The 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference will not only cover the academic results but will show how designers and engineers will see future applications and new markets.