Jakajima starts Sustainable Materials Series

3d foodprinting conference

The Sustainable Materials Series is meant to become a series of conferences / events / workshops / hackathons on plastics.

Plastics play an important role in our economy and daily lives but the way it is currently produced, used and discarded harms the environment. This fast growing volume of plastics has a strong impact on ecosystems, biodiversity and even human health if not handled responsibly.

More and more we realise that the valuable material produced could be brought back into the economy. The need to tackle the potential economic and environmental benefits of a more resource-efficient and circular approach is adamant.


The Sustainable Materials Series, being organised by Jakajima in close collaboration with strategic partner Brightlands Chemelot Campus, will cover specific themes concerning the circular approach.

The series will start with the following promising and ambitious topics:

About Jakajima
Jakajima, Matchmaker for Innovators in the high tech industry, organises many events, ranging from 3D Printing to Internet of Things, from Unmanned Cargo Aircraft to Health Tech, from 4D Printing to Photonics and from Vertical Farming to 3D Food Printing. As technology develops itself from atoms to bits and from bits to atoms, traditional boundaries between value chains disappear which lead to new business opportunities. The combination of business, technology, creativity, enthusiasm and humour is our leitmotif.

About 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.
It offers state of the art R&D and manufacturing infrastructures, on-campus education and science-oriented business support, venture capital, and business development services.
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.

Press Release: Two new 3D Printing conferences focused on Post Processing & Integration into Manufacturing

Jakajima, the international High Tech Conference organiser, has added two new 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing Conferences to its successful 3D Printing Conferences Series.

On December 4, 2018, Jakajima organises two new 3D Printing conferences at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands: 3D Printing Post Processing Conference and Additive Manufacturing Integrated Factory Conference.

While the 3D Printing industry has strongly focused on the first two steps of 3D Printing: Design and Build/3D Print, the third step, Post-processing, has been overlooked. Post-processing encompasses all of the actions that are performed after parts are removed from a 3D printer.

The 3D Printing Post Processing Conference will cover issues, solutions and future trends in post processing, a phase that has impact on the following parameters within and for an organisation: Time, Facilities, Cost, Quality, Staffing and Safety.

There are many manufacturers who would like to be able to offer more individualization of the products they manufacture. With the growth of AM, more and more organisations are starting to look at the possibilities to integrate this technology in their manufacturing processes.

The AM Integrated Factory Conference covers the developments going on in further integration of additive manufacturing in production processes, and how to act upon.

“All our international 3D Printing Conferences have a specific topic, and we noticed that there were no dedicated conferences on these two topics” says Pieter Hermans, Matchmaker for Innovators at Jakajima. “so we decided to add them to our successful 3D Printing Conference series”.

You can download the press release in PDF here.

Jakajima is the organiser of the following 3D Printing Conferences:

For more information about the two new conferences, we invite you to visit:

Arrangements for the media

Jakajima welcome enquiries from electronic media and the press. Accredited journalists can attend this conference and/or arrange interviews with the speakers. Press accreditation should be arranged in advance  of the conference. Accreditation is granted to active editorial staff and freelancers, subject to proof of an editorial job function, a freelance commission or a valid press card.

To register for media pass and/or more information about the conferences, please contact Esther Wendrich. She can be reached at e.wendrich [@] jakajima.eu or during European office hours on +31(0)40 2952135

Conference logo’s can be downloaded here: