Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

The Future of Composites Technology: Disruptive Innovation or Sustaining Innovation?

One Day Master Class, 2 October 2013

A Master Class was organised to present and discuss major opportunities, possible threats and the challenges arising in the composites industry due to disruptive innovation, that is, "quantum" changes in technology and markets - so called "game changers" - as opposed to more steady evolutionary changes. Nine presentations covering a wide range of subjects were given providing a most educational and enjoyable session. Registered attendees numbered 75 from both academia and industry.