Ensuring We Have the Talent and Skills Needed for Future Materials Industry Growth

This session confronts the growing talent crisis in the advanced materials sector. It will spark discussions on innovative workforce development strategies, including cutting-edge training programmes and dynamic industry-academia collaborations. The session aims to challenge traditional approaches and envision a future where skill development aligns seamlessly with the rapidly evolving needs of the materials industry and the engineering and science based industries are a reflection of the society they serve.

Questions for discussion:

  • What specific skill sets will define the next generation of experts in materials?
  • How can training programs adapt their approach to keep pace with the rapid advancements in digital R&D within materials and their end users?
  • In what ways can industry-academia partnerships be reimagined to create a robust pipeline of talent equipped for the future challenges in the materials sector?