MICG to Host Poster Competition for Advanced Ceramics

21 March 2023

Academics and industry from across the advanced ceramics sector are being invited to put their research centre stage at a leading industry event.

The Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group (MICG) will be sponsoring a poster competition from across five themes at The Advanced Materials Show, which takes place at the NEC on 28th and 29th June.

Mirroring the conference themes, the areas where posters are being sought are process innovation, additive manufacturing, delivering Net-Zero and ceramics for extreme environments, as well as sensors, AI and modelling for the ceramics sector.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 28th April. Poster confirmations will be issued on 12th May and posters are to be ready on the first day of the show on 28th June.

More details on the initiative can be obtained from the dedicated webpage area at

Dr Gilda Gasparini, of AMRICC and the SIPF Programme Manager, said: “This will be a great opportunity for researchers to have their work showcased at an event that attracts a national and international audience.

“Prizes sponsored by MICG members will also be presented for the winning projects.”

This year, MICG will be hosting a pavilion at the Advanced Materials Show, on stand number 1832, from where its members will exhibit.

A launch event is also taking place for invited guests on the evening of 28 June.

MICG is made up of blue-chip companies including Rolls-Royce, Morgan Advanced Materials and Foseco, as well as SMEs including Lucideon, Precision Ceramics and PCL – together with the universities of Birmingham, Leicester and Loughborough.

MICG secured £18.27 million government funding, provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund (SIPF), in October last year.

The poster activity is part of the SIPF’s programme activities under its workstream covering education, skills and diversity. More details about MICG can be found at