Materize – new brand launched for the cooperation with the industry

In order to promote export of scientific services in the area of innovative materials based technologies and cooperation with the industry, on 18 May at 18:00, Institute of Solid State Physics, UL (ISSP UL) will present its new brand Materize. During the event, start will be given also for it’s first activity – Deep Science Hackathon.

Goal of the new brand Materize is to make scientific expertise, competence and experience benefitial to the industry.

“The history shows that Latvia has always been a centre of high technologies. I believe that we have all preconditions to make Latvia such a centre again. Goal of our scientific institute is to develop technologies using innovative materials, which help in creation of new products in the industry of high technologies. Creation of products out of them is the role of business. Thus, through the creation of Materize as an efficient cooperation platform, we are able to make the scientific excellence efficient and valuable for the industry,” says Andris Anspoks, Institute of Solid State Physics Deputy Director for Innovation, adding that 48-hour event Deep Science Hackathon is a good first step in this direction.

Goal of the Hackathon event is to identify high technology ideas and find teams for the implementation, creating new products and companies with significant contribution to the Baltic high technology industry, and it can result in outstanding achievements for Latvia, as well as provide significant contribution to the domestic and regional economy.

“I am sure that we can create or improve ideas, which may turn into a successful business at such hackathons, thus contributing to the economic growth of our country. I believe that the next “Tesla” may be created also in Latvia. In order to make it come true, business needs scientists and vice versa,” says Normunds Bergs, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of SAF Tehnika and president of Latvian Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry Association.

More information on Hackathon is available on the Materize website.

About the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia:

Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia is an internationally recognized leader with 40-year experience in material science offering internationally competitive research and innovative solutions for industrial applications. The Institute implements regionally significant Horizon 2020 project CAMART², funded by the European Commission. Project supports creation of efficient collaboration platform with industry and innovation system at the institute with support of Swedish partners KTH and RISE.

Additional information:

Andris Ozolins
Customer Solutions Manager
Phone:+371 29 20 79 93

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