Panellists will fast-forward to 2038 to explore the new products and services built around advanced materials that have enabled green growth and addressed inequalities in the city.
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester and GM LEP board member, said: “Our Local Industrial Strategy envisions Greater Manchester becoming one of the world’s leading regions for researchers and businesses to develop and adopt advanced materials.
“The city-region already has world-leading capabilities and facilities and we have an important role to play as we look to a low carbon future.”
James Baker, CEO of Graphene@Manchester, added: “Graphene and advanced materials have a huge role to play in making our buildings, our infrastructure and our transport not only significantly greener but demonstrably smarter.
“As we look to the meet the climate change challenge and aim to ‘build back better’, I am convinced we need to explore with more urgency on how advanced materials can provide the building blocks for an exciting new future.”