MATERFAD is the Barcelona Materials Centre, created and promoted by the FAD, Fostering Arts and Design. Our activity is focused on three missions: generation, transfer and dissemination of knowledge on innovative materials.
We carry out research and technology surveillance with a focus on innovation, sustainability and creativity through materials.
We have different resources available to companies, professionals and students: an online database, a materials library and an international network of affiliated centres.
We work with professionals and companies as a consultancy centre to improve performance and products based on knowledge of materials and associated technologies.
We also curate and produce exhibitions, events and forums with advanced materials at their core, disseminating knowledge of materials and associated technologies to institutions and companies.
- Sustainable construction
- Advanced manufacturing
- Circular economy of materials
- Metals and alloys
- 2D materials
- Porous materials
- Materials of natural origin including minerals
- Phase change materials
- Photonic materials