MRD Industry Day

The annual MRD Industry Day sheds light on how materials science at RUB is transferred into industry activities. With the MRD Industry Day, MRD opens its doors to interested industry partners to get into conversation with materials science experts at RUB. It focusses on the transfer of knowledge from university to start-ups to industry companies and vice versa. The event is organized in cooperation with the Worldfactory Start-up Center’s Incubator Materials.

MRD Industry Day 2023: Science for Innovation

May 15th, 2023, RUB Convention Centre (VZ)

The objective of the 2023 MRD Industry Day: Science for Innovation is to shed light on how research in materials processing, microsystem technologies, and materials simulation at RUB is transferred into industry activities. Three dedicated sessions will each feature talks from MRD scientists, RUB start-up teams and partners from industry on one of those specific research fields. The talks will also demonstrate the diversity of materials science at RUB and beyond.

The lecture program will be complimented by an exhibition that further promotes the exchange between scientists, start-ups and industry representatives. The expo is open to exhibitors from science, industry and start-ups to present their latest innovations in materials-related research and products.


The 2023 MRD Industry Day: Science for Innovation will start at 8:45 a.m. and end around 5:30 p.m. The 9 talks in the morning and midday, interrupted by a long lunch break for networking, will be followed by the expo in the afternoon from 2:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Download preliminary programme.


  • Martin Hoffmann – Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Chinmay Khare – Wissenskraft Labs
  • Heike Kreher – Elmos
  • Hermann Monstadt – phenox
  • Martin Persson – 3ds
  • Julia Rogman – Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Oleg Shchyglo – Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Raphael Schiedung – Open Phase Solutions
  • Lisa Schmitt – mechIC


Please register for MRD Industry Day here. Deadline for registration: April 18th, 2023.

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The MRD Industry Day 2023 will take place at Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s Convention Centre. It provides an attractive view over the green Ruhr Valley due to its location on the southern edge of the campus. The light-filled rooms are situated on one level and provide ideal meeting conditions for up to 800 people. The MRD Industry Day lectures will be held in room 1, the expo will take place in room 2a.

Previous MRD Industry Days

Industry Day 2022

The second MRD Industry Day took place on Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at the Center for Interface-Dominated High Performance Materials (ZGH) at RUB. Over 60 participants from academia, start-ups and industry joined the three lecture sessions on additive manufacturing, plasmatechnology, and coatings and thin films. Under the motto “Research from University to Industry”, materials science experts from the MRD, RUB start-up teams and partners from industry demonstrated how the transfer of knowledge can produce successful business ventures. Take a look yourself at what we were up to on that day:

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Industry Day 2021

Our first Industry Day, originally planned for 2020, was held online via Zoom on May 17th, 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nearly 50 participants gathered to learn about some of the many success stories of RUB alumni who transferred their scientific expertise into thriving careers in industry. Their reports on topics like refactory metals and additive manufacturing were complimented by in-depth talks from MRD scientist, who updated the industry partners in their research on the same topics. Three RUB start-ups then had the pleasure to report on their business ideas and to enter into discussion with the experts from research and industry present.