Aerogel Industry - Academia Forum

13-15, July 2021, Empa Akademie, Dübendorf, Switzerland and online


The aerogel world is undergoing rapid development. On the industry side, new players are entering the market. New aerogel producers, including start-ups but also established materials manufacturers, introduce their products, fight for market share, or aim to develop new applications and markets. In the meantime, traditional manufacturers are also innovating. Silica aerogel remains the important product, but polymer and biopolymer aerogels are becoming available as well. Other companies focus on developing process technologies or aerogel based product development. On the academic side, there has been a veritable explosion of research into understanding traditional aerogel materials and applications, as well as new aerogel materials combinations, new precursors and sustainable raw materials, new aerogel synthesis routes and new potential applications.


This event aims at strengthening and extending your network, and presents you with the opportunity to introduce your products and services to the aerogel community through talks, posters or booths. You will learn more about state-of-the-art research and developments on aerogels, as well as on product standardization, LCA, toxicological evaluation, and about European research funding programs.


More information can be found on the flyer which can be downloaded here

Abstract submission

Submit your abstract to

The abstract template can be downloaded here

Deadline: 28 May 2021


Please follow this link to registration.

Deadline: 30 June 2021

Aerogel Slam

We would be delighted to have a series of aerogel slams to accompany the dinner. The only rules here, a slam should be short (< 10’), not resemble a traditional presentation and have something, however remote, to do with aerogels. Find here examples of science slams:



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