Adelaide Convention Centre will play host to an extraordinary gathering of bright young minds pushing the boundaries of scientific possibility for the International Conference of Young Researchers of Advanced Materials (ICYRAM) in October 2018.

More than 1,000 young international leaders (all under 40) from Europe, Asia and around Australia will descend on Adelaide to advance and discuss technology and materials to underpin future products that might be considered science fiction today.

Biomaterials, health, engineering and structural materials, and materials for energy generation, storage and harvesting will be among the key themes of the conference.

It will be the first time the biennial ICYRAM has been held in Australia with recent hosts including Singapore and Hainan and in 2016, Bangalore.

The successful bid for ICYRAM was put together by Associate Professor Drew Evans, University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute, the Australian Material Research Society and the Adelaide Convention Centre. It was supported by the Adelaide Convention Bureau.

ICYRAM will inject around $4.4 million into the South Australia economy.