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Updates, related projects and news related to the OptiQPAP initiative

Workshop on the dynamic behabior of composites

Composite materials are nowadays extensively used in applications where outstanding mechanical properties are necessary together with significant weight savings. Their increased use presents new challenges to designers specially in those applications where materials are subjected to dynamic loading and impact events.

This workshop aims providing specialized engineers and researchers in the field with a rapid knowledge of the state-of-the art regarding dynamic behavior of structural composites, including mechanical characterization and advanced modelling techniques.


Renowned experts in the field of composite and metal research from IMDEA Materials Institute, HEXCEL Composites, Queen’s University Belfast, Carlos III University and Federico II University.


Download the program here


The registration fee is € 50,00 (VAT included) per participant, including coffee and lunch. Attendance is limited. Early registration is encouraged.

Please fill this form to register

IMDEA Materials Institute (seminar room), Eric Kandel 2, Tecnogetafe, 28906, Getafe (Madrid), SPAIN


For more information, please contact Mariana Huerta (Public relations and events management at IMDEA Materials Institute,, +34 91 5493422 (extension 1001))

Training course on “Economics, finances and business models”

Our Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) received a 2 day course on economics, finances and business models on 5/02/2019 and 12/02/2019. The course was delivered by RTDI and covered the following topics:

  • Theatre of business models
  • Business modelling: Team work over a real case
  • How to innovate business models and chaired discussion around real cases
  • Uptake of new technologies: Loop, dynamics and decision-making
  • Economic and finances: Basic concepts and quantitative techniques; Study cases
  • Giving value to innovation projects: Basic concepts and quantitative techniques; Study cases and discussions


The DYNACOMP project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722096