Fibrenamics — 10 Years With Fiber
Memo from the President of Fibrenamics, Raul Fangueiro.
Fibrenamics completes 10 years of existence! Yes, it was 10 years ago that the idea of disseminating science and technology in the field of fibers took shape, integrating agents with activity in this domain, such as universities, companies, business associations, and technology centers, in a completely innovative and disruptive perspective.
Yes, it was 10 years ago that a new vision emerged for the way in which scientific knowledge is converted into innovative technologies and products, capable of responding to the different societal challenges that we are faced within our daily lives. Yes, it was 10 years ago that applied research in the field of fiber-based materials started a path of excellence, developing very relevant knowledge, capable of being applied in various industrial sectors such as sports, medicine, architecture, construction, aerospace, transport among many others.
It’s been a fantastic journey! A journey full of challenges, which is consolidated every day, transforming itself into a “composite” that is increasingly resistant, but simultaneously more resilient, assuming each of the partners individually, as the “reinforcement fibers” that make up the “fibrous architecture” that substantiates this community linked by common purposes, through the “matrix” of innovative and sustainable knowledge. It is this synergistic effect that has made Fibrenamics strong, full of vitality and energy, capable of responding, at every moment, as a whole, to the most demanding challenges in the multiple aspects of its activity.
Nothing is possible without people! It is with these that we have been counting on every day to develop a demanding activity that appeals, at all times, to very particular characteristics, which go far beyond the technical and scientific knowledge of each specialty domain. Restlessness, creativity, resilience, and perseverance are some of the qualities that we are urged to put into practice on a daily basis, to guarantee the excellence that characterizes the work of Fibrenamics. In this regard, it has been an enormous honor and privilege to interact with a very wide range of researchers, full of talent, enthusiasm, and commitment. We all will continue to develop sustainable solutions for the future, consolidating, every day, the initial motto - FROM SCIENCE TO PEOPLE - now with the Institute of Innovation in Fibrous and Composite Materials
“EVERY DAY YOU WILL BE REDOING YOUR DESIGN. DON’T GET TIRED SOON. YOU HAVE A JOB FOR A LIFETIME.”
In Desenho By Cecília Meireles
Raul Fangueiro, Fibrenamics Association President