Building an Infrastructure and a robust Network to enable one to respond quickly and effectively when a need arises.
The challenge-verticals at the core and ethos of AMPT can not be addressed by a single intuition, industry or country alone. By nature, they are too complex, interconnected and sometimes too fast evolving to be solved by one region, discipline or organization.
Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker, Director General of AMPT
Network of organizations, individuals, international programs and, more importantly the ability and infrastructure to activate and mobilize this network and resources around a shared strategy and vision.
A vision and strategy beyond country borders, national agendas, academic or industrial isolated considerations...
Beyond bounds of individual scientific disciplines or market segment profit...
An International ENTITY, led by mission and integrity, coming together around a shared vision...
To use Advanced Materials to solve some of gravest of challenges of humanity.
This is why AMPT was created.
Transcending politics, territories, cultures and ideologies, nations, groups and organizations come together to share knowledge and resources to use Advanced & Frontier Materials for the betterment of human life.
In April of 2020, at the peak of the world challenges with Covid-19 Pandemic, the AMPT taskforce was created to address the need for advanced material global strategy & coordination for response to global health emergencies.
The task force was created to establish a frame work to set strategies, coordinate global activities and bring together critical mass and resources from multidisciplinary domains, including Engineering, Life & Health Sciences, Public Health and Economics & Social Sciences.
Through a resource and knowledge-sharing approach, AMPT was set to identify current and future needs to develop and implement innovative solutions based on Advanced Materials in the pandemics and post pandemic era. By creating a library of knowledge, extensive mapping of user centric needs, an expansive network of scientific labs, advanced material companies, testing facilities, the taskforce was positioned to formulate a roadmap delineating how advanced materials solutions can be deployed at different phases of a pandemic such as COVID19
AMPT Continues its mission to enable an infrastructure to use Advanced & Frontier Materials to solve complex multi scale challenges of global magnitude.
In 2020, the AMPT engine was put onto the vehicle of Global health emergencies. The future strategic direction and focal points of Advanced Material Future Preparedness Taskforce will be identified by the steering committee and regional chapter councils of AMPT.
A robust infrastructure.
A cooperative international platform.
A mission-focused interdisciplinary network.
The ability to swiftly gather information & intelligence, strategize, communicate, coordinate and mobilize this network of expertise and resources and...Respond.
In 2020, the major focus of the taskforce has been to respond to the immediate need for advanced material innovation for the Covid-19 pandemic.
Implementing the AMPT preparedness response platform and applying the knowledge gathered through the 3 pillars of AMPT:
AMPT Library of Knowledge | AMPT mapping of user-centric, technological and societal needs | and the AMPT network of Advanced Material resources and expertise, the taskforce will provide an analysis of potential underserved areas and current and future opportunities.
Leveraging the roadmap, the Taskforce will set strategies for integration of Advanced Materials in the new wave of innovation that will rise in the post pandemic era and explore the next generation of solutions for the future global health crisis.
The scope of AMPT Future Preparedness expands way beyond pandemic, same action pillars will be used to address any of challenges put at the focal point of the taskforce.
The Taskforce is set to develop a database of Advanced Material scientific studies, data, publications & projects under development related to pandemics management, prevention and user-centric solutions that will be needed in the deceleration interval of the pandemic.
The Library of Knowledge will also provide a comprehensive analysis of current commercial Advanced Material-enabled products, solutions and efforts related to pandemics management and recovery.
The Taskforce is set to develop a “heat” map for the technological and societal needs of the next 12-18 months arising from the new health & safety mandates, changes in the behavior of individuals and societies and the failure of conventional solutions and products.
The Taskforce will establish a pathway to collect and categorize needs and pain points and create a user centric “need map” that focuses on the post pandemic innovation needs of different segment such as air travel, work place, entertainment & sports, shopping & retail, manufacturing and more
The Taskforce will further expand the existing broad AMPT network of resources, expertise, partner organizations, scientific labs, advanced material companies, testing facilities and information clearing organizations. The AMPT Network provides its members an interconnected and effective pathway for global collaboration, knowledge & resource sharing and facilitating interdisciplinary research and commercial development of Advanced Material-enabled pandemic solutions and beyond.
The term "Frontier Materials" and its conceptual context was adopted by AMPT Director General and gained use by AMPT in 2020 to introduce a class of materials distinguished from the classical and much broader term "Advanced Materials".
Frontier materials such as Graphene, 2D, quantum and low dimensional materials are marked by the rapid pace of research breakthroughs and developmental interest as well as the significant degree of investment, nurture and infrastructure support that is needed for them to reach desired momentum. Frontier materials have the potential to revolutionize and transform sectors and domains akin to the modern transformation enabled by silicon. However, due to their unique nature and R&D profile, implementation timelines and characteristics will be different than those of advanced materials such as composites or ceramics.