A variety of measures were undertaken to communicate and disseminate the topics of PlaMatSu. Apart from measures such as a creation of a brand logo, webpage, social media presence, press releases, and participation at conferences, PlaMatSu published a special issue on bio-inspired materials in Advanced Materials, one of the leading scientific journals for materials research. Moreover, 13 original research papers and reviews with PlaMatSu participations were published in Nature, Advanced Materials and other journals with many more in development. To disseminate and promote their work, ESRs have delivered oral presentations and presented posters at several international scientific conferences, such as the Swiss NanoCovention at ETH Zürich, Switzerland in July 2019, Euromat 2019 (European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes) in Stockholm, Sweden in September 2019, the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Orlando, USA in March 2019, and the XVIII Brazil Materials Research Society Meeting 2019 at Balneário Camboriú, Brazil in September 2019.
PlaMatSu’s ESRs reached out to the general public by organising the exhibition “Our Future is Nature Inspired” at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, which ran from September to November 2020. The exhibition was organised and produced by the ESRs and the Learning and Public Outreach Team of the Botanic Garden despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. As well as coordinating with each other and the various teams at Cambridge, the ESRs also collaborated with a visual studio company to produce a video on nature-inspired design, which was shown as part of the exhibition and is available online on PlaMatSu´s webpage and on YouTube. As part of the PlaMatSu exhibition, the ESRs based in Cambridge were interviewed on camera for the BBC Look East TV news programme in September 2020. The exhibition received further press and radio coverage, e.g. by the BBC, and was promoted on social media, e.g. with a Facebook Live Event that was streamed from the exhibition.