June 14, 2018

WORTH PARTNERSHIP PROJECT APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SECOND CALL 

After the success of the first call, from 17th of April 2018 the second call opens as a new opportunity to develop innovative products in furniture/home decoration, fashion, leather/fur, footwear, accessories, jewellery sector

The second call for applications opened on 17th of April. The WORTH Community is rapidly increasing, with over 800 members registered in WORTH, ready to connect and build transnational collaborations. All creative minds are invited to register and apply to the second call of WORTH Partnership Project, which closes on 24th October 2018. 

What in it for you? The selected partnerships will receive financial and capacity building support to exchange knowledge and skills between manufacturing, creative and technology companies with:

• A small amount of seed money € 10,000 per project

• Individual coaching and advice on product market positioning, branding and IPR

• Participation in two international events,

• Networking, cross-sectorial collaboration, and product development

 WORTH website

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May 20, 2018

After several years of intensive technical and organizational work, performed and financially supported by a group of industrial and other organizations (TÜV SÜD, TÜV Austria, EnBW, MAN, Shell, TÜV Rheinland SA, Bayer TS, BMILP China, DNV, Lloyd's and others), and lead by Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (convener A. Jovanović, project manager F. A. Quintero) the new EU standard on Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) EN16991:2018 was published on May 1, 2018 by NEN (The Netherlands)! (see https://www.nen.nl/NEN-Shop-2/Standard/NENEN-169912018-en.htm).

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May 7, 2018

 

 Fundación madri+d, as a partner of the Enterprise Europe Network, in collaboration with the Advanced Materials and Nanomaterials Spanish Technological Platform (MATERPLAT), the European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies (EuMaT) and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) as Spanish National Contact point for NMBP, will organise a Brokerage Event to address the main topics of the NMBP call of 2019 in which materials R&D are expected to have a major impact.

The objectives of this Brokerage event are two-fold: present insights, expectations and tips from the European Commission on the 2019 NMBP topics as well as constitute a unique international networking platform to find the right partners for a successful H2020 proposal.

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April 13, 2018

 

 

 

 

SHAPE, the SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe is a pan-European, PRACE-based programme supporting HPC adoption by SMEs. The Programme aims to raise awareness and equip European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities opened up by High Performance Computing (HPC), thus increasing their competitiveness.

 

HPC is a powerful technology that can enable the development of new products or services, reduce time-to-market and cost of R&D or increase quality. The opportunities opened up by HPC are vast and an increasing number of SMEs turn to HPC in order to create new business opportunities.

 

The Programme will help European SMEs overcome barriers to using HPC, such as cost of operation, lack of knowledge and lack of resources. It will facilitate the process of defining a workable solution based on HPC and defining an appropriate business model.

 

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February 16, 2018

AuxDefense 2018 – 1st World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 3rd and 4th  September 2018, aims to be the meeting point for everyone interested in these outstanding advanced materials, including researchers, technicians, technologists, militaries and students.

This conference focuses on advanced materials research in the forward-looking enabling R&D domain where the intersection of key technologies in areas such as nano and microtechnology, biotechnology, stealth materials, smart materials and structures, and energy generation and storage is being explored.

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September 1, 2017

The Industrial Innovation Info Days hold on 3 and 4 October 2017 in Brussels, under the auspices of the European Commission Directorate General for Research & Innovation.

The purpose of this major event, which gathered more than 1000 participants, was to inform stakeholders about activities in the “Key Enabling Technologies” part of Horizon 2020.

EuMat participated actively in this event.

See leaflet#1

See leaflet#2

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WG 5: Life cycle, Impacts, Risks

Chair: Aleksandar Jovanovic (Steinbeis R-Tech)


Scope and objective of this WG

  • risks in/of innovation (e.g. risks of unexpected side-effects)
  • risk of non-performance or performance below expectations (e.g. risks of system or component failures)
  • risk of adverse/unexpected effects and impacts (e.g. on public health and/or environment)
  • risks over the life-cycle of products and technologies (e.g. unexpected problems in decommissioning or recycling phase)
  • project risks, especially in innovation, R&D and new technologies oriented projects

Analysis of the contribution of the life cycle stages to the overall environmental load to prioritize improvements on products or processes.

The above is done in particular for advanced/new materials and materials technologies applied in:

  • new emerging technologies (e.g. CO2, H2, nanotechnologies...)
  • petro chemical and process plants
  • power plants

Main standards referred to by the WG are the ISO 14044 and the guidelines of the EU (e.g. ILCD/ELCD) covering the following main aspects:

  • Defining the goal and scope of the study
  • Making a model of the product life cycle with all the environmental inflows and outflows (life cycle inventory, LCI stage)
  • Understanding the environmental relevance of all the inflows and outflows (life cycle impacts assessment, LCIA stage)
  • Interpretation of the results

 

Contact 
Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanovic
Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies R-Tech
Haus der Wirtschaft,
Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel: +49 711 1839 781
Fax: +49 711 1839 685
jovanovic@risk-technologies.com
 
Presentations 
List of presentations

Life cycle Assessment (LCA) & Risk Analysis in Nanomaterials-related NMP projects (Brussels, March, 2, 2011), click here

 




 
Events 
WG5 Workshop:
"Life cycle Assessment (LCA) & Risk Analysis in Nanomaterials-related NMP projects
"
March 2, 2011, Brussels

Presentation available here
 
Methodological references on LCA 

For further information on Life Cycle Assessment, please visit this webpage, managed by JRC-IES and containing the most updated references for materials and methods used in LCA.

 
Open source software for LCA studies 

The WP5 would like to inform all the “RiskLCAnano” community about the availability of openLCA, a free tool which can be used for life cycle analysis and sustainability assessments. Further details can be found here.