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

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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.

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WG 7: Biomaterials

Chair: Silvia Pascale (Sorin Group Italia – LivaNova) & Enrica Vernè (Politecnico di Torino)

Scope and objective of this WG

WG7 Biomaterials is a group of people working in the field of biomaterials with different approaches, coming from Academy, Private Research Institutions and Industry.

It would became a self standing virtual structure able to contribute to the policies and activities at EU level on Material & Technologies for biomedical applications.

Approach and aims:

  • To contribute to create the conditions for an effective coordination and integration of different stakeholders, views and resources in the field of Biomaterials R&D at the EU level;
  • To achieve the best and most effective coordination between different sectors, maintaining their relative autonomy, interests and strategies, driving the expected synergy through a common path which integrates actors, resources and strategies from the fundamental aspects of biomaterials science up to the industrial system which produce and/or transform the materials into valuable products;
  • To make effective contributions to the Societal Grand Challenges.

Actions:

  • In order to be effective, the WG7 elaborated a Term of References (ToR) for the group that should be in-line with the EuMaT ToR (taking into consideration specificities of WG7).
  • The ToR define vision, objectives, scope and activities and it will be updated every two years. It is available for the download (link at right).

Activities:

  • On 13-14 September 2016 the workshop “Cross-Cutting Key Enabling Technologies for Healthcare” was held in Brussels. This important event was organized by DG Research and Innovation & DG CONNECT with the aim of explaining the status and explore possible actions for shaping the future of Healthcare and the role of medical technologies. You can find here the link with all the presentations, including the one with the Eumat Visions and Strategic Research Agenda suggestions. 

 

  • Under the suggestion of the EU commission, on 30 June 2016, a first meeting between the EuMat and Nanomedicine platforms took place. The participants were Hans Jörg Meisel (chairman of the nanomedicine platform), Marco Falzetti (chairman of EuMat steering committee), Silvia Pascale and Enrica Verné (chairpersons of the EuMat WG7). It was a first occasion to meet, share information about the missions of the two platforms and take the contact in order to plan future synergies and collaborations.

 

  • On 16-17 July 2014, an international workshop, focused on clinical, research and industrial issues related to biomaterials for regeneration and therapy, has been organized at Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy): “Materials for Health: a Value Chain in the Frame of H2020”. The workshop was organized with the co-participation of three European Working Groups on Biomaterials: WG “Materials for Health” of the platform Alliance for Materials Italia, WG3 “Biomaterials” of KMM VIN and WG7 “Biomaterials” of the EuMat platform. More than 100 participants attended the presentations, given by speakers of outstanding scientific level. The event represented an opportunity for the scientific community (from different perspectives) to exchange ideas on the “hot topics” listed in the next H2020 calls concerning Materials for Health, as well as for young researchers to improve their personal skills and widen their perspectives on related topics. As main output, the organizers collected a list of expressions of interests from the participants, who shared their competencies and interests about the topics listed in the H2020 program within the frame of the three European Working Groups on Biomaterials.

Other specific actions could be also developed to:

  • Organize a network of European competencies in the field of Materials for Health
  • Drive synergy in the biomedical research and industrial systems
  • Contribute to the definition of the European research and funding strategies
  • Contribute to increase the competitiveness of Europe in the field of materials for health

 

 
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Contact 
Silvia Pascale
External Funding Senior Project Manager
Cardiac Surgery Business Unit
Sorin Group Italia – LivaNova
Via Crescentino
13040 Saluggia (VC), Italy
silvia.pascale@livanova.com
 
Members 
 
Presentation 

a) Workshop: Brussels, 14th September 2016

Workshop on Materials R&D in the Framework Programme FP9 of the EU Commission

Lausanne November 2017

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Events 

NOBEL Meta-roadmap meeting: Düsseldorf 30/01/2018

 

Alberto Alberdi (IK4-TEKNIKER) represented EuMaT (and more specifically the Working Group on Biomaterials) at the NOBEL Meta-roadmap meeting held in Düsseldorf on 30th January 2018.

The objective of this meeting was to launch the elaboration process of a Nanomedicine Meta-roadmap for FP9 that will incorporate contributions from all individual roadmaps related to Nanomedicine. These activities will be carried out within the “Mobilising the European nano-biomedical ecosystem” (NOBEL project; ID 766492). See https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211274_en.html/

All representatives of European Technology Platforms and Associations attending to this meeting agree to collaborate in the elaboration of this meta-roadmap and expressed their respective interest in participating.

 

13-14 September 2016 Brussels (Belgium) Workshop:

'Cross-cutting Key Enabling Technologies for Health'

 

July 2014, Torino
The international workshop on “Materials for Health: a Value Chain in  the Frame of H2020

 
Term of Reference