September 22, 2016

Re-Industrialisation of the European Union 2016
Bratislava (Slovakia) – 26-28 October 2016

September 22, 2016

Horizon Prize on:
Materials for Clean Air
Clean Car Engines    
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July 26, 2016

EuMaT ETP has prepared a list of priority topics as a suggestion for the H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020

Full document is available here

April 21, 2016

The fourth European Conference Industrial Technologies 2016 which will be held June 22–24 in the RAI Conference Centre in Amsterdam. 

Industrial Technologies 2016 is the largest networking conference in the field of new production technologies, materials, nanotechnology, biotechnology and digitisation in Europe.
More than 1.250 high level delegates are expected. The conference is organized as an associated event of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2016, (see flyer).

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May 6, 2015
IUMRS Global Awards video (see more)
April 22, 2015

EuMaT ETP, EMRS and FEMS have joined forces in proposing research topics to Horizon 2020 Work Programme of NMBP for the 2016-2017 calls.

This document is a tangible example of the cooperation between the three European organisations on materials initiated within the Alliance of Materials in promoting valuable integration between the main players of the European materials R&D community.

Full document is available here.

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March 4, 2015

The EuroNanoForum 2015 (June, 10-12, in Riga) is Europe’s largest networking conference on nanotechnologies and advanced materials science, innovations and business, across all industrial sectors.

The Latvian capital of Riga will host the bi-annual conference that is expected to attract more than 1200 visitors from over 50 countries during its three-day programme.
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December 15, 2014
On 9th December 2014, the new Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, met with a delegation composed by Prof. Fernando Santana Senior Director da FCT/UNL,  Prof. Rodrigo Martins President of DCM-FCT/UNL, and Dr. Marco Falzetti (Centro Sviluppo Materiali) chairman of A4M and EuMaT, to speak about Materials R&I strategies. more
September 9, 2014
EuMaT-Strategy Workshop on Thin Films:
"Vacuum Coating Technologies, an Important Technique to Design New Materials, Functionalities and Performances"
Dresden, 6th Nov. 2014 (see Programme), (see White Paper on Thin Films Strategy)
July 11, 2014
A brokerage event for the coming H2020 NMBP work program 2015 is organized by the European Technology Integrating and Innovation Platform on Nanotechnology NANOfutures with the collaboration of the European Platforms for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies EUMAT and Manufacturing, MANUFUTURE.  (more)
June 27, 2014

LET’S 2014 Conference in Bologna, Sep. 29 – Oct. 1, 2014 will be focused on the role of the Key Enabling Technologies.



EuMaT and A4M will be present at LET’S 2014

June 12, 2014
The Alliance for Materials started in 2010 with the goal of providing European Technology Platforms
with a unified voice on crucial materials science topics.
Dr Marco Falzetti discusses the formation of the Alliance and how its member organisations have worked together to advance the field as a whole. (see interview)
May 15, 2014

MatVal Workshop „Developing strategies to boost Materials R&D in Europe”
Satellite event of EMRS Spring Meeting

May 26, 2014,
Lille (France)
ProgrammeRegistration

March 9, 2014

International Conference, 9-11 April in Athens.

December 2, 2013
Draft work programmers 2014-2015 are now available on Commission’s official website
August 4, 2013

EuMaT recognized by EC as an ETP in line with the new ETP 2020 strategy (read more)

 

European Technology Platform on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies (EuMaT) has been considered by the European Commission services to fulfill the revised criteria for recognition, and will therefore be included in the publicly available list of recognized ETPs on the European Commission’s ETP website

March 2, 2010
To see previous EuMaT announcements please follow the link below
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WG 8: Raw Materials

Chair: Jan Meneve (VITO)

Scope and objective of this WG

 

Manufacturing has traditionally been understood as the production process in which raw materials

are transformed into physical products through processes involving people and other resources. It is now clear that physical production is at the centre of a wider manufacturing value chain. Resource efficiency, substitution of critical materials, and recycling of waste streams will be essential in the future manufacturing value chain within a materials constrained world. Advanced material technologies play a vast yet largely unexplored role in this area.

Indeed, the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials EIP RM in its Strategic Implementation Plan SIP Part I calls upon to improving supply conditions in the EU and reducing import dependency through new integrated technological solutions where materials science and technology play a key role, as is illustrated in the following examples:

  • access to raw materials: advanced metallurgy to improve the resource efficiency of primary and secondary mining;

  • better resource efficiency of industrial processes and products: nanotechnology for smart, multifunctional materials in priority industrial sectors as Energy, Health, Mobility; extended component life time in demanding environments through impoved corrosion and wear resistance;

  • improved recycling: advanced material technologies for the conversion of waste into resources and products;

  • new alternatives to supply rare and critical raw materials through substitution: smart material structures for the substitution of critical elements, especially relevant to Energy materials;

  • mitigating the related negative environmental and social impacts: substitution of toxic elements.

 

This EuMaT WG8 aims at triggering research and innovation ideas & activities in the H2020

Research Programme targeting the Societal Challenge of Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, and Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – LEIT.

Technological developments as well as the co-evolution of business models and other measures for developing an eco-system that supports a resource effective economy are considered.

In technological terms, this translates in resource efficient production, substitution of critical materials, and closing of material cycles by re-use, remanufacturing, and recovery and recycling of waste streams.

EUMAT can act as the leading forum to contribute to the debate about the key role of advanced material technology in resource efficiency, substitution of critical materials, and recycling of waste streams, for the EU manufacturing and processing industries, providing market and science based, realistic solutions.  

The WG8 background and priorities are presented in the following document: Raw Materials for the EU Manufacturing Industry: tackle supply risks, create opportunities.

Contact 
Jan Meneve
Research Manager
Unit Sustainable Materials Management
VITO – Vision on Technology
Boeretang 200, 2400 MOL
Tel +32 14 33 56 69 or mob +32 476 66 03 06; fax +32 14 32 11 86; skype jan.meneve_vito
jan.meneve@vito.be; www.vito.be
 
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Events 
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