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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March 14, 2018

 

 

 

The VERAM Final Conference, “EU Raw Materials 2050: Roadmap to Success”, which will take place on 17 April 2018, at Palais des Académies/Paleis der Academiën, in Brussels.

Research and Innovation organizations, policy makers, national governments, European institutions and industry representatives working in the raw materials sector are invited to join this event to discuss the presentation of a common long term 2050 vision and roadmap for relevant raw materials including metals, industrial minerals and aggregates, and wood.

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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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July 14, 2017

 

 

LUBMAT 2018: SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN 5th-6th JUNE 2018

LUBMAT is a common initiative between TEKNIKER and JOST Institute for lubrication and tribology which realized that even though there were numerous international congresses dealing with the scientific approach for lubrication and wear, there were not any specific industrially focused. LUBMAT intends to address the industrial public without losing sight of the academic and scientific vision. LUBMAT is a well-established event that is in its 6th edition. Contributions are expected on all aspects of these three main topics:

  • Lubricants and lubrication management.
  • Tribology.
  • Condition monitoring.

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WG 8: Raw Materials for a Circular Economy

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.

 

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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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