October 24, 2017

 

THE HORIZON PRIZE ON MATERIALS FOR CLEAN AIR

To improve air quality in cities, the challenge set for this €3 million prize is to develop an innovative and well-designed material solution that will reduce the concentration of particulate matter in the air.

The Horizon Prize on materials for clean air will be awarded to the most affordable, sustainable and innovative design-driven material solution that can reduce the concentration of particulate matter in urban areas.

You will be able to apply until 23 January 2018.

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September 5, 2017

 WORTH PARTNERSHIP PROJECT STRENGTHENS THE SMEs COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH CREATIVITY  (close 31st December 2017)

After the success of the Pilot Project that involved a total of 79 small-medium businesses (SME) and 34 European enterprising partnerships, WORTH Partnership Project is back with renewed expectations.

Embarked in 4 years journey, the new objective is to support 150 cross-boundary partnership projects involving a minimum of 450 companies (SMEs and startups)

Worth Partnership Project is funded by COSME programme of the European Union to support collaborations between SMEs and start-ups of designers, art & craft and creative people with peers’ tech firms and manufactures to create innovative and disruptive products and ideas.

The Worth Partnership Project application call will be on going throughout 4 years, with different windows of opportunity. The first call, that will open the 18th of September 2017, will close the 31st December 2017 for the first partnership formation

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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

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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