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Advanced intelligent materials providing new functionalities, improved performance and greater versatility for different applications are critical drivers of innovation in virtually every sector, from transport and construction to energy, electronics and healthcare. Materials research was identified as a strong candidate for EU support under successive Research Framework Programmes. It clearly warrants investment in multidisciplinary and multisectorial transnational collaboration in order to reach a critical mass, and is an essential component of the emerging European Research Area. Over 400 projects have been financed during the 5th and 6th Framework Programmes in materials research, and this publication highlights the main achievements.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23581 EN (2008), 32 pp. Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-23581-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-09669-3
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