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Novel Concepts for Safer, Lighter, Circular and Smarter Vehicle Structure Design for Enhanced Crashworthiness and Higher Compatibility

Objective

Automotive safety is one of the most crucial factors in vehicle development and future vehicles need novel, lightweight structures that are safer and sustainable throughout their life-cycle. Hence, the long-term aim for SALIENT is to make our roads safer and reduce serious injuries and fatalities. To reach this ambition, SALIENT will present novel structural and vehicle concepts that are safer, lighter, circular, and smarter, which can be adapted to accommodate different crash scenarios. SALIENT will focus on innovating new technologies and will develop, demonstrate, and validate the effectiveness of light front-end structure (FES), considering eco-design and circular economy principles, to enhance vehicle safety. SALIENT will adapt advanced light materials, improved manufacturing and joining techniques, innovative circular design, and emerging active safety technologies to develop a smart FES with high energy absorption capability and to be adapted (prior crash events) with future mixed traffic scenarios to meet or exceed future vehicle demands in terms of safety, structural integrity, crashworthiness, and compatibility. SALIENT will build a pathway for the newly accumulated strategic knowledge to impact EU industries and society. Its ambition is to create global impacts and to play a key role to support EU strategic needs, and economic and societal challenges. The consortium consists of twelve partners from seven countries, representing the full automotive value chain, with leading European car manufacturer working alongside world-class research and education organisations, plus innovative SMEs. The project has been engineered to ensure maximum impact for the automotive industry in particular and society as a whole, significantly contributing to the evolving field of automotive safety.

Coordinator

FUNDACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION, INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO EN LA INDUSTRIA DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA
Net EU contribution
€ 403 750,00
Address
Poligono Industrial A Granxa 249
36400 Porrino Pontevedra
Spain

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Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 434 375,00
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 442 458,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 386 625,00
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 349 062,50
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Castilla y León Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
THERMOPRE ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 281 250,00
Address
Otto-schmerbach-str. 19
09117 Chemnitz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sachsen Chemnitz Chemnitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 359 375,00
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva

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Region
Este Cataluña Tarragona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASAS ALUMINYUM SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 270 550,00
Address
Ruzgarlibahce Mah. Kumlu Sok. Asas Ism. 2
34810 Istanbul

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Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ETELATAR INNOVATION OU
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 179 875,00
Address
Harju Maakond Kesklinna Linnaosa Parnu Mnt 10
10148 Tallinn

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Eesti Eesti Põhja-Eesti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 151 625,00
Address
Calle Casp 116-118, 5
08013 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Sutherland Building College Street
NE1 8ST Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
IPG AUTOMOTIVE UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Unit 31, Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, Central Boulevard, Shirley
B90 8AJ Solihull

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Solihull
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data