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Enhanced Lightweight Design

Objective

Lightweight materials such as carbon-fibre reinforced plastics have been used up to now mostly in high-performance cars with relatively high cost & low production volumes. Instead the electric cars of the future require lightweight solutions that not only enable specific design requirements to be respected but are also cost effective and sustainable throughout their lifecycle.

ENLIGHT aims to accelerate the technological development of a portfolio of innovative thermoset, thermoplastic, bio-based and hybrid materials which together offer a strong potential to reduce weight and overall carbon footprint to enable their viable application to medium-high volume EVs in 2020-25.

Through the collaboration of EUCAR, CLEPA and EARPA, ENLIGHT will act as an open innovation platform, integrating valuable insights from other EU research projects with a holistic design approach.

Five demonstrator modules of a future EV architecture will be developed, validating the performance of the materials in structurally demanding parts of the car. The demonstration and evaluation of the lightweight potential will be supported virtually with a full vehicle model.

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-GC-MATERIALS
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 194 307,25
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (21)

VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 91 823,50
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Schuh (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 040 075
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)
RENAULT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 269 691
Address
Quai Le Gallo 13
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerard Liraut (Dr.)
BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 132 100
Address
Calle Casp 116-118, 5
08013 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laszlo Bax (Mr.)
SISTEMAS Y PROCESOS AVANZADOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 142 989
Address
Calle Luna Maria 11 Lc
50015 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Teresa Laborde (Ms.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 499 252
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 276 242
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)
JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 790
Address
Abbey Road Whitley
CV3 4LF Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hutt Nicole (Ms.)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 131 555
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Thorn (Dr.)
BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 308 068
Address
An Der Talle 27-31
33102 Paderborn
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rüdiger Erhardt (Dr.)
INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA MECANICA

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Portugal
EU contribution
€ 93 226,50
Address
Rua Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Gomes (Mrs.)
LKR LEICHTMETALL KOMPETENZZENTRUM RANSHOFEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 224 287
Address
Lamprechtshausenerstrasse
5282 Ranshofen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christian Chimani (Dr.)
RISE SICOMP AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 611 839,25
Address
Fibervaegen 2 - Oejebyn
941 26 Pitea
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Leif Asp (Prof.)
MARELLI SUSPENSION SYSTEMS ITALY SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 144 500
Address
Viale Aldo Borletti 61 63
20011 Corbetta Mi
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chiotto Lorenza (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 346 995
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hedges (Dr.)
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 335 775
Address
Bustadt 40
74360 Ilsfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Ziegler (Dr.)
DSM MATERIALS SCIENCE CENTER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 237 463
Address
Urmonderbaan 22
6167 RD Geleen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bert Havenith (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 170 505
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carfagni Monica (Prof.)
OXEON AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 272 868
Address
Norrby Langgata 45
504 35 Boras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Martsman (Mr.)
AIRBORNE COMPOSITES AUTOMATION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 204 004
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 70
2497 GB S Gravenhage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robbert Bakker (Mr.)
INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 171 347,50
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias 400
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuel Sergio Pereira Da Cunha (Mr.)