The main aim of the Conference is to enable personal meetings, new contacts and the exchange of the most recent knowledge between the researchers and industry representatives from Associated Candidate Countries and Member States within the thematic prior ity NMP. The participants will have an opportunity to discuss the outcome of the first FP6 calls and to present the ideas for submitting new proposals with the aim to increase the participation of researchers from ACC in IP and NE. In addition, a series of parallel specialized sessions and workshops will take place to discuss: a) priority themes for new research projects in the field of advanced steels (high-strength, creep-resistant, stainless), advanced non-ferrous materials (high-strength alloys of Al and Mg, foam Al) and composites, new techniques and technologies for joining of high-performance structural materials and new structural components of higher reliability within their whole life cycle, b) needs of industry with a specific stress on SME s in ACC in the area of exploitation of novel advanced structural materials and methods of their joining in new production processes, c) general questions of co-operation between researchers from both ACC and MS with the aim to establish consortia especi ally for IP and NE. The foreseen benefits of the event should be mainly the proposals for new research projects within FP6 solved by consortia of researchers from ACC and MS. About 150 participants, mainly from ACC and third countries are expected. The invited speakers at the event will include top researchers from MS and ACC, NCP officials and FP6 evaluators. A Poster session will also be organized.
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
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