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Alliance for Materials – A value chain approach to materials research and innovation

Objective

Currently, there is a lack of consistent coordination between the activities of the various ETPs, which has led to a diverse range of ideas as to what is important to European materials developments, and consequently a somewhat fragmented support for these developments. In 2010, a group of ETPs (EuMaT, Suschem, Manufuture, FTC, ESTEP and SMR) with most significant material agenda, came together to create an Alliance for Materials (A4M). The driver for this collaboration was to ensure a Value Chain coverage to improve the speed of implementation of innovations in Europe that address the Grand Societal Challenges but with a clear attention to the competitiveness aspects too, in agreement with at least two of the pillars of Horizon 2020. Among the fundamental concepts of A4M is the Value Chain concept. It is regarded as the key element driving synergistic benefits through a common path which integrates players, resources and strategies starting from the fundamental aspects of materials science up to the industrial system that produces and/or transforms materials into valuable products.
Alliance for Materials initiatives (A4M) is a new way of thinking; a partnership and networking in Materials Research and Innovation. With the MatVal proposal, A4M intends to enter into its crucial implementation phase creating the condition for a real enlargement of the network to the sector oriented ETPs active along the different value chains and concomitantly bringing together other relevant actors of the European Materials community, for a real integration of voices and visions.
The key objectives include:
To contribute to the implementation of the A4M view and strategy
To integrate the diversity of ideas in Materials across ETPs
To rely on a Value Chain based concept as main driver for a credible integration
To speed up industrial exploitation of materials
To pull together all the key materials technologies to support the Commission in establishing priorities

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-CSA-6
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100
00128 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 224 716
Administrative Contact
Marco Falzetti (Dr.)

Participants (11)

CONSEIL EUROPEEN DE L'INDUSTRIE CHIMIQUE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 196 455
Address
Rue Belliard, 40 Bte 15
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ed D'hooghe (Mr.)
THE INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS, MINERALS AND MINING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 93 411
Address
Carlton House Terrace 1
SW1Y 5DB London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Quarshie (Dr.)
EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 104 325
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/10
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Lutz Walter (Mr.)
ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA
France
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Rue Andre Campra 6 Immeuble Le Cezanne
93200 Saint Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Sébastien Thomas (Dr.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 88 530
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heidi Dyson (Mrs.)
European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 69 603
Address
Rue Du Trone 98
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michal Basista (Prof.)
EUROPEAN MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY
France
EU contribution
€ 40 010
Address
Rue Du Loess 23
67037 Strasbourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sylvain Schoeffter (Mr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 39 590
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT METALI NIEZELAZNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 39 999
Address
Sowinskiego 5
44 100 Gliwice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Witold Kurylak (Mr.)
FEDERATION DES ASSOCIATIONS EUROPEENNES DE MATERIAUX AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 25 466
Address
Dutselhoek 13
3220 Holsbeek
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Hugh Dunlop (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 24 610
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)