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AffordabLe LIghtweight Automobiles AlliaNCE

Objective

6 of the European carmakers (DAIMLER, VW, TME, CRF, VOLVO, Opel), under the coordination of EUCAR, have joined forces to commonly address the high cost issue of innovations in vehicle lightweighting, having identified it as the major bottleneck towards their implementation in vehicle series and mass production.
The AffordabLe LIghtweight Automobiles AlliaNCE (ALLIANCE) has the ambition to develop novel advanced materials (steel, aluminium, hybrid) and production technologies, aiming at an average 25% weight reduction over 100k units/year, at costs of <3 €/kg. Additionally, ALLIANCE will develop a mass-optimizer software tool and a multi-parameter design optimisation methodology and process, aiming at an accelerated pre-assessment of technologies over existing designs in a holistic framework.
ALLIANCE will work on 8 different demonstrators of real vehicle models, 6 of which will be physically tested, aiming at market application by OEMs within 6 years from project end (in 2025). A transferability and scalability methodology will also be developed for results replication across other vehicle components and models in other segments.
ALLIANCE aims at becoming a central hub for innovation in lightweight design in Europe. To do so, it will establish an open inclusive framework towards external centres and clusters in this field, involving them in ALLIANCE development through an open lightweight design contest and dedicated workshops.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-GV-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DAIMLER AG
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 675 187,50

Participants (20)

VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 618 650
Address
Avd 50090 Hb3s
405 31 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADAM OPEL AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bahnhofsplatz
65428 Ruesselsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 571 250
Address
Bourgetlaan 60
1140 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 653 312,50
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 663 250
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 439 323,75
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BATZ SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 475 500
Address
Calle Torrea 32
48140 Igorre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 674 807,50
Address
An Der Talle 27-31
33102 Paderborn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE KIMAB AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 61 291,58
Address
Po Box 7047
164 07 Kista
Activity type
Other
INSPIRE AG FUR MECHATRONISCHE PRODUKTIONSSYSTEME UND FERTIGUNGSTECHNIK
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 558 971,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 605 150
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 357 286,25
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 204 997,50
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 257 562,50
Address
Calle Casp 116-118, 5
08013 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 932,50
Address
Bridge Works
BN43 5FG Shoreham By Sea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVELIS SWITZERLAND SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Route Des Laminoirs 15
3960 Sierre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPEL AUTOMOBILE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 637 088,75
Address
Bahnhofsplatz
65428 Russelsheim Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SWERIM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 180 463,36
Address
Arontorpsvagen 1
971 25 Lulea
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE IVF AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 129 747,56
Address
Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal
Activity type
Other