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Foresight action for knowledge based multifunctional materials technology

Foresight action for knowledge based multifunctional materials technology

Objective

Materials research and science are among the main driving forces for innovative products and processes, however usually with long lead times. As stated in the section 3.4.2.3-4 of the Working Programme of the Thematic Priority NMP it is important to identify the leading European research groups and the main trends and bottlenecks in order to support the policy development and to strengthen the European leadership in this domain. This proposal aims at mapping of excellent groups and at identification of highly relevant research areas in the field of knowledge based multifunctional materials in the perspective of next 5 to 30 years. Therefore the focus will be put on the fields that are relatively new or that need still long time for successful technology implementation. The Specific Support Activity will consist of combination of forecast process including interviewing of experts aiming at scientific and technological relevance and of the analysis of recent foresight studies occupied with the aspects of economic prosperity, environmental and social change as well as public safety and security issues. Following a broad screening the search will be focused on a limited number of highly promising fields (materials hot spots) by involving experts from academia and industry. On this basis road maps will be developed carrying information on scope, time horizon and bottlenecks. On this basis suggestions for the research needs and future actions will be developed and presented.

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Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Address

Leo-Brandt-Strasse
Juelich

Germany

Administrative Contact

Gerd SCHUMACHER (Dr)

Participants (4)

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INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS, MINERALS AND MINING

United Kingdom

INSTITUTE OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Slovakia

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

COMMISARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 517045

  • Start date

    1 April 2005

  • End date

    31 March 2007

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 526 785

  • EU contribution

    € 478 400

Coordinated by:

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany