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22 February 2019

Nano-enhanced industrial materials : building the next European industrial revolution

The development and integration of advanced nanomaterials is a key ambition for the European Union as it seeks to make European industry more innovative and more competitive. This CORDIS Results Pack showcases 14 EU-funded projects that have all addressed the upscaling of laboratory-proven nano-based technologies for reaching industrial-scale production and application, providing exciting new opportunities for European industrial production.

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15 February 2019

Second wave of Blueprint projects kicked off

The Sector Skills Alliance in Additive Manufacturing (SAM) kicked-off in January 2019. It will respond to increasing labour needs by developing an effective system to identify and anticipate the right set of skills for Additive Manufacturing.

The Partnership - led by the European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) - brings together stakeholders from industry, research, universities, Vocational Education and Training organisations and qualification organisation from various geographical areas.

SAM’s main features are:

  • A Skills Strategy providing solutions to foster and support the competitiveness of the AM sector
  • A methodology for continuous assessment of current and future skills needs in AM
  • An AM Observatory providing mapping and monitoring of the AM industry technological trends, skills shortages and mismatches, policies
  • A network of AM training centres in Europe

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16 January 2019

Additive manufacturing in European industrial sectors – Workshop report

On 23-24 October 2018, the EU AM-Motion project organised an event about additive manufacturing with the European Commission. The aim was to discuss the challenges and key pillars for additive manufacturing industrialisation and market implementation.

The report of this workshop is now available


14 January 2019

Call for joint measurement science projects now open

On 9 January 2019 EURAMET has launched a new call in the European Metrology Programme for Innovation & Research (EMPIR) in the following areas:

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Normative
  • Research Potential
  • Support for Networks

The deadline for the Stage 1 call is 18 February 2019.

Read more: EURAMET website


19 December 2018

New report on Horizon 2020 R&I projects supporting the transition to a Circular Economy

This new report provides an overview of over 150 projects financed by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme in 2016-2017 and which contribute to the different stages of a circular economy. The fields covered are diverse and address production processes, new bio-based and biodegradable products, substitution or recovery of raw materials, conversion of CO2, packaging, plastics, etc. Altogether, the projects represent an investment of around EUR 900 million, of which more than EUR 765 million from EU funding.

Read more: Horizon 2020 R&I projects on Circular Economy


8 December 2018

Winners of the 2018 Innovation Radar Prize

On 6 December, the winners of the Innovation Radar Prize were announced at the European Commission's ICT conference in Vienna. This Prize shows how EU funding is helping brilliant innovators to transform their research results into tangible benefits for the citizens.

Two "Key Enabling Technologies" projects from the Horizon 2020 "NMBP" programme are among the winners !

The 2018 Innovation Radar Prize goes to Gr3n from Switzerland, partner in the SYMBIOPTIMA project, for their breakthrough technology for "upcycling" PET/ polyester.

The Prize for the "Best early stage innovation" category goes to BioInicia (Spain), coordinator in the OptiNanoPro project, for their surface adhesion breakthrough that can revolutionise efficiency of solar panels and food packaging.

Read more about Innovation Radar Prize


7 December 2018

Materials for Conservation of Cultural Heritage

2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage! Europe has a huge number of artefacts and their preservation poses a significant challenge to conservation approaches and materials. How can advanced materials and nanotechnologies contribute to the conservation of European and global cultural heritage?

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7 December 2018

NanoData Landscape Compilation – update report 2017

Eight NanoData Landscape Compilation studies covering the application of nanotechnology in the fields of construction, energy, environment, health, ICT, manufacturing, photonics and transport were published in 2017, based on data from 2015 and 2016. This report is an update of those studies and is based on data collected in 2016 and 2017. NanoData Landscape Compilation studies covering the application of nanotechnology in the fields of construction, energy, environment, health, ICT, manufacturing, photonics and transport were published in 2017, based on data from 2015 and 2016. This report is an update of those studies and is based on data collected in 2016 and 2017.


19 October 2018

EU funded research is increasing the potential of metal additive manufacturing in European Commission

Metalworking industries increasingly rely on additive manufacturing for the production of high added-value final parts and products. However, high costs and unpredictable defects are hampering the complete deployment and full adoption of this technology. Two EU funded projects have started recently under the topic “Factories of the Future – Pilot lines for metal additive manufacturing”, to address this challenge and ensure that Europe successfully makes the transition towards lower energy consumption and more efficient production.

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