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Materials Research in the FP

Research and innovation in materials science and engineering are critical components of Europe's industrial policy towards a competitive and sustainable industrial future: key enabling technologies - such as advanced materials - are of paramount importance in providing stable foundation for well paid jobs in the Europe and allowing societal-agreed growth too.

To accelerate progress, a multidisciplinary approach is needed, involving chemistry, physics, engineering sciences, theoretical and computational modelling and increasingly the nano- and biological sciences.

To this purpose, several European funding initiatives are supporting materials research within the frame of the Framework Programme for European Research and Innovation.