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27 May 2016

Building a new network to support materials characterisation

Materials characterisation is one of the key pillars supporting and linking research and market introduction.

The European Materials Characterisation Cluster (EMCC) has been launched to exploit synergies and maximise the impact from H2020 characterisation financing and other investments and innovation programmes at national and regional level.

The EMCC will act as coordination platform in the area of nanotechnology and advanced materials characterisation actions.

Mapping of current characterisation capabilities, activities and needs is ongoing. In particular, a survey has been run to collect views on what characterisation developments are required in order to respond to the application needs of European industry.

This will lay the groundwork for elaboration of an EMCC Characterisation Needs Study that will provide input to a European Roadmap on Characterisation.

An EMCC workshop will be held at the Industrial Technologies conference in Amsterdam on 24th June 2016.

EMCC Secretariat: Gerhard Goldbeck, Bojan Boskovic and Costas Charitidis.

19 April 2016

The Research Fund for Coal and Steel

"Smart Steel: Supporting steelmaking and use in the 21st Century – April 2016"

18 April 2016

Save the date for the next PPP Info Day: 14 October 2016

The Info Day for the Public-Private Partnerships “Factories of the Future”, “Energy-efficient Buildings”, “Sustainable Process Industry” and “Green Vehicles” will take place in Brussels on Friday 14 October 2016.
The programme and link to the registration page will be published on our website.

18 April 2016

Mapping the regional embeddedness of the NMP programme

How are the research and innovation activities embedded at regional level and how do they link to local and regional networks and clusters?
The Final report of the Mapping Study presents an analysis, case studies, and policy recommendations for European and regional policy-makers

4 April 2016

Bringing science to finance and finance to science

Final report from the European Investment Bank on “Access-to-finance conditions for KETs companies”

1 February 2016

Key Enabling Technologies projects from first Horizon 2020 calls

Horizon 2020 supports the strengthening of Europe’s industrial base through research and innovation activities. Since 2014 a number of interesting projects have been launched that will develop innovative solutions to address societal challenges in the several areas.
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