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Posted: July 3, 2006
EuMat European technology platform launched
(Nanowerk News) The European Technology Platform for Advanced Materials and Technologies (EuMaT) has been launched in order to assure optimal involvement of industry and other important stakeholders in the process of establishing of R&D priorities in the area of advanced engineering materials and technologies. EuMaT should improve coherence in existing and forthcoming EU projects, and lead to "Radical Change" and "Sustainable Development". Both in the sector of advanced engineering materials and related technologies.
EuMaT should cover all elements of the life cycle of advanced engineering materials technologies:
design, development & qualification of advanced materials
advanced production, processing and manufacturing
material and component testing
material selection and optimization
advanced modeling on all scales
databases and supporting analytical tools
life-cycle considerations, including impacts, decommissioning, reliability, hazards, risks and recyclability
Main objectives of EuMaT
Main objective of EuMaT is to produce The Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) which, with appropriate involvement of industry and other main stakeholders will provide basis for identification of needs and establishing priorities in the area of advanced materials and technologies. In addition, EuMaT will promote interdisciplinary education and training, and technology transfer and innovation societal consiŽderations in the R&D (e.g. potential impacts on public health, safety, environmental risks) cooperation and initiatives at international level EuMaT will be open to all the interested new members accepting EuMaT goals, principles and statutes.