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Sectors: Energy, Health, Industry, Innovation, New technologies, Research

Beneficiaries: Corporations, Research centres, SMEs, Universities

Regions: Asia, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries, Switzerland

Category: Call for proposals


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EU: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain

Candidate countries: Iceland

Mediterranean countries: Israel, Turkey

Asia: Taiwan

New Independent States: Russia

European Economic Area: Norway

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This call for proposals aims to fund transnational high risk R&D projects addressing materials science and engineering including micro and nano technologies, production processes and technologies.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To increase synergy
– To support for innovation chain, international cooperation, interdisciplinarityand socio-ecological benefits

Thematic priorities
* 1. Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
– Design of new (compositionally defined) materials with target properties, OR
– Tailoring microstructural changes of known materials (e.g., during processing) to obtain improved properties

* 2. New Surfaces and Coatings
– New surface modification and coating solutions, consider new processing routes or new concepts for coating and surface treatment
– Focus on interdisciplinary process combinations, new surfaces and coating materials, material compounds, graphene related materials, nanomaterials or multilayer

* 3. Composite Technology
– New material designs based on defined structure/property relationships, enabling drastic improvement of the mechanical performance
– New composites which combine improved mechanical performance with other physical or physical-chemical functionalities like enhanced thermal, electrical, magnetic, chemical properties, and self-healing abilities
– Composite processing methods enabling high production rates, aiming at applications in high-volume markets
–  Composite processing technologies for joining, assembling and repair, which also reduce after-work
– Composites with low ecological impact such as those composed of biobased polymer matrices and/or natural fibres
– Modelling and simulation of processing conditions and in service behaviour of composites using a multiscale approach
– Novel and unique knowledge in molecular design, functionalization and characterization of a wide range of fibre or filler reinforced composite materials.
– Composites which include graphene related materials

* 4. Materials for Sustainable and Affordable Low Carbon Energy Technologies
–  Materials for energy efficient buildings and industrial processes
– Energy efficiency by reducing consumption
– Solar energy generation
– Mechanical energy generation
– Other energy generation 
– Energy storage 

* 5. Materials for Health
Development, improvement or functionalization of materials and/or materials based micro-nano devices for in vivo applications in the following two areas:
– Contrast agent materials for medical imaging
– Materials for tissue regeneration and/or advanced cell therapie

* 6. Functional Materials Focusing on Sensors
– Functional materials for chemical or physical sensors
– Open for all types of materials and application areas, except biosensors

Among financed actions
– R&D activities tackling one or several of the above-mentioned thematic priorities