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European network for industrial wear prevention

Aims to bring together european competences in the field of tribology,by establishing an integrated, powerful umbrella to improve interaction between industry and tribology research and to facilitate the transfer of technology to industry.

The primary targets of the ENIWEP umbrella are as follows: * Improved transfer and exploitation of results in the field of wear prevention and friction optimisation to industry, particularly SMEs. * Co-ordination and pooling of the best available EU expertise and infrastructure in tribology. * Setting up European research projects in the field of tribology with maximum impact on European companies. In all its activities, the ENIWEP network supports European industry in developing sustainable, societal and environmentally responsible economic growth. The collection of knowledge about new developments in wear prevention and friction optimisation, the problems and demands of industry, and the joining of capabilities of many research partners in their field of endeavour, provides the ENIWEP network with a unique competence for encouraging interaction between the various players in the field. The ENIWEP umbrella is therefore able to create clusters of users and providers of research services for an effective and synergistic definition and development of tribology research of high importance. The ENIWEP umbrella can thus provide a platform for research brokering, to inaugurate tribology research in which a competent cluster consortium can jointly take part in a research programme. To that end, the ENIWEP umbrella will organise related workshops, open up dialogue and initiate cooperation with other relevant actors and activities in the field (other EUREKA umbrella initiatives, COST actions, EU 6th and 7th Framework Programme, ERA (European Research Area), European Technology Platforms, etc. Furthermore, advances in tribology research will be promoted through newsletters, promotional campaigns, participation at trade fairs and by disseminating strategic studies and reports. A website will also be used to promote ENIWEP network activities to the public, especially to potential partners in European industry. It will also be used for communicating, downloading and distributing information to its members. Keywords: tribology, wear.
Acronym: 
ENIWEP
Project ID: 
3 603
Start date: 
01-09-2005
Project Duration: 
53months
Project costs: 
2 270 000.00€
Technological Area: 
MEASUREMENTS AND STANDARDS
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.