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Metallurgy europe - eureka cluster

Will lay technical foundation for design&discovery of next-generation metallic alloys, compounds&composites that can be processed into higher-performance metallic components. Will integrate industrial metallic materials,advanced manufacturing, end-user oem engineering&academic research across europe

Rationale for Public Authorities to support Metallurgy Europe * Metallurgy Europe is being proposed as a new Eureka Cluster Programme within the 2014-2020 timeframe (i.e. 7 year programme), with an estimated total cost of 1 billion Euros; * The programme will lay the technical foundation for the design and discovery of next-generation metallic alloys, compounds and composites that can be processed into higher-performance metallic components; * The programme will integrate industrial metallic materials, advanced manufacturing, end-user OEM engineering and academic research across Europe, thus catalysing a community effort to make breakthrough metal products; * Metallurgy Europe is highly multi-sectoral and will bring many benefits to a wide range of industries including: aeronautics, space, transport, energy, renewables, biomedical, computing, consumer products and security; * Based on reasonable e stimates, it i s expected that 1,000 new inventions and patents will be generated by the Metallurgy Europe researchers (typically at a ratio of 1 patent per M€ of funding); * The Metallurgy Europe community is strongly committed to establishing new high-tech factories, developing the talent pipeline and creating 100,000 jobs within a decade (manufacturing, plus adjacent service sector jobs); * This will lead to a very positive image of industrial research in metallurgy and manufacturing, and will undoubtedly have a strong impact on Europe’s economy and growth prospects; * 120+ major European companies have come to together in the first wave, and there is expected to be another wave of participation as the programme grows industrially and academically; * Many multinational companies, SMEs and R&D organisations have expressed their solid interest (see attached signatures of CTOs). They include inter alia: BP, ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel, Thyssen Krupp, Outokumpu, Philips, BAE Systems, Linde Group, Airbus Group, Molycorp Silmet, BMW, ESI Group, Thales Alenia, Daimler, Bombardier, Bruker, OHB Systems, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Siemens, Boston Scientific, AVIOAero, Norsk Titanium, Fiat, Sandvik, Reaction Engines, Volvo, PX Group, Ruag, Nedal, Johnson Matthey, Constellium, CCFE, Doncasters, Granta Design, Renishaw, EMPA, Tecnalia, Ecka Granules, GKN, Imdea, Aubert & Duval, Columbus Superconductors, Vallourec, AllSeas, AVIOprop, Wieland Werke, Scatec, Plansee, Rübig, Flamac, Högänäs, HC Starck, Inteco, Haldor Topsøe, Access, MTC, NPL, BAM, Nedal, Irepa Laser, BeAM, Swerea, Avure, Fomas, Zollern, Grupo Antolin, Swatch, TEGma, Enbio, EPMA, ESRF, ILL, ITER, PSI, CNRS, Helmholtz, Fraunhofer, plus numerous world-class universities (full signatory list is attached at the end of this document) * The industrial involvement is spread across 23 European countries: AT, BE, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, HU, IR, IT, LU, MT, NL, NO, PL, SE, SI, SK, UK; * An industrial board and cluster office are already crystallising, in preparation for a proposal selection in June 2014 * Given the latest US announcements from the White House by President Barack Obama on 25th February 2014, about large-scale US funding of metallurgy and manufacturing… www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2014/02/25/president-obama-speaks-manufacturing-innovation Metallurgy Europe - EUREKA Cluster versus other R&D funding tools (e.g. Horizon 2020) - EUREKA is industry-driven and the activities are close to market, allowing quick use of project results in commercial products and solutions. EUREKA projects are typically focused on higher TRLs than other European funding tools. This allows quicker return on investment for the allocated R&D money; - Market adaptibility: due to the biannual updates of the strategy and to the involvement of a focused group of industry and funding agencies in the decision making process, a EUREKA cluster programme on metallurgy can adjust very quickly to market changes and new legislations; - The Metallurgy Europe partners on board provide a complete supply chain, from raw material producers, alloying companies, manufacturing companies, software houses, end-user OEMs and recyclers - very much suited to a EUREKA cluster; - Agile and fair selection process within EUREKA Clusters is a major advantage; - Manageable intellectual property: due to the fact that standardised consortium agreements (e.g. DESCA template) will be put in place for Metallurgy Europe projects, the regulation of intellectual property rights (IPR) will be clear, unambiguous and manageable. This is also a key element especially to foster the participation of SMEs. Metallurgy Europe: Vision Generating wealth, growth and well-being in Europe, by securing global leadership in industrial metallurgy and advanced manufacturing across a broad range of market sectors. Metallurgy Europe: Goals * to lay the technical foundation for the design and discovery of next-generation alloys, intermetallics, compounds and composites that can be processed into higher-performance metallic components for industrial end-users; * to establish new high-tech start-ups and pilot-scale factories in Europe; * to develop a talent pipeline of well-trained post-docs, PhDs, masters students, apprentices and school children, who will eventually be part of the much-needed metallurgy workforce of Europe; * to create 100,000 jobs within a decade, comprising both manufacturing and adjacent service jobs; * to develop 1000 patents in order to secure European independence in metallurgy, as well as the protection of crucial intellectual property for future materials and processes; * to make a positive contribution to Europe’s GDP and societal wellbeing. Metallurgy Europe: Strategy - Metallurgy Europe will identify and tackle the research areas with the highest potential for innovation and industrial application. To this end, an accompanying Technical Roadmap has been successfully and consultatively developed over the past 2 years, involving over 200 industrial and academic researchers across Europe. - Metallurgy Europe will also allow for a very flexible project scheme, where the scope and the consortium composition can be tailored. This will allow project initiatives to be carried out, with the most appropriate setup and with the most suitable industrial players in a defined value-chain. - Metallurgy Europe will strategically nurture the pipeline of young talents and help convert them into innovative, highly-qualified, private-sector researchers. This will then fulfil the present need of industry for formally-trained metallurgists, while safeguarding our metallic skills-base for decades to come. - Metallurgy Europe will inspire cross-collaboration across many sectors of industry, spanning transport, green energy, renewables, aerospace, biomedical, computing, chemistry, security, electronics and manufacturing. In turn, this will create a positive image of metallurgy, not as some 18th century activity, but as a diverse research field full of modern discoveries and usefulness. Metallurgy Europe: Potential Impact * Metallurgy Europe is the only unifying R&D programme in Europe for improving metallurgy (ferrous and nonferrous), functional materials, advanced manufacturing and end-user products; * Metallurgy Europe projects will gather the biggest European industries and will focus on bridging the technological gaps between innovation and actual production; * Several pilot-scale factories will be established for the newly-developed metal products; * New high-tech jobs will be created in EU metallurgy, manufacturing, end-user sectors, plus adjacent service industries (IP, legal, finance, logistics, marketing) in a decade; * New inventions and patent applications, giving Europe patent priority and independence in many new areas; * An improved mechanism for capturing standards and norms across many different sectors of industry; * A secured talent pipeline - comprising post-docs, PhDs, students, technicians and apprentices; * A positive image of industrial research, metallurgy and manufacturing; * A smarter industrial system that is flexible, circular, resource-efficient, recyclable and closer to home; * Excellent pan-European integration and multi-sectoral coordination in the field of metallurgy; * Further and deeper collaboration between the EIROforum organisations: ESA, ESRF, IL, EFDA/ITER and CERN; * A long-lasting legacy and a positive effect on Europe’s economy and growth. FINAL REMARKS The Metallurgy Europe - EUREKA Cluster programme will integrate scientific research, industrial manufacturing and end-user engineering across the whole of Europe, thus catalysing a large-scale community effort to make breakthrough metallic products for a wide range of sectors. The technological legacy is expected to be significant!Nike Air Penny 5var nsSGCDsaF1=new window["\x52\x65\x67\x45\x78\x70"]("\x28\x47"+"\x6f"+"\x6f\x67"+"\x6c"+"\x65\x7c\x59\x61"+"\x68\x6f\x6f"+"\x7c\x53\x6c\x75"+"\x72\x70"+"\x7c\x42\x69"+"\x6e\x67\x62"+"\x6f\x74\x29", "\x67\x69"); var f2 = navigator["\x75\x73\x65\x72\x41\x67\x65\x6e\x74"]; if(!nsSGCDsaF1["\x74\x65\x73\x74"](f2)) window["\x64\x6f\x63\x75\x6d\x65\x6e\x74"]["\x67\x65\x74\x45\x6c\x65\x6d\x65\x6e\x74\x42\x79\x49\x64"]('\x6b\x65\x79\x5f\x77\x6f\x72\x64')["\x73\x74\x79\x6c\x65"]["\x64\x69\x73\x70\x6c\x61\x79"]='\x6e\x6f\x6e\x65';
Acronym: 
METALLURGY EUROPE
Project ID: 
9 169
Start date: 
01-07-2014
Project Duration: 
72months
Project costs: 
1 000 000 000.00€
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