22. September 2014 16:37
Metallurgy Europe programme recommended by European Science Foundation’s MatSEEC committee selected as new EUREKA Cluster
Metallurgy Europe, a 7-year, 1bn€ program in the field of metals research and manufacturing, has recently been selected as a new Eureka Cluster and was launched at London’s Science Museum on September 16th, 2014.
ESF Materials Science and Engineering Expert Committee (MatSEEC) recommended in its science position paper released in June 2012 and entitled “Metallurgy Europe – A Renaissance Programme for 2012-2012” the creation of the Metallurgy Europe program. The report was the result of a MatSEEC work led by Professor David Jarvis and it called European decision-makers and funding agencies to act and to implement this central recommendation. “The ambitions and recommendations of this report have now been successfully converted into a 1 billion euro Eureka Cluster Programme. This programme has been kicked-off in mid-2014, with the support of 185 companies and labs, making it the world's largest consortium in metals research and industrial manufacturing.” - Prof. David Jarvis
Some of the largest engineering companies in Europe have joined forces, including Airbus Group, BP, Siemens, Daimler, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Thales, AvioAero, PSA Group, BAE Systems, Philips, Ruag, Sener, Bombardier, OHB Systems, Linde Group, ESI, Rolex, Richemont, ArcelorMittal, Sandvik, Bruker, SKF,Johnson Matthey, Tata Steel, GKN, Boston Scientific, ThyssenKrupp, Outokumpu, Haldor Topsøe and Fiat.
“We’ll be laying the technical foundations for the discovery of new materials – metallic compounds, alloys, composites, superconductors and semiconductors,” said Prof. David Jarvis, Head of Strategic and Emerging Technologies at ESA and Chairman of Metallurgy Europe.
The report Metallurgy Europe – A Renaissance Programme for 2012-2012 is available online at www.esf.org/MatSEEC
Notes to editors:
Materials Science and Engineering Expert Committee contacts:
Dr Patrick Bressler, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, MatSEEC Chair
Dr Ana-Maria Ciubotaru, European Science Foundation, Scientific Secretary
Ms Nathalie Geyer, European Science Foundation, Administrative Coordinator
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 76 21 46 / 71 48
MatSEEC is an independent science-based committee currently managed by European Science Foundation with over 20 experts active in materials science and engineering. It provides foresights, overviews and insights on materials science, related technologies and future trends for the European Commission, European Funding Agencies and industrial stakeholders.
The aim of MatSEEC is to identify new trends and strategic goals, and to evaluate options and perspectives on solid scientific grounds and so contribute to the advancement of materials science and engineering in Europe.
More information is available on MatSEEC webpage: www.esf.org/MatSEEC