Links to European Technology Platforms
ETP's, Materials Associations in Europe & other useful links
ETP for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies EuMaT
The Alliance for Materials (A4M) is promoted by the European Materials Platform (EUMAT). A4M Materials provide solutions for tomorrow’s challenges - memorandum
ETP for Sustainable Chemistry SUSCHEM
ETP for European Steel ESTEP
ETP for Micro- and NanoManufacturing MINAM
MINAM includes more than 600 members from 36 countries and is continuously growing. The platform acts as an exchange forum for the topics of industrial micro and nano manufacturing: materials, equipment, components. It aims to support industry growth in this new field by the development of a common R&D and education strategy and by enabling close cooperation of e.g. SME, Industry, Research Institutions, NGOs and Public Bodies.
European Science Foundation ESF
The Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative EMIRI
EUREKA cluster Metallurgy Europe
European industry, academia and funding agencies now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to establish a vibrant, well-coordinated and large-scale ‚Metallurgy Europe Research‘ Programme that can design, develop and deploy the next set of revolutionary alloys and composites for key industrial applications, including energy, renewables, mobility and health.
European Council for Automotive R&D EUCAR
Additional Materials Associations
EIT Raw Materials
EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.
KMM.vin knowledge base multifunctional materials
The European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL (KMM-VIN) is a self-sustainable organisation which promotes and facilitates cooperative research and development activities of its Members in advanced structural and functional materials.
ELCA lightweight materials
ELCA (European Lightweight Cluster Alliance) is a collaborative initiative that aims to accelerate the adoption of lightweight materials in strategic industries. Mobility is the initial target but other lightweight-related industrial markets will be targeted as well, including energy, health care, defence and building.
EERA – Energy Research Alliance
The European Energy Research Alliance is the largest energy research community in Europe. It is a membership-based, non-profit association and brings together 250 universities and public research centres in 30 countries. EERA's joint research programmes cover the whole range of low-carbon technologies as well as systemic and cross-cutting topics.
CFPC – Carbon fibre technology cluster
The Cluster activity under aims to bring together EC funded projects to enable the sharing of ideas, results and concepts, contributing to the EU Strategic Research Roadmaps and to use the synergistic effect to improve the dissemination and exploitation of the project results and enhance their impact.
EARPA – Automotive research partners
EARPA is the association of automotive R&D organisations. It brings together the most prominent independent R&D providers in the automotive sector throughout Europe. Its membership counts at present 49 members ranging from large and small commercial organisations to national institutes and universities.
EMMC – Materials Modelling Council
The non-profit Association, EMMC ASBL, was created in 2019 to ensure continuity, growth and sustainability of EMMC activities for all stakeholders including modellers, materials data scientists, software owners, translators and manufacturers in Europe. The EMMC considers the integration of materials modelling and digitalisation critical for more agile and sustainable product development.
EAA – European Aluminium Association
European Aluminium, founded in 1981 and based in Brussels, is the voice of the aluminium industry in Europe. The EAA actively engage with decision makers and the wider stakeholder community to promote the outstanding properties of aluminium, secure growth and optimise our metal’s contribution to meeting Europe’s sustainability challenges.
ECTP – Innovation built environment
The European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building Technology Platform (ECTP) is a leading membership organisation promoting and influencing the future of the Built Environment.
ECP4 – European composites, plastics and polymer processing platform
The European Composites, Plastics and Polymer Processing Platform is an industry-driven collaboration that unites members from 13 countries amongst the top-level European research institutions, regional plastic clusters, and EU-level industrial organisations of plastics and composites converters.
EUBIA – Biomass industry association
The European Biomass Industry Association, was established in 1996 as an international non profit association in Brussels, Belgium. The organisation represents the interest of its members, SMEs, Research Institutes and Universities working on the field of biomass across Europe.
European Cluster of Ceramics
The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is an action of the Cluster Internationalisation Programme for SMEs funded under COSME launched by DG GROW of the European Commission in 2016. The ECCP provides networking and information support for clusters and their members aiming to improve their performance and increase their competitiveness through trans-national and international cooperation.
ECERS – European Ceramic Society
The European Ceramic Society (ECerS) is a non-governmental, non-profit federation of national ceramic societies each representing the ceramists of a member country. The ECerS (see Statutes) was established in 1987 in order to coordinate and promote the study of ceramics.
European Commission websites
Cordis Europe EU Research Projects and Results
Including News & Events, the magazine Research*EU, CORDIS has a rich and structured public repository with all project information held by the European Commission such as project factsheets, participants, reports, deliverables and links to open-access publications.
EU Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
Horizon Europe - the next research and innovation framework programme
The Commission's proposal for Horizon Europe is an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme to succeed Horizon 2020. The European Parliament and the Council of the EU reached in March and April 2019 a provisional agreement on Horizon Europe. The European Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement on 17 April 2019. Presentation outlining Horizon Europe in 23 languages.