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The Product Watch analyses novel products that are based on advanced technologies for the development of goods and services - enhancing their overall commercial and social value. It analyses the value chain of the selected ATI-based products, their link to the IPCEI and the analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the EU competitive positioning. This report specifically supports cluster organisations and S3 partnerships, providing intelligence on innovation areas where European regions could team up and invest together.

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Robotics for food processing and preparation

As the food industry faces an array of challenges such as changing diets, climate change, resource depletion, demographics and globalisation, food robotics could help mastering some of those, e.g.

3D printing for the machine tool industry

Advanced technologies are rapidly changing machine tool production today. Machine tool manufacturers still struggle to adopt the technologies that are suitable for their specific practices, often due to high investment cost, both in equipment and in terms of skills.

Lightweight Materials

The development of lightweight materials plays an important role in Europe as one of the global industry leaders. Innovative lightweight solutions can further decrease the weight of existing systems in those industries, where lightweight materials have mostly been used until now (i.e.

Flexible and printed electronics

Flexible electronics offers opportunities for various applications such as rollable, foldable displays, smart patches and smart packaging on paper and plastic substrates.

Synthetic fuels

Next to the adoption of sustainable social behaviour, the global mitigation of climate change calls for a timely adoption of innovative sustainable technologies.

Solid-state-lithium-ion-batteries for electric vehicles

Since the global demand for high-energy and high-power energy storage devices increased, lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries have emerged as the dominating energy storage solution for portable electronics and electric vehicles.