Advanced materials lead both to new reduced cost substitutes to existing materials and to new higher added-value products and services. Advanced Materials offer major improvements in a wide variety of different fields, e.g. in aerospace, transport, building and health care. They facilitate recycling, lowering the carbon footprint and energy demand as well as limiting the need for raw materials that are scarce in Europe.
In the course of its Horizon 2020 initiative and aiming at strengthening Europe’s global competitiveness, the European Commission emphasizes and supports the development of innovation endeavours in the field of advanced materials.