The world is standing at a tipping point. The supply of resources of the Earth is becoming critical. Global warming is the most important problem our society is facing. Our society must adapt a resilient strategy. Materials Technology is fundamental for such sustainable, responsible societal development. The transformation of material into something useful and functional to provide a specific service is key for such development. Large parts of the innovative functionalities of our day-to-day products owe their existence to advancements in materials in various sectors such as electronic, medical, construction, transport system, energy production and mechanical engineering.
Materials Technology will play a major role for the European industry. It will influence the competitiveness of practically all industrial sectors. Investments in Material Technology provide possibilities to succeed in global markets and will assist in creating new spearhead technologies and innovations thus improving the employment situation in Europe.
EuMaT has defined eight working groups (WG) established around specific themes, these are:
- Modelling and Multiscale
- Materials for Energy
- Nanomaterials and Nano-structured Materials for Functional and Mulitfuntional Applications
- Knowledge-based Structural and Functional Materials
- Lifecycle, Impacts and Risks
- Materials for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
- Raw Materials
Overall, it is EuMaT's Vision that Europe will emerge by year 2020 as a leader in development and utilization of advances materials technology solutions and related manufacturing methods.