May 2, 2019


LEUVEN  15-16 MAY 2019

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January 17, 2019


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December 7, 2018

The Basque Government recognises the professional trajectory of the EuMaT Co-Secretary, Amaya Igartua

The EuMaT Co-Secretary and IK4-TEKNIKER´s researcher, Dr Amaya Igartua, has been recognised as one of the most outstanding experts working at Basque technology centres and cooperative research centres (CICs) in the course of an event chaired by the Basque Country President, Iñigo Urkullu, and the Regional Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructures, Arantxa Tapia.

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 EMRS Congress Strasbourg 20th Jun 2018

EUMAT Brokerage Event

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EuMat Steering Committee members

European Technology Platform
for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies

EuMaT – European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies has been launched in order to assure optimal involvement of industry and other important stakeholders in the process of establishing of R&D priorities in the area of advanced engineering materials and technologies. EuMaT should improve coherence in existing and forthcoming EU projects, in the field of materials R&D.


EuMaT covers all elements of the life cycle of an industrial product, regardless if it is a component, a system or a final good:

  • design, development & qualification of advanced material
  • advanced production, processing and manufacturing
  • material and component testing
  • material selection and optimization
  • advanced modelling on all scales
  • databases and supporting analytical tools
  • life cycle considerations, including impacts, decommissioning, reliability, hazards, risks and recyclability

Main objectives of EuMaT

The main goal of EuMaT is to contribute to the best relation and dialogue between industry, R&D actors and institutions aiming at improving the coordination and synergies at national and European level in the field of Materials R&D.
The primary objective of EuMaT is to produce the Strategic Research Agenda which, with appropriate involvement of industry and other main stakeholders will provide basis for

  • identification of needs and
  • establishing priorities in the area of advanced materials and technologies.

In addition, EuMaT promotes

  • interdisciplinary education and training, and technology transfer and innovation
  • societal considerations in the R&D (e.g. potential impacts on public health, safety, environmental risks)
  • cooperation and initiatives at international level
EuMaT is open to all interested new members accepting EuMaT goals, principles and statutes.

EuMaT Organization of the stakeholders: The pan-European partnership

EuMaT includes members from:

  • Industry (large, medium and small, embracing the whole production and supply chain, including component, equipment and sub-system suppliers, service providers and user industries; those involved in technology transfer; also, industry associations)
  • Public authorities (regulators and policy makers, funding agencies; in the particular notified and licensing bodies)
  • Scientific and Technical Community (apart for education and research also those involved in innovation and interested in the issue of European Innovation Area);
  • Associations and Consortia from other EU projects
  • Financial community (private banks including the EIB, the European Investment Fund EIF, venture capital, etc.; in particular supporting SME’s)
  • Civil society, including users and consumers (involving the also the future customers, e.g. through associations).
Project Description
Acronym: EuMaT
Project No.: 12015
Type of project: Internal
Start date: April 01, 2004
Project coordinator: IK4-TEKNIKER
Total number of partners: 1024
Contact person (name/email): Amaya Igartua,
Project webpage R-Tech/EU-VRi:
Official webpage (coordinator):

 EuMaT Workshop in INDTECH 2018

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Publication about EuMaT



MANUFUTURE Vision 2030






2nd Workshop “MATCH Sector Technical Groups”

The 2nd Workshop “MATCH Sector Technical Groups”, which took place on June 6/7, 2017 in Leuven, Belgium has as its aim to discuss the needs from industry, ETPs and scientific organisations to create Sector Technical Groups on a sustainable way.

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Publication about EuMaT


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EuMaT Strategic Research Agenda (SRA)
The Executive Summary of the Strategic Research Agenda update 2017 is now available.
To download it click on the link below.

SRA update (version 2017)

SRA Update (Versión 2012)

Roadmap (version 2006)

 EUMAT Position: Advanced Engineering Materials in FP9

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Report from the High-Level Strategy Group  on Industrial Technologies

 Conference Document 23rd February 2018

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Manifesto in support of a strong Materials Research and Innovation Dimension in FP9

On October 17th 2017 a Manifesto entitled Advancing Materials.  A Manifesto in support of a strong Materials Research and Innovation Dimension in FP9, was presented in the European Parliament.  This manifesto was signed by the Alliance for Materials (A4M) and a group of European Technology Platforms, Clusters and other organizations involved in promoting a stronger, horizontal, interdisciplinary and multi-sectorial research on advanced materials, in Europe.

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European Parliament  Session on October 17th 2017


 Mission-Oriented Research and Innovation in the European Union

by Mariana Mazzucato 

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 EuMaT Leaflets
EuMaT leaflets (03.10.2017) summarize the whole idea behind the EuMaT initiative. To download the leaflets in PDF format click on the link below.

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What are Technology Platforms...
Technology platforms are mechanism proposed jointly by the industry and the EU in order to define research, technology and development (RTD) priorities, timeframes and budgets on a number of strategically important issues...


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TP on EU websites...

You can read more about the technology platforms on one of the following EU websites...
What is a Technology Platform

EuMaT Priorities
EuMaT Priorities document explains what EuMaT priorities are. To download the latest version of the priorities in PDF format click on the link below. 
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