European development trends in innovative advanced materials area

  • 1 University of Zielona Góra, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Zielona Góra, Poland


Current materials science and materials engineering focus on the development of innovative advanced materials. According to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) advanced materials are intentionally designed and engineered materials to have new or enhanced properties, and/or targeted or enhanced structural features to achieve specific or improved functional performance. Advanced materials include both high and low tech materials. Innovative materials are previously known classic materials used in new applications that have commercial potential. Published in February 2022, the Materials 2030 Manifesto calls for the creation of “a strong European Materials ecosystem to drive the green and digital transitions alongside a sustainable inclusive European society through systemic collaboration between upstream developers, downstream users, and citizens and all stakeholders in between.” The problem of lack of access to new (functional, circular) advanced materials urgently needs to be solved due to the following risks of not delivering on Green Deal and Digital Agenda, loss innovation markets, loss of jobs, relying on polluting and hazardous materials, as well as future geopolitical dependency. The activities undertaken by the Advance Materials Initiative (AMI2030), established in June 2022, led to the development of the Materials 2030 Roadmap and the Strategic Materials Agenda. These documents set European development trends in innovative advanced materials area.



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