Objectives of the commitment
European Technology Platforms are industry-led stakeholder forums which elaborate strategic research and innovation agendas (SRAs) for action at EU and national level to be supported by both private and public funding. While maintaining the flexibility and individual visions of each ETP network, the objective of this commitment is to strengthen the cooperation between the ETPs participating in the EIP on Raw Materials. Relevant research and innovation initiatives such as Public-Private Partnerships are also be welcome to the commitment.
Fragmentation in the implementation of the EIP-RM SIP will be overcome
Mutually beneficial information exchange will be encouraged
Cross-fertilization between actions undertaken by different raw material industries will be sought
Exploitation of breakthrough innovations will be speeded up and facilitated
Description of the activities
The partners of the ETP-PRIME commitment strive to offer a better information support to their stakeholders. A work process will be established for the support of cross-sector actions and initiatives undertaken by stakeholders in support of the EIP Raw Materials SIP.
While combining efforts and thereby providing a better overview of national initiatives as well as European initiatives and a stronger cross-ETP networking, the following activity areas are foreseen:
1) Establishing of a cross-sector forum for exchange of best practice and technology between different sectors and raw materials
2) Connected R&D and innovation actions among the partners, stakeholders and their associates
3) Preparing a 2050 roadmap focusing on the potential crossroads of non-food non-energy raw materials
Description of the expected impacts
1. Faster uptake of ground-breaking technologies
2. A common long term vision between different raw materials
3. Prevention of unnecessary overlaps in technology-related innovation activities undertaken by the stakeholders of the EIP Raw Materials
Coordinating organisation & role
Name of the coordinating organisation: The Forest-based Sector ETPCountry: BelgiumEntity profile: OtherRole within the commitment:
FTP will be responsible for the wood-based raw material value-chain and have a coordinating role for the commitment.
FTP was established in 2005 as the very first initiative in which the whole European forest-based sector came together to share one common goal: to advance the competitiveness of the whole sector. In order to link FTP's wide scope to the national level, National Support Groups has been established in 22 countries.
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur FÃ¶rderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
Name of the organisation: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur FÃ¶rderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V. Country: Germany Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: Fraunhofer will lead the CFRP and GFRP recycling research.
Fraunhofer will perform corrosion tests on the developed materials.
Fraunhofer will work with CIDAUT on the implementation, validation and refinement of LCCA tools for the project. Fraunhofer is the Quality Manager of the Consortium and will oversee deliverables and general reporting are produced with the best possible quality following agreed review standards.
Name of the organisation: Fundacion Cidaut Country: Spain Entity profile:
Role within the commitment: CIDAUT will lead the research activities on materials recycling and compounding, implementing lab scale demonstrators of each process at its premises and, later, supporting end-users upscale the processes.
CIDAUT will perform mechanical tests, microstructural analyses, injection moulding capability studies on the developed materails, and will work with Fraunhofer on the implementation, validation and refinement of LCCA tools for the project.
RWTH Aachen University (Institute of plastic processing (IKV)
Name of the organisation: RWTH Aachen University (Institute of plastic processing (IKV) Country: Germany Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: RWTH will implement the novel 3D Generative Preforming process (3D Fibre Spraying) that enables to create high-value long fibre-reinforced 3D preforms for thermoplastic and thermoset composites at low process costs (different kinds of yarn as a raw material, low tooling costs due to low cavity pressures). This cost effective technology allows to align the sprayed fibres in order to produce high-performance, engineered anisotropic products.
Universita' di Cagliari
Name of the organisation: Universita' di Cagliari Country: Italy Entity profile:
Role within the commitment: University of Cagliari is one of the leading European organization in the resin design and coupling with thermoplastic and thermose materials. University of Cagliari will support in the definition of the composite materials, both from CFRP/GFRP, ABS and Rare Earth composite material.
Name of the organisation: Relight Country: Italy Entity profile: Private sector - SME
Role within the commitment: RELIGHT will work with ITRB to provide the research partners with residues for the recycled ABS supply and the REE recovery processes, including their HydroWEEE process as part of the processes to be studied and analyzed.
Name of the organisation: Piaggio Aerospace Country: Italy Entity profile: Private sector - large company
Role within the commitment: Piaggio Aerospace is one of the project End Users (Aeronautics Industry): as such it will provide requirements and further applications that could be developed with the Consortium Materials. Piaggio will assist in the compounds selection, provide Fraunhofer with specific corrosion requirements on business jet size aircraft, and will assess that the developed materials performance fits the selected applications desired improvements.
Name of the organisation: Blackshape Aircrafts Country: Italy Entity profile: Private sector - SME
Role within the commitment: Blackshape Aircrafts is one of the project End Users (Aeronautics Industry): as such it will provide requirements and further applications that could be developed with the Consortium Materials. Blackshape will support to fulfill the requirements of the aeronautics industry on ultra light jet, light jet and trainer for Syllabus, and will assess that the developed alloys performance fits the selected applications desired improvements.
Name of the organisation: KU Leuven Country: Belgium Entity profile: Academia
Role within the commitment: KUL will collaborate on the balance problem studies and will lead the rare earth recovery research with the solvometallurgical and ionometallurgical processes.
KUL will also contribute to the final compounding selection.
KUL is the Dissemination Manager of the project, promoting that all partners are active on the project Dissemination.
Name of the organisation: FIDAMC Country: Spain Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: FIDAMC is going to lead the Work Package on Compression Moulding with CFRP-enhanced materials. As part of the AIRBUS Group, FIDAMC will also be able to provide the input material.
FIDAMC successfully developed a 3D Printer of own design to serve the Aerospace Industry and will be supporting Smart Lab 3D Industries in its 3D printer design.
COMPOSITE INNOVATION CENTER
Name of the organisation: COMPOSITE INNOVATION CENTER Country: Canada Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: Composite Innovation Center is one of the world leading organization in the field of Composite materials, both from carbon fiber and vegetal-based fibers.
Composite Innovation center has successfully implemented, at lab-scale, recycling processes for CFRP and GFRP.
Existing EU Contribution: No
Period to implement the commitment: from 01-05-2014 to 01-02-2018