The focus group on advanced materials and nanotechnologies will support the development of technologies underpinning innovation across a range of sectors. This broad topic is a key priority in all funding programs from the EU, USA and Canada. Several areas of expertise are covered:
- Advanced materials
- Advanced manufacturing and processing
Activities of the group will address the whole innovation chain with technology readiness levels spanning the crucial range from medium levels to high levels preceding mass production, and helping to bridge the gaps (“valley of death”) in this range. These activities will be based on research and innovation agendas defined by industry and business, together with the research community, and have a strong focus on leveraging private sector investment.