The Director-General of INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Lars Montelius is one of the main Speakers and will be present at IndTech 2022 Conference Plenary session: Systemic Approach for Advanced Materials: 2030 Perspective on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. During this session, the Materials 2030 Roadmap will be announced and this will be the starting point for the “European Materials 2030 Initiative for Planet, People, and Prosperity” action.
Advanced materials are key enabling technologies to deliver the solutions to reach climate neutrality, circularity and sustainability, meaning that enhanced circularity and responsible practices should systematically be part of each and every development, focusing on sustainable and safe advanced materials. Also, Europe realizes its dependency on other regions for its strategic value chains and now wants to reinforce its autonomy and preserve its technology leadership. These goals can only be achieved by collectively re-inventing the way advanced materials are developed.
On 7 February 2022, a Materials 2030 Manifesto was presented by high-level representatives from European research institutes and industries to Commissioner Gabriel. It stressed the importance of the EU’s technology leaderships, strategic autonomy and the role of advanced materials. It invites stakeholders to combine more closely upstream research with industry-driven applications in innovation markets.
Building on the vision of the Materials 2030 Manifesto, on 22 June, the ‘Materials 2030 Roadmap’ was published. The goal of this Roadmap is to pave the way for the engagement of all advanced materials stakeholders and co-create the European materials agenda with R&I stakeholders and the proposed next steps towards a structured Materials 2030 initiative will be discussed during the upcoming IndTech2022 conference.
We will also be present together with the partners of the EU projects FlexFunction2Sustain and SAFE-N-MEDTECH co-organizes an OITB Village at IndTech2022 in Grenoble, France, June 27–29, 2022. Join us between June 27-30, 2022 at https://indtech2022.eu/.