Konferenz und Ausstellung / 04. Mai 2021, 14:00-17:30
Open Innovation Test Beds as a Service to the Industry
04. Mai 2021, 14:00-17:30
Virtual Satellite event of EuroNanoForum 2021
Setting the scene
Advanced Materials is a crucial Key Enabling Technologies (KET), for Europe’s competitiveness. They contribute towards giving EU industries the competitive edge they need for industrial leadership in global markets and promise breakthroughs to solving global challenges and achieving a circular, resource efficient and climate-neutral EU economy. The materials development cycle is long and entails several steps such as characterisation, modelling, processing, upscaling and engineering, including a lengthy assessment in industrial environments.
To enable uptake by industry, especially SMEs and start-ups, the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme has supported the creation of an open innovation ecosystem in advanced materials. The Commission has invested approximately 250 million euro in Open Innovation Test Beds (OITBs) with the aim to bring nanotechnologies and advanced materials within market reach by providing access to demonstration and upscaling facilities as well as advisory services to advance technologies from laboratory validation to prototypes in industrial environments.
This open innovation ecosystem aims at gathering all the relevant actors while covering all relevant enablers and services needed for innovation based on new materials, therefore reducing technological risk thus attracting more investors and cutting the time to market.
Currently there are OITB projects running in six technology domains:
Three Open Innovation Test Beds for materials characterisation and three Open Innovation Test Beds for modelling will be also funded. These are expected to contribute to setting the foundation for a European ecosystem.
The objective of the workshop is to take stock from current policy initiatives and open innovation test beds in order to get new ideas to support the Advanced Materials European Innovation Ecosystem in the context of Horizon Europe. OITBs, related clustering initiatives and end-users will have the opportunity to share their experience, expectations and new ideas to bring nanotechnologies and advanced materials within the reach of companies and users.
Target Audience: OITBs, Industry, Industry Associations, other projects likely to integrate results to OITB service portfolio and the European Commission