Monday, 08 September 2014
European industry is creating the world’s largest research consortium in the field of metals research and manufacturing. Aptly called Metallurgy Europe, the R&D programme will be funded to the tune of one billion euros over seven years.
Some of the largest engineering companies in Europe have joined forces, including EPMA members Daimler, Rolls-Royce, PSA Group, Philips, Linde Group, Sandvik, GKN, and Fiat to name just a few of the major players on board. Over 60 small and medium-sized companies are also teaming up.
The programme has recently been selected as a new Eureka Cluster, and it will now integrate the skills, ingenuity and energy of over 170 companies and laboratories from across 20 countries. The EPMA will be part of the consortium board led by the European Space Agency (ESA), and a number of other European organisations such as the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) and the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE-ITER), are also providing their unique expertise and innovation to this initiative.