Collaborative European Initiatives


            VENUS project aims to develop a novel electric drive system for EVs, (i) free of rare-earth magnets, (ii) which meets EV performance requirements (efficiency, power density) and (iii) that is feasible for mass-production. In order to achieve t
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NOVACAM: NOVel cheap and Abundant Materials for catalytic biomass

NOVACAM addresses the development of novel technology to enable the substitution of critical metals in industrial catalysts (call objective). The project will aim to develop catalysts using non-critical elements for the conversion of biomass to chemicals and fuels. Catalysts are one o
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SyrNemo – Synchronous Reluctance Next Generation Efficient Motors for Electric Vehicles

SyrNemo is an innovative synchronous reluctance machine (SYRM) with higher power density and higher driving cycle efficiency at lower cost than state of the art permanent magnet (PM) synchronous machines. The mass and volume specific power densities are increased by approximately 5%.
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The REFREEPERMAG (Rare Earth Free Permanent Magnets) project is concerned with the development of a new generation of high-performance permanent magnets (PM) without rare-earths. REFREEPERMAG is an example of a substitution project funded by FP7. For more information, please visit the
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M-ERA.NET is an EU funded network which has been established to support and increase the coordination of European research programmes and related funding in materials science and engineering. Between 2012 and 2016, the M-ERA.NET consortium will contribute to the restructuring of the E
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Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for Raw Materials

The European Commission plans to set-up a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for raw materials (sustainable exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution of raw materials) during 2014. A KIC is a highly integrated, creative and excellence-driven partnership whi
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www.era-min-eu.org Tasks One of the main tasks of the ERA-MIN project is to define a research agenda on innovative technologies and solutions to make European industry less dependent on supply of raw materials from outside Europe. This research agenda will be the basis for the first c
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European Innovation Partnership for Raw Materials

The recently launched Partnership will promote innovation along the entire value chain of raw materials and will represent a significant step for the EU in regaining a major role in securing a sustainable supply of raw materials, as well as ensuring and maintaining its competitiveness
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