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Advanced materials

The cross-sector nature of advanced materials

An advanced material can be defined as any new or significantly improved material that provides a distinct advantage in (physical or functional) performance when compared to conventional materials.

Advanced materials can be organized into the following threecategorie:

  • Advanced materials (basic materials with improved performance, ex. nanomaterial manufacturer)
  • Finished and semi-finished products (solution intended for the end client and involving advanced materials in its manufacturing, ex. detector manufacturer)
  • Processes (innovative processes for advanced materials, ex. additive manufacturing) and instrumentation (ex. new characterization techniques)

There are intended for, but not exclusive to, the following areas of application:

  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Environment
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Construction
  • Defence/Security
  • Digital
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Others