Tom Keighley

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?150m for European materials and engineering projects

A pan-European research network has launched to help the projects in materials and engineering space with a €150m funding programme.

M-era.Net is a network of public funding organisations and funding programmes in material science and engineering.

Over four years it will distribute €150m of funding across Europe, to an estimated 200 projects.

The sector has impacted modern society significantly with uses across domestic appliances, electronics and energy production.

Between 2012 and 2016, M-era.Net will provide the European RTD community with access to world leading knowledge.

Project co-ordinator, Dr Roland Brandenburg, said: “By creating one central forum where knowledge can be exploited and international programme strategies can be aligned, we aim to eliminate the overlap of activities and duplication of efforts that we have seen in the past.

“The M-era.Net consortium will create a stronger innovation chain across Europe and enable researchers and industry to benefit from increased interdisciplinary cooperation and a critical mass of pan-European funding.

“Europe has a wealth of academic and industrial expertise and we are confident that the joint calls for transnational RTD proposals, which will be announced over the next four years, will bring together leading professionals and help develop European projects with impact on a global scale.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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