H2020 started on 1st January 2014 and in its second pillar, “Industrial Leadership”, the programme LEIT (Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies) focuses, amongst other areas, on advanced materials and nanotechnology. In order to kick-start the development of a Policy for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AM&N) Modelling, Simulation and Design a one day meeting was held on 27th February 2014 in Covent Garden, Brussels, BE to exchange points of view among a range of stakeholders from the EU’s materials modelling community.
A wide invitation was sent out to (250) experts to express their opinions on future needs for materials modelling, simulation and design. Participants submitted their input in the form of a focused presentation document, from which a number were selected to present at the meeting. The input can be categorized into scientific issues (extensions to the functionality of models) and policy issues (underpinning exploitation and commercialisation).