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the european commission

The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation defines and implements European Research and Innovation (R&I) policy with a view to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy and its key flagship initiative, the Innovation Union.


materials blogs

In this blog, we publish news about EU research and results, events and initiatives relevant to the Materials community. Our target is to update this page twice a month with rapid communications.
Advanced materials are a group of materials that have strategic importance for economic growth, industrial competitiveness and capable of addressing the grand societal challenges.


raw materials

The European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials is a stakeholder platform that brings together representatives from industry, public services, academia and NGOs. Its mission is to provide high-level guidance to the European Commission, Members States and private actors on innovative approaches to the challenges related to raw materials.

The European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs) are a new approach to EU research and innovation. By bringing together actors from the entire research and innovation value chain they aim at streamlining efforts and accelerating market take-up of innovations that address key challenges for Europe.