“MATCH pushes for the creation of a strong, sustainable, inclusive network where any European Materials players (from Industry, Research, University) could feel comfortable and can gain real value for her/his own interest and expectations as far as Materials R&D&I is concerned. This partnership promotes the integration of concerted and strategic challenges of national, regional and European needs in the field.
MATCH is focused in 4 main targets, crucial for the promotion of European sustainable development and innovation actions, as anticipated by future challenges to:
- The enlargement and effective improvement within the existing Materials network at EU level
- The multidisciplinary connection of Materials to a large number of fields relevant for European growth and where concerted management actions are needed
- The integration with existing and/or promotion of new Materials networks at National and Inter/Regional levels
- The integration of EU and national and regional networks in a sustainable (long-lasting) effectively aligned networkhubs
As a result of the MATCH project any organisation interested in materials research in Europe will have a single reference network through which to obtain information, contacts and guidance in an efficient and transparent way. Established and well-connected material research stakeholders will be able to intensify their activities and extend their collaborative activities at European level, realising the A4M concept for the ”The Materials Common House”.
The MATCH project was initiated to strengthen and deepen the Alliance4Materials strategy with a further increased stakeholder network. The project is coordinated by Italian Centro Sviluppo Materiali and the whole consortium consists of 19 partners from nine countries representing the six related European Technology Platforms and several major European material research organisations. The project started in January 2015 and will continue for 30 months until June 2017. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646031.