EU-Programme "Horizon 2020" will be presented at the 9th International CFK-Valley Stade Convention, 16-17 June 2015
Eva Brockhaus, National Contact Point for Materials at the Project Management Agency Projektträger Jülich will discuss material-related topics of the programme in her KeyNote.
(PresseBox) (Stade, )The CFK-Valley Stade Convention is one of the most innovative expert conferences and showcases on the topic of composite lightweight constructions. Focus of this year’s Convention is on the “INDUSTRY 4.0 FOR COMPOSITES”. Industry and research experts will be presenting their latest developments in the technologies, processes and construction methods of composite lightweight construction, both in research and in practice.
In the run up to the Convention, Eva Brockhaus, provided an overview of the range and content of „Horizon 2020“:„Horizon 2020“ is the funding programme for research and innovation of the European Commission which runs from 2014 to 2020 with a total budget of around 70 billion Euros. The European Commission set up the programme to improve Europe’s global competitiveness, to stimulate a strong growth and to provide new jobs. The Horizon 2020 Framework Programme is divided into three pillars: “Excellent Science”, “Industrial Leadership” and “Societal Challenges” and should help to bridge the gap between research and market.
„Materials-related topics play an important role in various sectors of Horizon 2020. The key funding area is located within the sector “Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies” (LEIT) of pillar two. A major component of LEIT are the following 6 Key Enabling Technologies (KETs):
• Micro- and nano-electronics
• Advanced materials
• Advanced manufacturing and processing
In this pillar, Horizon 2020 will have a strong focus on developing European industrial capabilities in the Key Enabling Technologies. The National Contact Point for Materials informs and supports applicants on funding opportunities for materials themes and cross-cutting Key Enabling Technologies within Horizon 2020. The service is on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and free-of-charge.“ Eva Brockhaus explains and adds „It is important for proposers to be aware of the requirements to participate in Horizon 2020, the purpose of the programme and the various funding opportunities. The National Contact Points look forward to help interested persons to find the right funding topics and assists them during the proposal preparation as a basis for a successful application.“
The entire lecture with title „Horizon 2020 – Purpose, Structure and Funding Opportunities“ will be held by Eva Brockhaus on the first conference day, 16 June at 10:00 am.
To attend the CFK-Valley Stade Convention a binding registration in advance is required. The lecture program with further information on the individual sessions, speakers as well as the accompanying exhibition is available online at: www.cfk-convention.com/.... The conference language is English.
About CFK-Valley Stade Convention:
CFK-Valley Stade Convention is one of the most innovative expert conferences and showcases on the topic of composite lightweight constructions. Almost 400 participants – international experts from the composites industry – annually participate in this special event a global marketplace for CFRP technologies.
The CFK-Valley Stade Convention took place for the first time in 2007. The number of participants and exhibitors has greatly increased since then. In spite of inflation-related economic stagnation (in 2008/2009) the carbon fiber market was able to record constant growth rates. Energy efficiency, cost reduction, and low carbon emissions are major topics that concern nearly all branches of industry worldwide.
Top notch speakers will be presenting their latest developments in the technologies, processes and construction methods of composite lightweight construction both in research and in practice. The lectures will be given in English and will be clustered into thematic sessions.