The Innovation Hub is actively engaged with several Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), e.g. SPIRE, Factories of the Future and Energy Efficient Buildings. It also participates in the EU’s research agenda and priorities and contributes to the definition of Horizon Europe calls and strategic discussions, mainly Roadmaps and Hubs for circularity.
Through the Virtual Innovation Workshop, the Innovation Hub closely collaborated with CEA – Tech, IME Aachen in order to boost innovation for European industries.
The Innovation Hub is a partner of the SAIS -SPIRE Erasmus+ project, addressing the skills needed in the processing industry to further boost circularity and industrial symbiosis. In partnership with MATPLUS, the aluSELECT database has recently been redeveloped, including updated information on the characteristics and properties of 35 wrought aluminium alloys and 12 cast alloys. This comprehensive and user-friendly platform helps users select the best alloy and temper, based on the specific requested application.
Due to its commitment to innovation and sustainability, the Hub will continue to keep communication channels with the European research community open in order to broaden and deepen the Innovation Hub’s network and activities. To this end, Christian Leroy (Innovation Hub Leader) presented “Turning bauxite residue into resources within a moving EU policy context” at the 3rd International Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference, which took place online between 29 September – 1 October 2020.
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