European research and innovation in materials science and engineering
What to change in the future? : report from the Materials Summit in Brussels, 10 September 2012
The Materials Summit 2012 brought together representatives of the main industrial and research stakeholders to discuss a strategic and modern vision of optimal features for materials R&D&I. The summit analysed and assessed the effectiveness of the support to materials research and innovation to date, and explored possible options for the future. Some of the issues addressed were the further structuring of the materials community, the best way of consulting stakeholders in order to prioritise and elaborate yearly work-programmes, how to achieve a winning combination of scientific and... industrial advances, how to maximise the positive impact of the R&D&I support for the growth, competitiveness and sustainability of the EU industry, how to maximise the return for the taxpayers’ money invested.