Advanced Materials 2030 Initiative

Why the Advanced Materials 2030 Initiative

The Vision of the Materials 2030 Manifesto
Backbone and source of prosperity of a sustainable society

A strong European Materials ecosystem driving the green and digital transition as well as a sustainable inclusive European society through a systemic collaboration of upstream developers, downstream users and citizens and all stakeholders in between.

Planet

Systemic approach to develop the next generation solution-oriented advanced materials

People

Faster, scalable, efficient responses to challenges

Prosperity

Opportunities for Europe‘s society, economy, and environment, today and in the future.

The Advanced Materials 2030 Initiative – How?

Driving cross-sectoral industrial innovation by supporting new applications across all industry sectors

Paving the way for the engagement of all advanced materials stakeholders

Fostering the collaboration based on common grounds between stakeholders – The “Materials Commons “ – to create more sustainable products through material-based technology

Addressing all value chains and innovation markets for planet, people, and prosperity

Current situation and challenges for the future

Why advanced materials?

  • Backbone and source of prosperity of an industrial society
  • Crucial role for enabling green and digital transition.
  • Key driver for innovation and creating new opportunities on multiple dimensions and sectors.
  • Green Deal & Digital Strategy by the European Commission will turn lead to significant changes in materials research
2015
2015

17 Sustainable Development Goals (and UN Global Compact)

2016
2016

Paris Agreement

2019
2019

EU Green Deal

2021
2021

Fit for 55 legislative package (EU, ETS, Energy Tax Directive, others | EU Plastic and Packaging Tax | EU Strategy “Farm2Fork”

2023
2023

EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (transitional period)

2026
2026
2030
2030

EU Target: 55% reduction of GHG emissions | EU Target: 55% of plastic, 75% of packaging waste and 90% of plastic bottles is recycled

2050
2050

EU Target: Climate Neutral

Current Situation

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