On July 5th, the Commission launched a call for applications for members of the new Technology Council for Advanced Materials. This high-level group will coordinate efforts to meet future needs for advanced materials in Europe and is key to building a single advanced materials ecosystem. It should ensure leadership in promoting research, fast-track deployment of innovations, address European industry needs and offer guarantees for an effective protection of human health and the environment.

The Technology Council was announced in the Communication ‘Advanced Materials for Industrial Leadership’ in February 2024. It will comprise representatives from Ministries of research and industry of Member States, high level representatives from the academic world, research and technology organisations, as well as industry and the Commission.

Advanced materials are fundamental for innovation for example in energy, electronics, construction, and mobility and therefore crucial for the green and digital transitions. The Technology Council for Advanced Materials is a significant step for EU industries to be able to rely on advanced materials designed, developed, produced, and used in Europe.

Interested candidates may apply via this online form.

Deadline for applications to be submitted by 9 September 2024 at the latest.