Hervé Bernard

CEA Deputy CEO and EERA chair

“To offer or maintain sustainable life conditions for civil societies, engineers and researchers are constantly designing highly performing technologies but requiring materials fitting to extreme conditions. This is obviously the case for low carbon energy technologies where advanced materials are crucial and provide an economic opportunity for European Union industries. In this way, we consider that stronger public private interactions (such as a PPP) must be supported. Our organization reckons EMIRI as the platform engaging European industry and research to bridge the innovation gap to the benefit of populations. This complementary expertise along the value chain is a main strength to create new business opportunities for Energy applications.”

Henrik C. Wegener

Executive Vice President and Chief

Academic Officer Technical University of

Denmark (DTU)

“EMIRI is a key platform for DTU to work together with industry and other stakeholders across the value chain to support the sector of advanced materials for low carbon energy in Europe. At DTU we invest in research and technology development in advanced materials as we believe they are essential in seeking innovative solutions in view of Europe´s energy challenges and to the benefit of the environment, the economy and the quality of life of citizens. The high potential of the sector is yet to be fully exploited and we remain committed to collaborating with our EMIRI partners to support a framework conducive to innovation in advanced materials for low carbon energy in Europe.”

P.A.O.G. Korting

CEO Executive Board Energy research

Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)

“ECN strongly believes that advanced materials will play a crucial role in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Research in many of our portfolio technologies like photovoltaics is heavily based on breakthroughs in materials science. It needs to be ensured that key enabling materials get the required recognition with the European institutions to keep existing European value-chains from basic research to the market thriving.  The platform for us to communicate the interests of the energy materials research community is EMIRI.”

Roberto Morabito

Director of Department of Sustainability


“Activities on advanced materials contribute to the transition to a low carbon economy in a sustainable way. ENEA believes that by establishing joint partnership among research and industry and by using the available resources more efficiently will bring new solution. Our Institution supports EMIRI as a fundamental platform engaging industry and research.”

Amaya Igartua

EMIRI IK4 Research

Alliance representative

“To develop Sustainable Renewable Energy systems we need:

  • To improve and develop materials more resistant to extreme working conditions (temperatures, corrosive environment,..).
  • To predict the durability of the systems at laboratory level, tracking their scalability.
  • To design new renewable energy systems taking into account tribological aspects and materials lifecycle.

EMIRI Industrial Initiative facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration between research & industry to reach these goals”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt

Member of the Board of Directors

for Scientific Division II (Jülich)

“Advanced materials are a key to enable breakthroughs for energy efficiency and the transformation of our energy system. EMIRI forms a strong European partnership between research institutes and industrial organizations and is helpful to get more attention by the EU compared to individual companies. EMIRI offers Jülich the opportunity to combine our key competence in the research field of energy materials together with the complementary expertise of the other members along the value chain to realize innovations and to bring new solutions into the market.”

Marc Van den Neste

Chief Technology Officer

AGC’s Global & European Building

& Industrial Division

“AGC is a co-founder & member of EMIRI because we believe from the start that energy generation & energy efficiency challenges need cross-sectoral and integrated solutions. The glass material has a lot to offer and we stand ready to collaborate with partners & bring European research to market while fostering sustainable economic activity.”

Anders Werme

General Manager Global R&D

Energy Market Products


“At ArcelorMittal, we believe that innovative steels and steel solutions are necessary for the progress of the economy and society in Europe. The development of innovative steel solutions is needed to help Europe to have an economically competitive energy transition. Working on the European scene with different actors, as EMIRI does, reflects the presence of our customers all over Europe. We decided to join EMIRI because it has the right scale to support material innovation for a low carbon economy.”

Marc Van Sande

Executive Vice-President

Energy Materials


“Innovation in advanced materials is key to increase performance, reduce cost and extend lifetime of low carbon energy technologies. To accelerate innovation in that field, EMIRI advocates for the creation in EU of a market-oriented, industry-supported innovation pillar. This is why Umicore strongly supports EMIRI, an initiative, grouping industry leaders and research organizations, engaged to bridge the gap between lab and market.”

Eric Peeters

Vice-President Dow Corning

Chairman EMIRI

“Advanced Materials are a critical component of many if not all of the innovative technologies that are needed to implement the low carbon economy. EMIRI has succeeded in bringing together a critical mass of industrial, academic and research actors to form a true Energy Materials Union. Therefore Dow Corning believes that it is THE best vehicle to work in close collaboration with the EU Commission, to translate research in to industrial application and implement some of the daunting technical solutions that are needed to bring the Energy Union to life.”

Prof. Paolo Matteazzi

Chair of NANOfutures EITP

“NANOfutures core is in connecting all the actors in the nanotechnology field towards a sustainable improve of products. The energy sector is the most relevant market for nanomaterials and all the nanomaterials development are related to the energy either for production or energy: EMIRI is perfectly matching with NANOfutures targets within nanomaterial and a valued source for our road mapping activities.”

Jacques Komornicki

Innovation Manager CEFIC

Secretary SusChem European

Technology Platform

“Moving to a low carbon energy economy and having a sizeable part of energy produced from renewable sources means not only new innovative materials and systems to produce energy in a cost effective and efficient way but also new materials and concepts for energy storage on the grid and for delocalized systems like stationary batteries, EV as storage media or using “chemical storage” (power to gas or power to liquid technologies).

All these technologies need strong materials innovation; SusChem has included these needs in its new Strategic Innovation Agenda and supports EMIRI as a key actor in helping EU implement a comprehensive agenda in the field of materials for energy as part of a holistic energy policy.”

Fabrice Stassin

Managing Director


“Activities on advanced materials contribute to the transition to a low carbon economy in a sustainable way. ENEA believes that by establishing joint partnership among research and industry and by using the available resources more efficiently will bring new solution. Our Institution supports EMIRI as a fundamental platform engaging industry and research.”