Characterisation is a central pillar across the spectrum from research development via engineering and upscaling to production and product quality control. A survey of 100 FP7 projects carried out in 2014 under the umbrella of the Engineering & Upscaling Cluster clearly demonstrated the central role of characterisation. Over 90% of projects apply characterisation methods and 50% of projects include characterisation developments. Characterisation was ranked by far the highest in terms of importance of engineering and upscaling with an average across all projects of 9/10, compared to averages of below 7/10 for modelling and standardisation for example.  A lot of these projects however have a weak link to the impact required by the EC, with little tangible output in relation to commercial exploitation or reliable recommendations to regulation.

 

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NEW!! EMCC at Industrial Technologies 2016! 

The European Materials Characterisation Council will participate at European Conference Industrial Technologies 2016 on 22 - 24 June in the RAI Amsterdam

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Mission Statement and objectives

Main objectives and scientific and technological challenges.

Horizontal Themes

In order to support the goal of the cluster, the focus is on exploitable results that have a direct impact towards commercialization and regulation and hence the European economy.

Council Structure

Overview of the Council and Members.

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