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.

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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