CHARISMA Raman Training School

CHARISMA Raman Training School

18 – 19 October 2022, Turin, Italy

You are invited to CHARISMA Raman School 2022, organised by the EU-funded Horizon 2020 CHARISMA project.

The school will take place on 18-19 October 2022 in Turin, Italy, as the preceding satellite event of this year’s VAMAS (The Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards) Steering Committee Meeting.

Raman Training School will be hosted by INRiM (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica) in their facilities.

The school will provide extensive training in Raman spectroscopy and focus on various contemporary topics in the Raman-related fields, such as data harmonisation and analysis, new techniques and devices, or relevant and emerging applications.

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The European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC ASBL) together with the European Materials Characterisation Council have laid out the case for digital integration of horizontal enablers for materials ecosystems


The digital transformation of technologies and services provides the basis of the Industry 5.0, which complements the existing Industry 4.0 paradigm by highlighting research and innovation as drivers for a transition to a sustainable, human-centric and resilient industry.

The materials and manufacturing industry is becoming more and more reliant upon a digital ecosystem in which stakeholders are connected, comprising aspects such as data and knowledge, technologies, human resources, applications, and operations. Digital market-places are being built that connect manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and their consumers so that they can share resources to create what are essentially virtual organisations. Today, digital industry ecosystems are evolving rapidly, driven by powerful economic forces, and they will have a lasting impact on how manufacturers interact with materials suppliers and their customers.

Materials discovery and life cycle management requires the involvement of skills and capabilities from many disparate communities ranging from chemistry, materials science, physics, engineering, information technologies and data science. Key advanced technologies and tools from these fields include materials synthesis, robotics, characterisation and modelling, ML/AI and ontologies.  A Common Digital Ecosystem needs to warrant interoperability between all such “horizontal enabler” technologies and to capitalise on commonalities between them. Their integration will be a cornerstone in the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry.

Improving resilience and sustainability as well as ensuring safety of materials in all products throughout the life cycle requires a wide and complex range of trusted information on materials and process behaviour, along the entire lifecycle of the product and its associated material, reaching far beyond the quality and quantity of data sets currently available to industry.

Recent advances in “horizontal enabler” technologies including materials simulation, characterisation and materials informatics demonstrates that digital integration would enable closed-loop research that can design, perform and interpret simulations and experiments in an ecosystem of companies collaborating cross-borders.

In this short communication, we address the challenge to go beyond the ordinary multidisciplinary research approach. We envisage a common, digitally integrated materials ecosystem incorporating ontologies for different materials technologies and domains providing full interoperability. Such a system will enable companies to collaborate on more intelligent materials analysis, use and re-use of data, supported by advanced data science tools (including machine learning and artificial intelligence).

Such an industrial ecosystem will support materials and product manufacturing companies, in meeting their strategic objectives regarding resilience and  sustainability, leading to more targeted design and development of safe and sustainable materials and processes, faster upscaling and effective quality control.

The European Materials Modelling and Characterisation Councils (EMMC[1] and EMCC[2]) are associations with a broad network of industrial stakeholders, focussing on horizontal enablers and who together address the cross-domain issues that arise during the ongoing digital industrial revolution and with this document we put forward our views for the future.

The document further informs on

  • State of the Art of Materials Development Integration
  • Drivers to digitally transform the Materials Ecosystem
  • Activities proposed to create and support a Materials Ecosystem
  • Expected Benefits of a Materials Ecosystem

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The EU Industry Days are now live!

EU Industry Days is Europe’s flagship annual event, highlighting industrial frontrunners and ongoing industrial policy discussions whilst improving the knowledge base of European industry.

It is the main platform to discuss industry challenges and co-develop opportunities and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders.

The 2022 edition will take place in hybrid format in Brussels between 8 – 11 February 2022, and it will stimulate discussions across industrial ecosystems on their green and digital transition, in support of strengthening the resilience of EU companies (including SMEs).

It will also hold discussions on how the young generation can shape the future of EU industry, in line with the Commission proposal to make 2022 the European Year of Youth. Some of these discussions will be held in the context of a Special Youth Programme, which will place the focus of the event on some of the most urgent concerns for young Europeans today: social equality, youth unemployment and precarious work, and the urgent call for sustainable and socially responsible business models.


Link for the event here:



FormPlanet project final conference

9:15AM – 17.30PM CET | ONLINE

The #FormPlanet_EU project organises its final conference, focusing on innovative #metals characterisation, non-destructive in-process measurements and #modelling approaches developed or optimised during the project

During the FormPlanet project final conference, project researchers will present the most representative innovative metals characterisation, non-destructive in-process measurements and modelling approaches developed or optimised during the project applicable in the metal forming sector, which present alternatives for an industry thriving to increase products quality and become more competitive

For agenda and registration please click here

#Eurecat_news #NormasUNE
#Fraunhofer_IWU #LTUniv #ANSYS
#Unipisa #aludium #ArcelorMittalF #applus

“Materials up-scaling: Bringing Materials characterisation and materials simulation together” FormPlanet & i-TRIBOMAT webinar showcases

Organisers: EMMC

Webinar / Online

i-TRIBOMAT and FormPlanet project would like to invite you to attend the webinar

“Materials up-scaling: Bringing Materials characterisation and materials simulation together”.
September 28, 2021 / 10:00-11:30 CEST – ONLINE

In this webinar you will be able to learn about innovative characterisation and simulation methodologies developed by i-TRIBOMAT and FormPlanet, which will be launched into the market as services of novel European Open Innovation Test Beds. The results from two real-scenario applications will be presented to practically showcase the services’ potential.

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Webinar: Bringing Materials characterisation and materials simulation together / Sept 28 / 10:00 CEST

CHARISMA Press Release

EU invests 5 Mio EUR to enhance Raman spectroscopy and generate a FAIR data repository for future academic and industrial research.

The newly EU-funded project CHARISMA aims to harmonise and standardise Raman spectroscopy, an extremely versatile non-destructive method for materials characterization widely applied in research and industry. 

i-TRIBOMAT project opens an Expression of Interest for Translators Network recruitment

Expression of Interest has been launched to select i-TRIBOMAT Translators. Translators will act as i-TRIBOMAT ambassadors, explaining to potential customers i-TRIBOMAT unique selling point and different services offered by the Test Bed to the companies with the ultimate goal to identify potential customers. To maximise the impact, two profiles have been identified that may be suitable to deploy the Translators’ role:

  • Tribology experts who “translate” the meaning of the services test results for their product or material.
  • Business/technological consultants who communicate the benefits of a European-wide operating OITB

The submission period will close on the 31st of May 2021.


For further information, visit the i-TRIBOMAT Translators Webpage

CEN/WS ‘OYSTER on Materials characterisation – Terminology, classification and metadata’

The Workshop and the related CWA will provide standardised terminology that will improve future exchanges among experts in the entire area of materials characterisation, facilitate the exchange with industrial end-users and experimentalists and reduce the barrier to utilising advanced materials characterisation. The common language is expected to foster dialogue and mutual understanding between industrial end-users, equipment manufacturers, and academic researchers. Standardisation of terminology and classification has been identified as critical to collaboration in and dissemination of European research projects.

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EuroNanoForum 2021 Satellite Event, 4th May 2021

A satellite event was co-organised on 4th May by the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC ASBL) and the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC) in the framework of EuroNanoForum event. The focused topics of the event included the presentation of the main challenges in modelling and characterization of materials to achieve beyond state-of-the-art advances in three specific sectors:
• Interoperability between materials characterisation and modelling.
• Supporting complex, integrated characterisation and modelling workflows.
• Data traceability for materials throughout multiple lifecycles
In this workshop, some current operations regarding interoperability and integration have been presented. In particular, EMMO, MODA and CHADA were discussed to highlight their usability and utility as a basis for moderated discussions related to the above Topics, which held a lot of promise towards tackling Industrial challenges of European Industries.
The modern needs of European industrial manufacturing include the developments of novel, and integrated, characterisation methodologies and computational modelling, especially for establishing in a reproducible and efficient way the process-microstructure-property correlations in advanced materials. This is identified as a key step to enable the design of new and sustainable materials and processes, and support rapid upscaling. Another objective of the European industries is the transition to a decarbonised economy, and there is an emerging need for increase in the efficiency and effectiveness of materials and product development procedures by reducing costs and time for product design and time-to-market. Such developments must be based on knowledge transfer, which could be facilitated by data documentation standards and the exploitation of open repositories for exchange of trusted, efficient and reliable data for European industrial manufacturing.
To address this challenge EMMC and EMCC, as well as, related projects have been engaged in actions to define a classification and formal documentation of materials modelling and characterisation, the MODA and CHADA, respectively. Furthermore, EMMC has been leading the development of an ontology (EMMO) that serves the applied sciences and in particular materials science including modelling and characterisation.

Full agenda here

19th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis (ECASIA) 2021/22

The forthcoming ECASIA conference will be held virtually on 18th June 2021 and live from 29th May – 2nd June 2022 in Limerick, Ireland

A one day virtual conference will be held on Friday, 18th June 2021 as a forerunner to the physical conference in 2022. The first half of this one-day event will focus on Surface Analyses for Advanced Manufacturing and related topics. The second half of the day will be dedicated to Surface and Interface Analyses in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.