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OIP-2023 Conference | LIST, Luxembourg | OCT 19-20, 2023 | SAVE THE DATE

Open Innovation and collaborative decision making for materials design and manufacturing
Date: 19.10.2023 – 20.10.2023
City: Luxembourg
Country: Luxembourg
Organisers: EMMC related initiatives VIPCOAT, musicode and OpenModel
Venue: LIST

The EMMC related initiatives VIPCOAT, musicode and OpenModel would like to invite you to OIP-2023 Conference on “Open Innovation and collaborative decision making for materials design and manufacturing”.

The event takes place on OCT 19-20, 2023 at LIST in Luxembourg.

The conference will serve as a platform to discuss cutting-edge advancements, share valuable insights on open innovation for materials modelling, design and manufacturing and will forge meaningful connections.

More information about the conference … HERE


EMCC session in ENF2023 – Message to community

EMCC organised with success the session “Advanced materials characterisation: Digitalisation and Materials Innovation Markets on the spot” in EuroNanoForum 2023 main programme (11-13 June). Many thanks to all the community that supported and contributed to the productive discussions, our chair Victoria PETROVA, our moderator Ennio Capria, and our panelists Costas Charitidis, Marco Sebastiani, Gerhard Goldbeck, Magnus Fredriksson, Peter Klein, Dr. Natalia Konchakova, and Georgios Konstantopoulos. Keep tabs on EMCC for news and updates!

1 Week from EuroNanoForum 2023

European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC) is ready for the 2023 EuroNanoForum!

Our session is Advanced materials characterisation: Digitalisation and Materials Innovation Markets on the spot – Featuring Alfa Laval!
Date and Time: June 13th, 2023, between 10.45 and 12.45 CEST
Location: Lund, Sweden
In the session organised by EMCC we will:

  • Showcase the strategic role of characterisation and digitalisation in the broader framework of AMI2030 in driving innovation and promoting the best use of materials in industry and society.
  • Present EMCC approach to address fragmentation and coordinate the integration of communities and capabilities in materials/characterisation & modelling / digitalization / manufacturing, which are highly important for reaching and concluding on the priority actions in the field of characterisation, with impactful outcomes across multiple domains and Strategic Innovation Markets of AMI2030.
  • Discuss the underpinning actions required that will be included in the new EMCC Roadmap to support characterisation needs/challenges in industry in connection to technological advances, digitised characterisation, characterisation and modelling/AI interplay, as well as Policy related.
  • Introduce in more detail the collaboration framework between EMCC and EMMC, working together to address modelling and characterisation and materials digitalisation challenges.

Participate in our session and have a word in the New EMCC Materials Characterisation Roadmap panel debate and visit us in the poster exhibition!

Register here! For online participation register here!

NanoMECommons Open Day Workshop

We are pleased to announce that NanoMECommons will be delivering its 1st Exploitation and Dissemination Open Day Workshop in Ansys UK premises, located in Cambridge.

The event is FREE, and you are welcome to join the NanoMECommons partners by registering your interest here.

The date of the event is 3-4 July, 2023. Make sure to book your space quickly as the deadline for in person participation closes on 15 June, 2023. Online participation deadline is 2 weeks later, on 28 June.

EMCC members will be there in support of the efforts undertaken by the NanoMECommons project.

Update on EuroNanoForum 2023 and EMCC Session

We’d like to invite you to view the first version of EuroNanoForum agenda which is now available. EuroNanoForum is spread out over 3 days, and each day has something different to offer, from pitch presentations to high level debates, and hot topics from the various challenges in the materials field. Make sure you register and don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with experts and other like-minded professionals.

Registrations are now open. Please follow the link below to register (both online or in person participation):

EuroNanoForum Registration Page.

Hopefully, we’ll get the chance to meet you and exchange insightful views during EMCC session on Day 3 or in the exhibition.

Save the date! June 13, 2023: EMCC Session in EuroNanoForum – Advanced materials characterisation: Digitalisation and Materials Innovation Markets on the spot


Digitalisation opens opportunities for European SMEs in niche high-tech markets and for strengthening the competitiveness of large global players in Europe. The Advanced Materials 2030 Initiative (AMI2030) has identified the key role of advanced materials in the green and digital transition and highlighted the need to combine materials and digital competences in materials industries as key challenge of the European materials industry.  

As a complement and support to this initiative, the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC) aims at addressing these challenges by bringing together key players in European industry and policymakers. The proposed EMCC session, endorsed by the European Commission, will showcase the strategic role of characterisation in the broader framework of AMI2030 in driving innovation and promoting the best use of materials in industry and society, with a particular attention to digitalisation.  

The European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC), which is leading Digitalisation WG1 in AMI2030, also plans support this event, highlighting the intertwining of materials characterisation and modelling and the key role of model-based design in driving digital innovation. The EMCC session will include plenary talks, as well as provide a platform for roundtable discussions and roadmapping, enabling participants to map out the challenges and opportunities facing in industry. Digitalisation (in the sense of the coherent, integrated digital and model-based representation of materials, processes and products) is a key enabler for advanced materials development in the twin transition. Digital monitoring is expected to increase Industrial Resilience to external pressure in the supply chain and new regulations that arise form Governance Bodies, due to the optimized use of resources and data-driven and rapid adaptivity of manufacturing to the new challenges in a new digital and sustainability framework. 

 EuroNanoForum 2023 Session – Organised by European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC) 

Day 3 of EuroNanoForum – Tuesday 13th June 2023 

EMCC session in the main ENF2023 programme: 10.30 – 12.30 

Session Structure

Part 1: Plenary and keynotes by industry & industrial initiatives (interactive session with audience): 

  • Links to ongoing Roadmaps and Materials 2030 Roadmap, EMMC and AMI2030 WG1 on Digitalisation 

Part 2: EMCC Roadmap 

  • Roundtable and Open Discussion on initiation of EMCC Roadmapping activities

Organisation committee – EMCC Board members 

  • Costas Charitidis (NTUA, Greece) 
  • Elias Koumoulos (IRES, Belgium) 
  • Bojan Boskovic (CΝΤ, UK) 
  • Spyros Diplas (SINTEF, Norway) 
  • Gerhard Goldbeck  (EMMC Executive Secretary, Belgium) 
  • Ennio Capria (ESRF, France) 
  • Marco Sebastiani (University “Roma Tre”, Italy)

EMMC2023 – Registration is open! / APR 26-28, 2023 / TU Wien – Vienna – Austria

#EMMC2023 – The 4th EMMC International Workshop finally provides the opportunity of networking with European and International experts on site again!

Following events in 2017, 2019 (in Vienna) and 2021 (online), the 4th EMMC International Workshop returns as a physical event in Vienna in 2023 in its successful format combining high level plenaries with discussion sessions led by Impulse Talks. EMMC 2023 supports the importance of networking in physical events, EMMC 2023 by including 30 minute breaks between sessions as well as a poster session, a European Projects market, a joint ‘science walk’ through the centre of Vienna and an opportunity to socialise at Heurigen.

For more information, please visit EMMC.

Towards Materials and Manufacturing Commons – the enablers Digital Marketplaces, FAIR Principles and Ontologies

OntoCommons is organising this workshop aiming at tackling various challenges identified within the Materials and Manufacturing domains. The event will be spread out over 3 days, and each day will focus on a different theme. Day 1 focuses on ontologies, data documentation, data spaces and interoperability. Part 2 of the workshop will focus on FAIR principles, and the final day of the workshop will give the opportunity to participants to express their thoughts, provide feedback and input in relation to the OntoCommons digital ecosystems and tools.  

More information about the workshop (including the agenda) you can find it here. 

Registration is available here. 


NMBP-35 Horizon 2020 Projects NanoMECommons, Charisma, and Easi-stress will co-host a hybrid Workshop event and would like to invite you to join in person!

Workshop Title

Materials characterization and software tools as key enablers in NMBP-35 projects: Towards industrial transition and wider acceptance of new methods and products

Date and Location 

The workshop will be held on Thursday the 24th November 2022, as a hybrid event (Athens/online), and is supported by European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC).

Thematic Areas

The outcomes of the workshop will be used for an Open Consultation Process, by identifying the community needs in accordance with EC directives and EMCC objectives in three key thematic areas:

  • Characterization/Standardization
  • Suites of multi-scale/AI modelling and characterization
  • Materials 2030 Roadmap: Characterization and modelling as horizontal enablers

Registration and Agenda

Registration Deadline: 11th November 2022

Agenda: Please find further Information via our websites.

Cost: Free, but registration is required!

EMCC Contact

Join us in EMCC fostering collaboration.

For further questions about the workshop, please contact us at

New article in materials & design

There is a new article available co-authored by Charitidis, Sebastiani and Goldbeck (2022) focusing on innovation in materials manufacturing for Industry 5.0. The article is available online with Materials & Design in Volume 223.


Recent advances in materials modelling, characterization and materials informatics suggest that deep integration of such methods can be a crucial aspect of the Industry 5.0 revolution, where the fourth industrial revolution paradigms are combined with the concepts of transition to a sustainable, human-centric and resilient industry. We pose a specific deep integration challenge beyond the ordinary multidisciplinary modelling/characterization research approach in this short communication with research and innovation as drivers for scientific excellence. Full integration can be achieved by developing common ontologies across different domains, enabling meaningful computational and experimental data integration and interoperability. On this basis, fine-tuning of adaptive materials modelling/characterization protocols can be achieved and facilitate computational and experimental efforts. Such interoperable and meaningful data combined with advanced data science tools (including machine learning and artificial intelligence) become a powerful asset for materials scientists to extract complex information from the large amount of data generated by last generation characterization techniques. To achieve this ambitious goal, significant collaborative actions are needed to develop common, usable, and sharable digital tools that allow for effective and efficient twinning of data and workflows across the different materials modelling and characterization domains.

Keywords: Industry 5.0; Ontology; Modelling; Materials characterization; Data interoperability

Licence: The article is accessible via Science Direct and with a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND) licence, which means it is open access for everyone to read.

Citation: Charitidis, C., Sebastiani, M., & Goldbeck, G. (2022). Fostering research and innovation in materials manufacturing for Industry 5.0: the key role of domain intertwining between materials characterization, modelling and data science. Materials & Design, 111229. Available at:

Image: Available via the citation.