Lightweighting is an economic heavyweight and key to climate protection. Lightweighting is also a strategic research and innovation topic.
Therefore, the national funding bodies from Austria, Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia), Canada, France, Luxembourg, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland have allocated funding for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects in the field of lightweighting.
You can submit your R&D project application concerning lightweighting for this call for projects between 25 January 2023 and 25 April 2023 12:00 CEST. Your project consortium must include organisations based in a minimum of two of the countries/regions listed in this call.
In the webinar on 8 February 2023 14.00-17.00 you will get insight into the Lightweighting R&D strategy in the European and global context and into the Eureka activities aimed to promote lightweighting. Learn about the timeline and challenges framing the Eureka Lightweighting call. The submission process will be illustrated and the funding agencies of Austria, Belgium, France, Canada, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and South Korea will present their national focus and procedures.
Pitches submitted to the Pitching-Platform will be invited for presentation.
Relevant industry sectors include (but are not limited to): All sectors with a need for lightweighting technologies are welcome. For example, automotive, aerospace, maritime, energy, construction, infrastructure, health, farming, forestry, etc. In the transport sector, lightweighting through functional integration, novel lightweighting materials, new and improved joining technology in multi-material design, the optimisation of (multi-material) design approaches, additive manufacturing, improved life cycle assessment or circular economy approaches promise substantial benefits in road transport and aviation, thus contributing to the transition towards alternative propulsion systems.
Lightweighting technologies to be researched and developed include:
◾ Joining technology in multi material design
◾ Optimization of (multimaterial) design approaches
◾ Lightweighting through functional integration
◾ Additive manufacturing
◾ Novel lightweighting materials, including optimised manufacturing
◾ Life cycle assessment / circular economy
Please find further information on the official Eureka-Homepage.