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European Materials Modelling Council


Project timeline
September 2016
36 months
August 2019
General Information
The aim of the EMMC-CSA is to establish current and forward looking complementary activities necessary to bring the field of materials modelling closer to the demands of manufacturers (both small and large enterprises) in Europe. The ultimate goal is that materials modelling and simulation will become an integral part of product life cycle management in European industry, thereby making a strong contribution to enhance innovation and competitiveness on a global level. Based on intensive efforts in the past two years within the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC) which included numerous consultation and networking actions with representatives of all stakeholders including Modellers, Software Owners, Translators and Manufacturers in Europe, the EMMC identified and proposed a set of underpinning and enabling actions to increase the industrial exploitation of materials modelling in Europe. EMMC-CSA will pursue the following overarching objectives in order to establish and strengthen the underpinning foundations of materials modelling in Europe and bridge the gap between academic innovation and industrial application:
1. Enhance the interaction and collaboration between all stakeholders engaged in different types of materials modelling, including modellers, software owners, translators and manufacturers.
2. Facilitate integrated materials modelling in Europe building on strong and coherent foundations.
3. Coordinate and support actors and mechanisms that enable rapid transfer of materials modelling from academic innovation to the end users and potential beneficiaries in industry.
4. Achieve greater awareness and uptake of materials modelling in industry, in particular SMEs.
5. Elaborate Roadmaps that (i) identify major obstacles to widening the use of materials modelling in European industry and (ii) elaborate strategies to overcome them.

The tasks of Hereon include the methodological compilation of training material to be used for further learning and/or modelling advertisement activities.

EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaH2020-NMP-2016
Project TypeCoordination and Support Action
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 723867
Co-ordinatorTechnische Universität Wien (AT)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Daniel Höche, Institute of Surface Science, Department of Interface Modelling, MOM, Phone: +49 4152 87 1914
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

ACCESS e. V. Material- und Prozessentwicklung (DE), Dow Benelux B.V. (NL), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (DE), Goldbeck Consulting Limited (UK), Granta Design Ltd (UK), MATERIALS DESIGN SARL (FR), Politecnico di Torino (IT), QuantumWise A/S (DK), SINTEF (NO), Stichting Dutch Polymer Institute (NL), Technische Universität Wien (AT), University of York (UK), Uppsala Universitet (SE)
European Material Modeling Council (EMMC) website
Last Update: 16. April 2021