SIM Call 16

SIM Call 16 is open for project proposals fitting within the framework of any approved and/or running vertical SIM Program (see links below). This is an OPEN Call in 2018. Submit your proposal any time before 14/09/2018 and it will be evaluated and decided before the end of the year.

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SIM User Forum 2018 - 16 May 2018

The 6th SIM User Forum took place on 16 May 2018 @ Flanders Expo, Ghent
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About SIM-Flanders

The Strategic Initiative Materials ‘SIM’ is a virtual research centre, initiated in 2009 by the Flemish Materials Industry and the Flemish Universities. SIM’s mission is to further strengthen the scientific materials base and to build technology platforms in relevant areas with sufficient critical mass.

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M-ERA.NET Call 2018 for Materials Research and Innovation

Announcement of the M-ERA.NET CALL 2018, especially addressing materials research and innovation! Pre-proposals should be submitted before 12 June 2018 12:00 noon (Brussels time)
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SIM Themes

  • Durable & Sustainable Structural Materials

    Three domains were identified in this theme to match the interest and specialization of material related industry and research organizations in Flanders: hybrid structural materials, high performance Multi-functional structural materials and sustainable processes.

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  • Materials for Energy & Light

    Energy generation, storage and use is one of the main challenges for the future of Europe, therefore also of Flanders. In the SIM framework, strategic focus is on the following topics: harvesting of energy with photovoltaics, energy conversion with fuel cells and energy storage with batteries.

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  • Predictive Modeling and Advanced Characterization

    Materials and products become increasingly more complex. More different materials become available each year, resulting in endless combination possibilities for applications and functionalities. Basic knowledge, using detailed material characterization and modeling, is needed more than ever.

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  • Recyclable Materials

    Recycling is a process to change waste into new products to prevent waste of useful materials and to reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials. As products become increasingly more complex in design and functionalities, recycling becomes more difficult and the need for research increases.

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  • Tailored Nanomaterials

    The nanotechnology revolution essentially consists of the ability to control material features on the nanometer length scale. To see the economic impact of these new abilities, the basic science of nanotechnology requires continuous development and improvement.

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