Flemish calls innovation clusters 2017

We want to inform our members and contacts about a number of project calls for budget 2017 which have been launched or will be launched shortly by the Flemish government. Please be aware that some of these calls are subject to final decision on July 13th in the Hermes Committee.

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Clusterpact signed! 9.6.2017

Op 9 juni ondertekenden speerpuntclusters Catalisti (chemie en kunststoffen), SIM (materialen) en VIL (duurzame logistiek) hun clusterpact samen met minister-president Geert Bourgeois, Vlaams minister van Innovatie Philippe Muyters en Vlaams minister van Mobiliteit Ben Weyts.
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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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Call 15 - Call for projects

This project call aims at submitting project proposals fitting within the framework of any approved and/or running vertical SIM program. Deadline for submission is 15 September 2017. THIS CALL IS NOW OPEN.
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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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