ERA-NET Materials

Basic Information


The main target of this ERA-NET Materials project is to create a durable cooperation platform for policy makers and managers having strategic activities on materials science and engineering in Europe. This platform aims to help national and regional science and technology authorities to effective diffusion and transfer of knowledge and skills obtained from research academia for the utilisation in business and industrial enterprises. This way the ERA-NET Materials project will intensify the innovation chain activities for the benefits of society and business life in Europe. The project will increase stepwise ambitious programme-type collaboration between European countries and regions in the field of materials science and engineering to deepen the European Research Area. In a long term, it will strengthen new innovative material related expertise and its utilisation in European business life and industry. The project will also help the national and regional decision makers to intensify their policy making operations. As a result of this ERA-NET project joint trans-national activities on material science and engineering will be lauched.

Main research priorities of the network

The objective of MATERA is to strengthen the bases for durable European partnerships in RTD planning and collaboration. Joint transnational activities on materials science and engineering will be launched as a result of this ERA-NET project.

Research fields covered by the network

  • Materials
  • Nanosciences and nanotechnologies

Target Groups

  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
5th Joint Call (2011) one-stage 01/11/2010   01/02/2011

Submitted: 8


Funded: 4

4th Joint Call (2010) two-stages 15/02/2010 26/04/2010 19/07/2010

Submitted: 47


Funded: 7

3rd Joint Call (2008) two-stages 01/12/2007 28/02/2008

Submitted: 50


Submitted: 39


Successful: 14

Funded: 14

2nd Call (2007) one-stage 01/01/2007   31/12/2007

Submitted: 4


Funded: 3

First Pilot Call two-stages 24/02/2006 01/06/2006

Submitted: 32


Submitted: 20


Funded: 8