Check the list of challenges of the 1st Open Call!

This document provides a list of the Open Challenges selected for the 1st Open Call based on real current needs of the industry.
The challenges are divided into 12 thematic domains for the three materials: polymer-based composites, light metal alloys and ceramic matrix composites in four industrial sectors: aerospace & aeronautics, automotive, energy and building.

AMULET - HORIZON 2020

The Advanced Materials & Manufacturing United for LightwEighT

Funding opportunity for the innovation of the European lightweighting SMEs

Manufacturing is nowadays striving for a wiser change into a more sustainable future for post-pandemic world. As environmental concerns become increasingly important to consumers, many market sectors are shifting toward greater energy consciousness and sustainability.
The Advanced Materials & Manufacturing United for LightwEighT (AMULET) project aims to benefit from the innovation potential of SMEs that will be creating new value chains by fostering the penetration of advanced lightweight materials in industry. AMULET will focus on the following three advanced materials: light metal alloys, ceramic matrix composites, polymer-based composites and their implementation in four sectors:

Open Calls
The AMULET will organize 2 Open Calls to enhance this innovation potential of SMEs through a cross sectors and funded knowledge exchange.

1st Open Call was launched on 12th April 2022 and it will be opened by 20th July 2022!
For this reason, the first Open Call will be selecting Consortium of minimum 2 and maximum 3 Legal entities including exclusively SMEs to leader Bottom-up projects that address the development and implementation of demonstration activities around technology and systems applicable to the 12 challenge areas. The selected consortia will receive up to 120K€ (60K€ for each SME) and the Funding and Business training support.

Matchmaking events to build innovative SMEs consortia
The Amulet consortium will organize 3 important networking opportunities for SMEs interested in participating in the first Open Call. SMEs will be able to participate in three matchmaking events and use the platform to meet other companies to work together on their project.

Apply until 20th July 2022 at 17:00 (CEST) on the application website: https://bit.ly/3FQn7ot

For more information, contact:

Project Coordinator:
Annabelle Sion (POLYMERIS)
Email: contact-amulet@polymeris.fr
Phone:  +33 (0)6 33 70 06 74

 

Communication & dissemination:
Agnieszka Dąbrowska (Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster Tool Valley)

Email: a.dabrowska@klaster.bydgoszcz.pl
Phone: +48 883 860 469

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Three types of activities will be implemented to foster innovation in SMEs:

THEMATIC CHALLENGE COMPETITIONS

TECHNICAL TRAINING
SUPPORT

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS COACHING

The AMULET consortium brings together a comprehensive network of over 1717 SMEs, 341 large companies and 93 universities, research and innovation institutes.

Aerospace&Aeronautics
90%
Automotive
95%
Building
85%
Energy
80%
Manufacturing
80%
Assembly
70%
Robotics
56%
Machine building
50%
Polymer-based composites
70%
Ceramic matrix composites
87%
Light metal alloys
90%

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I am really pleased to act as coordinator for this challenging project and it is a great responsibility for Polymeris. Lightweight materials are key for several sectors and industry, and AMULET can bring a lot of opportunities to European SMEs. It is a great opportunity for them, and for project partners to support innovation development in these fields.

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Annabelle Sion
Project Coordinator (POLYMERIS)

I am Project Manager at FundingBox, which is a go-to-funding platform. Tech innovators, researchers, startups, scaleups, and SMEs, can access easy-to-apply public and private funding opportunities for all stages of their growth journey. As a part of the AMULET consortium, I am excited to work both on the well-known theme such as energy, and infrequent such as aerospace and aeronautics.

I am looking forward to building great results of the project as a result of cooperation with technical partners and researchers.

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Aneta Gałązka
Project Manager (FB)

AMULET is a perfect opportunity for SMEs to get financial support for bringing their innovative ideas to TRL7, in close collaboration with end-users. This also represents high chances for establishing future long-term collaborations beyond AMULET. Innovative ideas will target REAL industrial challenges, and therefore there’s a clear and promising route of exploitation. For Research Centres and Universities, AMULET is the perfect scenario for discussing innovative ideas and contribute to increase lightweight awareness. AMULET partners are among the main experts on lightweight across Europe, and is exciting to be part of the process that will contribute to bring the lightweight technologies of the future to a reality.

Ricardo del Valle
Ricardo del Valle
Innovation Consultant (BAX)

The AMULET project is an ideal opportunity to reach out to a wide network of companies in different areas of expertise to bundle their strengths in the challenges that will be dealt with. It is an opportunity to learn about each other’s needs and offers, and of course to find new markets for SMEs products.  Moreover, the SME’s are on the first row to sign in for the educational programmes that will be developed within AMULET, and which will cover both technical and business-wise topics, even individual coaching.  According to me, this is a very nice offer and opportunity that shouldn’t be missed! It gives us, as Flanders Make, a boost within the European landscape, and gives us the chance to widen our network throughout the European countries. 

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Isabel Van de Weyenberg
Project Manager (FM)

AMULET is a great opportunity to bring together academia and companies to develop and support innovative projects in the lightweight community. As Clust-ER MECH, we are delighted to support SMEs’ innovation process and the creation of an international network of experts, companies and researchers tackling lightweight challenges. Collaboration is a key word for AMULET and that’s what we experience in everyday work. 

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Nicolò Bertolini
Project Developer (MECH)

Being part of the AMULET community is a great opportunity to create innovation, new value chains and participate in the training and educational program. As the Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster team, we are happy to be a co-creator of this project and invite our members to cooperate with other entities from whole Europe. We keep our fingers crossed for all SMEs that will take part in the project and will benefit from the support offered.

Agnieszka-Dąbrowska
Agnieszka Dąbrowska
Innovation Broker (BIC)

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Elca Network

European Lightweight Cluster Alliance (ELCA) is a collaborative initiative from which the AMULET project originates that aims to accelerate the adoption of lightweight materials in strategic industries. Mobility is the primary focus of the alliance, but applications in other lightweighting-related sectors are also targeted; including energy, health care, defence and construction. The alliance is creating a unique inclusive business framework for exploring lightweight-driven market opportunities. The main players from established industries and research institutions can collaborate and facilitate activities to put the lightweight technologies into practice.
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