TL1 – New Materials and Components

This Thematic Line addresses the design and development of new advanced materials and components for advanced production and intelligent Systems.

Development Vectors:

  • New Powders
  • Surface, and Interface Engineering
  • Smart, Meta, and Multi–materials
  • Bioengineering
  • Sensors
  • Construction, and Living
  • Advanced, and Printed Electronics

TL2 – Advanced Productions Systems and Processes

This Thematic Line addresses the design and development of systems targeting paradigm shifts driven by resilience, and the dual climate and digital transitions: datafication, robotization, decarbonization, circularization, and agility and responsiveness.

Development vectors:

  • Additive Manufacturing Systems
  • Integration and Digital Twins and Conventional Manufacturing Processes
  • Digital Simulation of Physical Systems & Processes
  • Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing and Agro-Forestry
  • Smart Machinery and Cyber-physical Production Systems
  • Advanced Logistics and Transportation Systems
  • Novel Processes & Personalised Well-being Products

TL3 – Sustainable Energy Systems

This Thematic Line focuses on the acceleration of energy transition towards renewable based systems, by integrating new energy efficient supply and demand technologies.

Development vectors:

  • Renewable Production – Smart energy management systems and new generation infrastructures enabling power transmission and distribution networks allowing high grid penetration
  • Energy-Efficiency in Industry and Buildings – Decarbonization implies a major electrification of some major end-users (near-zero buildings, industry, etc)
  • Storage Systems – Solutions satisfying increasing requirements of storage, including based on H2
  • Electric Mobility – Electric Mobility Charging Infrastructure, and Powertrain Technologies.

TL4 – Intelligent Systems and Robotics

This Thematic Line addresses fundamental and applied R&D to foster the embedding of intelligence in Cyber-Physical architectures and Robotic systems.

Development vectors:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems by networking physical and computation processes tailored to Production Processes and Built Environment
  • Robotics: autonomy, collaborative, situational awareness, human outreach extension
  • Control, Optimization and Estimation Architectures to handle computational complexity, constraints, information, and the distributed structures
  • Data Science/Machine Learning
  • Numerical Computation/Simulation

TL5 – Digital Ecosystem, Sustainability, Risk and Management

This Thematic Line targets the integrated sustainable development and maintenance of infrastructures, facilities and cultural heritage relying on the current trends for a fully digital ecosystem targeting a robust and resilient society.

Development vectors:

  • Sustainability, life-cycle and waste management
  • Smart Cities, Infrastructures and facilities
  • Cultural heritage
  • Risk assessment and management, resilience and robustness
  • Failure, Reliability, Maintenance and Resilience
  • Advanced logistics and management for a fully digital ecosystem