The European Institute of innovation and technology (EIT) is organising an expert forum on sustainable materials for future mobility (electrification and lightweight design).
The goal of the event is to trigger cross-value chain interaction and strategic alliances among European stakeholders that drive innovation in these sectors.
Sustainable raw materials and advanced materials are key enablers for a successful mobility transition. The dramatic shift towards mass-market e-mobility has been triggered by the need for reducing CO2 emissions and improving air quality in cities. This development generates a growing demand for new kinds of functional and structural materials. These materials contribute significantly to the overall cost of mobility, its environmental and social footprint, and the global supply chain dependencies that respective manufacturers will have to cope with. The ambition of a ‘zero emission mobility’ will have to account for the ecological footprint of its enabling materials.
The workshop will gather innovators from across emerging value chains in electrification and lightweight design.