The Role of Materials in the Post COVID society

The role of Materials in the post-COVID society

The Role of Materials in the Post COVID society
Dr. Amaya Igartua, Co-Secretary EUMAT, A4M
Dr. Winfried Keiper, Co-Secretary EUMAT, A4M
Dr. Marco Falzetti, President EUMAT, A4M
Nieves Gonzalez, SUSCHEM
Rodrigo Martins, EASM
Eric Le Bourhis, FEMS
Publication Date
October, 2020
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This reflection paper explains how materials will enable solutions for a healthy, safe, resilient society and stronger economy to answer citizen demands. It includes strategic research agendas (SRAs), proposals, solutions, and recommendations of Alliance for Materials A4M community towards Horizon Europe in the post-COVID scenario. COVID-19 has affected the development of current strategies to face societal challenges and led to a reflection on a new global economic model where circular economy will play a prominent role.

The paper puts forward proposals for strategic research and innovation activities to the European Commission, Member States, and the European Parliament, taking into account the objectives of the Green Deal Priorities and Recovery Plan.