The consortium consists of 6 partners from 4 EU Member States bringing together top-level academic and industrial expertise in the area of material research and development for automotive industry.

 

Project coordinator

Materials innovation institute (M2i)

M2iM2i is one of the largest research institutes in the Netherlands in the field of industry-driven materials research for innovation. One of the main directions of M2i research is to acquire and develop fundamental insight in the physical and thermodynamic aspects of microstructure formation in metals. Coupled with insight on the causal and quantitative relation which connects the metallic microstructure to the functional properties of the material, this knowledge allows the design of materials that better befit their functionality under boundary conditions of diverse nature.


Website: www.m2i.nl
Country: the Netherlands

 


 

Tata Steel Nederland Technology BV

Tata SteelTata Steel is a top ten global steel maker and the world's second most geographically diversified steel producer. Tata Steel Europe is part of the Tata Steel group. It provides long and strip products to the construction, automotive, packaging, aerospace, engineering and energy industries worldwide. The company has a crude steel production of over 20 million tonnes with manufacturing plants in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Norway and Belgium.
Many research activities at Tata Steel (Research & Development in the Netherlands) focus on the development of new steel grades for the automotive industry.

 

Website: www.tatasteel.nl
Country: the Netherlands

 


 

ArcelorMittal Maizières Research SA

ArcelorMittalArcelorMittal is the largest steel producer in the world. Around 1300 people work in R&D worldwide in ArcelorMittal laboratories, offering a broad expertise in most technical fields related to the steel industry. The company holds leadership positions in its main markets: automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging as well as general industry.
ArcelorMittal employs 280,000 people in over 60 countries. The company places its commitment to sustainable development at the heart of its strategy and ambitions to be a benchmark for economic performance, labour relations and social responsibility.
With a delivery volume of 13 million tons for automotive industry, ArcelorMittal is the worldwide no.1 supplier for automotive steels in Europe and progressively in other regions of the globe. ArcelorMittal has extensive experience in developing innovative products and processes for the steel industry, and especially in the automotive field.

 

Website: www.arcelormittal.com
Country: France

 


 

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG

TKSEThyssenKrupp is a major European integrated steel producer, producing annually approximately 11 million tonnes of flat steel products. The Steel segment of the ThyssenKrupp Group is focused on the fast-growing market for premium carbon steel flat products. Its capabilities range from intelligent material solutions, product-specific processing and comprehensive service to finished parts. Together with its affiliate companies ThyssenKrupp Steel supplies a wide range of steel processing industries including automotive, construction and appliance as well as the energy sector and the packaging industry.

Website: www.thyssenkrupp.com
Country: Germany

 


 

Technische Universiteit Delft

TU DelftThe Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Delft University of Technology performs research to achieve physical understanding on the behaviour of metals, especially in relation to industrial processes and applications. The focus is on solid-state processes in the bulk of the material. This research includes phase transformations, microstructural aspects of plastic deformation, damage development and texture development of metallic materials, with special emphasis on steels.

Website: www.3me.tudelft.nl
Country: the Netherlands

 


 

Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas

CEITCEIT is a non-profit multidisciplinary research center with a demonstrated experience in the field of microalloyed steels, microstructural characterization of complex steel microstructures, relations between microstructure and mechanical properties, among others. The research activity in these fields has received since 2000 several awards from different prestigious international institutions. CEIT has a broad experience participating in RFCS projects.

Website: www.ceit.es
Country: Spain