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The Joining Sub-Platform and the Strategic Research Agenda Joining Sub-Platform to Manufuture
Joining Sub-Platform Background • Initiated by the Manufuture Technology Platform • The Joining Sub-Platform was launched in June 2012 • Committee Members include: • DVS, Germany • EWA, France • EWF, Portugal • Industrial Institute of Slovak Republic, Slovakia • SwereaIVF AB, Sweden • SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing AS, Norway • Tecnalia Corporación Tecnológica, Spain • TWI Ltd, UK
Joining Sub-Platform Philosophy Joining, including traditional welding methods, is a core element to innovative and sustainable manufacturing “The value added by manufacture and application of Joining technology in Europe amounted to around EUR 65 billion in 2010. Over 1.25 million employees were connected with this added value within Europe in 2010”
Joining Sub-Platform Mission Statement To promote innovative, sustainable and competitive Joining competencies to add value to manufacturing, generating economic growth and skilled jobs for the benefit of EU stakeholders
Joining Sub-Platform Definition of Joining Creating a bond of some description between materials or components to achieve a specific physical performance. Described as being generated by one or more of the following effects:
Joining Sub-Platform ‘Fit’ with Europe Joining Sub-Platform Influencing Funding Research Collaboration Exploitation of Joining
Joining Sub-Platform First General Assembly Thursday 28 November 2013 European Commission, Brussels This event, which is supported by the European Commission, will focus on the importance of Joining in the new Research and Innovation Programme – Horizon 2020
Joining Sub-Platform Actions • Increase Members from the Joining and Welding Community (currently >150) • Identify and Develop Common Research Priorities • Influence Future Government Funding • Respond to the Research Needs of the Joining and Welding Community • Prepare the Strategic Research Agenda for 2014 with input from the Joining and Welding community
Joining Sub-platform Information Further information available at: www.joining-platform.com