The main application fields of materials and relevant areas of research and technology development are:

  1. Materials in advanced manufacturing (and maintenance), thin films and coatings, smart materials.
  2. Materials in sustainability: energy efficient energy conversion, high energy density batteries, heat storage devices, CO2 capture technologies.
  3. Materials in Health, with focus on organ-on-chip technologies and medical diagnostics, including miniature sensors for early detection of major diseases.
  4. Materials in ICT, with focus on decreasing the energy need of data storage and processing (including photonics and neuromorphic computing).