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