Developing of multifunctional materials based products with smart intrinsic recycling and/or sorting abilities that harmonise with circular economy principles will create a real paradigm shift in the market and a clear benefit for society. It will also help industry to better match the EU environmental targets at the same time as improving their competitiveness.Scope:
Proposals should cover one or more of the following types of materials design:
Proposals should demonstrate the actual circular use of such materials through re-processing of recycled products and the evaluation of properties of such re-processed products in an industrial environment.
Proposals should include the full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the material production and life-cycle.
Activities should start at TRL 3 and achieve TRL 5 at the end of the project.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 4 and 6 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact:
The development of novel plastic materials would aid in:
Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal.