• Emerging technologies – production technologies to exploit the potential of emerging technologies (in particular bio and multi-scale technologies); leveraging simulation and modelling techniques to address manufacturing challenges; flexible, rapidly responsive production systems for customized manufacturing.

  • Advanced materials – materials with novel functionalities enhancing new manufacturing technologies and processes and the opportunities to manufacture entirely new materials-based technologies and products. Smart materials, sustainable polymers, functional graded structures.

  • Sustainable manufacturing and manufacturing of green technologies