19 May 2020
Start of 3-years Interreg cross-border project AACOMA (Accelerate advanced composite manufacturing) is kicked-off

EMR Region Belgium, the Netherlands & Germany area hot spot for the future of lightweight materials and technologies

The Euregio Meuse-Rhine provides a huge potential with its many highly innovative, leading companies and especially SMEs which are active in the area of advanced material manufacturing in many industrial sectors, such as Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Building and Infrastructure, etc. The advanced material sector is growing, with a consolidated offer, ranging from raw material producers over technology development to production, research and development as well as industrial OEMs.

Project

The Euregio Meuse-Rhine is a potential hot-spot for the further development of advanced material and process technologies. Technical Centers and Institutes around Aachen/Germany, Liège/Belgium and Eindhoven/The Netherlands were awarded with this new project AACOMA.

Innovative material design and advanced manufacturing provide large opportunities for SMEs. The AACOMA project kick-off took place in Aachen at the Campus of the RWTH University of technology in 1 Q 2020. The aim of the project, which is running for 3 years until 2023 with a budget of €3 Mio, is to connect SMEs with innovation hot-spots like institutes and technical centers.

Seven partners from all three regions will carry the project out: Centexbel is the project leader and gets support by University of Liège, Sirris and Flanders Make from Belgium, as well as Fontys University of Applied Science and AMIBM of Maastricht University in the Netherlands and AMAC in Germany.

Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine

Interreg supports AACOMA with almost EUR 1,5 million of means from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project receives co-financing from the Walloon Region, the Dutch Province of Noord-Brabant, the Dutch Ministry van Economic Affairs and Climate and the Belgian Province of Limburg.

Contact person

Mona Ziegler
Marketing and Communications Director AMAC GmbH
Amac-communications[at]effing-aachen[dot]de
+49 (0) 151 651 79 021

 

AACOMA partners