On Thursday 6 June, the European Commission (HaDEA) has invited several EU-funded projects on advanced, lightweight and recycled materials to present their activities, results and challenges. Among them, SUSPENS is presented by Mehdi Marin as coordinator, and FOREST, another project in which IRT Jules Verne is involved were highlighted during this event.


The aim of the workshop, held in Brussels, is to maximise the impact and exploit the results of European research in the development and adoption of innovative, efficient, lightweight and sustainable materials and processes. This also contributes to substantial reductions in CO2 emissions, aligning the industry with the EU’s ambition to reach an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.


The workshop entitled ‘Efficient, Lightweight, Sustainable Advanced Materials – Supporting EU industries to meet the Green Deal targets’ brought together several research initiatives funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon Europe program, aimed at tackling these challenges in a holistic way.


The objectives of the workshop were to

– Inform industry stakeholders about the latest advances and research results in this field.

– Facilitate dialogue between the research community and industry to identify industrial needs and future strategies.

– Align research and innovation priorities with forthcoming investments in the EU.


IRT Jules Verne is particularly proud to have had the opportunity to present two of its European projects, FOREST and SUSPENS, at this notable event. These projects illustrate the Institute’s commitment to finding innovative solutions for a more sustainable and competitive industry.