AMULET Project: Advanced Materials & manufacturing United for LightwEighT

The Advanced Materials & manufacturing United for LightwEighT (AMULET) project is a HORIZON 2020 project that aims to exploit the innovation potential of SMEs through a cross-sectoral, funded knowledge exchange.

AMULET Project: Advanced Materials & manufacturing United for LightwEighT

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The goal of AMULET is to create new value chains by fostering the penetration of advanced lightweight materials in different fields through cross-regional and cross-sectoral knowledge exchange in four sectors: automotive, aerospace and aeronautics, energy, and building.

R&D demonstration projects targeting current sectorial challenges will be developed to reach TRL7, following a competitive-based approach. SMEs participating in the project will receive technical training support and business-to-business coaching for accelerating the commercialisation of their innovative solutions.

AMULET will focus on the following three advanced materials:

  • Fibre-reinforced polymers
  • Ceramic matrix composites
  • Light metal alloys

AMULET’s conception

In order to consolidate new lightweight industrial value chains in the automotive, aerospace & aeronautics, energy, and building sectors, AMULET will identify current sectoral challenges per type of advanced material(following RIS3). Three types of activities will be implemented to foster innovation in SMEs:

AMULET’s conception

The Partnership 

The AMULET consortium brings together a comprehensive network of over 1717 SMEs, 341 large companies and 93 universities, research and innovation institutes.

The AMULET partnership
The AMULET partnership

The AMULET project is coordinated by Prof. Lothar Kroll and Maximilian Schwarz from the Technical University of Chemnitz (DE). Nine ELCA partners are also part of the consortium: Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster (PL), Cluster MAV (ES), Flanders Make (BE), Jožef Stefan Institute (SI), IMAST (IT), Plastipolis (FR), South West Hungarian Engineering Cluster (HU), Clust-ER MECH (IT).


Activity 1: R&D demonstration projects

AMULET aims at developing R&D demonstration projects addressing current key sectoral challenges at EU level of three types of lightweight materials (polymer-based composites, ceramic matrix composites, and light metal alloys) for four industrial markets: automotive, aerospace & aeronautics, energy, and building.


Activity 2: Technical training support

Individual coaching to winning SMEs from Activity 1 to develop their demonstration projects plus educational programmes delivered to a wide audience through dedicated webinars and online courses.

Activity 3: Business-to-business coaching

Dedicated support from business experts to ensure that R&D demonstration projects can successfully reach the market. Additional support to educational programmes by including business-related topics in all online courses.

The project start on September 2021, with a duration of 3 years.

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