LighMe

An open innovation ecosystem for upscaling production processes of lightweight metal alloys

Ziel

Das LightMe-Projekt soll ein Bezugspunkt für die Förderung von Innovationen auf dem Gebiet der Leichtmetallmatrix-Nanokomposite (MMnC) sein, die ein Open Innovation Ecosystem (Prüfstand) einrichten, das die Einführung neuer Funktionen, Merkmale und Fähigkeiten für Leichtmetalle vorantreibt. Das LightMe-Ökosystem wird die erforderliche Infrastruktur (6 Pilot Lines – PL) und das Know-how bereitstellen, um die neuen Materialkonzepte für leichtes MMnC und fortschrittliche Materialien kostengünstig und nachhaltig zu skalieren.

Kurzbeschreibung

LightMe project targets on the setting up of a self-sustainable open innovation ecosystem for the upscaling of industrial
processes concerning lightweight metal alloys (aluminum, magnesium and titanium) composites. It is evident that although
the last two decades a high number of research projects has been dedicated in the development of new composite
lightweight metals for industrial applications (e.g. according to Scopus, more than 1000 publications concerns this field in the
last 5 years), only a very limited number of such cases has been finally commercialized and reached the market end users.
There are many reasons that these technologies have not been adopted by the market (e.g. lack of funding for further
development and upscaling and the unwillingness of end users to adopt in their processes non-validated and nonstandardized
technologies) and this phenomenon is usually described as ‘valley of death’. LightMe project aspires to
overcome these barriers by offering an open innovation ecosystem, in which technologies that have been developed up to
TRL4-5 will be able to be upscaled and validated up to TRL 7.

Projektpartner

Ansprechpartner/in

Dr. Jürgen Jakumeit
+49 241 80 98032
j.jakumeit@access-technology.de

Projektinformationen

Laufzeit 
2/1/2019 –
1/31/2023
Förderkennzeichen
Zuwendungsgeber
Europaische Union
Projektträger
Europaische Union
Förderinitiative
EU
Förderhinweis
Geschäftsfeld
Prozesssimulation
Projektstatus
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