Materials as activator of future global science and technology challenges

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The aim of this statement is to give a contribution towards the future, where for all, materials are the driven force for the transformations we aim to reach and for which a global common house is imperative to be established, as the International Union of Materials Research Societies, IUMRS aims to be the central vehicle for such, aiming to boost innovation to its maxima, without compromising vital global principles of opening science to the world. This is consolidated by 4 main principles: Circular Economy; Trans disciplinarity; Horizontal cross cutting synergy (the introduced Metro Station concept); look always to the Big Picture and not to silos. This means that the traditional vertical thematic topics that were essential to define so far, the so-called road maps for something should be revisited and reconverted towards much larger horizontal scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-791
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Natural Science: Materials International
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


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