The automotive sector is an important economic driver in the EMR regions. CO2 reduction all over the supply chain is still a very important criteria for future competitiveness. New materials and complete new production processes are required. OEMs are very much aware of these issues and knowledge institutes (KI’s) actively pursue research in the field. However the (SME) supply chain industry, absorbed in daily matters, does not yet show the level of innovation activity needed for long term competitiveness. A program for awareness, activation and stimulation of innovation in materials is needed.
- Philips Hall