SIM Open Call 2021

The SIM Open Call 2021 is open for project proposals fitting within the framework of any approved and/or running vertical SIM Program. The SIM Open Call 2020 has now been closed.

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Meet our new SIM colleague: Griet Van Cauwenberghe

As of 1 April 2021, SIM welcomed Griet Van Cauwenberghe as its new program manager. Discover more about her and her role within SIM here.
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About SIM-Flanders

The Strategic Initiative Materials ‘SIM’ is a virtual research centre, initiated in 2009 by the Flemish Materials Industry and the Flemish Universities. SIM’s mission is to further strengthen the scientific materials base and to build technology platforms in relevant areas with sufficient critical mass.

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32nd CORNET CALL NOW OPEN

Since 8 July 2021, the 32nd CORNET call is open. Project proposals can be submitted until 29 September 2021; the call for proposals closes at 12 noon (CET).
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SIM Themes

  • Durable & Sustainable Structural Materials

    Three domains were identified in this theme to match the interest and specialization of material related industry and research organizations in Flanders: hybrid structural materials, high performance Multi-functional structural materials and sustainable processes.

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  • Intercluster

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  • Materials for Energy & Light

    Energy generation, storage and use is one of the main challenges for the future of Europe, therefore also of Flanders. In the SIM framework, strategic focus is on the following topics: harvesting of energy with photovoltaics, energy conversion with fuel cells and energy storage with batteries.

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  • Not applicable

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  • Predictive Modeling and Advanced Characterization

    Materials and products become increasingly more complex. More different materials become available each year, resulting in endless combination possibilities for applications and functionalities. Basic knowledge, using detailed material characterization and modeling, is needed more than ever.

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