WP1: Multi-stakeholder platform
Implementation of a Multi-Stakeholder Platform to address transversal issues
Workpackage (WP) 1 was expected to function as the multistakeholder platform. In this WP, all of the key players have met and addressed the transversal issues of refractory metals. Managed by the consortium, it gathered experts from the three External Experts Committees: Policy/Society, Technology and Market.
This workpackage assessed the current and future selected metal needs of the European industry. It also examined to what extent these can be met with European and non-European sources, and explored innovative strategies for the improvement of the reliability and affordability of supply for metals and metal-based intermediate products. It has delivered guidelines, has defined indicators and has proposed (new) standards. This knowledge has been used to analyse the data collected and the innovation proposed in the four technical WPs.