Research & innovation
for a sustainable lifestyle
Over the years, the European aluminium industry has established as a cross-sectorial innovation catalyst for the circular economy, decarbonisation, and disruptive technologies. From packaging product circularity and process technology to the use of production residue in other sectors, we are truly committed to leveraging the innovation potential of aluminium. At European Aluminium, we bundle this innovation dynamic in our so-called Innovation Hub that brings together the necessary actors from our membership, the broader industry, and RD&I partners.
We believe in the power of collaboration to translate ideas into concrete projects. In 2015, we established an Innovation Hub, a collaborative platform to accelerate the transformation to a clean and circular Europe for aluminium producers and cross-sector partners. Today, the Innovation Hub counts 18 member companies and three European Aluminium market groups (Building, Packaging and Automotive & Transport) as its members.
The Innovation Hub facilitates the development of collaborative project proposals for its members and joins proposals under development, especially EU project proposals submitted to the EU’s Horizon Europe research and innovation funding programme.
The Innovation Hub leverages its extensive stakeholder network, including policymakers, experts, and research institutes, to participate in relevant Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), including Processes4Planet, Made in Europe, and Built4People.
The Innovation Hub is a member of the SPIRE-SAIS alliance, which addresses skills shortages in energy-intensive industries. The alliance focuses on the qualifications and skills required to support essential cross-sectoral collaboration.
The Innovation Hub maintains close ties with Europe’s leading Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) by organising an annual Innovation Workshop for members and stakeholders. The workshops aim to encourage collaboration with the aluminium industry and initiate new project ideas.