European Strategies in New Materials: A Global View
The strategy of firms and of the public authorities, too inclined in the past to think solely in terms of the information revolution, fully recognises nowadays that the development of new materials is going to have a major impact on society.1 Throughout the last decade, it was confirmed that the reconception of products and processes, the satisfaction of quality and reliability requirements, energy savings, the creation of new industrial articles or new services, and the decentralisation of human activities in space, are just as dependent on the mastery of materials as on that of information technologies.
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