Meeting safe and sustainable by design materials and tools

Amaya Igartua



Amaya Igartua is actually the Coordinator of European Actions in Materials in the Research Institution TEKNIKER and co-secretary of the European Platform of Materials EUMAT and the Alliance for Materials (

She is member of the core team of AMI2030 initiative.

She has been during 10 years, the Head of the Tribology Unit in TEKNIKER.

She has been participating in more than 50 EU Projects coordinating 4 of them, and she is author of more than 200 publications in peer review papers, congress or book chapters.


Meeting safe and sustainable by design materials and tools

The IRISS project aims to connect, synergize and transform the Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design community in Europe and globally towards a lifecycle approach, with a holistic integration of safety, climate neutrality, circularity and functionality already in an early stage of designing and manufacturing materials, products and processes.

The presentation will summarize the mapping activities carried out in terms of criteria and tools used by research community, concerning safe by design, sustainable by design, lifecycle assessment, circular economy and skills needs.

In the presentation, it will be highlighted the need of using common ontologies in the materials characterization and modelling, and it will be presented the OntoCommons demonstrator about i-TRIBOMAT EU project, on tribological characterization.