Chemical Engineer graduated from the University of Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium, Philippe JACQUES joined Solvay in 1988 in Brussels, Belgium, and moved to various Intellectual Property, R&D management and senior leadership roles.
Since October 2018, he is part-time seconded as Managing Director of the Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative (EMIRI) Association based in Brussels, to address the innovation‐related challenges ahead of the industry of advanced materials for clean and sustainable energy & mobility.
Since 2020, Philippe JACQUES is also acting as Secretary-General of BEPA, the Battery European Partnership Association and is currently coordinating since mid-2022 the Advanced Materials Initiative (AMI2030).
EMIRI represents about 60 organisations (industry, research, and associations) active in advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility technologies. The association contributes to industrial leadership of developers, producers and users of advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility by shaping an appropriate innovation, manufacturing / industrial and energy policy framework at the European level.
Overview of Advanced Materials Initiative AMI2030
As underlined in the Materials 2030 Manifesto published in February 2022, to remain competitive and meet customers’ and citizens’ needs for high-performance, sustainable products and services, Europe needs a systemic approach to develop innovative advanced materials to offer faster, scalable, and efficient responses to the challenges and opportunities for Europe’s society, economy, and environment.
Driven by Europe’s green and digital transitions, the Advanced Materials 2030 Initiative aims to set up a pan-European multi-sectoral accelerator for the design, development and uptake of sustainable advanced materials towards a circular economy. This will be achieved through an ambitious Research and Innovation Agenda, feeding a pipeline of industrial projects and mobilising all stakeholders of the advanced materials ecosystems in Europe.
The Advanced Materials 2030 Initiative is an open and inclusive forum. The talk will provide an update on the current status of the ongoing work steered by EMIRI, together with EUMAT, SUSCHEM and MANUFUTURE, with the support of the Materials 2030 manifesto signatories and the European Commission.