Impacts of the project

The EIROS project is expected to contribute towards these impacts in a number of ways:

  • Increase in competitiveness and sustainability of European industry through high value products and manufacturing processes in different applications sectors:
    • Wind turbines
    • Cryogenic tanks
    • Aerospace wing leading edge
    • Automotive components

    The EIROS project directly benefits the key sectors of Aerospace, Wind Energy and Automotive, all major employers within the EU.
  • Employment and training through engagement in cutting-edge technologies
    The multi-disciplinary nature of the project means that participant’s employees will need training and therefore be upskilled as part of the project.
  • Protect EU jobs in the high value manufacturing sectors of aerospace, automotive and energy
    EIROS will require highly skilled manufacturing labour to produce the material and the components, helping to safeguard these jobs and keep manufacturing within the EU.
  • To reduce the environmental costs (lightweighting of structures, maintenance, CO2 emissions)
    The EIROS project will contribute to the broader challenge of a European nano-enabled industrial value chains for lightweight multifunctional materials and sustainable composites.

    Enabling the lightweighting of vehicles will reduce CO2 emissions within the EU. Oil pan weight reduction of 7% on all vehicles produced would save 3.4Mn of crude oil. 5% of vehicles would still equate to 170,000 barrels of crude and the associated CO2.