The European Lightweighting Network

About the network

The purpose of ELN is to establish a platform and agenda for common goals concerning the reduction of emissions through reduced weight in products.

The network is an initiative by public authorities from, up until today, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Belgium and Slovakia. The network activities focus on exploiting lightweight technologies supporting the European Green Deal objectives.

Why a European Lightweighting Network?

INDUSTRY NEEDS

SKILLS & TECHNOLOGY

PARTNERSHIP
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A EUROPEAN LIGHTWEIGHT AGENDA

MEETING GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

Lightweighting technology, including but not limited to materials, design and production, contributes significantly to the European Green Deal.

ELN milestones

November 2020

The German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy initiates the 1st ELN Conference during the German Presidency of the European Council. Approximately 15 EU member states participates.

April 2021

Germany invites ministers from the governments of Sweden, Austria and the Netherlands to the Lightweighting Summit at Hannover Messe. Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Trade, Anna Hallberg, attends.

September 2021

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology hosts the 2nd ELN conference in Vienna. Strong political support for the event, shows the importance of lightweight in Austria.

Are you interested in getting involved with the ELN?

Contact us for more information

Pierre Duysinx

Professor of Automative Engineering & Director of Automative Engineering Laboratory

PhD Civil Electromechanical Engineering, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium

TEL: +32 4 366 91 94
EMAIL: p.duysinx@uliege.be

Catherine Ghymers

Local Organising Committee and Research support for School of Engineering

Master in Management Sciences, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium

TEL: +32 4 366 53 85
EMAIL: c.ghymers@uliege.be