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„Light Vehicle 2025“ is an EU-funded cross-border project (Interreg) in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (Wallonia and Flanders in Belgium, Limburg and Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands and North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany). Implemented in 2018 by 6 partners (Flanders Make (Leader), Automotive NL, AMAC GmbH, Technifutur, University of Liège and Campus Automobile Spa – Francorchamps), it will run for three years until 2021.
Aside from the traditionally well known strongholds of automotive engineering in Europe, the Euregio Meuse-Rhine provides a huge potential with its many highly innovative, leading companies and especially SMEs which are active in the future-oriented areas of lightweight, electric mobility and autonomous driving. One key objective of the LV2025 project is to connect their competences, which shall be showcased through the design and the manufacturing of several selected lightweight component prototypes. The aim is to build an important virtual technology center on automotive engineering for the future.
With lightweight materials and design, we create the future in automotive: safer, lighter, more fun to drive, environmentally friendly through material savings and reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The project will show that lightweight designs and materials can also be cost-efficient in high-volume production cycles thanks to the new progresses in manufacturing technologies.
The benefit of joining forces in „Light Vehicle 2025” is in bundling our technological competences and our global and local networks for the greatest benefit of everybody. It will help companies in the Euregio to access to an extended supply chain and will support them in tackling the challenges for the future in automotive.
The presence of a large number of representatives along the entire automotive value chain in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine makes this geographical area one of the most attractive for any kind of automotive business. In particular, the advanced material sector here is established and growing, with a consolidated offer ranging from the raw material producer over technology development to production, from research and development to industrial OEM.
“Light Vehicle 2025” will focus on innovation and new technologies, provide gap analysis on technologies and on training possibilities, select potentials, connect people and businesses, inspire cooperation and cross border clusters, raise awareness of coming market requirements, stimulate knowledge transfer and provide and up-to-date worker and engineer training framework.
With our activities in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, we are going to help the parties to mutually increase their competitiveness, to initiate and run joint demonstration projects, to strengthen the economy in all involved regions and finally to secure working places.