The COMET-K2-Center MPPE

Integrated development of materials, processes and products

The Materials Center Leoben (MCL) is the provider of one of five Austrian COMET K2 competence centers. Together with partners from industry and science, the COMET K2 center for "Integrated Research in Materials, Processing and Product Engineering (MPPE)" focuses on key areas of the process chain, including:

  1. Development and characterisation of materials
  2. Materials synthesis
  3. Materials processing
  4. Design and manufacture of parts and functional components
  5. Behaviour of materials in service

The strategic objectives of the MCL as a Competence Center for Excellent Technologies (COMET) are:

  • developing new expertise by initiating and supporting long-term research collaboration between science and industry in top-level research
  • and establishing and securing the technological leadership of companies

The MCL advances and concentrates existing strengths and integrates international research expertise in order to strengthen Austria’s position as a research location for the long term. Therefor, the MCL receives fundings from the Austrian Federal Government (especially the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy) represented by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), the Styrian regional government represented by the Styrian Business Promotion Agency (SFG), the Tyrolean regional government, represented by the Business Promotion Agency Tyrol, and our scientific and industrial partners.

Phase I of the research programme ran from 2008 to 2012 with a total project volume of approx. 50 million Euro. After an evaluation in 2012, the COMET K2 Center was extended for another five years until the end of 2017. A project volume of about € 60 million is available for Phase II.

Find information about our partners here.