The objective of the CEM is to develop research and development strategies for materials research and the associated relevant economic framework conditions by means of systematic considerations. In doing so, the centre will support the efficient and sustainable use of raw materials and secure the benefits of the location in the long term through:
the material substitution on the input side (e.g. critical imported raw materials)
the technology substitution in the value chain
the digitalisation of materials and processes
the development of design for re-use and recycling
with a focus on an economically efficient and sustainable circular economy.