European Synergies and Co-operation for Sustainable vehicle along the Life-Cycle

The automotive industry is facing a number of ecologically important challenges. This requires the awareness of the sustainability of products, to conserve natural resources and improve energy efficiency throughout the value chain. The development and manufacturing of automotive components and parts provide extensive opportunities for optimizations and innovations.

The objective of the 7th Research Framework Programme (Regions of Knowledge) of the EU funded project S_LIFE is to identify new technological approaches and solutions throughout the automotive product lifecycle and accelerate - from design and production to dismantling and recycling of various materials.

With its holistic approach S_LIFE will also contribute to the further development of EU transport and automobile policies. This provides for increasing the efficiency of the transport system by 2030 by 50%.

Other objectives of S_LIFE:

  • Efficient use of research capacities
  • Improvement of the utilization of research results
  • New opportunities for joint research projects

Seven partners from France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Italy will work closely together during the next three years to develop strategies - from the identification and evaluation of regional R & D potentials up to a joint action plan for the activation, coordination and networking of resources and skills.


Pôle Véhicule du Futur (France) is the lead partner of the project S_LIFE . German project partners are Bayern Innovative with the Cluster Automotive and New Materials and RKW Bavaria Baden-Wuerttemberg. Other contributors of the core team are the Automotive Cluster ACS Slovenia (Slovenia), the ARN Auto Recycling Nederland Holding (Netherlands), CEIPIEMONTE (Italy) and InterfacEurope (Belgium). The total budget for the seven partners involved in the 3-year funding period is 2.41 million Euros.


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Bayern Innovativ GmbH
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90403 Nürnberg

Rainer Mayer
Project Manager


FP7 - seventh framework programme
European Union
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7 under grant agreement n 285811.