The concept of an integrated knowledge centre (Excellent Centre for Advanced Materials, ECAM) in UMA3, is based on the creation of a value chain of knowledge of research entities in the scope of Powder Metallurgy, additive manufacturing, PVD (nano)coatings, and fully 3D investigations.

During this period of disruptions, when innovation redefines the future success of organizations, it is extremely important to provide a coherent network that allows and promotes the transnational cooperation of researchers/academia and industry. The UMA3 members join forces to develop new material systems and create new solutions, whilst utilizing their competencies (knowledge, human resources, infrastructures) and cooperate in a synergistic manner. The multi-step process of the project (from theoretical elaboration and experimental engineering to computational modelling) will remarkably contribute to the existing know-how, as well as to the concept-driven, market-based innovation and scientific & research progress.

The knowledge transfer between partners is realized on each topic, led by an internationally recognized researcher. The implementation of UMA3 is linked to the Regional Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3) for Advanced Vehicle and Machine Engineering Technologies and Intelligent Technologies for Research and Development of Special Materials at county level. The implementation of the project is fitted on the Institution Development Plan of the University of Miskolc in the framework of the Centre for Excellence of Advanced Materials and Technologies and is carried out by the Special Materials Scientific Workshop: in Modern materials, Nanotechnology, Aerospace Applications topic.