Document Type : Editorial


Institute of Advanced Materials, IAAM, Gammalkilsvägen 18, Ulrika 590 53, Sweden


The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and the European Green Deal (EGD) are two examples of global sustainability initiatives that trust strongly on research and development (R&D) activities to achieve their targets. This article explores the synergies between R&D world links and decentralised labs, highlighting their capacity to foster sustainable innovations through international collaborations and the exchange of ideas. Climate efficient materials research is key element of sustainable ambition and distributed facilities offer a better chance of leading circular technology for green world. The participation from developed and developing countries in clean R&D are needed to be promoted through multi folds cooperation. The worldwide industrial R&D utilizes cluster research collaboration which should be focused on net-zero innovation for raising product technology readiness levels (TRLs). In addition, advancements in the green know-hows are helpful in deciding the direction of technology development and transition for climate neutral infrastructures.  

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Emergence of R&D World Links for Decentralized Facilities and International Cooperation


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