NRP 19 "Materials for Tomorrow's Needs"

​The National Research Programme "Materials for Tomorrow’s Needs" (NRP 19) was primarily concerned with supporting the development of the high-grade materials and processes that are will be needed for future industrial products. Specific areas of focus were functional materials, composites and special ceramics. The objective of the research was to retain Switzerland’s advantage in those strategic future areas of material research in which it has a leading position, and to develop this in the form of new technologies as quickly as possible.

Facts and figures
Overall grantCHF 16,000,000
President of the Expert GroupVolker Franzen
Programme DirectorVolker Franzen
Completion of research work​1991

Final report

Werkstoffe für die Bedürfnisse von morgen: Neue Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der metallischen Werkstoffe, der Spezialpolymere und der Keramik, Schweizerischer Nationalfonds/Technische Rundschau, Hallwag Verlag, Bern, 1991.