The Nordic research centre Swerea Mefos, the German BFI/VDEh, Italy’s CSM and Belgium’s CRM have formed a collaborative research organisation – the Research Initiative for European Steel (RIES).

The network aims to pursue a coordinated strategy to bid to undertake the research programmes offered under the various European research programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Framework programmes of the European Research Area (ERA).

The collaboration effort was initiated by the EUROFER Research Committee.