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  • The 8th and Final TO-BE Meeting, named "An Oxide Technology Roadmap" will take place in Sant Feliu de Guixols (near Barcelona) on 12-14 March, 2018
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  • The 2nd and Final TO-BE Training School, named “Towards Oxides Applications: Opportunities and Challenges” will take place in Sant Feliu de Guixols (near Barcelona) on 15-17 March, 2018
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Action Abstract

Transition-metal-oxide-based  films  and  heterostructures  are  at  the  core  next-generation nanoelectronic,  microelectromechanical  and  macroelectronic  devices  expected  to  revolutionize fields  of  major  social  relevance  as  digital  information  and  communication  technologies, microactuation/microsensing and energy conversion. Such class of materials is characterized by an unprecedented wealth of functionalities, often being relevant to different fields of application, found in compounds that are extremely similar to each other in terms of chemistry, crystal structure and fundamental mechanisms. The necessity to handle the unprecedented complexity of these materials rescales efforts of solid state scientists to a higher  level and poses challenges that no individual Institution or Nations can face.  
The  approach  of  the  Action  is  based  on  the  belief  that  fundamental  and  technological  unsolved issues lie on grounds that are common to all transition metal oxides. The know-how progress should therefore not be addressed independently by separate communities concentrating on understanding single phenomena or exploiting single functionalities, but resorting, in view of the above mentioned similarities, to a thoroughly multidisciplinary approach.
The  TO-BE  Action  will  network  nationally-  and  EU-funded  researches  active  on  synthesis,  analysis, modelling and applications of transition metal oxides within the European Research Area (ERA),  allowing  to:  define  targets,  strategies  and  methods;  reduce  fragmentation;  aggregate communities  with  complementary  know-how;  attract  and  train  a  new  generation  of  researchers; establish a regular know-how transfer with private corporations and other stakeholders; built the future oxide  electronics  community  by  fostering  the  participation  of  early  stage  researchers  and tackling gender unbalance. The success of the Action will strengthen the innovative capacity of EU industry by making qualitatively new enabling technologies accessible for commercial exploitation.