The Network’s goal is to nurture competent researchers, highly trained engineers and scientists. To achieve this, ADDOPTML will put in place research interactions that will expose all involved parties to interdisciplinary research activities taking place in institutions and SMEs from seven EU-MS and one Third Country. Furthermore, it sets to provide more than 30 early stage researchers and engineers with the opportunity to be trained by world leading academic and industrial experts and acquire skills in Additive Manufacturing, Engineering Optimization, Machine Learning, and Generative design and in particular its application to AECI. Thus, through the envisaged training exchanges, the human scientific capital will have the opportunity to acquire highly sought skills, knowledge and technical experience in the domain of state-of-the-art methods in Structural, Shape & Topology (S&T), and Multidisciplinary Optimization. The interaction between the 14 partners is presented schematically in the following Figure.