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Next Generation BiOactiVe NAnocoatings

Objective

NOVA aims to provide a comprehensive approach to antimicrobial coating development by creating an effective feedback loop between coating design, end use and functional/safety testing. This consists of combinatorial optimisation of 4 coating technologies: i) light activated based on: UV up-converters, nanoscale photocatalysts and hydrophobic carbon-based Quantum Dots and ii) contact killing biopolymers (chain-length controlled supramolecular assemblies of polypeptides and polysaccharides). The coatings will be adjusted in a use case driven specifications for having the capacity to coat different substrates in the same environment such as hospitals. In order to guarantee safety for citizens and environment, the coatings will be developed with a Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD) approach taking into account the environmental risks. NOVA will develop advanced tissue tests and immunotoxicity tests optimized for coatings to provide tools for the regulatory bodies an in depth analysis of future coatings. For demonstrating practical efficacy, real-life mimicking, innovative antimicrobial tests will be developed. The validated coatings will be developed for commercial exploitation by upscaling using the capacities of the industrial partners. For easier adoption specific coating application devices will be designed within the project. Finally, the experimental data generated within the project together with the historical data of coating developers of the consortium will be used for developing predictive models using machine learning methodologies for expedited coating development methodologies in the future. NOVA aims to bring high efficiency, eco-friendly, stable coatings demonstrated within the project in 4 main use cases (textiles, paints, tactile electronics and frequently touched hard surfaces with high hygienical relevance like e.g. in hospitals and common hygienical relevance in public spaces) which can be then expanded for more widespread utilization.

Coordinator

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUR CHEMISCHETECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE
Net EU contribution
€ 543 462,00
Address
Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt
Germany

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Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50

Participants (11)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 932 667,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 197 887,00
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
USTAV POLYMEROV SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIEVIED VEREJNA VYSKUMNA INSTITUCIA
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 255 300,00
Address
Dubravska Cesta 5798/9
845 41 Bratislava

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Region
Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 640 757,00
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Essen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
SPARTHA MEDICAL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 613 050,00
Address
14b Rue De La Canardiere
67100 Strasbourg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AKZO NOBEL DECORATIVE COATINGS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 136 250,00
Address
Christian Neefestraat 2
1077 WW Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 125 625,00
Address
Henkestrasse 127
91052 Erlangen

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PRESTE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 186 375,00
Address
242 Boulevard Voltaire
75011 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

PRESTE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 179 750,00
Address
Khokhlovykh Street Building 8
04119 Kyiv

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DOLMEN DESIGN AND INNOVATION LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 527 122,00
Address
Innovation House Dcu Alpha Finglas Road Old
D11KXN4 Glasnevin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 360 823,00
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75