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Innovative Switchable Shading Appliances based on Nanomaterials and Hybrid Electrochromic Device Configurations

Objective

INNOSHADE is concerned with an innovative, nanocomposite-based switchable light transmittance technology developed previously for small sized objects (eyewear). It constitutes a breakthrough in smart shading technology by overcoming common limitations of state-of-the-art electrochromic devices. INNOSHADE enables the low cost production of electrochromic shading appliances with lower energy consumption and faster response. The overall objective of the proposed project is to scale up and study the underlying nanotechnology-based processes from laboratory to pilot line production, with the major goal to explore and extend the application potential by creating interest in several prospective user groups across sectors. In three interrelated sub-projects dedicated to I. Ophthalmic lenses, II. Domestic appliances, and III. Aircraft and vehicle applications, procedures shall be implemented to establish pilot production lines for the individual device components as well as for their assembly to run-capable devices up to a size of 45 x 80 cm2 (automotive sunroof dimensions). Cost reduction will be accomplished via high through-put manufacturing methods such as continuous roll-to-roll processing to achieve
demonstrators meeting essential market and consumer requirements. The work will be performed by a highly complementary, well-balanced consortium of 17 partners from seven member states, each one candidate and associate state, and one third country, representing the entire value chain. The proposed research closely addresses main S&T, socio-economic and policy objectives of the NMP work programme (integration of disciplines, transformation to knowledge-intensive industry, improvement of competitiveness, high added value products), shows clear environmental benefits and contributes to Sustainable Development. Strong industrial participation (5 SMEs, 4 large enterprises/multinational global players) reflects the high economic development perspectives of the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 325 568

Participants (18)

FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 612 875
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 289 624
Address
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
GORENJE GOSPODINJSKI APARATI DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 201 210
Address
Partizanska Cesta 12
3320 Velenje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 021 135
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
HYDRO-QUEBEC
Canada
EU contribution
€ 398 000
Address
75, Boulevard Rene-levesque Ouest
H2Z1A4 Montreal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 627 000
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL SA
France
EU contribution
€ 455 000
Address
Rue De Paris 147
94227 Charenton Le Pont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICROELETRONICA MASER SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 278 325
Address
Polig Industr Mendarozabal
20870 Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCELIK A.S.
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 107 400
Address
Karaagac, Sutluce Beyoglu Cad. No:2-6
34445 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VYZKUMNY USTAV ORGANICKYCH SYNTEZ A.S.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 48 050
Address
Rybitvi C.v. 296
53354 Rybitvi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miroslav Necas (Dr.)
SOLEMS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 239 135
Address
Rue Leon Blum 3
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 400 655
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 407 500
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOURYON CHEMICALS B.V.

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Velperweg 76
6824 BM Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LCS LIFE CYCLE SIMULATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Imster Strasse 43
71522 Backnang
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthias Harsch (Dr.)
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 632 450
Address
Roseller Strasse 4
41539 Dormagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Regina Reuscher (Ms.)
CENTRUM ORGANICKE CHEMIE SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 224 450
Address
Rybitvi 296
533 54 Rybitvi
Activity type
Research Organisations
HANITA COATINGS RCA LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 161 799
Address
Main Road 1
22885 Hanita
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)