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Reinforcing capacity towards industrially relevant research on bio-inspired materials and delivery mechanisms

Objective

The proposed project offers 10 researchers the possibility to move sector and country in order to provide, absorb and implement new knowledge in a professional industrial-academic environment in the field of blue biotechnology and particularly in the area of new bio-inspired adhesives and release materials for adhesives. The respective research teams will be enforced by two newly recruited experienced researchers offering complementary expertise to the consortium. The proposed development of biomimetic glue products (an adhesive that employs man-made materials to mimic the efficient attachment mechanisms of marine organisms) will revolutionise the field of adhesive and surface technology. Although the competence in the EU seems to be high in terms of marine expertise, the available new knowledge needs to be transferred to the industry and implemented for the development of marketable products. The objective of Blue4Glue is to transfer and build up new knowledge in three research topics, in which bioadhesion plays a central role in each of them: (I) Development of bio-inspired systems for the modification of surfaces to achieve dirt release effects (II) Development of polyolefin based adhesive release films (III) Development of a concept of under water bio-adhesion for bio-inspired synthetic material Procter & Gamble wishes to set up a transfer of knowledge with two academic partners: the University of Naples (UNINA) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials (FRAUNHOFER). Both partners will help P&G understand the mechanical, chemical and physical characteristics of adhesion and implement bio-inspired materials in future consumer products. The academic partners wish to understand the challenges in the fast moving world of consumer products to increase the industrial relevance of their research programs and to develop capacity to transfer basic scientific knowledge into relevant industrial applications.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-3-1-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

PROCTER & GAMBLE ITALIA SPA
Address
Via Aredantina 100
00040 Santa Palomba-pomezia
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 256 951
Administrative Contact
Lianne Pelmi (Ms.)

Participants (4)

PROCTER & GAMBLE INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS SA
Switzerland
Address
Route De Saint Georges 47
1213 Petit Lancy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lianne Pelmi (Ms.)
PROCTER & GAMBLE EUROCOR N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 166 914
Address
Temselaan 100
1853 Strombeek-bever
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lianne Pelmi (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 470
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sonia Laneri (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 028
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)