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Setting up research intensive clusters across the EU on characterization of polymer nanostructures

Objective

NaPolyNet is a 36-month project involving 16 partners from 10 European countries. The objectives are: 1. to network at regional, national and international level with experts on the characterization of polymer nanostructured materials in the field of packaging, textiles and membranes, bridging the gap between scientific and engineering approaches for the improved understanding of the structure-performance correlation in polymer devices; 2. to facilitate transnational access to important and unique equipment and to train young scientists and SMEs technologists; 3. to harmonize the work necessary for new standards in the field of characterization of polymer nanostructures for packaging, textiles and membranes. NaPolyNet will also focus on latest findings for managing the safety implications of polymer nanostructure along the life-cycle of those products. The activities are grouped into 7 work-packages (WP): After setting up the procedures for managing the project (WP1), the team will map the competences in the different fields of characterization of polymer nanostructures and will set up an European Open Laboratory (EOL) open to outside the consortium partners (WP2) incorporating the best and novel characterization methodologies and expertises. The EOL will be the base of the demonstration activities planned in WP3 and for the activities reported in WP4 that aims at making soon available experimental and theoretical strategies and routines in developing stage at the EOL location. This will allow average trained users of equipment for thermal, structural, morphological, mechanical characterization to produce reliable data on nanostructured materials and correctly interpret them. An International Workshop is planned on processing-structure-dynamics and properties of polymer nanostructures (WP5) in order to further support development and design of intrinsically safe nanomaterials. WP6 is completely dedicated to harmonize the work for preparation of new standards for polymeric nanomaterials characterization. WP7 aims at disseminating, knowledge-transfer and reporting with the purpose of giving the project a significant impact beyond the consortium participants and contributing to overcome barriers to the industrial application of polymer nanostructured materials especially in SMEs.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-CSA-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 311 027
Administrative Contact
Cosimo Carfagna (Prof.)

Participants (15)

CENTRAL LABORATORY OF PHYSICO-CHEMICAL MECHANICS AT BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 63 558
Address
Acad Georgi Bonchev Street, Block 1
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rumiana Kotsilkova (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 70 620
Address
Universitatsplatz 1
18055 Rostock
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helga Robke
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 75 039
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Richard Inwood (Mr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 96 300
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
INSTITUTUL DE CHIMIE MACROMOLECULARA PETRU PONI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 59 064
Address
Aleea Grigore Ghica Voda 41A
700487 Iasi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cornelia Vasile (Dr.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 43 014
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lenka Hanykova (Dr.)
GVS S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 56 201
Address
Via Roma 50
40069 Zola Predosa (Bo)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Bonfiglioli (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 3 010,98
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gillian Harding-Payne (Dr.)
SCITE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 70 138
Address
Ridder Vosstraat 6
6162 AX Geleen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent B.F. Mathot (Prof.)
NANOBIOMATTERS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 32 100
Address
Calle Louis Pasteur 11 Nave 6
46980 Paterna (Valencia)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Estefania Valls Monfort (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 70 620
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudio De Rosa (Prof.)
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 83 834
Address
Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kaiser Siglinde (Ms.)
INOTEX SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 40 660
Address
Stefanikova 1208
544 01 Dvur Kralove Nad Labem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Marek (Dr.)
ST MARY'S UNIVERSITY TWICKENHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 66 432,02
Address
Waldegrave Road
TW1 4SX Twickenham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Samantha Chant (Ms.)
SOPRALAB SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 58 368
Address
Avenue De L'europe 55
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Stehlé (Mr.)