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Integrating European research infrastructures for micro-nano fabrication of functional structures and devices out of a knowledge-based multimaterials’ repertoire

Objective

Micro- and nanotechnologies have the potential to increase economic growth in every geographical area of Europe and among almost every industry leading to new product innovations, new companies and new jobs. Such innovative ideas based on solutions using micro and nano fabrication technologies require access not only to high end equipment but also the essential highly skilled personnel. It is not possible for SME’s or even most research departments to justify investment in a comprehensive range of technologies and trained personnel, especially when the need is to try out the feasibility of a new idea or develop a one off tool.
EUMINAfab aims to overcome such economic barriers and lack of skills by creating the first pan-European research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnologies for structuring and characterising a multitude of functional materials. The consortium integrates 9 leading academic institutes and three industrial partners from seven European member states. Five networking and three Joint research work packages create the framework for the transnational access activities which are open for users from both industry and academia from throughout European member and associated states. EUMINAfab opens access to more than 50 installations and offers over 1300 user days of access in the project duration of four years. The budget of nearly 7,79M€ with a requested EC contribution of almost 6M€ is thus dedicated to structuring the ERA in the area of multimaterial micro and nanotechnologies.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA
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Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 937 136,57
Administrative Contact
Anna Rebekka Rehwald (Ms.)

Participants (12)

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 852 711
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 601 245,80
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Didier Marsacq (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 671,73
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 376 303,60
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Carlsson (Ms.)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 446 457,53
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Koldo Zubizarreta (Mr.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 625 831,21
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 244 534
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
IMS NANOFABRICATION AG

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 54 569,70
Address
Schreygasse 3
1020 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karin Schuster (Ms.)
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 315 776,44
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Phillip Meyer (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 79 141,68
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 82 639,30
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 82 849,44
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hugo Thienpont (Prof.)