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Marie Curie Initial Training Network for the tailored supply-chain development of the mechanical and electrical properties of CNT-filled composites

Objective

The EU is currently directing intensive research efforts into nanotechnology. Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs), with the electrical conductivity of copper and an E-modulus 10 times greater than steel, are one of the most promising developments, enabling the creation of materials with revolutionary characteristics. The commercial potential is huge, but only a fraction of the possible applications have reached the market. Collaboration is needed between academia and industry, so that processes developed on a laboratory scale can be upscaled for industrial application. This consortium, which achieves an optimal balance between academia and industry (50:50) in the field of CNTs, and which spans the entire value added chain from CNT synthesis to implementation in saleable products, is convinced that the 576 person-months spent on this project will achieve this aim. 18 researchers, in unique collaboration with cutting-edge teams, will work to overcome recognised limitations in the state of the art, including the adjustment of CNT surface properties, CNT dispersion in thermosets and thermoplastics, reliable analysis and characterisation. Carefully structured networking will ensure the efficient exchange of knowledge between researchers, the partners and society. Focus on 3 specific end-use applications (construction, wind blades, electrodes) will ensure quantifiable and tangible results. The predicted growth of nanotechnology can only be sustained through the education of scientists. The vast teaching experience of the partners will ensure a high-quality training program. Through mentoring by world-class researchers, conferences, courses ranging from leadership for women to presentation skills, interdisciplinary and intersectoral experience, the appointed researchers will gain scientific know-how and the complementary skills necessary to exploit it. The S&T and training elements will combine to form a structured program, adaptable to each researcher's needs.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 846 387,08
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (11)

MUSZAKI FIZIKAI ES ANYAGTUDOMANYI KUTATOINTEZET - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vera Somogyi (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 601 966,50
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alana Davies (Ms.)
BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 414 746,80
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus-Jürgen Makarowski (Mr.)
Polymaterials AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 89 032,90
Address
Innovapark 20
87600 Kaufbeuren
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Maier (Dr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 282 572,19
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)
TTY-SAATIO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 276 918
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tuula Raatikainen (Ms.)
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 197 670,90
Address
Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Liliana Chamudis Varan (Mrs.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 351 339,41
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manuel José Magalhães Gomes Mota (Prof.)
TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 142 256,91
Address
Magyar Tudosok Korutja 2
1117 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anita Ritter Szabó (Ms.)
PROMOLDING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 188 820,31
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 108
2497 GC Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jac Gofers (Mr.)
Amroy Europe Oy

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 85 470
Address
Mannerheiminkatu 13
FI - 15101 Lahti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pasi Keinänen (Mr.)