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Roll-to-roll PAper Sensors

Objective

ROPAS aims to develop a wireless sensor device on a paper surface which can be manufactured using high-end and low-cost printing techniques.
A technological platform is created on a fiber based substrate consisting of the following building blocks: 1. a planar printed battery, 2. a (wireless) signaling device, and 3. a printed sensor switch. Hereto, recent advantages in nanotechnology ((encapsulation) printing, surface modification of fiber based products, sensor and battery development), biotechnology (enzyme encapsulation) and ICT (wireless communication) are integrated on paper.
The technological platform can be used to create various high impact (security) applications, which are demonstrated in security tags and smart labels for anti counterfeiting purposes to integrate displays in paper and smart track and trace envelopes. ROPAS will demonstrate products which give the consumer the benefit of saving time and giving more information about the package than possible today, at a low additional cost. Simultaneously creating new products and virgin businesses to boost the paper and pulp industry.
The project results in: design guidelines for the technological platform, the creation of printable sensor materials, and processes for printing of such materials including conditioning of the paper substrates.
The consortium is carefully constructed based on:
1. Technologically advanced SMEs: Enfucell (printed battery), and MPicoSys(system architecture), who both received awards for there innovative strength and S2 Grupo (ICT security);
2. SMEs and companies with high potential to market and exploit ROPAS technology: Starcke (security tags), Velpa (smart labels) and ELEP (smart envelopes), Loginle (security shipping) and Oce (printed intelligence);
3. High impact RTDs: TNO (sensor development, coating, printing, ICT), VTT (paper modification, intelligent printing processes, enzyme technology), CEA (battery development) and Itene (environmental studies)

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2010-SME-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 744 898,65
Administrative Contact
Corne Rentrop (Mr.)

Participants (13)

Velpa Enveloppen B.V.

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 4 833,42
Address
Mandenmakersstraat 1A
3330 AJ Zwijndrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andre Vermaas (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mirka Laasonen (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 459 988,75
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mirka Laasonen (Ms.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 190 375
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carmen Sánchez Reig (Mrs.)
BührmannUbbens B.V.

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 8 618,58
Address
Pollaan 1
7202 BV Zutphen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andre Vermaas (Mr.)
S2 GRUPO DE INNOVACION EN PROCESOS ORGANIZATIVOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 58 283,80
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Bajo
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Juan (Mr.)
STARCKE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 324 200
Address
Fankkeentie 13
27510 Eura
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pirkko Ranne (Ms.)
Enfucell Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 210 970
Address
Petikontie 10
01720 Vantaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arja Norris (Ms.)
MPICOSYS - EMBEDDED PICO SYSTEMS SPZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 322 667
Address
Ul. Al Zwyciestwa 96 98
81 451 Gdynia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pawel Musial (Mr.)
CANON PRODUCTION PRINTING NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 318 133,80
Address
Sint Urbanusweg 43
5914 CA Venlo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rinus Groeneveld (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 304 384
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yves Hussenot (Mr.)
LOGINLE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 56 016
Address
Calle Poniente 10
46394 Ribarroja De Turia Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pepe Rovira Martinez (Mr.)
ELEP NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 296 050
Address
Kerkhovensesteenweg 92
3920 Lommel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yves Peiffer (Mr.)