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Training Network for Self-Healing Materials: from Concepts to Market

Objective

The aim of the present Marie Curie project proposal is the development of self-healing materials, the market implementation for the most promising material concepts and developments as well as the training of young scientists and their knowledge transfer in mutual interaction programs due to the distinct interdisciplinary shape of the project.

The partners intend to address both actual fundamental research in material development as well as the complementary aspects of conceptual process chain analysis from a more industrial perspective. We have chosen to restrict our research to self healing material concepts with an existing sizeable academic development base and a sufficient number of positive findings to ensure a significant possibility of successful conversion to industrial application. If we succeed in bridging the gaps in knowledge and understanding for these promising materials, industrial development of these concepts and technologies is to be expected. This can only be achieved if specific interdisciplinary training is provided to young researchers, to master the concepts, know how to quantify healing, and how to position these materials in the application fields. Finally, it should be made clear that, notwithstanding the industrial oriented approach in this proposal, the work to be undertaken will always be of the highest scientific/academic character and aims to set a new standard in the development of novel material concepts.

The objects of the proposal are

-training and education for junior researchers and a strong support for the interdisciplinarity of the project to ensure technology transfer from laboratory research to industrial application
-promote actual self-healing strategies an concepts that address current materials or engineering limitations to application
-exploit the existing scientific and technological leadership of the partners to deliver viable and advanced solutions for the commercial exploitation of self-healing materials.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 636 114,84
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause

Participants (8)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 774 306,32
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Theresia Twickler (Dr.)
ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DECHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DEPARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 264 796,90
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Marie Nguyen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 565 206,21
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Bowker (Ms.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 500 338,12
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luciana Vaccaro (Prof.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 432 790,02
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Klaus-Dieter Düformantel (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 271 957,22
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dirk De Craemer (Ms.)
GKT GUMMI - UND KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK FURSTENWALDE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 327,72
Address
Trankeweg 3
15517 Furstenwalde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Bloße (Mr.)
AVECOM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 208 569,31
Address
Industrieweg 122P
9032 Gent-wondelgem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Schmidt (Mr.)