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Multi-Material Micro Manufacture: Technologies and Applications

Objective

The existing imbalance between the ease with which batch-fabricated micro components and Microsystems can be produced in silicon compared to the difficulties and the costs associated with their manufacture in other materials limits the speed with which new based-based products are introduced into the market. At the same time to broaden the range of these products and multiply their capabilities require the introduction of new materials and processes that are reasonably compatible with IC-based, batch-fabrication processes. The main aim of 4M is to develop Micro- and Technology-Technology (MNT) for the batch-manufacture of micro- components and devices in a variety of materials into user-friendly production equipment, processes and manufacturing platforms for incorporation into the factory of the future. To achieve this the proposed Noël will integrate the currently fragmented R&D capacity in non-silicon micro technologies in ERA into a European Centre of Excellence. The establishment of such world class expert resource and infrastructure at European level will be crucial to the future of European companies engaged in satisfying the growing demand for portable, wireless communication products and many lifestyle, health and transport related systems incorporating MNT. The network will have 30 partner' organisations, including 16 core partners - each an internationally recognised centre of excellence - from 10 member states and 4 associated countries. The proposed Centre intends to integrate facilities and create synergistic links to on-going R&D programmes with total values exceeding 110 M? And 66 M? respectively. 137 researchers together with initially 88 PhD students will perform the 4M Joint Programme of Activities, organised into eight specialist technology and application cluster groups.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Coordinator

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
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30-36 Newport Road
Cardiff
United Kingdom

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Participants (27)

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAT FREIBURG
Germany
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
Freiburg

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IVF INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Sweden
Address
Argongatan 30
Moelndal

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FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
Munchen

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germany
Address
Weberstr. 5
Karlsruhe

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CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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Cranfield, Bedfordshire

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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven

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KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallav 79
Stockholm

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon

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NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Schoenmakerstraat 97
6060 Nl-2628 Vk Delft

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FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
Address
Avenida Otaola 20
P.O. Box 44 Eibar

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UNIVERSITY OF ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 4
Erlangen

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COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31/33 Rue De La Federation
Paris

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UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstr.7
Stuttgart

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HAHN-SCHICKARD-GESELLSCHAFT, INSTITUTE OF MICRO ASSEMBLY TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-schickard-strasse 10
Villingen-schwenningen

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IMEGO AB
Sweden
Address
Arvid Hedvalls Backe 4
Goteborg

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DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK)
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1
Kgs. Lyngby

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3 Rue Michel-ange
Paris

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UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
Bath

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BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rkp. 3
Budapest

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UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLIJANA
Slovenia
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Kongresni Trg 12
Ljublijana

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UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
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University Of Patras
Patras

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UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES FEDERICO II
Italy
Address
Corso Umberto I
Naples

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BAYERISCHES LASERZENTRUM GGMBH
Germany
Address
Konrad-zuse-strasse 4 - 6
Erlangen

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UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
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16 Richmond Street
Glasgow

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INSTITUTE OF MECHANICS TO THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
Acad. G. Bonchev Street, Building 4
Sofia

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN MICROTECHNOLOGIES,
Romania
Address
Erou Iancu Nicolae, 32b
38-160 Bucharest

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Address
Karlsplatz 13
Vienna

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