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Nanocomposites with High Colouration Efficiency for Electrochromic Smart Plastic Devices

Objective

Inorganic-organic (hybrid) Nan composites have become a new, versatile class of materials, exhibiting a vast application potential, due to their tailor able mechanical, optical and electrical properties. At the same time, there are still major drawbacks obstructing a broader exploitation of electro chromic technologies, e.g. high costs, poor colouration efficiency or lacking compatibility with plastic substrates. The STRP NANOEFFECTS will realize a major step to overcome these limitations by a new, integrated approach that utilizes the potential of chemical Nan technology to create a technology of horizontal economic interest. The main project outputs will be novel multifunctional hybrid Nan composite coatings with high colouration efficiency, and, based thereupon, smart all-plastic devices, with outstanding performance in terms of cost-effectiveness, durability and electro chromic switching characteristics. The pilot application will be smart sunglasses; the feasibility of smart textiles will be evaluated. NANOEFFECTS will explore the frontiers of knowledge in electrochromism and lead to a scientific breakthrough by creating nonmaterial with yet unknown property profiles. The project closely addresses main objectives of Thematic Priority NMP and important societal needs of the community (e.g. quality of life). A significant strategic impact (highly innovative products endowed with true competitive advantages, new avenues of research towards new potential applications) will result. The work will be performed by a well-balanced consortium (a total of 12 partners from 1 new member, 1 third, and 5 member states; 4 of them SME, 2 of them from a less favoured region), which is highly complementary in terms of scientific expertise, personal skills and uniqueness of equipment. The integration of the participant’s know-how and resources will provide significant added value and enable the consortium to carry out the project in an efficient and successful way.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
Muenchen
Germany

Participants (12)

FUNDACION CIDETEC - CENTRO DE TECNOLOGICAS ELECTROQUIMICAS
Spain
Address
Paseo Miramon 196
San Sebastian
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
Address
Via Benedetto Varchi 59
Firenze
VYZKUMNY USTAV ORGANICKYCH SYNTEZ A.S.
Czechia
Address
Rybitvi 296
Pardubice 20
ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL
France
Address
147 Rue De Paris
Charenton-le-pont
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
Paris
HYDRO-QUEBEC
Canada
Address
75, Boulevard Rene-levesque Ouest
Montreal
FABRICA ESPANOLA DE CONFECCIONES S.A.
Spain
Address
Calle Acacias 3
San Sebastian De Los Reyes
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Address
The Rectory, Largo Do Paco
Braga
VACMINHO - REVESTIMENTOS E ENGENHARIA DE SUPERFICIES LDA
Portugal
Address
Praca Conde De Agrolongo 39
Braga
SOLVIONIC SA
France
Address
Parc Technologique - Delta Sud
Varilhes
MICROELECTRONICA MASER S.L.
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Ibaitarte Nº 3
Elgoibar
SOLEMS S.A.
France
Address
3 Rue Leon Blum
Palaiseau