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Network of excellence: to overcome the fragmentation of European research in multifunctional thin films

Obiettivo

It is well-known that European research in many of its areas, is fragmented to a high degree and, as a consequence is not cost-efficient. This is specifically true for complex multidisciplinary areas such as nano-composites. One of the research areas where fragmentation has the most serious adverse affects is research related to understanding of nano-materials phenomena for multifunctional thin films with a wide range of industrial applications. For example, research in nano-crystalline films and, in particular, hard and super-hard nano-films is vital for many important applications such as for European tool manufacturing industries. As a result, the high quality research work cannot be attained by each particular group due to impregnable hurdles caused by a lacking adequate infrastructure.

EXCELL is designed to become a key instrument to overcome the fragmentation of the European research in the field of studies of surface properties of nano-composites and in thin multifunctional films with wide applications in numerous European industrial sectors. EXCELL aims at a deep restructuring of European research in this particular area via establishing a durable integration (planned to be way beyond the duration of the Project) in order to stimulate innovative research and development, standardisation and the promotion of the industrial uptake of the breakthrough technologies. Although EXCELL is built by a minimal number of participants (it combines 14 European institutions), it represents the European excellence in nano-films research and applications. EXCELL is a focused project as all the partners are fully committed to the durable and long lasting integration and restructuring of their research capacities without which the whole research area will become flagging regardless the efforts spent by each particular institution. EXCELL requires the EC funding only for a limited period of time as its ultimate goal to operate on its own.

Campo scientifico

  • /ingegneria e tecnologia/ingegneria dei materiali/rivestimenti e pellicole
  • /ingegneria e tecnologia/ingegneria dei materiali/nanocompositi

Invito a presentare proposte

FP6-2003-NMP-NI-3
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinatore

COCKERILL SAMBRE ARCELOR
Indirizzo
14 Quai D'ougnee
Ougree
Belgio

Partecipanti (16)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Indirizzo
University Park
Nottingham
MOSCOW STATE INSTITUTE OF STEEL AND ALLOYS
Russia
Indirizzo
Leninsky Prospect 4
Moscow
INSTITUTE OF SPECTROSCOPY OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Russia
Indirizzo

Troitsk
SH SISTEMI S.R.L.
Italia
Indirizzo
Via Parini 9/A
Osimo
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israele
Indirizzo
Technion City
Haifa
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spagna
Indirizzo
Serrano 117
Madrid
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germania
Indirizzo
Senckenberganlage 31
Frankfurt Am Main
KEMIAI KUTATOKOZPONT - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA
Ungheria
Indirizzo
Pusztaszeri Ut 59-67
Budapest
ASSOCIAZIONE PICCOLE E MEDIE IMPRESE DELLE PROVINCE DI ANCONA E MACERATA
Italia
Indirizzo
Via T. Edison N. 1
Osimo
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTER AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Indirizzo
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germania
Indirizzo
Arcisstrasse 21
Muenchen
VIRTUAL INSTITUTE ON NANO-FILMS
Belgio
Indirizzo
Boulevard D'avroy 280
Liege
EUROGROUP CONSULTING S.A.
Belgio
Indirizzo
Boulevard De La Cambre 33
Bruxelles
INNO-TSD
Francia
Indirizzo
Place Joseph Bermond Ophira 1
Sophia Antipolis
UNIVERSITÀ POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italia
Indirizzo
Piazza Roma, 22
Ancona
UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgio
Indirizzo
Avenue F.d. Roosevelt 50
Bruxelles