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MICroACTuators

Objective

Electroactive polymers (EAP) consist of materials capable of changing dimensions and/or shape in response to electrical stimuli. Most EAPs are also capable of generating electrical energy in response to applied mechanical forces. These polymeric materials exhibit properties well beyond what conventional metal or plastic-based actuators can offer, including very high mechanical flexibility (can be stretched to twice their initial size), low density, a high grade of processability, scalability, microfabrication readiness and, in most cases, low cost. Micro-EAPs enable a new broad range of applications for which large strains and forces are desirable, and for which built-in intelligence is necessary.
The main objective of the project will be the improvement of the career perspectives (in academia and in industry) of young researchers by training them at the forefront of research in the field of smart soft systems made of EAP microactuators for advanced miniaturized devices. The overall objective for the scientific programme is research and development of EAP materials and their integration for industrial applications. Special attention will be devoted to the development of microactuators. The field of smart materials is growing extremely fast. Materials whose stiffness and shape can be controlled, and that are capable of sensing their shape allow new classes of compliant complex systems. Through the MICACT programme, we hope to ensure that European researchers keep their leading role in this blossoming field, and to help them transition to industrial positions.

Coordinator

TARTU ULIKOOL
Net EU contribution
€ 226 264,68
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Estonia

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 226 264,68

Participants (11)

CY CERGY PARIS UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
33 Boulevard Du Port
95011 Cergy-pontoise

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-d’Oise
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 262 875,60
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 527 318,64
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

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Region
Darmstadt Darmstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 249 216,48
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 262 875,60
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London

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London Inner London — East Tower Hamlets
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 273 287,88
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Plaza Del Cronista Isidoro Valverde Edificio La Milagrosa
30202 Cartagena

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Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 247 872,96
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 255 374,28
UNIVERSITE PARIS CITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 262 875,60
IVTECH SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Di Bagnaia
55054 Massarosa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Lucca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 258 061,32
ARQUIMEA AEROSPACE DEFENCE AND SECURITY SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Margarita Salas 16 Planta Baja Leganes
28919 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 247 872,96
ESTROTECH OU
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 226 264,68
Address
Orava 28
51009 Tartu

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 226 264,68

Partners (9)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics,CAS
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ruoshui Road ,Sip No.398
215123 Suzhou

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

University British Columbia
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ARTIS a business of AVON polymer products Ltd
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address

Melksham

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
New Zealand
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Princes Street 24
1010 Auckland

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

BRAIN VISION SYSTEMS SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
32 Rue Du Javelot
75013 Paris 13

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Consiglio Nazionale di Ricerca
Italy
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€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Australia
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€ 0,00
Address
Northfields Avenue
2522 Wollongong Nsw

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Single Buoy Mooring Inc
Monaco
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address

Monaco

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00