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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

TARTU ULIKOOL
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Estonia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 226 264,68

Participants (11)

CY CERGY PARIS UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
33 Boulevard Du Port
95011 Cergy-pontoise
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Plaza Del Cronista Isidoro Valverde Edificio La Milagrosa
30202 Cartagena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IVTECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Di Bagnaia
55054 Massarosa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARQUIMEA INGENIERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Margarita Salas 10
28919 Leganes Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ESTROTECH OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 226 264,68
Address
Orava 28
51009 Tartu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (9)

Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics,CAS
China
Address
Ruoshui Road ,Sip No.398
215123 Suzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
University British Columbia
Canada
Address

Vancouver
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARTIS a business of AVON polymer products Ltd
United Kingdom
Address

Melksham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
New Zealand
Address
Princes Street 24
1010 Auckland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BRAIN VISION SYSTEMS SAS
France
Address
32 Rue Du Javelot
75013 Paris 13
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Consiglio Nazionale di Ricerca
Italy
Address

Rome
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Australia
Address
Northfields Avenue
2522 Wollongong Nsw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Single Buoy Mooring Inc
Monaco
Address

Monaco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments