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Smart ELECTrodeposited Alloys for environmentally sustainable applications: from advanced protective coatings to micro/nano-robotic platforms

Objective

SELECTA is a highly inter-disciplinary initiative which has the primary goal of training young researchers in the field of smart electrodeposited metallic alloys suitable for environmental / sustainable development applications. The Network encompasses the fabrication and in-depth characterization of: (i) innovative protective coatings, (ii) resilient micro/nano-electromechanical systems, and (iii) wirelessly actuated micro/nano-robotic platforms for cutting-edge environmental applications. The project will explore new types of electrodeposited alloys (based on Fe, Cu or Al; free from hazardous and scarce raw elements), with tunable structure (amorphous, nanocrystalline), morphology (dense, nanoporous) and geometry (films, micropillars, nanowires), to meet specific technological demands (high wear/corrosion resistance, superior magnetic properties or hydrophobicity). SELECTA aims to integrate technological progress with environmental sustainability concerns, which is one of the major “Societal Challenges” listed in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme. Several disciplines (Physics, Electrochemistry, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Biology and Robotics) converge together to provide a holistic approach to accomplish the SELECTA goals. The project brings together 10 Beneficiaries and 7 Partner Organizations (including 5 private companies), belonging to 10 EU Member States (plus Switzerland and Serbia). Special efforts will be devoted to bridge fundamental science with commercialisation of the research outcome. The complementarities among partners will render a high-level, multi-faceted educational programme. World-class research will be combined with unique training opportunities in soft skills, such as career planning, dissemination, intellectual property rights, entrepreneurship or management. The Network aims to provide highly-qualified specialists able to face future professional challenges in either Academia or Industry in an independent manner.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92

Participants (8)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 242 386,92
Address
Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 220 442,76
Address
Universiteto G. 3
01513 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FAKULTET INZENJERSKIH NAUKA UNIVERZITETA U KRAGUJEVCU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 213 725,16
Address
Sestre Janjic 6
34000 Kragujevac
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Strada Delle Cacce 91
10135 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
HIRTENBERGER ENGINEERED SURFACES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 511 868,16
Address
Leobersdorfer Strasse 31-33
2552 Hirtenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELEOSS GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Feuerwerkerstrasse 18
3602 Thun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALUINVENT ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
Address
Szeles Utca 2
3561 Felsozsolca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
YELLOW RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Herengracht 495
1017BT Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)