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European Training Network to Accelerate the Development Chain of Nanostructured Polymers

Objective

Research and training in TheLink spans the material development chain for nanostructured polymers. These materials, including phase separated polymers and composites, are attracting scientific and industrial interest due to the outstanding properties and functionalities that can be achieved. However, to exploit the potential of these materials an in-depth understanding of the relationship between nano/micro structures and macro-level properties is required.

TheLink aims to generate this knowledge on an interdisciplinary basis combining simulation, characterisation and processing. The recruited fellows will take nanomaterial development beyond “trial and error” towards a knowledge-based and industrially feasible approach. Three case studies (phase separated polymers and composites, separation membranes and self-diagnosing polymers) will be used to guide the research and to demonstrate the project developments. Careful attention will also be paid to broader market requirements and standardisation.

High-quality individualised training in scientific and transferable skills, and a structured network program of training units, will provide the fellows with unique interdisciplinary competence in simulation, characterisation and processing, and move them from theoretical investigations towards industrial application and entrepreneurship. The active involvement of industrial partners, secondments in applied research and industry and a strong research and training emphasis on market requirements will furthermore provide them with the intersectoral experience needed for a career in the development of nanostructured polymers.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96

Participants (9)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 484 773,84
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Allee 60
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVANZARE INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avenida Lentiscares 4 6
26370 Navarrete
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GVS S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Roma 50
40069 Zola Predosa (Bo)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PROMOLDING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Laan Van Ypenburg 108
2497 GC Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE KOLN
Germany
Address
Gustav-heinemann-ufer 54
50968 Koln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Simula
Norway
Address

Fornebu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Accelrys
United Kingdom
Address

Cambridge
Activity type
Other
Witec
Germany
Address

Ulm
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA RIOJA
Spain
Address
Avenida De La Paz 93
26006 La Rioja
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments