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Networking and market approach to tackle the bottleneck of deploying micro and nanofluidics in Europe

Objective

Micro & nanofluidics is characterized by a broad number of research groups and enterprises developing knowledge and technology for many diverse application fields. The creation of a European network with the main research groups working on these lines will allow researchers to analyze better the main challenges for micro & nanofluidics applications (system integration, manufacturability and affordability) in order to tackle the bottleneck of its deploying in Europe

In the network, researchers share knowledge to identify ways to overcome the technological limitations through different actions: workshops, meetings, groups of experts and white papers. The network will start with partner centers, but the idea is to identify the European stakeholders and engage them in the network, to increase the ability to address the technology challenges. In addition, a proactive approach with EEUU & Asia will be carried out, as well as an analysis of complementarity between several KETs.

In other hand, to foster innovation in products and/or processes and ensure the success of implantation in the market a clear market focus is mandatory throughout the project, identifying the needs of different industrial sectors. So, It will be essential to involve industry in activities carried out in the network through industry associations and technology platforms. Industry involvement will materialize in several actions:
- Joint working groups (industrial needs, value chain, technical challenges, standardization)
- Sectorial workshops where research centers present their capacities and industries their needs in order to match them and generate ideas of projects
- Design a pilot project emerged from the project ideas of the sectorial workshops

Finally, to facilitate and speed up the industrial exploitation and ensure the future success of this pilot project several actions focused on the market will be carried out (business plan) and a final showcasing private investors.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-CSA-2015
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FUNDACION ADITECH
Address
Calle Tajonar 20
31006 Pamplona
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 117 262,50

Participants (8)

FUNDACION I+D AUTOMOCION Y MECATRONICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 44 800
Address
Calle Tajonar 20
31006 Pamplona
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 71 935
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 36 625
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100
00128 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 31 437,50
Address
Avenida Mestre Jose Veiga
4715-330 Braga
Activity type
Research Organisations
EVROPEJSKA ASOCIACIJA PO NANONAUKI I NANOTEHNOLOGII SDRUZHENIE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 20 468,75
Address
80 Tzar Asen Street Entrance 1 Apt 1
1463 Sofia
Activity type
Other
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 61 875
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 61 500
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 53 825
Address
Avenue De Tervueren 143
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other