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SKin Healthcare by Innovative NanoCAPsuleS

Objective

SKHINCAPS project will explore an innovative and sustainable in situ self-assembly nanoencapsulation technology to deliver novel products for skin healthcare applications, with increased efficiency and cost benefits, leading to ground-breaking innovations on the actual products.
Using this safe, sustainable and easily scalable technology, different actives will be addressed for nanoencapsulation: phase-change materials (PCMs), a cocktail of vitamins and antioxidants, and natural essential oils. The nanocapsules will be engineered to achieve three possible release mechanisms, enhancing actives efficiency.
Different demonstrators will be developed with these customised and safe nanocapsules for skin healthcare applications:
- First layer garments with no-release nanocapsules loaded with PCMs, to improve thermal management and skin comfort;
- Creams with triggered nanocapsules containing the cocktail, to improve the anti-ageing effect on the end-users skin;
- Lotions and textiles containing targeted nanocapsules loaded with natural essential oils to prevent or even mitigate bacterial infections on the end-users skin.
These demonstrators will be fully tested for their safety and performance assessment to fulfil the present regulation requirements.
SKHINCAPS comprises SMEs from different stages of the supply chain, so it will promote stronger collaborations between materials suppliers, manufacturers and end-users. SKHINCAPS is therefore entirely aligned with the European 2020 strategy, contributing to boost competitiveness and support the creation of jobs and new sources of growth. SKHINCAPS is also committed with the flagships initiatives, and with a number of wider H2020 objectives including: control healthcare expenditure, H2020 strategic cosmeceuticals sector and plural H2020 Key Enabling Technologies (KETs).

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/bacteriology
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-PILOTS-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES ASSOCIACAO
Address
Rua Fernando Mesquita 2785
4760 034 Vila Nova De Famalicao
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 567 941,34

Participants (8)

BIONANOPLUS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 497 952,50
Address
Poligono Mocholi, Plaza Cein 5
31110 Noain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIATION INDUSTRIAL DE OPTICA COLOR E IMAGEN (AIDO)

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Nicolas Copernico 7 Parque Tecnologico
46980 Paterna, Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 673 535
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 561 250
Address
Erwin Schrodinger Strasse Geb 58
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEVAN-MICROPOLIS S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 195 417
Address
Rua Eng Frederico Ulr 2650
4470 605 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELIC SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 259 082,91
Address
Calle Moli D En Barri 7
08415 Bigues I Riells
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRO-ACTIVE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 293 887,50
Address
Avenue Des Pinsons 32
1410 Waterloo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 216 854,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations