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Open characterisation and modelling environment to drive innovation in advanced nano-architected and bio-inspired hard/soft interfaces

Objective

A failure to quantitatively control adhesion costs billions of euros each year in failed components, suboptimal product performance and life-threatening infections. Nano-enabled and bio-inspired products offer practical solutions to overcome adhesion and friction problems in these application areas. Current tools and methodologies, however, have so far failed to produce any standardised interpretation of adhesion data linking nanoscale adhesion to the macroscopic data. OYSTER uses contact mechanics to bridge adhesion data at multiple length scales and link interfacial adhesion to physicochemical properties. OYSTER brings Europe’s first-class laboratories and SMEs to take existing nanoscale characterisation technologies towards widespread utilisation in process optimisation and model validation. OYSTER achieves this by sharing metadata in an Open Innovation Environment, where new paradigms of multi-scale contact mechanics are validated on selected application oriented reference materials through continuous interaction with the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC). This way, OYSTER generates wider agreement over adhesion measurement protocols by multimodal Atomic Force Microscopy and high-speed nanoindentation. Tools and methodologies at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4 will be progressed to TRL 6 through unambiguous, standardised, quantitative measurements of adhesion from nano- to macro-scale. Nano-patterned wear resistant surfaces and chemically/topologically functionalised soft contact lenses will show case nano-enabled and bioinspired products for significant market impact. In this way, OYSTER implements the triangle of modelling, characterisation and manufacturing to the wider context of industrial exploitation specially through small and medium enterprises, stakeholders’ networks such as EMCC, European Materials Modelling Councils (EMMC) and European Pilot Project Network (EPPN), and international standard organisations.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-2017-two-stage

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Net EU contribution
€ 466 581,25
Address
Via Ostiense 133
00154 Roma
Italy

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 510 000,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 449 928,75
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick

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Region
Ireland Northern and Western Border
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 269 935,00
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 249 800,00
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 419 015,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THALES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 301 680,00
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH

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Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 60 592,09
Address
Schwarzschildstrasse 10
12489 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Nanoforce Technology Limited
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Regent Street 273-287
W1B 2HA London

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London Inner London — West Westminster
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NANOSURF AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 180 625,00
Address
Graubernstrasse 12-14
4410 Liestal

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Basel-Landschaft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CAMBRIDGE NANOMATERIALS TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 148 875,00
Address
Orchard Way, Lower Cambourne 14
CB23 5BN Cambridge

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GOLDBECK CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 93 312,00
Address
St Johns Innovation Centre Cowley Road
CB4 0WS Cambridge

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
INNOVATION IN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 310 000,00
Address
Rue Koningin Astridlaan 59b/9
1780 Wemmel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SPECTRUM INSTRUMENTS LTD
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Stewart House National Technological Park Castletr
V94KN7O Limerick

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Southern Mid-West
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNCOATS SA
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 189 407,91
Address
Technoport 4b, Rue Du Commerce
3895 Foetz

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Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00