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

Obiettivo

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.

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Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Indirizzo
Via Ostiense 133
00154 Roma
Italia
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 466 581,25

Partecipanti (14)

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
Contributo UE
€ 510 000
Indirizzo
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Irlanda
Contributo UE
€ 449 928,75
Indirizzo
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 269 935
Indirizzo
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 249 800
Indirizzo
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 419 015
Indirizzo
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
THALES
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 301 680
Indirizzo
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH

Partecipazione conclusa

Germania
Contributo UE
€ 60 592,09
Indirizzo
Schwarzschildstrasse 10
12489 Berlin
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Nanoforce Technology Limited
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 150 000
Indirizzo
Regent Street 273-287
W1B 2HA London
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANOSURF AG
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 180 625
Indirizzo
Graubernstrasse 12-14
4410 Liestal
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAMBRIDGE NANOMATERIALS TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 148 875
Indirizzo
Orchard Way, Lower Cambourne 14
CB23 5BN Cambridge
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GOLDBECK CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 93 312
Indirizzo
St Johns Innovation Centre Cowley Road
CB4 0WS Cambridge
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVATION IN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 310 000
Indirizzo
Boulevard Edmond Machtens 79/22
1080 Bruxelles
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPECTRUM INSTRUMENTS LTD
Irlanda
Contributo UE
€ 200 000
Indirizzo
Stewart House National Technological Park Castletr
V94KN7O Limerick
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNCOATS SA
Lussemburgo
Contributo UE
€ 189 407,91
Indirizzo
Technoport 4B, Rue Du Commerce
3895 Foetz
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)