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Subwavelength Nanostructure Pilot (Sun-Pilot)

Objective

Nanostructured surfaces that engineer the interaction between an object and its surroundings are a subject of scientific and manufacturing importance. Nature routinely creates nanostructured surfaces with fascinating properties, such as antireflective moth eyes, self-cleaning lotus leaves, colourful butterfly wings, and water harvesting desert beetles. Well defined nanostructured surfaces have huge commercial potential due to product enhancement: reduced reflectivity in photonic devices and solar panels, antiglare plastic parts for the automotive industry, hydrophobic self-cleaning surfaces for smart packaging, antireflective and smudge-free smartphone displays, and biofouling resistant marine and water treatment systems. Unfortunately, the lack of cost-effective, scalable, nanopatterning methods is a major hurdle for the commercial exploitation of nanopatterned surfaces. SUN-PILOT will address this challenge by developing a novel and cost effective platform for up-scaling sub-wavelength nanostructures fabrication techniques that can be applied to curved surfaces such as optical lenses, and the mass production of metal moulds for injection moulding of plastic parts. The expected impact of SUN-PILOT for the Optics Industry is a disruptive technology that will boost the performance/cost ratio of photonic devices by piloting mass fabrication of scratch and wear resistant nanopatterned antireflective optical surfaces. Significant enhancement will be achieved in the efficiency of optical components and systems incorporating these devices, such as laser systems, electronic displays, security cameras and medical devices. The Automotive Industry will benefit from a novel method to produce functional surfaces at lower cost and lighter weight than existing lamination methods. This proposal brings together scientists and engineers to span innovation, business development and the product cycle from suppliers to end users and will ensure a leadership role of for Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-PILOTS-2017
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 090 658

Participants (12)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 754 998,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIGHTWAVE OPTICS LTD (IRISH PRECISION OPTICS)
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 390 453,88
Address
Summerhill North 22
Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Coherent Scotland

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Todd Campus West Of Scotland Science Park, Maryhill Road
G20 0XA Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 561 912,25
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MICRO RESIST TECHNOLOGY GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE MATERIALIEN SPEZIELLER PHOTORESISTSYSTEME MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 463 750
Address
Koepenicker Strasse 325
12555 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NKT PHOTONICS A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 662 148,38
Address
Blokken 84
3460 Birkerod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 602 653,75
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
GRUPO ANTOLIN-INGENIERIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 322 606,38
Address
Carretera Madrid Irun Km 244 8
09007 Burgos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QIOPTIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 151 067
Address
Glascoed Road, St Asaph
LL17 0LL Denbighshire, Wales
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANGEWANDTE MIKRO UND OPTOELEKTRONIK MIT BESCHRANKTERHAFTUNG AMO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 524 937,50
Address
Otto Blumenthal Strasse
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 385 087,50
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELUCIDARE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 125
Address
6 Dorral Dean
CB237ZW Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)