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ENTREPRENEURING CHEMICAL IRREVERSIBILITY TO PROTOTYPE RESPONSIVE SMART LABELS

Objective

In a world in which sensors are multiplying to give information to people, a need to represent these messages in an appealing and unequivocal way appears as one of the new challenges in information and communication technologies. It is with this idea, that the CHARISMA Industrial Doctoral Training elevates the concept of applied irreversibility to displays, empowering packaging industries with the tools and innovative advanced materials to engineer smart labels. CHARISMA develops printable smart labels that, capitalizing on a sensor responsive to an external stimulus (e.g., temperature), will allow the irreversible colour change of a chromogenic displaying unit. All this is connected through a circuitry that, through a powered capacitor or an OPV device, can allow the stimulus response and trigger a chromogenic (e.g., electrochromic) switching event. Once the signal is transmitted to the chromogenic display, the display will turn colour (e.g., into black), and this state cannot be converted back. The CHARISMA smart labels are thin and flexible taking virtually no space, and thus printable on any surface. The project brings together 9 ESRs in a strong interdisciplinary consortium of five beneficiaries, industry and research balanced, with state-of-the-art backgrounds in synthetic chemistry, printing, electronics system integration, and complete chromogenic solutions. This is complemented with the commitment of four non-academic partner organizations. The CHARISMA’s ESRs will be exposed to industrial training program on smart labels, in which theoretical and practical research schemes in device engineering and innovation are integrated with topical themes and methods imported from chemistry, physics and business.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12

Participants (4)

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 475 440,48
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
YNVISIBLE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Engesserstrasse 4B
79100 Freiburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LCR HALLCREST LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Riverside Building 1, Dock Road, Co
CH5 4DS Flintshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 561 611,52
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

LCR Hallcrest LLC
United States
Address
1911 Pickwick Lane
IL 60026 Glenview
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRELIC OY
Finland
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 3
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Packdesign ID
Finland
Address
Sinimäentie 8
02630 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
The Parade 14-17 School Of Physics & Astronomy
CF24 3AA Cardiff
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)