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Novel approaches to the generation of artificial spider silk superfibers

Project description

Spinning a better artificial spider-silk

Spider silk is a high-performance natural material, with significant potential to revolutionise the materials industry. Unfortunately, its production and further spinning into artificial spider-silk fibres is an extremely difficult task. Moreover, the current procedures for manufacturing spider silk do not allow the correct structures to form in the fibers. The EU-funded ARTSILK project will make use of recent technological discoveries and cutting-edge technologies to produce artificial spider-silk fibres that are equal to or even better than native spider silk, in both in terms of toughness and tensile strength.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-COG
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Host institution

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000

Beneficiaries (1)

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments