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Innovation Eco-system to Accelerate the Industrial Uptake of Advanced Surface Nano-Technologies.

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Nanomaterials for surfaces and membranes get an innovation boost

Surfaces acting as the interfaces between two materials and membranes mediating the selective passage of materials from one compartment to another are critical components in many important processes. The incredibly small and multifunctional nano-enabled surfaces and membranes are key enabling technologies in numerous sectors including catalysis, energy, electronics and photonics, health and the environment. The EU-funded NewSkin project is creating an open innovation test bed to provide companies and users access to the physical facilities, capabilities and services required for the development, testing and upscaling of industrial and consumer products exploiting nano-enabled surfaces and membranes. The sustainable technologies and outcomes are expected to result in significant EU revenue and substantial savings for end users largely due to reduced energy consumption and increased efficiency.


Key Enabling Technologies (KET´s) deployment will be the driving force for a significant part of the goods and services that will be available in the market in the next decade. Amongst KET´s, nano-enabled surfaces and membranes must be highlighted due to their huge potential to offer material solutions to address Sustainable Development Goals resulting in positive and sound impacts for the society and key industrial sectors
NewSkin aims to create an Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) to provide the Innovation Ecosystem with the necessary resources and services to uptake a set of game changing, efficient and cost-effective innovative processes to manufacture nano-enabled industrial and consumer products.
During the Grant execution the Consortium partners will create an OITB, as well as its structure and procedures establishing a single-entry point, and will validate the OITB capacity to provide services to the I.E executing 165 showcases. After the Grant execution the OITB aims to generate €66.17 million revenues in 5 years creating a €6.7 billion KET market to be absorbed by an end user market of valued at €1 trillion. In 2029, end users markets will obtain economic benefits of about €52.6 billion savings per year mostly devoted to lower energy consumption, increased resources efficiency as well as a reduction of the carbon and volatiles footprint of 184CO2 MT per year and 0.57 MT of VOC’s per year.

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

Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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