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Engineered Conductive Proteins for Bioelectronics

Objective

"Proteins—the building blocks of natural systems—offer advantageous structural properties for the design of functional materials and present rare and modest but appealing electrical conduction features. The e-Prot project vision encompasses the rational design of efficient conductive protein systems (e-Ps), and the fabrication of all-protein based conductive structures and materials, targeting a radical change in design of ""green"" electronic and energy storage devices. This breakthrough relies on a multidisciplinary scientific approach that combines i) a profound understanding of protein building blocks, biomolecular design principles, state-of-the-art synthetic biology, and chemical tools, to systematically fabricate new protein materials; and ii) cutting-edge characterization techniques and computational models that will provide an unprecedented fundamental understanding of protein conduction thus building a solid foundation for their technological implementation. Selected engineered conductive proteins will be upscaled and implemented as smart ink-based conductors and ionic electrolytes in energy storage devices, as a first demonstration of the feasibility of an inherently biocompatible and fully sustainable all-protein (e-Prot) bioelectronics platform. This groundbreaking approach surpasses current bio-inspired technologies, transforming the emerging research field of protein-based bioelectronics, currently still limited to basic research, to a new level of sophistication facilitating real-world applications.
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Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES- CIC biomaGUNE
Address
Paseo Miramon 182, Parque Tecnologico De San Sebastian Edificio Empresarial C
20009 San Sebastian
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 541 791,25

Participants (7)

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 337 106,25
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 374 108,75
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 410 035
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 396 250
Address
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA DE ENERGIAS ALTERNATIVAS FUNDACION, CIC ENERGIGUNE FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 415 462,50
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 48 Parque Tecnologico De Alava
01510 Minano Alava
Activity type
Research Organisations
SMART FABRIC INKS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 414 800
Address
Trebarwith Winchester Road Bishops Waltham
SO32 1BZ Southampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPECIFIC POLYMERS
France
EU contribution
€ 213 906,25
Address
Avenue Des Cocardieres 150 Zac Via Domitia
34160 Castries
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)