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Innovation for Digital Fabrication

Objective

Most products are produced by means of the established mass production infrastructure. Traditionally, this involves large stocks, high manual labor, large capital investments, high energy use, long distance transportation. Although many advanced new materials have unique functional properties that hold a great promise for innovation, they often need to meet the criteria and characteristics of this established mass production paradigm. This delays the exploitation of the huge potential of whole new classes of materials. Combined with major societal trends and consumer needs like customization, personalization, on-demand fulfillment and the fact that the world is becoming ever more digital and networked, there is a need for a paradigm shift in manufacturing called Digital Fabrication.

**Digital Fabrication can be defined as a new kind of industry that uses computer-controlled tools and processes to transform digital designs and materials directly into useful products.**

DIGINOVA will establish the current status across material domains and application domains in Europe in order to identify the most promising technology and business propositions for Digital Fabrication. The project consortium, consisting of 4 large companies, 7 SMEs and 9 research institutes will identify and connect main stakeholders through establishment of innovation networks centred around concrete business cases to determine the added value and feasible routes to commercialization.

The DIGINOVA consortium has broad research and development experience covering a wide range of materials and applications. The consortium is well equipped to generate international interest and expanding participation in the opportunities it identifies and has a proven track record in drafting roadmaps, establishing networks, involving stakeholders and informing the public at large. The DIGINOVA project will last 24 months and requests EU contribution of € 1.265.785.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-CSA-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CANON PRODUCTION PRINTING NETHERLANDS BV
Address
Sint Urbanusweg 43
5914 CA Venlo
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 135 439
Administrative Contact
Marcel Slot (Mr.)

Participants (21)

3D-Micromac AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 37 075
Address
Technologie-campus 8
09126 Chemnitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tino Petsch (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 34 199
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 73 076,72
Address
Roseller Strasse 4
41539 Dormagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Regina Reuscher (Ms.)
Administrative Contact
Regina Reuscher
OLED TECHNOLOGIES BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Jan Campertstraat 7 A
6416 SG Heerlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Annelies Govaarts (Ms.)
KEY MANAGEMENT CONSULT B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 84 664,28
Address
Moergestelseweg 34
5062 DE Oisterwijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ed Van Den Kieboom (Mr.)
CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 45 528
Address
Rua Fernando Mesquita 2785
4760 034 Vila Nova De Famalicao
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Vieira (Mr.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Louise Denniff (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 69 036
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 37 236
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Dolman (Ms.)
SINTEF MANUFACTURING AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 60 669
Address
Bygning 100, Raufoss Industripark
2830 Raufoss
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Lars Tore Gellein (Mr.)
TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 532
Address
Borough Road
TS1 3BA Middlesbrough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zulfiqur Ali (Prof.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 57 859
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frits Feenstra (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 111 900
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
CENTRE FOR PROCESS INNOVATION LIMITED LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 38 507
Address
Wilton Centre Wilton
TS10 4RF Redcar Cleveland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jonathan George Helliwell (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 125 467
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irina Granfors (Ms.)
XAARJET LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 55 479
Address
Milton Road Science Park 316
CB4 0XR Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandy Latta (Ms.)
XENNIA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 35 952
Address
Works Road Monroe House
SG6 1LN Letchworth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kasper Nossent (Mr.)
NANOGAP SUB-NM-POWDER SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 6 612
Address
Rua Da Xesta Nave 78A2
15895 Ames A Coruna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernandez Mosquera Daniel (Dr.)
INNOVATIONLAB GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 67 184
Address
Speyerer Strasse 4
69115 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Raditsch (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 294
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
OLED TECHNOLOGIES & SOLUTIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 100 076
Address
Jan Campertstraat 7A
6416 SG Heerlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
J.E.G. Govaarts (Mrs.)