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The Piezo institute-  European expertise  centre for multifunctional and Integrated Piezoelectric Devices

The Piezo institute- European expertise centre for multifunctional and Integrated Piezoelectric Devices

Objective

"The Piezo institute AISBL (PI) emerged from NoE MIND (Multifinctional & Integrated Piezoelectric Devices). PI is well a functioning non profit organisation with ongoing activities dedicated to support the integration of the fragmented European expertise and deliver innovative educational tools through postgraduate degrees combining materials, technology and device knowledge. It needs, however, to continue strengthening its visibility through increasing dissemination and building out all the existing activities within education, research and training.
The new knowledge under development within PI supports the environmental, safety and health policies of EU and is designed to facilitate next generation of material technologies for autonomous monitoring systems incl. Energy Harvesters. To achieve further defragmentation, PI will increase the shared research support activities incl. the preparation of proposals, active participation in programming activities for future calls, further developing of European postgraduate degrees, offering of expertise and support of innovation within the field to European industry and in particular to SMEs. To increase its visibility and support dissemination to public and professionals, PI will organise conferences, workshops, tutorials and industrial courses. PI plans to widen the offer of industrial training, based on accredited courses within technology and modelling. Thanks to complementary expertise of its members, and history of extensive collaboration, PI has developed substantial expertise within lead-free piezoelectric materials, their processing and technology, the knowledge of which combined with the design expertise, PI will exploit to support industrial implementation of, serving the environmentally friendly innovation. The scientists with PI’s international degree will have a thorough and sound grounding to support Europe’s environmentally friendly processing, modelling and development of next generation technologies."
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Coordinator

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Address

College Road
Mk43 0al Cranfield - Bedfordshire

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 104 332

Administrative Contact

Stephen Holyoak (Mr.)

Participants (14)

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INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 26 960

UNIVERSITE DE TOURS

France

EU Contribution

€ 60 795

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 8 199

NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 143 860

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 7 909

MEGGITT AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 21 384

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 9 623

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 19 889

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 4 123

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 7 019

Nanoforce Technology Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 10 449

INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMOW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 4 123

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 11 094

EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 3 541

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290591

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2012

  • End date

    28 February 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 470 087,60

  • EU contribution

    € 443 300

Coordinated by:

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom