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Smart ELECTrodeposited Alloys for environmentally sustainable applications: from advanced protective coatings to micro/nano-robotic platforms

Smart ELECTrodeposited Alloys for environmentally sustainable applications: from advanced protective coatings to micro/nano-robotic platforms

Objective

SELECTA is a highly inter-disciplinary initiative which has the primary goal of training young researchers in the field of smart electrodeposited metallic alloys suitable for environmental / sustainable development applications. The Network encompasses the fabrication and in-depth characterization of: (i) innovative protective coatings, (ii) resilient micro/nano-electromechanical systems, and (iii) wirelessly actuated micro/nano-robotic platforms for cutting-edge environmental applications. The project will explore new types of electrodeposited alloys (based on Fe, Cu or Al; free from hazardous and scarce raw elements), with tunable structure (amorphous, nanocrystalline), morphology (dense, nanoporous) and geometry (films, micropillars, nanowires), to meet specific technological demands (high wear/corrosion resistance, superior magnetic properties or hydrophobicity). SELECTA aims to integrate technological progress with environmental sustainability concerns, which is one of the major “Societal Challenges” listed in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme. Several disciplines (Physics, Electrochemistry, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Biology and Robotics) converge together to provide a holistic approach to accomplish the SELECTA goals. The project brings together 10 Beneficiaries and 7 Partner Organizations (including 5 private companies), belonging to 10 EU Member States (plus Switzerland and Serbia). Special efforts will be devoted to bridge fundamental science with commercialisation of the research outcome. The complementarities among partners will render a high-level, multi-faceted educational programme. World-class research will be combined with unique training opportunities in soft skills, such as career planning, dissemination, intellectual property rights, entrepreneurship or management. The Network aims to provide highly-qualified specialists able to face future professional challenges in either Academia or Industry in an independent manner.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Address

Campus De La Uab Bellaterra
08193 Cerdanyola Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

Participants (8)

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THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 819 863,64

PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 242 386,92

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 263 659,32

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 220 442,76

FAKULTET INZENJERSKIH NAUKA UNIVERZITETA U KRAGUJEVCU

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 213 725,16

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

HIRTENBERGER ENGINEERED SURFACES GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 511 868,16

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EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

ELEOSS GMBH

ALUINVENT ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Yellow Research B.V.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642642

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 274 969,68

  • EU contribution

    € 3 274 969,68

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain