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European Training Network to Accelerate the Development Chain of Nanostructured Polymers

European Training Network to Accelerate the Development Chain of Nanostructured Polymers

Objective

Research and training in TheLink spans the material development chain for nanostructured polymers. These materials, including phase separated polymers and composites, are attracting scientific and industrial interest due to the outstanding properties and functionalities that can be achieved. However, to exploit the potential of these materials an in-depth understanding of the relationship between nano/micro structures and macro-level properties is required.

TheLink aims to generate this knowledge on an interdisciplinary basis combining simulation, characterisation and processing. The recruited fellows will take nanomaterial development beyond “trial and error” towards a knowledge-based and industrially feasible approach. Three case studies (phase separated polymers and composites, separation membranes and self-diagnosing polymers) will be used to guide the research and to demonstrate the project developments. Careful attention will also be paid to broader market requirements and standardisation.

High-quality individualised training in scientific and transferable skills, and a structured network program of training units, will provide the fellows with unique interdisciplinary competence in simulation, characterisation and processing, and move them from theoretical investigations towards industrial application and entrepreneurship. The active involvement of industrial partners, secondments in applied research and industry and a strong research and training emphasis on market requirements will furthermore provide them with the intersectoral experience needed for a career in the development of nanostructured polymers.
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

Participants (9)

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 819 863,64

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 484 773,84

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

AVANZARE INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

GVS S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 476 712,72

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

PROMOLDING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

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TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE KOLN

Simula

Accelrys

Witec

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA RIOJA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642890

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2014

  • End date

    31 October 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 794 898,96

  • EU contribution

    € 3 794 898,96

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany