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SKin Healthcare by Innovative NanoCAPsuleS

Objective

SKHINCAPS project will explore an innovative and sustainable in situ self-assembly nanoencapsulation technology to deliver novel products for skin healthcare applications, with increased efficiency and cost benefits, leading to ground-breaking innovations on the actual products.
Using this safe, sustainable and easily scalable technology, different actives will be addressed for nanoencapsulation: phase-change materials (PCMs), a cocktail of vitamins and antioxidants, and natural essential oils. The nanocapsules will be engineered to achieve three possible release mechanisms, enhancing actives efficiency.
Different demonstrators will be developed with these customised and safe nanocapsules for skin healthcare applications:
- First layer garments with no-release nanocapsules loaded with PCMs, to improve thermal management and skin comfort;
- Creams with triggered nanocapsules containing the cocktail, to improve the anti-ageing effect on the end-users skin;
- Lotions and textiles containing targeted nanocapsules loaded with natural essential oils to prevent or even mitigate bacterial infections on the end-users skin.
These demonstrators will be fully tested for their safety and performance assessment to fulfil the present regulation requirements.
SKHINCAPS comprises SMEs from different stages of the supply chain, so it will promote stronger collaborations between materials suppliers, manufacturers and end-users. SKHINCAPS is therefore entirely aligned with the European 2020 strategy, contributing to boost competitiveness and support the creation of jobs and new sources of growth. SKHINCAPS is also committed with the flagships initiatives, and with a number of wider H2020 objectives including: control healthcare expenditure, H2020 strategic cosmeceuticals sector and plural H2020 Key Enabling Technologies (KETs).
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Coordinator

CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES ASSOCIACAO

Address

Rua Fernando Mesquita 2785
4760 034 Vila Nova De Famalicao

Portugal

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 567 941,34

Participants (8)

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BIONANOPLUS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 497 952,50

ASOCIACION INDUSTRIAL DE OPTICA, COLOR E IMAGEN

Spain

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 673 535

INSTITUT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 561 250

DEVAN-MICROPOLIS S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 195 417

TELIC SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 259 082,91

PRO-ACTIVE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 293 887,50

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 216 854,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 685909

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2015

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.2.2.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.5.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 265 920,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 265 920,75

Coordinated by:

CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES ASSOCIACAO

Portugal