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Improving the crashworthiness of composite transportation structures

Objective

The European aerospace, automotive, and rail industries are committed to improving their energy efficiency to meet targets set within the EU’s climate, energy and transport policies. This is motivating the increased use of lightweight composite materials in lieu of heavier metallics. To implement this transition, these industries must reach, at least, the same level of crash performance achieved with metals, but at significantly lower weight and without increasing cost. This is viewed by industry as an exceptionally challenging goal and will require highly trained engineers, versed in the myriad aspects of designing cost-effective, crashworthy composites structures, and capable of harnessing the latest research developments in the fast-changing world of composites. The ICONIC ETN aims to cultivate such a new generation of young engineers; comfortable and fluent in the integration and exploitation of knowledge from fields as diverse as materials science, chemistry, computational methods, solid and damage mechanics, textile technology, structural design and optimisation. These researchers will acquire the skills to enable the sustainable and economically-viable design of a new generation of highly efficient, lightweight transportation composite structures that will provide the maximum protection to occupants through superior crashworthiness. 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be recruited to take up posts, across the UK, Ireland, Greece, Germany, Italy and Sweden, in an innovative, multidisciplinary and intersectoral structured research and training programme. ICONIC is supported by a strong consortium from academia, large industrial enterprises and innovative SMEs. A comprehensive training and secondment programme (including joint supervision and industrial mentoring) will equip researchers with additional transferable skills to ensure future employability and career progression.

Coordinator

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Net EU contribution
€ 819 863,64
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 819 863,64

Participants (8)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 249 216,48
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 484 773,84
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras

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Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 484 773,84
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Causeway Coast and Glens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 273 287,88
RISE SICOMP AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Fibervaegen 2 - Oejebyn
941 26 Pitea

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Norrbottens län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 527 318,64
SHORT BROTHERS PLC

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 153 572,61
Address
Airport Road, Queens Island
BT3 9DZ Belfast
Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 153 572,61
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 516 122,64
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 531 349,20
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick

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Region
Ireland Northern and Western Border
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 531 349,20
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 258 061,32

Partners (5)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

EASN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERVICES BVBA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Terweidenstraat 28
3440 Budingen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

DASSAULT SYSTEMES UK LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Milburn Hill Road Riley Court Suite 9
CV4 7HP Coventry

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

AGUSTAWESTLAND LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Lysander Road
BA20 2YB Yeovil

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South West (England) Dorset and Somerset Somerset
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Axis Composites Ltd
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
The Innovation Centre Nisp
BT39DT Belfast

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Hamilton Erskine Ltd
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Moss Road 17
BT23 6JQ Ballygowan

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Ards and North Down
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00