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Engineering optoelectronic INterfaces: a global action intersecting FUndamental conceptS and technology implementatION of self-organized organic materials

Engineering optoelectronic INterfaces: a global action intersecting FUndamental conceptS and technology implementatION of self-organized organic materials

Objective

Investing in energy efficiency and saving is crucial to support energy accessibility and environmental protection, and it is the world’s best interest to share and implement forms of energy efficiency. This implies a stronger and effective transnational policy to promote and disseminate know-how about new technologies both at the market and R&D level. In this respect, development of projects centered on energy efficient technologies based on nanostructured organic materials certainly is a strategic field. The progresses in mastering organic matter by self-assembly and self-organization to form ordered soft-materials revolutionized the field opening new frontiers for both fundamental and applied research. However the route towards organic materials for application at the industrial scale is restricted by difficulties in the control and manipulation of the structural organization at the molecular level and its manifestation at higher scales. Motivated by the potential for significant energy savings, the INFUSION project aims to create a strongly interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial environment in which the principles of self-organization are poured from the Academia into the private sector and vice-versa to create new paradigms to engineer electrochromic devices. Through a detailed plan of 83 secondments, the project aims at cross-fertilize the electrochromic technology joining specific expertise to realize a bottom-up approach toward the design, preparation and characterization of self-organized organic materials (chromophores, CNSs, polymers...) at different interfaces (ITO, graphene) and exhibiting superior performances (optical, durability…). For the transfer of knowledge, the project combines the multidisciplinary expertise of 6 universities, 1 research institute, and 3 companies representing 4 EU and 2 TC countries (Pakistan and Argentina) in the field of organic chemistry, photochemistry, surface science, polymer and materials science, and device engineering.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE

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Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

Participants (7)

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CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 256 500

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 238 500

NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 171 000

YD YNVISIBLE SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 117 000

MEDITEKNOLOGY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 40 500

A.P.E. RESEARCH SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 40 500

UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 148 500

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UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734834

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 237 500

  • EU contribution

    € 1 237 500

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE

Italy