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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 263 025

Participants (7)

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 370 665
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 245 205
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 148 590
Address
Campus De Caparica Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
YD YNVISIBLE SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 76 365
Address
Rua Mouzinho De Albuquerque 7
2070 104 Cartaxo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEDITEKNOLOGY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 42 885
Address
Via Arnesano S.n. Distretto Tecnologico
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
A.P.E. RESEARCH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 34 965
Address
Basovizza Ss 14 Km 163,5 Area Di Ricerca
34012 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 55 800
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (2)

UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI
Pakistan
Address
University Of Karachi
75270 Karaki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LA PLATA
Argentina
Address
Calle 7 776
1900 La Plata
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments