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Open Innovation Ecosystem for Sustainable Nano-functionalized Flexible Plastic and Paper Surfaces and Membranes

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862156

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 16 163 107,50

  • EU contribution

    € 14 231 400

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

Objective

Plastic and paper based flexible materials and films are used in a wide range of daily life products e.g. in packaging, furniture surface finish, consumer electronic devices, architecture or in car windows.
Applications represent well established multi-billion Euro markets. Key Enabling Technologies for a majority of these applications are based on nano-enabled functionalization of the surfaces. Today, Industry faces game-changing, critical challenges for societal acceptance and economic competitiveness: (1) Overcome plastic waste pollution and follow the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy towards the development of sustainable materials; (2) Keep pace with digitisation and get products ready for integration of smart systems and intelligent products.
FlexFunction2Sustain will be the first European Initiative to support the Industry in overcoming these challenges through a sustainable Open Innovation Ecosystem. FlexFunction2Sustain will develop dedicated services to boost innovation for nano-functionalised flexible plastic and paper surfaces and membranes and offer those services to users, in particular SMEs, in all 28 EU countries through an independent single entry point (SEP) legal entity with multiple regional front offices. FlexFunction2Sustain connects complementary pilot lines to a set of 9 connected lab-2-fab facilities covering all major nano-surface processing techniques for (flexible) plastic and paper surfaces and membranes. The facilities and novel surface functionality will be demonstrated in six relevant industrial application scenarios. 20 pre-commercial pilot cases will demonstrate the Services of the FlexFunction2Sustain OITB
The FlexFunction2Sustain OITB is prepared to support the client at any point in the innovation chain from TRL4 to TRL7 with and integrated technological, business development and verification/pre-certification service portfolio that helps the client to progress quickly through the innovation chain.
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 3 464 583,75

Participants (18)

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 799 998,75

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 1 897 500

COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 332 625

AMCOR FLEXIBLES KREUZLINGEN AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 505 461,25

GEMIFO GESELLSCHAFT FUR MITTELSTANDSFORDERUNG MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 323 750

ORGANIC ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE COMPANY IKE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 332 062,50

24 IP LAW GROUP FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 250 425

BL NANOBIOMED

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 236 250

CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 507 500

LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 1 364 875

ELLINIKO SOMATEIO GIA IA ORGANIKA KAI EETIPOMENA ILEKTRONIKA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 297 500

I3 MEMBRANE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 274 312,50

HUECK FOLIEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 166 250

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 392 125

PROCTER&GAMBLE SERVICE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 296 143,75

SONAE MC - SERVICOS PARTILHADOS, SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 265 475

CAPRI SUN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 159 250

AMIRES SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 365 312,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862156

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 16 163 107,50

  • EU contribution

    € 14 231 400

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany