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Synergetic Process Integration for Efficient Micro and Nano Manufacture

Synergetic Process Integration for Efficient Micro and Nano Manufacture

Objective

The driving forces, business needs and requirements behind the establishment of this Consortium are the necessity to broaden the range of microsystems-based products and at the same time to multiply their capabilities by introducing new materials and processes that are reasonably compatible with currently broadly used IC-based, batch-fabrication processes.

The µSAPIENT CA project aims to create a far more focussed and sustainable European-wide infrastructure for coordination of research activities, linking of relevant national and international projects, organisations and initiatives and dissemination and promotion of results in facilitating a new level of synergetic integration of micro- and nano- manufacturing technologies in support of a number of critical EU sectors.

The key objectives are:
- To carry out a critical analysis of emerging Micro and Nano Technology (MNT) that result from many complementary EC, national and industrially funded Research and Development projects. The aim of this analysis is to create roadmaps for their effective integration in new manufacturing platforms, underpinning the development of new multi-material MST-based products (technology roadmaps vs. product-driven MNT roadmaps).
- To identify gaps in emerging MNT that prevent their effective integration and up-scaling, and thus to assist national and EC funding bodies in defining the priorities of their future R&D programmes.
- To create a forum for coordinating the efforts of many complementary R&D projects in ERA and thereby ensuring that technology and application challenges are addressed concurrently. This should facilitate and speed up the development of MNT-based manufacturing platforms that are necessary for full-scale fabrication of micro-components and multi-material micro-systems.

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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Address

University Park
Nottingham

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Participants (16)

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CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

FESTO AG & CO.KG

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH

Germany

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

IMS NANOFABRICATION GMBH

Austria

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN

Sweden

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO (NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH)

Netherlands

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

TAMPEREEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

THE UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 33227

  • Start date

    1 March 2006

  • End date

    28 February 2009

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 750 000

  • EU contribution

    € 750 000

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

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