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Setting up research intensive clusters across the EU on characterization of polymer nanostructures

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218331

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2008

  • End date

    31 March 2011

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 458 345

  • EU contribution

    € 1 199 986

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

Objective

NaPolyNet is a 36-month project involving 16 partners from 10 European countries. The objectives are: 1. to network at regional, national and international level with experts on the characterization of polymer nanostructured materials in the field of packaging, textiles and membranes, bridging the gap between scientific and engineering approaches for the improved understanding of the structure-performance correlation in polymer devices; 2. to facilitate transnational access to important and unique equipment and to train young scientists and SMEs technologists; 3. to harmonize the work necessary for new standards in the field of characterization of polymer nanostructures for packaging, textiles and membranes. NaPolyNet will also focus on latest findings for managing the safety implications of polymer nanostructure along the life-cycle of those products. The activities are grouped into 7 work-packages (WP): After setting up the procedures for managing the project (WP1), the team will map the competences in the different fields of characterization of polymer nanostructures and will set up an European Open Laboratory (EOL) open to outside the consortium partners (WP2) incorporating the best and novel characterization methodologies and expertises. The EOL will be the base of the demonstration activities planned in WP3 and for the activities reported in WP4 that aims at making soon available experimental and theoretical strategies and routines in developing stage at the EOL location. This will allow average trained users of equipment for thermal, structural, morphological, mechanical characterization to produce reliable data on nanostructured materials and correctly interpret them. An International Workshop is planned on processing-structure-dynamics and properties of polymer nanostructures (WP5) in order to further support development and design of intrinsically safe nanomaterials. WP6 is completely dedicated to harmonize the work for preparation of new standards for polymeric nanomaterials characterization. WP7 aims at disseminating, knowledge-transfer and reporting with the purpose of giving the project a significant impact beyond the consortium participants and contributing to overcome barriers to the industrial application of polymer nanostructured materials especially in SMEs.

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 311 027

Administrative Contact

Cosimo Carfagna (Prof.)

Participants (15)

CENTRAL LABORATORY OF PHYSICO-CHEMICAL MECHANICS AT BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 63 558

UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 70 620

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 75 039

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 96 300

INSTITUTUL DE CHIMIE MACROMOLECULARA PETRU PONI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 59 064

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 43 014

GVS S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 56 201

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 3 010,98

SCITE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 70 138

NANOBIOMATTERS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 32 100

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 70 620

DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 83 834

INOTEX SPOL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 40 660

ST MARY'S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE TWICKENHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 66 432,02

SOPRALAB SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 58 368

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218331

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2008

  • End date

    31 March 2011

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 458 345

  • EU contribution

    € 1 199 986

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy