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Marie Curie Initial Training Network for the tailored supply-chain development of the mechanical and electrical properties of CNT-filled composites

Marie Curie Initial Training Network for the tailored supply-chain development of the mechanical and electrical properties of CNT-filled composites

Objective

The EU is currently directing intensive research efforts into nanotechnology. Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs), with the electrical conductivity of copper and an E-modulus 10 times greater than steel, are one of the most promising developments, enabling the creation of materials with revolutionary characteristics. The commercial potential is huge, but only a fraction of the possible applications have reached the market. Collaboration is needed between academia and industry, so that processes developed on a laboratory scale can be upscaled for industrial application. This consortium, which achieves an optimal balance between academia and industry (50:50) in the field of CNTs, and which spans the entire value added chain from CNT synthesis to implementation in saleable products, is convinced that the 576 person-months spent on this project will achieve this aim. 18 researchers, in unique collaboration with cutting-edge teams, will work to overcome recognised limitations in the state of the art, including the adjustment of CNT surface properties, CNT dispersion in thermosets and thermoplastics, reliable analysis and characterisation. Carefully structured networking will ensure the efficient exchange of knowledge between researchers, the partners and society. Focus on 3 specific end-use applications (construction, wind blades, electrodes) will ensure quantifiable and tangible results. The predicted growth of nanotechnology can only be sustained through the education of scientists. The vast teaching experience of the partners will ensure a high-quality training program. Through mentoring by world-class researchers, conferences, courses ranging from leadership for women to presentation skills, interdisciplinary and intersectoral experience, the appointed researchers will gain scientific know-how and the complementary skills necessary to exploit it. The S&T and training elements will combine to form a structured program, adaptable to each researcher's needs.
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 846 387,08

Administrative Contact

Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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MUSZAKI FIZIKAI ES ANYAGTUDOMANYI KUTATOINTEZET - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA

Hungary

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 601 966,50

BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 414 746,80

Polymaterials AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 89 032,90

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 282 572,19

TTY-SAATIO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 276 918

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 197 670,90

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 351 339,41

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 142 256,91

PROMOLDING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 188 820,31

Amroy Europe Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 85 470

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238363

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2009

  • End date

    31 March 2014

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 477 181

  • EU contribution

    € 3 477 181

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany