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Glass and Ceramic Composites for High Technology Applications

Objective

The aim of this project is to offer a multidisciplinary training in the field of high-tech glasses and composites, in tight contact with companies and universities within this consortium. Our scientific goals are to develop advanced knowledge on glass based materials and to develop innovative, cost-competitive, and environmentally acceptable materials and processing technologies. The inter/multi-disciplinary characteristic is guaranteed by the presence, within this consortium, of five academic partners and five companies, from six countries, having top class expertise in glass science and technology, modelling, design, characterization and commercialization of glass and composite based products.
Beside, new high-tech glass-based materials (glasses, glass-ceramics, glass- and glass-ceramic composites and fibers) are themselves an emerging supra-disciplinary field: expertise on these new materials bring competitiveness in strategic fields as medicine (bioactive glasses as bone replacement and drug delivery systems), telecommunications (glass devices for broad-band applications), photonics (glass based photonic sensors), clean energy (Solid Oxide Fuel Cells glass sealants), waste management (vitrification and re-use of wastes),…
The scientific quality of the research programme is guaranteed by the quality of the academic and industrial partners, as well as from their proven success stories in previous EU projects participation and international ranking.
The originality of the research programme is to be seen in the supra-disciplinary approach to new glass-based materials and their applications: recruited researchers can benefit of a complete set of equipments and expertise able to develop advanced knowledge in highly strategic fields for EU, such as medicine, telecommunications, photonics, clean energy production and waste management.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 892 773,11
Administrative Contact
Claudia Roveglia (Dr.)

Participants (8)

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 647 837,20
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Herrmann (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 489 864
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anne Fagon (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 242 518,30
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Stella (Prof.)
Ustav fyziky materialu, Akademie Ved Ceske republiky, v.v.i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 579 091,98
Address
Zizkova 22
61662 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jiri Latal (Mr.)
ELEMENT MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY HITCHIN LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 266 523,60
Address
Wilbury Way
SG4 0TW Hitchin Herts
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rod Martin (Dr.)
COLOROBBIA ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 324 157
Address
Via Pietramarina 53
50059 Sovigliana Vinci
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Baldi (Dr.)
Nanoforce Technology Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 444 311,90
Address
Regent Street 273-287
W1B 2HA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mike Reece (Prof.)
MATERIALS ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Wilbury Way
SG4 0TW Hitchin - Herts
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rod Martin (Dr.)