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MANUFACTURING AND APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS

Objective

Nanotechnologies and nanostructured materials is expected to be the most promising area of technological development and among the most likely to deliver substantial economic and societal benefits to the EU in the 21st century. It is a time of rapid advance in the development of these technologies, which can organize materials at the nanoscale and tailor their properties. This offers exciting possibilities in virtually all sectors of EU activity and could create entirely new industries. However, the exploitation of nanomaterials by European industry has been disappointing and one of the critical reasons for this is a general shortage of scientists/engineers with the knowledge to undertake relevant research and transfer the research findings into industrial production. The aim of the proposal is to encourage the very best researchers to get jobs in EU industry, where they can create these breakthrough opportunities. This will be achieved by giving them intellectually stimulating and industrially relevant research projects that will be undertaken in collaboration with universities and industry, and include industrial secondments together with comprehensive technical and complementary skills training. A network of 5 universities and research institutes, and 10 companies from 8 EU countries will be set up to carry out the integrated research and training programme. The research will include new nanomaterials for organic electronics, lithium ion batteries, solar cells on roof tiles and on flexible polymers, ultra-light aerogels for transportation and an innovative technique for 3D characterization at the nanoscale. The network will train a new generation of ESRs in the disciplines needed to understand nanotechnology and the complementary skills to enhance their career progression. All recruits employed in the programme will be ESRs and the partners will provide experienced researchers from their own staff without charge to the European Commission

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Coordinator

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY LBG
Address
Borough Road 103
SE10AA London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 621 223,20
Administrative Contact
Sarah Plant (Ms.)

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 491 178,70
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurent L.N.I.H Nelissen (Dr.)
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 255 328,10
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Audenaert (Mr.)
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 818,60
Address
River House High Street 53-57
KT1 1LQ Kingston Upon Thames
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tao Zhang (Prof.)
Active Space Technologies, Actividades Aeroespaciais S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 219 110,80
Address
Parque Industrial De Taveiro Lote 12
3045 508 Coimbra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dina Gaspar (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 219 110,80
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Portugal (Dr.)
L'UREDERRA, FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y SOCIAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 234 175,60
Address
Área Industrial Perguita C/a N°1
31210 Los Arcos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Esparza (Ms.)