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European Soft Matter Infrastructure

Objective

The central objective of this ESMI proposal is to create a top-level interdisciplinary research infrastructure available to a broad European materials research community. This is of crucial importance to the EU in view of the European strategy for nanosciences and nanotechnology and its implementation report that identifies “a lack of leading interdisciplinary infrastructures”.
ESMI offers the most important experimental and synthesis techniques and combines world-class infrastructures with cutting edge scientific expertise through a sophisticated networking programme. The anticipated JRA will further improve the existing infrastructure. Computer simulations being of increasing importance for the understanding and prediction of complex materials, ESMI offers access to simulation groups and their advanced tools. The availability of such an infrastructure will provide soft matter scientists with a broad choice of techniques to address their scientific objectives. It will result in a quantum leap in research opportunities and assure that European scientists have a world-class collaborative capability for their frontier research. ESMI will strongly contribute to a fundamental understanding, allowing the development of new, tailored smart materials.
ESMI follows the FP6 experience of the NoE SoftComp. A key feature developed within SoftComp is the highly successful Research Platforms offered to its members, anticipating the spirit of the EU Integrated Infrastructure Initiative. ESMI will promote the SoftComp experience to the European materials community, reflecting the EU recommendations that FP6 collaborative projects “may well lead to new European infrastructures”.
Together with a platform for disseminating the results and educating a new generation of young soft matter scientists, ESMI represents an important added value to the European Research Area in nanoscience, nanotechnology and materials science

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
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Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 748 182,64
Administrative Contact
Gelinde Riese (Ms.)

Participants (17)

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 756 331,64
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 581 874,24
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 290 184,37
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wim Briels (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 164 152,57
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anxo Moreira González (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 335 249,50
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 540 981,13
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Adams (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 318 567,31
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charo Sanchez (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 373 393,02
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jens Bricke (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 140 630
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Olmsted (Prof.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 442 674,39
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
LS INSTRUMENTS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 69 662,67
Address
Passage Du Cardinal 1
1700 Freiburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Voelker (Dr.)
MALVERN PANALYTICAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 23 929,56
Address
Grovewood Road Enigma Business Park
WR14 1XZ Malvern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Samiul Amin (Dr.)
BIOLIN SCIENTIFIC OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 23 908
Address
Hoylaamotie 7
00380 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sanna Rantanen (Ms.)
VISITECH INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 156 550
Address
Unit 92 Silverbriar, Sunderland Enterprise Park (East)
SR5 2TQ Sunderland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven Coleman (Mr.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 533 925,10
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tomislava Andric (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 46 010
Address
Ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61712 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Jurga (Prof.)
ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES- CIC biomaGUNE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 253 793,86
Address
Paseo Miramon 182, Parque Tecnologico De San Sebastian Edificio Empresarial C
20009 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alfonso Egaña (Mr.)