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Nanoscale Integrated processing of self-organizing Multifunctional Organic Materials (NAIMO) - Publishable Executive Summary

Project ID: 500355
Funded under: FP6-NMP


The EU-funded NAIMO project will add ground-breaking multifunctionalities to nanoelectronics materials in cost-effective and environmentally friendly ways. Its distinctiveness lies in transforming a plastic film substrate into a multifunctional composite. The four-year funded project will contribute to the development of new products, such as organic electronic integrated circuits and displays, sensors, flexible solar cells, and magnetic structures that will directly benefit health, welfare, security and the environment, while improving the competitiveness of the European industry. One of the first Integrated Projects signed under Thematic Priority 3 of the EU Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), the NAIMO research project has the potential to create new impetus for the European industry and evolution in the field of science and technology. It combines smart materials with solution-based additive manufacturing techniques such as printing.
The main project objectives are:
- Obtaining major fundamental advances in material design, synthesis, process techniques and manufacturing tools;
- Providing the scientific and technological foundations needed to support the creation of a new industry of thin-film multifunctional materials for the construction of new products resulting in better performance and usability.
Typical examples include replacing barcodes with electronic labels that will simplify the tracing of food products and provide better information on and safer control of medicines. NAIMO will also contribute to the fabrication of electronic paper and to the production of solar cells. These applications will minimise use of energy and cut raw materials consumption, contributing to the citizens' well-being.

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