EU projects – Technology Scouting – Business Innovation

AMIRES participated / participates in the following FP7 / H2020 projects:

iONE-FP7

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Implantable Organic Nano-Electronics (iONE-FP7)

Area NMP Starting date 01/03/2012
Budget € 5.1 M (EU contribution: € 3.8 M) Duration 36 months

 

Abstract:

The vision of iONE FP7 project is to develop and test for the first time flexible organic electronics for the development and testing of Active Multifunctional Implantable Devices (AMIDs) leading to treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

The project will lead to device(s):

  • having long-term stability associated to high biocompatibility and safety,
  • having reduced risk of a host versus graft immune response,
  • mimicking the local microenvironment for stem/precursor cell recruitment and differentiation,
  • monitoring locally the functionality of the regenerated nerve cells to intervene with loco-regional therapies,
  • performing local stimulation with tunable electric fields,
  • delivering locally growth factors, neurotransmitters, and drugs.

The use of flexible organic electronics devices (ultra-thin film organic field effect transistor (FET), organic electro-chemical transistor, nanoparticle organic memory FET) will advance the state-of-the-art of implantable devices for SCI from passive to active layouts that will promote nerve regeneration by a combination of local stimuli delivered on demand, will sense inflammation, and will control the immune-inflammatory response.

The biomedical impact of the project will be demonstrated in vitro and in vivo. In vitro, the neural therapeutic plasticity induced by the iONE device will be evaluated on stem cells, which will be differentiated to neural progenitor cells, and then to neural cells. In vivo, the study of neural plasticity will be transferred to endogenous stem cells by implanting the iONE device into a contusion SCI animal model. iONE will acquire the knowledge and the technology required to regenerate the nerve in the niche of the injury.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for administrative project management and for dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  • University of Modena, Italy
  • National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Scriba Nanotecnologie S.r.l., Italy
  • University of Linköping, Sweden
  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
  • University of Algarve, Portugal
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
  • University of Bologna, Italy
  • Contipro Biotech s.r.o., Czech Republic
  • ST Microelectronics S.r.l., Italy
  • Amires Sàrl, Switzerland
Prof. Fabio Biscarini

Project Coordinator
CNR-ISMN Bologna
f.biscarini(at)bo.ismn.cnr.it

Rudolf Fryček, PhD.

Project Manager
AMIRES Sàrl
frycek(at)amires.eu

web: www.ione-fp7.eu

UnivSEM

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Universal scanning electron microscopy as a multi-nano-analytical tool (UnivSEM)

Area NMP Starting date 01/04/2012
Budget € 4.7 M (EU contribution: € 3.6 M) Duration 36 months

 

Abstract:

The aim of the UnivSEM project is to develop a novel multimodal tool combining:

  • a vision capability by integrating scanning electron (SEM), scanning probe (SPM) and optical microscopy (OM) thus enabling multimodal microscopy,
  • a chemical analysis capability by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy (TOF-SIMS) and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX),
  • structural characterization by electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD),
  • a non-destructive optical analysis capability by confocal Raman spectroscopy and cathodoluminescence (CL),
  • a tomography capability by complementary use of novel 3D orthogonal TOF-SIMS, 3D EBSD and 3D confocal Raman tomography (the last method being non-destructive) thus enabling correlation between alternative 3D methods.

The proper resolution will be ensured by SEM column improvements, a new SPM design and OM type of Raman microscopy in SEM. Implementation of nano-scale 3D imaging, manipulation and non-destructive optical analysis in one universal instrument will represent a real breakthrough allowing simple operations or analyses in nanotechnology that are problematic or impossible nowadays.

The fully functional prototype of the new tool will demonstrate its unique modularity, resolution, data acquisition and simplification of working environment. Direct application of this multimodal tool is expected in many industrial quality controls and in R&D sectors (e.g. photovoltaics, plasmonics and cell-nanoparticle interaction).

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for administrative project management and for dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  • Tescan, a.s., Czech Republic
  • Max Planck Institute – Science of Light, Germany
  • EMPA Thun, Switzerland
  • Witec GmbH, Germany
  • Amires Sàrl, Switzerland
  • Tofwerk AG, Switzerland
  • Specs surface nano analysis GmbH, Germany
  • Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Jaroslav Jiruše, PhD.

Project Coordinator
TESCAN, a.s.
jaroslav.jiruse(at)tescan.cz

Rudolf Fryček, PhD.

Project Manager
AMIRES Sàrl
frycek(at)amires.eu

web: www.univsem.eu

AMBASSADOR

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Autonomous Management System Developed for Building and District Levels (AMBASSADOR)

Area Energy-efficient buildings (EeB) Starting date 01/11/2012
Budget € 9.9 M (EU contribution: € 6.5 M) Duration 48 months

 

Abstract:

To solve the energy dilemma, research effort was concentrated on stand-alone buildings weakly tight to their immediate environment. Specifically in each building only key sub-systems were considered individually. Such individual systems were made more effective by becoming pervasive into any building area (the reign of boxes and controllers). Importing parameters from other sub-systems allowed better regulations (Access or Occupancy management systems). Energy Usage Analysis tools are fairly new on the market. They provide the capability to analyse energy profiles of scattered buildings of large corporations. Energy usage analysis and planning on a district level is inexistent. Neither is Energy Usage Modelling leveraged in control schemes. This leaves an unexplored area for more effective building control schemes and suggests a potential of each smart building to contribute to District level energy optimization schemes, thanks to appropriate behavioural and stochastic models.

In parallel, efforts made many more renewable and cogeneration energy sources available as high capacity energy storage systems. Such systems now increasingly enter into the planning of large districts, but still timidly penetrate individual buildings. Thus, energy flows (electrical or thermal) can be managed through energy usage schemes, planned in time for significant savings.

To reach this aim, it is proposed to play in real time adaptive and predictive behavioural models of buildings and districts, exposed to weather conditions, human presence, energy-efficient materials and technologies. Such models will allow finding optimal supply/demand balancing. Building energy management systems will be turned in real-time configurable ones, bringing flexibility to the building. Thus, buildings will establish, in real-time, energy schemes with the district energy management and information system (DEMIS). AMBASSADORs vision: Flexible buildings to make eco-friendly districts.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for administrative project management and for dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  • Schneider Electric Industries SAS, France
  • Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM), Switzerland
  • Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique et aux Energie Alternatives (CEA), France
  • Neurobat AG, Switzerland
  • Leclanché GmbH, Germany
  • Fundacion TEKNIKER, Spain
  • Zigor R&D, Spain
  • D’Appolonia S.p.A., Italy
  • National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
  • Planair SA, Switzerland
  • CISCO, United Kingdom
  • European Consulting Brussels, Belgium
  • Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus (VTT ), Finland
  • ZEDfactory, United Kingdom
  • AMIRES s.r.o., Czech Republic
Alfredo Samperio

Project Coordinator
Schneider Electric
alfredo.samperio(at)schneider-electric.com

Lenka Bajarová

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.
bajarova(at)amires.eu

web: www.ambassador-fp7.eu

FLUIDGLASS

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Solar Thermal Glass Facades with Adjustable Transparency (FLUIDGLASS)

Area Energy Starting date 01/09/2013
Budget € 5.1 M (EU contribution: € 3.9 M) Duration 48 months

 

Abstract:

The FLUIDGLASS project develops a new and innovative concept for multifunctional solar thermal glass facades systems. The FLUIDGLASS approach turns passive glass facades into active transparent solar collectors while at the same time controlling the energy flow through the building envelope.

FLUIDGLASS unites four key functionalities in one integrated system: The system firstly acts as a fully transparent solar thermal collector, which enables harvesting of solar energy even in buildings with large glass share. It secondly acts as transparent insulation layer and thirdly controls the solar radiation transmission and inner glass surface temperature thus increasing the thermal user comfort and reducing the demand for heating, cooling and lighting. At the same time FLUIDGLASS substitutes conventional HVAC components such as cooling and heating panels.

Replacing four different systems by one, FLUIDGLASS brings a significant cost advantage compared to existing solutions.. FLUIDGLASS increases the thermal performance of the whole building resulting in energy savings potential of 50%-70% for retrofitting and 20%-30% for new low energy buildings while the comfort for the user is significantly improved at the same time. Compared to state-of-the-art solar collectors FLUIDGLASS has the elegant but neutral aesthetics of clear glass. This allows full design freedom for the architect in new built applications and enables retrofits that do not destroy the original look of an existing building.

The FLUIDGLASS system will be validated in different climate conditions. The consortium brings together partners experienced in glass architecture, building simulation and energy management but also in experimental testing, HVAC systems, manufacturing of glazing units and construction of facades. It is very well balanced between RTD and industrial sectors covering the whole innovation value chain of the future building skin and gives an important role to participating SMEs.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for administrative project management and for dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  • University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
  • Mayer Glastechnik GmbH, Austria
  • Interstate University of Applied Sciences and Technology, Switzerland
  • Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • GLASSX AG, Switzerland
  • HOVAL Aktiengesellschaft, Liechtenstein
  • Commisariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA-INES), France
  • University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Cyprus Research and Innovation Center, Cyprus
  • ALCOA Europe Commercial SAS (Kawneer Innovation Centre), France
  • AMIRES s.r.o., Czech Republic
Dr. Volker Ritter

Project Coordinator
University of Liechtenstein
volker.ritter(at)uni.li

Václav Smítka, PhD.

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.
smitka(at)amires.eu

web: www.fluidglass.eu

TRIBUTE

 

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Take the energy bill back to the promised building performance (TRIBUTE)

Area Energy-efficient buildings (EeB) Starting date 01/10/2013
Budget € 9.9 M (EU contribution: € 6.7 M) Duration 48 months

 

Abstract:

Today, Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS) analysis tends to show a large discrepancy with real energy performance. Most cases are due to gross mistakes rather than fundamental inadequacy of available technology and methods. The reasons are manifold. Highly simplified calculation methods are used far beyond their domain of validity. Assumed boundary conditions such as occupant behaviour are not in accordance with actual usage; gross malfunctions in control and HVAC systems are left undetected in the commissioning process, while thermal bridges and distribution system losses are left without attention. Moreover, metered and sub-metered data are not used efficiently in calculation tools and engineering based simulation models during the Measurement and Verification (M&V) phase.

TRIBUTE aims at minimizing the gap between computed and measured energy performances through the improvement of the predictive capability of a state-of-the-art commercial BEPS. TRIBUTE will extend the use of this tool to the commissioning and operation stages of a building. For existing buildings, M&V techniques will be developed and deployed to connect the BEPS model in real time to the pivotal wireless sensing and control systems of a monitored building. This involves modelling building systems to a higher fidelity than done today, developing technology for on-line identification of building key parameters, and automatically adapting the on-line, real time BEPS to the actual building’s state.

In addition, BHM and EFM application will compare measured data to the then improved predicted metrics and will enable detecting building deviations. Advanced data mining methods will help evaluate these deviations. Subsequent Energy Efficiency Diagnostic Rules and optimization methods will provide cost effective and corrective retrofit actions accordingly.

The methodology and tools will be evaluated in the context of three different building types and locations.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for administrative project management and for dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  • Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM), Switzerland
  • Schneider Electric Industries, France
  • Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • IBM Ireland PDL, Ireland
  • Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • TBC Innovation, France
  • EQUA Simulation AB, Sweden
  • La Rochelle Urban Community, France
  • La Rochelle University, France
  • City of Torino, Italy
  • Polytechnic of Torino, Italy
  • ZEDfactory, United Kingdom
  • Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, Spain
  • TEKEVER, Portugal
  • NXP Semiconductors, Netherlands
  • AMIRES s.r.o., Czech Republic
Martin Sénéclauze

Project Coordinator
CSEM SA
martin.seneclauze(at)csem.ch

Henri Obara

Scientific Coordinator
Schneider Electric
henri2.obara(at)schneider-electric.com

Václav Smítka, PhD.

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.
smitka(at)amires.eu

web: www.tribute-fp7.eu

LASSIE-FP7

 

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Large Area Solid State Intelligent Efficient luminaires (LASSIE-FP7)

Area Photonics (FP7-ICT) Starting date 01/01/2014
Budget € 4.4 M (EU contribution: € 3.2 M) Duration 36 months

 

Abstract:

According to a recent study, many solid-state lighting (SSL) products do not fulfill the claimed specifications and a deep market penetration of LED modules is at risk. The main problems are decreasing light intensity and varying light chromaticity due to aging and temperature, as well as poor uniformity of large-area luminaires and poor lighting quality. The main objective of the LASSIE-FP7 consortium is to implement large-area and low-cost intelligent SSL modules with high efficiency and high lighting quality, while assessing their environmental impact over the life cycle. LED-based point source luminaires have been already investigated, but market requirements for intelligent, large-area solid-state light sources have not been met yet. In order to achieve luminaires with high intensity, good uniformity and high color rendering performance, significant intelligence has to be added to the LEDs. By integrating light management structures combined with new color-changing coatings containing highly efficient and reliable organic fluorescent dyes with heat management solutions, LED chips and multispectral sensors for intelligent color-sensing feedback by means of an innovative R2R production technology compatible with flexible substrates, the LASSIE-FP7 consortium will achieve progresses beyond the state-of-the-art in terms of size (area and thickness), flexibility, efficiency, lighting quality, beam-shaping, lifetime, added intelligence, production and production/installation costs. Outcome of the project will be a unique integrated SSL module that will represent a break-through in the professional and architectural lighting sectors and an alternative to the OLED technology.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for administrative project management and for dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  • Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM), Switzerland
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung E.V, Germany
  • Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus (VTT ), Finland
  • REGENT Beleuchtungskörper AG, Switzerland
  • BASF Schweiz AG, Switzerland
  • Fundacion GAIKER, Spain
  • Marsica Innovation & Technology S.r.l., Italy
  • AMIRES s.r.o., Czech Republic
Dr. Rolando Ferrini

Project Coordinator
Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM)
Rolando.FERRINI(at)csem.ch

Elena Turco

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.
turco(at)amires.eu

web: www.lassie-fp7.eu

MEDILIGHT

 

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Miniaturized smart system for light stimulation and monitoring of wound healing

Area Smart System Integration (H2020-ICT) Starting date 01/02/2015
Budget € 3 M (EU contribution: € 2.5 M) Duration 36 months

 

Abstract:

Chronic wounds represent a significant burden to patients, health care professionals, and health care systems, affecting over 40 million patients and creating costs of approximately 40 billion € annually. Goal of the project is the fabrication of a medical device for professional wound care. The device will use recently proven therapeutic effects of visible light to enhance the self-healing process and monitor the status and history of the wound during therapy. Light exposure in the red part of the spectrum (620-750nm) induces growth of keratinocytes and fibroblasts in deeper layers of the skin. The blue part of the spectrum (450–495nm) is known to have antibacterial effects predominantly at the surface layers of the skin. In order to be compliant with hygiene requirements the system will consist of two parts: 1. a disposable wound dressing with embedded optical waveguides and integrated sensors for the delivery of light and monitoring (temperature and blood oxygen) at the wound. 2. a soft and compliant electronic module for multiple use containing LEDs, a photodiode, a controller, analog data acquisition, a rechargeable battery, and a data transmission unit. Both parts of the device will be interconnected by a mechanically robust plug, enabling a low loss coupling of light into the waveguide structures and electrical interconnection to the sensors. The status of the wound will be monitored with temporal and low level spatial resolution. The electronic module will be optimized for functionality and user comfort, combining leading edge heterogeneous integration technologies (PCB embedding) and stretchable electronics approaches. The detailed effects of light-exposure schemes will be explored and backed by in-vitro and in-vivo animal studies. Results will be used to develop smart algorithms and implement it into respective programs and feedback loops of the device.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for administrative project management and for dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  • Technische Universitaet Berlin (TUB), Germany
  • URGO Recherche Innovation et Developpement (URGO RID), France
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg (UHEI), Germany
  • Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM), Switzerland
  • SignalGeneriX Ltd (SG), Cyprus
  • Microsemi Semiconductor Limited (MSL), United Kingdom
  • AMIRES s.r.o. (AMI), Czech Republic
Dr. Dionysios Manessis

Project Coordinator
Technische Universitaet Berlin (TUB)
Dionysios.Manessis(at)tu-berlin.de

Martina Urbánková

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.
urbankova(at)amires.eu

web: www.medilight-project.eu

 

ULTRAPLACAD

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ULTRAsensitive PLAsmonic devices for early CAncer Diagnosis

Area Health
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Starting date 01/05/2015
Budget €6.03M Duration 42 months

 

Abstract:

Cancer biomarkers circulating in body fluids have been shown to reflect the pathological process and for this reason can be used for cancer diagnosis, prognosis and choice for therapeutic interventions. It is proven that their detection is a key to new minimal-invasive detection approaches. However, barriers to wide spread use of similar approaches are lack of test sensitivity, specificity and limited availability of low cost detection platforms. This project is focused at developing a compact plasmonic-based device with integrated microfluidic circuit and functionalized nanostructures for the detection of DNA, microRNA and tumor autoantibodies cancer biomarkers. The aim is to detect cancer biomarkers circulating in blood with improvement in sensitivity of factor up to 1000, reduction in cost of platform of factor ranging from 2 to 4 compared to today’s available techniques and analysis time less than 60 minutes. The proposed detection approach will provide ultrasensitive detection of biomolecular systems with no need for complex sample chemical modifications thus allowing direct and simple assays to be performed. Within the project a bimodal industrial prototype will be developed integrating novel surface plasmon resonance imaging and plasmon enhanced fluorescence sensing technologies, respectively. Automated fabrication processes suitable for low cost mass production will be developed and applied to produce disposable integrated chips. Prototype will be specifically fabricated for early diagnosis and prognosis of colorectal cancer. The team includes partners holding cross-disciplinary competencies needed to achieve the proposed results, including two of the first five plasmon resonance groups in the world, the inventor of surface plasmon microscopy – also known as surface plasmon resonance imaging- and plasmon-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy, and full European value chain including disposable chip and readout platforms design, development and manufacturing.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the proposal preparation and in the project’s preparatory phase. Within the project it is responsible for administrative and financial project management. AMIRES will support coordination of project meetings (including External Advisory Board meetings), dissemination (e.g. webpage, press releases, leaflets, clustering activities) and exploitation (enlarge the impact of the developed know-how, support to companies and provide liaison with other SMEs and industries).

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. National Institute of Biostructures and Biosystems (INBB), Italy
  2. Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria
  3. Institute of Photonics and Electronics (IPE),  Czech Republic
  4. Italian National Cancer Institute Regina Elena (IRE), Italy
  5. University of Twente (UT), Netherlands
  6. University of Siegen, (USIEGEN), Germany
  7. University of Ferrara (UFE), Italy
  8. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Finland
  9. Scriba Nanotecnologie (SCRIBA), Italy
  10. Ginolis Oy (GIN), Finland
  11. Future Diagnostics Solutions (FDx), Netherlands
  12. Horiba Jobin Yvon SAS (HJY), France
  13. AMIRES s.r.o. (AMI), Czech Republic
Prof. Giuseppe Spoto

Project Coordinator
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche
– Università di Catania; National Institute of
Biostructures and Biosystems (INBB)

Email: spotog(at)unict.it

 

Elena Turco

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: turco(at)amires.eu

 

Website: www.ultraplacad.eu

WASCOP

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WAter Saving for Solar COncentrated Power

Area Energy Starting date 01/01/2016
Budget € 5,95 M Duration 48 months

 

Abstract:

Concentrating Solar Power is one of the most promising and sustainable renewable energy and is positioned to play a massive role in the future global generation mix, alongside wind, hydro and solar photovoltaic technologies. Although there is definitely perspective for the technology for rapid grow, success of CSP will ultimately rely on the ability to overcome obstacles that prevent its mass adoption, especially the large financial demand and limited accessibility of water. Water saving is therefore one of the major issues to ensure a financially competitive position of CSP plants and their sustainable implementation. To overcome such challenges, WASCOP brings together leading EU and Moroccan Institutions, Universities, and commercial SMEs and industry. They join their forces to develop a revolutionary innovation in water management of CSP plants – flexible integrated solution comprising different innovative technologies and optimized strategies for the cooling of the power-block and the cleaning of the solar field optical surfaces. WASCOP main advantage consists in the ability to reflect and adapt to the specific conditions prevailing at individual CSP plants, unlike other competitive approaches proposing a single generic solution applicable only on some referenced cases. The WASCOP holistic solution provides an effective combination of technologies allowing a significant reduction in water consumption (up to 70% – 90%) and a significant improvement in the water management of CSP plants. To demonstrate the benefits (whether economic or environmental), the developed system will be tested and validated in real conditions of four testing sites in France, Spain and Morocco after preliminary demonstration in laboratory environment.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for administrative project management, communication and dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), France
  2. Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany
  3. Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIE), Spain
  4. Cranfield University (CU), England
  5. IK4-TEKNIKER FUNDACION TEKNIKER (TEK), Spain
  6. Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy SA (MAS), Morocco
  7. Rioglass Solar S.A (RIO), Spain
  8. Archimede Solar Energy Srl (ASE), Italy
  9. Solutions BV (OMT), Netherlands
  10. Hamon Group (HdH), France
  11. AMIRES s.r.o. (AMI), Czech Republic
Delphine Bourdon

Project Coordinator
CEA

Email: delphine.bourdon(at)cea.fr

Fabrizio Perrotta

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: perrotta(at)amires.eu

web: www.wascop.eu

PI-SCALE

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Bringing Flexible Organic Electronics To Pilot Innovation Scale
Area Cross-cutting ICT KETs (ICT-28-2015) Starting date 01/01/2016
Budget € 15,71 M (EU contribution: € 13,99 M) Duration 36 months

 

Abstract:

„Bringing flexible organic electronics to pilot innovation scale“ (PI-SCALE) is a highly needed response to bridge the gap which exists today between promising laboratory scale results of highly efficient flexible OLED modules and mass manufacturing of high value-added products. The project will integrate existing European infrastructures into a “European flexible OLED pilot line”, which will operate in an open access mode and serve customers from along the value chain with individual product designs, validation of upscaling concepts, and system-level flexible OLED integration. The Consortium will connect the most advanced pilot line facilities with the best material providers and equipment manufacturers, creating a service that will offer substantial numbers of flexible OLEDs that can meet efficiency, durability and cost requirements of end users. Together with end-users for various markets, such as automotive and designer luminaires, PI-SCALE will demonstrate the capabilities of this pilot line doing process optimisation for product demonstrators to enable cost efficient production and facilitate an effective market introduction. In addition, PI-SCALE will include a number of outreach activities to actively engage and educate interested users and suppliers for flexible OLEDs in interactive product concept development. PI-SCALE will not only support the market acceptance of flexible OLED products, but it will also ensure that prototype ideas from European companies will have the possibility of reaching a semi-industrial scale in a very short time. The PI-SCALE project is funded by one of the calls under the Photonics Public Private Partnership (PPP). Pilot Line projects represent a significant investment from the Photonics Public Private Partnership and as such PI- SCALE will coordinate its publicity activities with the other pilot lines projects where it helps to have jointly a greater impact.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for administrative and financial project management and for dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research -TNO / Holst Centre (HOLST), Netherlands
  2. Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology (FhG), Germany
  3. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT), Finland
  4. Centre for Process Innovation Limited (CPI), United Kingdom
  5. M-Solv Ltd (M-Solv), United Kingdom
  6. FlexEnable Ltd (FE), United Kingdom
  7. DuPont Teijin Films Europe (DTF), United Kingdom
  8. Brabant Development Agency (BOM), Netherlands
  9. Audi AG (AUDI), Germany
  10. emdedesign Gmbh (EMDE), Germany
  11. REHAU AG + Co (REHAU), Germany
  12. Pilkington Technology Management LTD (PILK), United Kingdom
  13. Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH (CTM), Germany
  14. AMIRES s.r.o. (AMI), Czech Republic
Joanne Wilson, PhD.

Project Coordinator
HOLST

Email: joanne.wilson(at)tno.nl

 

Jana Mesíková

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: mesikova(at)amires.eu

 

Website: www.pi-scale.eu

SABINA

SmArt BI-directional multi eNergy gAteway
Area Energy Starting date 01/11/2016
Budget € 3,789,868.75 (= EU contribution) Duration 48 months

Abstract:

Flexibility needs to be added to Europe’s power system to accommodate an increasing share of variable power generation from renewable sources. Indeed, service quality issues start to arise on the grid when this share in electricity consumption reaches 10%. To meet the EU’s targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions this share should rise to 30% by 2030 and up to 50% by 2050. The cost of this transition and the necessary measures to guarantee stable and continuous supply are a major political concern. The SABINA project responds to it by targeting the cheapest possible source of flexibility: the existing thermal inertia in buildings and the coupling between heat and electricity networks it enables.

This coupling requires accurately estimating the thermal inertia of many buildings. SABINA’s partner the University of Navarra has created a breakthrough, automatic method for this estimation, which shall be scaled up, validated and integrated in a complete management system through this project. This system will operate on two complementary time horizons:

  • One day: aggregation and management at the district level of the electric and thermal flexibilities, and conversion and storage of the excess electrical energy to thermal energy in the freely available building inertia.
  • Seconds to minutes: local control of inverters feeding renewable electricity to the grid, with optimal parameters automatically determined at the district level.

Research partners will develop novel control and optimization algorithms, and integrate and evaluate the system in lab and operational settings. The SABINA solution is compatible with both new and existing buildings; it is planned to be deployed within five years of the end of the project. Lead users are present in the consortium: Telvent and SMS plc, the coordinator, for the architecture, and Insero for the business model it enables; compliance and contribution to relevant standards will be ensured by the European Digital SME Alliance.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for administrative project management and for dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. SMS ENERGY SERVICES LIMITED (SMS), United Kingdom
  2. CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D’ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA – RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT (CSEM), Switzerland
  3. UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA (UNAV), Spain
  4. INSERO E-MOBILITY AS (INS), Denmark
  5. FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L’ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA (IREC), Spain
  6. SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ESPANA SA (SCHE), Spain
  7. NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS – NTUA (NTUA), Greece
  8. PAN EUROPEAN ICT & EBUSINESS NETWORK FOR SME ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALSANS BUT LUCRATIF (DSME), Belgium
  9. AMIRES SRO (AMI), Czech Republic
James Sharman

Project Coordinator
SMS

Email:

james.sharman(at)sms-plc.com

Lenka Bajarová

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: bajarova(at)amires.eu

Website: www.sabina-project.eu

MOSAIC

Modular High Concentration
Area Energy Starting date 01/12/2016
Budget € 5,08 M Duration 48 months

Abstract:

MOSAIC project aims to exceed the goal of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan – European Commission of producing CSP electricity at a cost below 0.10 €/kWh. To exceed this goal a commercial CSP plant of > 1GW of nominal capacity is foreseen, in which high nominal capacity of CSP plant is reached in a modular way where each MOSAIC module delivers thermal energy to linked thermal energy storage systems that supply their energy to a high capacity power block (>1GW). This modular configuration guarantees reliability, flexibility and dispatchability per the needs of the electrical grid while reduces significantly the specific cost of the Power block (€/MW installed).

Each MOSAIC module consists of an innovative fixed spherical mirror concentrator arranged in a semi Fresnel manner and an actuated receiver based on a low cost closed loop cable tracking system. This configuration reduces the moving parts of the whole system decreasing solar field cost while keeping high concentration ratios. This will assure high working temperatures thus high cycle efficiencies and a cost-effective use of thermal storage systems.

Energy from the sun is collected, concentrated and transferred to the heat transfer fluid at module level where, due to the modular concept, distances from the solar concentrator to the receiver are much shorter that those typical from solar tower technologies. As a result, the efficiency of energy collection is maximized, atmospherical attenuation is minimized and accuracy requirements can be relaxed.

All these technical benefits contribute to a much lower capital cost of the whole system while keeping efficiency and reliability. This has consequently a strong impact in the final cost of electricity production. First figures show LCOE estimated values below 0.10€/kWh for CSP power plants of 100 MW nominal power based in MOSAIC concept, additional cost reductions are expected for greater capacities (>1GW) exceeding the goal of the SET plan.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES is responsible for the communication and dissemination of project results. It contributes also to the exploitation of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. IK4-TEKNIKER, (TEK), Spain – Coordinator
  2. Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie (CMI), Belgium
  3. COBRA INSTALACIONES Y SERVICIOS S.A (COBRA), Spain
  4. CENTRO NACIONAL DE ENERGíAS RENOVABLES (CENER), Spain
  5. Politecnico Di Torino (POLITO), Italy
  6. Rioglass Solar S.A (RIO), Spain
  7. Senior Flexonics GmbH (SENIOR), Germany
  8. Sirea (SIREA), France
  9. AMIRES SRO (AMI), Czech Republic
Cristobal Villasante

Project Coordinator
IK4-TEKNIKER

Email:

cristobal.villasante(at)tekniker.es

Mireia Palacios

Administrative coordinator
IK4-TEKNIKER

Email:

mireia.palacios(at)tekniker.es

 

Fabrizio Perrotta

Dissemination Leader
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: perrotta(at)amires.eu

Website: www.mosaic-h2020.eu

INSCOPE

INternational Smart Collaborative Open-access hybrid Printed Electronics pilot line
Area Thin, Organic and Large Area Electronics Starting date 01/01/2017
Budget € 9,07 M Duration 36 months

Abstract:

 The InSCOPE project will set-up an open access pilot line service for Hybrid TOLAE (H-TOLAE) technologies capable of sampling products at TRL6-7. It positions itself in between R&D and industry and deploys a service for validating potential H-TOLAE products. Manufacturing progresses beyond R&D level (TRL5 towards 6) by improving processes, functionality and reliability allowing sampling at high quality and in relevant numbers needed for industrial qualification (TRL 6-7). The applications addressed cover automotive, healthcare, smart packaging and buildings. After InSCOPE, the Pilot line service will remain accessible to interested parties. The pilot line is serviced by top European RTD’s with leading technological positions and state of the art equipment in the domain of H-TOLAE.

InSCOPE will set up an open access pilot line infrastructure for H-TOLAE technology, which is modular ensuring a comprehensive toolbox of printing, assembly, production integration and process validation distributed over the partners. InSCOPE will ensure interoperability between the differing modules at the partners enabling end-users to combine different processes step from different partners in their process flow. It will accelerate the uptake of HTOLAE technology by delivering a public handbook describing functionalities, production guidelines and design rules of H-TOLAE, including new opportunities for “traditional” electronics. Validation of the pilot line service by 4 Showcases and 15 development cases are included within the project. The Showcases consist of H-TOLAE product prototypes at TRL 5 to be matured on functionality and on manufacturability. The showcases will steer the pilot line improvement. They are selected based on their economic impact as well as the technological status of the product and production in Europe. The development cases are devoted to new functionalities enabled by H-TOLAE. They are aimed at SME’s interested in exploring the broad advantages H-TOLAE.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for administrative and financial project management and for dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCH, Netherlands
  2. Centre for Process Innovation Limited, United Kingdom
  3. COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES,  France
  4. Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, Finland
  5. INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICROELECTRONICACENTRUM IMEC VZW, Belgium
  6. PHILIPS LIGHTING, Netherlands
  7. ROBERT BOSCH, Germany
  8. WALTER PAK, Spain
  9. GLAXOSMITHKLINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD,  United Kingdom
  10. KONE, Finland
  11. AMIRES, Czech Republic
Corne Rentrop

Project Coordinator
HOLST/TNO

Email:

corne.rentrop@tno.nl 

Jana Mesiková

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: mesikova@amires.eu

Website: www.inscope-project.eu

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