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

Email: f.biscarini(at)bo.ismn.cnr.it

Rudolf Fryček, PhD.

Project Manager
AMIRES Sàrl

Email: frycek(at)amires.eu

Website: www.ione-fp7.eu

 

This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme Grant Agreement No. 280772, project iONE-FP7.

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.

Email: jaroslav.jiruse(at)tescan.cz

Rudolf Fryček, PhD.

Project Manager
AMIRES Sàrl

Email: frycek(at)amires.eu

Website: www.univsem.eu

 

This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme Grant Agreement No. 280566, project UnivSEM.

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

Email: alfredo.samperio(at)schneider-electric.com

Lenka Bajarová

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: bajarova(at)amires.eu

Website: www.ambassador-fp7.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme Grant Agreement No. 314175, project AMBASSADOR.

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

Email: volker.ritter(at)uni.li

Václav Smítka, Ph.D.

Chief Process Officer and Programme Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: smitka(at)amires.eu

Website: www.fluidglass.eu

 

This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme Grant Agreement No. 608509, project FLUIDGLASS.

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

Email: martin.seneclauze(at)csem.ch

Henri Obara

Scientific Coordinator
Schneider Electric

Email: henri2.obara(at)schneider-electric.com

Václav Smítka, Ph.D.

Chief Process Officer and Programme Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: smitka(at)amires.eu

Website: www.tribute-fp7.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme Grant Agreement No. 608790, project TRIBUTE.

 

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)

Email: Rolando.FERRINI(at)csem.ch

Lenka Bajarová

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: bajarova(at)amires.eu

Website: www.lassie-fp7.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme Grant Agreement No. 619556, project LASSIE-FP7. 

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., Czech Republic
Dr. Dionysios Manessis

 

Project Coordinator
Technische Universitaet Berlin (TUB)

Email: Dionysios.Manessis(at)tu-berlin.de

Martina Nešverová

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: nesverova(at)amires.eu

Website: www.medilight-project.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 644267, project MEDILIGHT.

ULTRAPLACAD

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ULTRAsensitive PLAsmonic devices for early CAncer Diagnosis

Area Health
(PHC-10-2014 Development
of new diagnostic
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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., 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

Lenka Bajarová

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: bajarova(at)amires.eu

Website: www.ultraplacad.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 633937, project ULTRAPLACAD.

 

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., Czech Republic
Delphine Bourdon

 

Project Coordinator
CEA

Email: delphine.bourdon(at)cea.fr

Václav Smítka Ph.D.

Chief Process Officer and Programme Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: smitka(at)amires.eu

Website: www.wascop.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 654479, project WASCOP.

 

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
Erno Langendijk, PhD.

 

Project Coordinator
HOLST

Email: erno.langendijk(at)tno.nl

Lenka Bajarová

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: bajarova(at)amires.eu

Website: www.pi-scale.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 688093, project PI-SCALE.

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 S.R.O., Czech Republic
Andy Bolitho

 

Project Coordinator
SMS

Email: andy.bolitho(at)sms-plc.com

Lenka Bajarová

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: bajarova(at)amires.eu

Website: www.sabina-project.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 731211, project SABINA.

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 S.R.O., 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

Václav Smítka Ph.D.

Chief Process Officer and Programme Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: smitka(at)amires.eu

Website: www.mosaic-h2020.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 727402, project MOSAIC.

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, S.R.O., Czech Republic
Corne Rentrop

 

Project Coordinator
HOLST/TNO

Email: corne.rentrop(at)tno.nl 

Minja Maric

Project and Dissemination Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: maric(at)amires.eu

Website: www.inscope-project.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 731671, project InSCOPE.

SMARTEES

 

 

SMART Emerging Electronics Servicing DIH
Area Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative (ICT-04-2017) Starting date 14/09/2017
Budget € 4,83 M (EU contribution: € 4,55 M) Duration 36 months

 

 

 Abstract:

The market for organic & printed electronic products is growing at a high level (BUS$ 23-24 in 2014) with predicted annual growth rates of 20 % in all fields. Although the use of OLAE in products is still limited and only have been commercialized by large corporates, the number and type of products has grown significantly. These emerging markets are a huge opportunity for the EU industry. But EU small & mid-size companies have had only a limited access to technologies and often lack the capabilities needed to benefit from OLAE. These include the ability to fully understand the technological implications and the related business implications. They need support in the translation of the OLAE technologies into innovative products, assessing potential markets, finding investors, developing new business models and creating the right partnerships to optimally benefit from OLAE opportunities. SMARTEES will be the Digital Innovation Hub dedicated to OLAE, an organized European innovation network that provides both access to competencies and business support for innovation adoption. SMARTEES will help the European industry to create a competitive advantage within the global economy by providing access to disruptive OLAE technologies and innovation support in a pragmatic, operative and efficient pan-European manner. A 1-Stop-Shop will be set to establish a collaborative environment and to provide wider access to the technology at the same time as coordinating the bespoke services and efficiently and effectively linking them together. 20 Application Experiments will be conducted to explore the technology transfer into business, organization of cooperation, access to finance, services to be provided and act as showcases to raise awareness and activate potential users. The established eco-system will be harnessed by the consortium to propel the continuity of the initiative beyond SMARTEES. This will include the formulation of a comprehensive business plan as a strategic outcome.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project the company is actively involved the preparation of a 1-stop shop, and it will be responsible for Competitive selection of ICs and Joint planning. In addition, AMIRES is responsible for administrative project management and for dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. COMMISSARIAT À L’ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES, France
  2. CENTRE FOR PROCESS INNOVATION LIMITED, UK
  3. NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, the Netherlands
  4. TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY, Finland
  5. FUNDACIÓ EURECAT, Spain
  6. FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV, Germany
  7. IMEC, Belgium
  8. BLUMORPHO, France
  9. EUROPEAN BUSINESS & INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK, Belgium
  10. AMIRES S.R.O., the Czech Republic
Jérôme GAVILLET

 

Project coordinator

CEA

Email: jerome.gavillet(at)cea.fr

Minja Maric

Project Manager

AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: maric(at)amires.eu

Website: www.smartees.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 761496, project SmartEEs.

SOLWARIS

Solving Water Issues for CSP Plants
Area Energy Starting date 01/05/2018
Budget € 12,59 M (EU contribution: € 10,81 M) Duration 48 months

 

 

 Abstract:

The SOLWARIS targets to significantly reduce the water used by CSP plants (by 35% for wet cooled & by 90% for dry cooled). The project proposes to demonstrate the efficiency of innovations in solar field cleaning, power-block cooling, water recycling system, and plant operation strategy. Among these are solutions to reduce solar field water cleaning needs, an operation and maintenance optimizer software including soiling forecaster, a MEE water recovery technology running on otherwise dumped heat from the solar field, and a cooling concept for the turbine condenser storing excess heat when ambient is too warm, then releasing it during cool night times.
The solutions will be implemented at two CSP operational sites, “La Africana” parabolic trough plant in Spain and “Ashalim” central receiver plant in Israel, to demonstrate a significant reduction in water use while making CSP more cost-effective, and achieving near-to-market status. The solutions are best applied together, but each will also bring water and cost savings on its own, thanks to their ability to fit any kind of CSP plant; dry, wet, or hybrid cooled, existing or future ones, tailored to location and policy framework. Their application will save more than 0.5 M€/year of operational cost for a 50 MW CSP plant.
Regarding competition on water resources and humanitarian issues, the social acceptance of CSP will be increased by detailed analysis of case studies and education of the local population to the benefits of solar energy.
The targeted savings of water and operation costs will increase CSP’s competitiveness compared to other renewable energy and the electricity market in general, as well as its acceptance within local communities, achieving a big step forward in the SET plan goals for CSP technology by 2020. The consortium, led by TSK Electrónica y Electricidad S.A. (Spain), is made up of 13 partners from 6 European countries plus Israel, including 5 industrials partners, 2 SMEs, 5 RTOs and one University.

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. TSK ELECTRONICA Y ELECTRICIDAD SA, Spain
  2. COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, France
  3. DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT – UND RAUMFAHRT EV, Germany
  4. CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT, Spain
  5. CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY, UK
  6. FUNDACION TEKNIKER, Spain
  7. RIOGLASS SOLAR SA, Spain
  8. INGENIERIA PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO SL, Spain
  9. FENIKS CLEANING & SAFETY SOCIEDAD LIMITADA, Spain
  10. BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER – CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION, Spain
  11. BRIGHTSOURCE INDUSTRIES ISRAEL LTD, Israel
  12. RIOGLASS SOLAR SCH, SL, Spain
  13.  BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES SAS, France
  14. AMIRES, THE BUSINESS INNOVATION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, Z.Ú. – Czech Republic

Luis Millán MONTE

Project coordinator
TSK

Email: luis.millan(at)grupotsk.com

Václav Smítka Ph.D.

Chief Process Officer and Programme Manager

AMIRES, The Business Innovation Management Institute, z.ú.

Email: smitka(at)amires.eu

Website: www.solwaris.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 792103, project SOLWARIS.

MANUELA

Additive Manufacturing using Metal Pilot Line
Area Digitising and transforming European industry and services Starting date 01/10/2018
Budget € 15,53 M (EU contribution: € 12,45 M) Duration 48 months

 

 

 Abstract:

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) allows, by enabling use of advanced design, production of high added value components, at levels that cannot be reached with conventional manufacturing technique.

Still, the AM-based manufacturing sequence implies large amounts of critical steps – design for AM, AM fabrication, post processing, etc. – compared to conventional production sequences. Presently, the key competencies related to these steps are either not fully implemented at industrial level (process quality monitoring) or dispersed geographically with poor connection between different steps.

Relying on two major AM technologies (LPBF: Laser Powder Bed Fusion and EBM Electron Beam Melting), MANUELA aims at deploying an open-access pilot line facility, covering the whole production sequence, to show full potential of metal AM for industrial AM production.

At first, careful instrumentation and adaptation of LPBF & EBM machines will allow increased process reliability and speed. Secondly, the pilot line – including the adapted processes – will be deployed. The hardware layer will integrate novel process quality control monitoring and automated post-AM handling and processing. The line will be fed by design/optimization and AM process simulation workshops. Those workshops will collect continuous feedback from the physical parts of the pilot lines, to increase process reliability and robustness.

MANUELA relies on a consortium composed of industrial end user’s, suppliers, (material/powder, AM hardware, quality monitoring system, software, automation and post-AM treatment) as well as top research institutes in powder-bed metal-AM, covering full range of AM technology chain for pilot line deployment.

The deployed pilot line will be validated for use cases, covering wide span of applications including automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. To insure sustainability of the deployed line and its open access at project end, a dedicated exploitation plan will be established.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for communication and dissemination of results and organization of the open calls for pilot customers.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB, Sweden
  2. CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D’ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA – RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT, Switzerland
  3. FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG, Germany
  4. SWEREA IVF AB, Sweden
  5. CARDIFF UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom
  6. POLITECNICO DI TORINO, Italy
  7. HOGANAS AB, Sweden
  8. ELECTRO OPTICAL SYSTEMS FINLAND OY, Finland
  9. ABB AB, Sweden
  10. OSAI AUTOMATION SYSTEM SPA, Italy
  11. EIDGENOSSISCHES INSTITUT FUR METROLOGIE METAS, Switzerland
  12. MSC SOFTWARE GMBH, Germany
  13. SIEMENS INDUSTRIAL TURBOMACHINERY AB, Sweden
  14. QIOPTIQ LIMITED, United Kingdom
  15. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING S.R.O, Slovakia
  16. ENEL PRODUZIONE SPA, Italy
  17. O.E.B. SRL, Italy
  18. STIFTELSEN CHALMERS INDUSTRITEKNIK, Sweden
  19. AMIRES, THE BUSINESS INNOVATION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, Z.Ú., Czech Republic
  20. RUAG SLIP RINGS SA, Switzerland
Prof. Lars Nyborg

 

Project coordinator

Chalmers University of Technology

Email: lars.nyborg(at)chalmers.se

Václav Smítka Ph.D.

Chief Process Officer and Programme Manager

AMIRES, The Business Innovation Management Institute, z.ú.

Email: smitka(at)amires.eu

Website: https://manuela-project.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 820774, project MANUELA.

OASIS

Open Access Single entry point for scale-up of Innovative Smart lightweight composite materials and components
Area Digitising and transforming European industry and services Starting date 01/01/2019
Budget € 13,26 M (EU contribution: € 11,76 M) Duration 44 months

 

 

 Abstract:

The OASIS project aims at fulfilling market potential of nano-enabled multifunctional lightweight composites, particularly of polymer-matrix and aluminium composites. The OASIS gathers manufacturing capacity of 12 pilot lines for the industrial production of nanoscale structures in unprocessed form, intermediate products with nanoscale features and nano-enabled products as well as other complementary technical (modeling, characterization, toxicology, life cycle assessment) and non-technical services (Business innovation coaching, business planning, access to private capital). These modular services will be provided to companies, particularly to SMEs, to gain access to unique facilities and knowledge without high capital investment. Such support is particularly needed at the crossroads between three KETs (nanotechnologies, advanced materials and advanced manufacturing and processes) and in era of multifunctional products when wide scope of know-how is needed for pre-production or industrial low-medium volume production.

The companies will access these wide offering infrastructures by a single-entry point, which will ensure quality customer relationship and management from request formalization to delivery.

The multi-pilot line manufacturing capacity of OASIS will be validated by 6 industrial showcases, where lightweight products (TRL6-7) ensure significant impact in construction, automotive, energy and aeronautic industries. The complete OASIS services to SMEs will be demonstrated by 6-12 democases, which will be selected from identified and potential clients by an open call, to ensure highest possible impact. The OASIS will set up economically sustainable open innovation structure, leveraging the previous investments for the full benefit of European companies introducing new added-value products based on nanotechnologies

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. AMIRES is responsible for the project management role and also leads two work packages dedicated to dissemination activities and setting up of the open call, which makes it possible to demonstrate the whole range of services provided by the Single Entry Point.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION, Spain
  2. COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, France
  3. CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES, France
  4. FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., Germany
  5. UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA – LA MANCHA UCLM, Spain
  6. PANEPISTIMIO PATRON, Greece
  7. ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLARUND MEERESFORSCHUNG, Germany
  8. ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA, Spain
  9. TMBK PARTNERS SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA, Poland
  10. SISTEPLANT SL, Spain
  11. PLEIONE ANONYMI ETAIRIA KAINOTOMON ENERGEIAKON EFARMOGON, Greece
  12. AIRBUS OPERATIONS SL, Spain
  13. THALES SA, France
  14. FORD-WERKE GMBH, Germany
  15. ADAMANT AERODIASTIMIKESEFARMOGES ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS, Greece
  16. VDL FIBERTECH INDUSTRIES BV, Netherlands
  17. ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION, Spain
  18. BLUMORPHO SAS, France
  19. AMIRES, THE BUSINESS INNOVATION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, Z.Ú., Czech Republic
  20. TECNALIA VENTURES SL, Spain

Sonia Florez Fernandez

Project coordinator
TECNALIA

Email: sonia.florez(at)tecnalia.com

Romain Agogué
Technical coordinator

CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL
DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES

Email:Romain.AGOGUE(at)ct-ipc.com

Roman Pašek
Project Manager

AMIRES, The Business Innovation Management Institute, z.ú.

Email: pasek(at)amires.eu

Website: www.project-oasis.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 814581, project OASIS.

INPULSE

Indium-Phosphide Pilot Line for up-scaled, low-barrier, self-sustained, PIC ecosystem
Area Technologies for Digitising European Industry Starting date 01/01/2019
Budget € 17,36 M (EU contribution: € 14,34 M) Duration 48 months

 

 

 Abstract:

InP photonic integrated circuits (PICs) offer game changing performance capabilities across multiple market sectors. Alas, the possibilities have so far been restricted to a small number of vertically-integrated technology businesses. Europe boasts tens of innovative businesses who are positioned to develop PIC-enabled technologies, but – alas again – they do not have access to mature, fast-turnaround predictable, high performance production. InPulse is a manufacturing pilot line for InP PICs which will transform the PIC industry from a vertically integrated model with all skills in-house within a small number of specialized businesses, to an open-access horizontal model accessible to all European innovators. InPulse puts in place the technological and operational processes to:

  • Accelerate the uptake of PIC technology in new markets: enabling SMEs to create tens of products in markets where PICs have not been used before
  • Enable sustainable production in Europe creating aligned, scalable and inter-locking services and value chains
  • Accelerate time to market from years to under 24 months with predictive design for fewer and faster product design cycles
  • Qualify foundry processes, to TRL7, sharing process optimization across products

InPulse combines low entrance-threshold, mature-manufacturing to enable tens of European PIC innovators.

InPulse is validated by:

  • A “Pilot Line Validation Program” with two Participants stretching performance
  • A “Demonstrator Open Call” program enabling external users to take thirty designs to pre-production
  • High frequency open access calls, sustainable beyond the end of the project

InPulse partners have played a pioneering role in open access InP PICs, creating an infrastructure for research and early stage development. We are very well positioned to enable high TRL development in a scalable design kit driven process driving open access InP PICs from proof of concept to industrial prototyping and pre-production.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for project management and organization of the open calls for pilot customers.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN, Netherlands
  2. AMIRES, THE BUSINESS INNOVATION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, Z.Ú., Czech Republic
  3. AARHUS UNIVERSITET, Denmark
  4. BRIGHT PHOTONICS BV, Netherlands
  5. EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM, France
  6. FICONTEC SERVICE GMBH, Germany
  7. FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN
    FORSCHUNG E.V., Germany
  8. III-V LAB, France
  9. MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD, Israel
  10. PHOTON DESIGN LIMITED, United Kingdom
  11. PHOENIX BV, Netherlands
  12. SMART PHOTONICS BV, Netherlands
  13. TECHNOBIS FIBRE TECHNOLOGIES BV, Netherlands
  14. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK – NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK, Ireland
  15. VLC PHOTONICS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA, Spain
  16. VPIPHOTONICS GMBH, Germany

Prof. Kevin Williams

Project coordinator

Eindhoven University of Technology

Email: K.A.Williams(at)tue.nl

Jana Mwangi
Project Manager

AMIRES, The Business Innovation Management Institute, z.ú.

Email: mwangij(at)amires.eu

Website: https://www.inpulse.jeppix.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 824980, project InPulse.

SMART2GO

Smart and Flexible Energy Supply Platform for Wearable Electronics
Area Flexible and Wearable Electronics Starting date 01/01/2019
Budget € 3,97 M Duration 36 months

 

 

 Abstract:

The aim of the Smart2Go project is the creation of an autonomous energy-supply platform. Based on the results of the project it will be possible to use a wearable without caring about recharging over its entire lifetime. This aim will be achieved by the combination of a powerful, thin and scalable battery with appropriate energy harvesting technologies. Each unit will be capable for a storage capacity up to 110 mWh (10 cm² area). All the performances will be retained after bending.

The performance of the Smart2Go energy supply platform will be demonstrated in two application cases: (1) sport equipment integrating Smart2Go platform and pressure sensitive array and (2) safety garment integrating Smart2Go platform and lighting technologies (OLEDs). They represent a challenge for the demonstration of the Smart2Go platform reliability in extreme environment (i.e. cold temperature, snow, rain, etc.) and a proof of the technical feasibility of the Smart2Go solutions.

Smart2Go project will integrate several technologies (energy harvesting, energy storage, and energy management) in one modular platform, where the different components (OPV, TE cells, supercapacitors) and functionalities, (piezo sensors, lighting technologies) can be easily replaced to serve many different applications in the area of flexible and wearable electronics.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparation and in the negotiation phase. Within the project the company will be actively involved in the project management, coordination of project meetings (including External Advisory Board meetings), dissemination, exploitation and organization of the design contest for the identification of new applications.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology, Germany
  2. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland
  3. JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
  4. University of Southampton, UK
  5. Tampere University of Technology – TTY-Säätiö, Finland
  6. ARMOR, France
  7. VARTA Microinnovation, Austria
  8. ATOMIC, Austria
  9. Helly Hansen Workwear, Norway
  10. Trelic, Finland
  11. AMIRES S.R.O., Czech Republic

Dr. Matthias Fahland

Project coordinator

Fraunhofer FEP

Email:matthias.fahland(at)fep.fraunhofer.de

Minja Maric
Project Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: maric(at)amires.eu

Website: www.smart2go-project.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 825143, project Smart2Go.

Switch2save

  Lightweight switchable smart solutions for energy saving large windows and glass façades
Area Energy smart materials Starting date
01/10/2019
Budget 6.4 M€ (EU requested contribution 5.5 M€) Duration 48 months

 

Abstract:

Between 25 and > 60% of total energy transfer through building envelopes is driven by glass based components such as windows, glass facades and glass roofs. In winter, heating energy demand of buildings with high window-wall ratio (WWR) in north- and east direction is up to 35% higher compared to buildings with only small windows. In summer, large windows and glass facades result in high heating of the building interior: cooling energy demand is increased by a factor ≈ 1.5 to 5 when WWR increases from 10% to 90%. Non-residential buildings often make use of large windows or glass facades for building-functional and representative reasons and therefore hardly suffer from increased energy demand. Switch2save targets active management of radiation energy transfer through glass-based building envelopes by integrating transparent energy smart materials with switchable total energy transmission values (g-value). Such materials are electro-chromic (EC) or thermo-chromic (TC) systems. Intelligent switching of those allows significant reduction of both heating energy demand in winter and cooling energy demand in summer. Switch2save’s unique and lightweight combined EC and TC smart insulating glass unit will be a breakthrough in performance (plus 20%); low-cost potential (minus 33% manufacturing cost) and increased design opportunities compared to state-of-the-art smart shading solutions. Switch2save prototypes will be demonstrated in two representative buildings – a hospital in Athens, Greece and an office building in Uppsala, Sweden by replacing > 50 windows and 200 m² glass façade area. Continuous monitoring of energy demand at thermal comfort levels inside the buildings for at least one year before and after TC/EC integration will verify energy saving potential of Switch2save solution. Switch2save increases the market and application potential of energy smart glass in buildings – targeting the whole building glass market of 4.7 billion square meters produced per year.

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. Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP and Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Germany
  2. ChromoGenics AB, Sweden
  3. School of Mechanical Engineering @ National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  4. University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
  5. SIA AGL Technologies, Latvia
  6. FASADGLAS BÄCKLIN AB, Sweden
  7. Vasakronan AB, Sweden
  8. General State Hospital of Nikaia “Agios Panteleimon”, Greece
  9. VAN ROMPAEY SARA, Belgium
  10. AMIRES S.R.O., Czech Republic
John Fahlteich

 

Project Coordinator

Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP

Email: john.fahlteich(at)fep.fraunhofer.de

Lenka Bajarová

Project and Dissemination Manager

AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: bajarova(at)amires.eu

Website: www.switch2save.eu

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°869929, project Switch2save.

ORGANTRANS

Controlled Organoids transplantation as enabler for regenerative medicine translation 
Area Regenerative medicine: from new insights to new applications Starting date 01/01/2020
Budget € 6,03 M Duration 36 months

 

 

 Abstract:

End-stage liver failure is a major healthcare challenge. Liver diseases account for approximately 2 million deaths per year worldwide. Liver transplantation is the most effective way to re-establish a liver with normal functions for various diseases including acute liver failure or liver malignancies. Currently, less than 10% of global transplantation needs are met and the gap between patients on transplant waiting lists and available donor organs is steadily increasing.

ORGANTRANS proposes a disruptive alternative to donor organs for patients with chronic or end-stage liver diseases who have still to isolate autologous liver stem cells. Driven by a need of leading European transplant centers, ORGANTRANS is tackling current obstacles for liver regenerative medicine by combining advanced know-how in cell biology, biomaterials, bioengineering, automation, standardization and clinical translation.

ORGANTRANS is developing a liver tissue printing platform that will be shortly deployed under the “compassionate use exemption” by three leading European transplant centers belonging to the consortium or the External Advisory Board. ORGANTRANS will not only deliver an ATMP, but also platform technologies that can be scaled to other organ systems, as organoid technology is one of the largest parts of regenerative medicine. The project covers the entire value chain (from cell source, tissue engineering, bioprinting, post-processing to testing) allowing for early adoption of its results (product & process) in clinical practice. The platform will first be scaled to Europe and then to the rest of the world.

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. CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D’ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA – RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT, Switzerland
  2. UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT, Netherlands
  3. DWI LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR INTERAKTIVE MATERIALIEN EV, Germany
  4. REGENHU SA, Switzerland
  5. VIB VZW, Belgium
  6. KING’S COLLEGE LONDON, United Kingdom
  7. KUGELMEIERS AG, Switzerland
  8. AMIRES S.R.O., Czech Republic
Gilles Weder

 

Interim Project Coordinator
CSEM

Email: gilles.weder(at)csem.ch

Yevhen Horokhovatskyi, Ph.D.

Project  Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: horokhovatskyi(at)amires.eu

Website: www.organtrans.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 874586, project ORGANTRANS.

MedPhab

Photonics Solutions at Pilot Scale for Accelerated Medical Device Development
Area Photonics Starting date 01/01/2020
Budget € 17,14 M (EU contribution: € 14,99 M) Duration 48 months

 

 

 Abstract:

Photonics technologies have become a key enabler in the realization of modern medical devices with applications ranging from diagnostics to surgical tools and therapeutics. The characteristic nature of both photonics and application fields is high diversity. Consequently, the more widespread use of photonics technologies in scattered ecosystems presents major challenges for both end-user companies and manufacturers. In conjunction with highly regulated validation and production, the timespan from the concept phase to product launch takes years. Addressing these challenges, MedPhab will serve as Europe’s first Pilot Line dedicated to manufacturing, testing, validation and upscaling of new photonics technologies for medical diagnostics enabling accelerated product launch with reduced R&D costs. MedPhab will bring high-quality infrastructure and extensive know-how within easy reach of the SME’s and other European Industry. Globally unique feature of MedPhab is its operation in medical domain setting requirements to meet regulations. The competitive differentiation is the seamless operation between ISO13485 certified companies and RTOs when the single-entry point can serve SMEs operating at different TRLs. Professional customer interface will be operated by staff with extensive experience in the field of medical devices. The technology readiness and MedPhab operation process will be validated by:

1) Use Case Validation program, upscaling and demonstrating the performance of 5 innovative medical diagnostics products;

2) Demo Case Open Calls program enabling early adoption of the technologies by an external user, demonstrating the pilot line services and validating the open-access business model.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project it is responsible for project management and organization of the open calls for pilot customers. Moreover, AMIRES is responsible for the community management platform and business development and exploitation.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. VTT-TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND, Finland
  2. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK -NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK, Ireland
  3. JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH, Austria
  4. INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICROELECTRONICA CENTRUM, Belgium
  5. CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D’ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA – RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT- Switzerland
  6. PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V., Netherlands
  7. JABIL CIRCUIT AUSTRIA GMBH, Austria
  8. SCREENTEC OY, Finland
  9. III-V LAB, France
  10. STRYKER EUROPEAN OPERATIONS LIMITED, Ireland
  11. POLAR ELECTRO OY, Finland
  12. RADISENS DIAGNOSTICS LIMITED, Ireland
  13. ANTELOPE DX, Belgium
  14. GENSPEED BIOTECH GMBH, Austria
  15. VIENNALAB DIAGNOSTICS GMBH, Austria
  16. STICHTING HET NEDERLANDS KANKER INSTITUUT-ANTONI VAN LEEUWENHOEK ZIEKENHUIS- Netherlands
  17. EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM, France
  18. AMIRES S.R.O., Czech Republic
Prof. Jussi Hiltunen

 

Project Coordinator
Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Email: jussi.hiltunen(at)vtt.fi

Mariana Pacheco Blanco, Ph.D.

Project Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: pacheco(at)amires.eu

Website:  https://medphab.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 871345 , project MEDPHAB.

FlexFunction2Sustain

Open Innovation Ecosystem for Sustainable Nano-functionalized Flexible Plastic and Paper Surfaces and Membranes
Area Digitising and transforming European industry and services Starting date 01/04/2020
Budget  € 16,16 M (EU contribution: € 14,23 M) Duration 48 months

 

 

 Abstract:

Plastic and paper based flexible materials and films are used in a wide range of daily life products e.g. in packaging, furniture surface finish, consumer electronic devices, architecture or in car windows. Applications represent well established multi-billion Euro markets. Key Enabling Technologies for a majority of these applications are based on nano-enabled functionalization of the surfaces. Today, Industry faces game-changing, critical challenges for societal acceptance and economic competitiveness: (1) Overcome plastic waste pollution and follow the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy towards the development of sustainable materials; (2) Keep pace with digitisation and get products ready for integration of smart systems and intelligent products.

FlexFunction2Sustain will be the first European Initiative to support the Industry in overcoming these challenges through a sustainable Open Innovation Ecosystem. FlexFunction2Sustain will develop dedicated services to boost innovation for nanofunctionalised flexible plastic and paper surfaces and membranes and offer those services to users, in particular SMEs, in all 28 EU countries through an independent single entry point (SEP) legal entity with multiple regional front offices.

FlexFunction2Sustain connects complementary pilot lines to a set of 9 connected lab-2-fab facilities covering all major nanosurface processing techniques for (flexible) plastic and paper surfaces and membranes. The facilities and novel surface functionality will be demonstrated in six relevant industrial application scenarios. 20 pre-commercial pilot cases will demonstrate the Services of the FlexFunction2Sustain OITB.

The FlexFunction2Sustain OITB is prepared to support the client at any point in the innovation chain from TRL4 to TRL7 with and integrated technological, business development and verification/pre-certification service portfolio that helps the client to progress quickly through the innovation chain.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project AMIRES is responsible for the project management, communication and dissemination of results and organization of the open calls for pilot customers.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONICS, ELECTRON BEAM AND PLASMA TECHNOLOGY FEP, Germany
  2. JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH, Austria
  3. ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, Greece
  4. COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH, Germany
  5. AMCOR FLEXIBLES KREUZLINGEN AG, Switzerland
  6. GESELLSCHAFT FÜR MITTELSTANDSFÖRDERUNG MBH, Germany
  7. ORGANIC ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE COMPANY IKE, Greece
  8. 24IP LAW GROUP, France
  9. BL NANOBIOMED, Greece
  10. CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES, France
  11. INTERNATIONAL IBERIAN NANOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY, Portugal
  12. HELLENIC ORGANIC AND PRINTED ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION, Greece
  13. I3MEMBRANE GMBH, Germany
  14. HUECK FOLIEN GMBH, Austria
  15. CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA, Italy
  16. PROCTER & GAMBLE SERVICE GMBH, Germany
  17. SONAE MC – SERVIÇOS PARTILHADOS, S.A., Portugal
  18. CAPRI SUN GMBH, Germany
  19. AMIRES S.R.O., Czech Republic
Dr. John Fahlteich

 

Project Coordinator

Fraunhofer FEP

Email: john.fahlteich(at)fep.fraunhofer.de

Anastasia Grozdanova

Project Manager

AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: grozdanova(at)amires.eu

Website: https://flexfunction2sustain.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°862156, project FlexFunction2Sustain.

RoLA–FLEX

Roll-2-Roll and Photolithography post-processed with LAser digital technology for FLEXible photovoltaics and wearable displays
Area Transforming European Industry Starting date 01/05/2020
Budget €  5,79 M (EU contribution: € 4,7 M) Duration 36 months

 

 

 Abstract:

RoLA–FLEX is an industry-driven project which provides innovative solutions to the existing OLAE challenges associated with performance and lifetime, through:

  • (a) the fabrication and upscaling of organic semiconductors with high charge mobilities (up to 10 cm2/Vs) and high power conversion efficiencies (16% in OPV cell and 12% in OPV module);
  • (b) the development of metal oxides for charge carrier selective contacts and metal nanoinks for highly conductive micropatterns with increased environmental stability;
  • (c) the seamless incorporation of high speed laser digital processing in Roll-2-Roll OPV module fabrication and photolithography based OTFT manufacturing and
  • (d) the demonstration of two TRL5+ OLAE prototypes enabled by the developed materials and innovative processes:
  1. A smart energy platform for IoT devices powered by ITO-free and flexible OPVs operating at low indoor light conditions.
  2. A new generation of bezel-less and fully bendable smart watches integrating FHD, ultra-bright OLCD/OTFT displays.

RoLA-FLEX will advance all the aforementioned technologies to at least TRL5 within its timeframe. RoLA-FLEX will create an opportunity for a yearly increase in revenues of almost €400 M only 6 years after its end, accompanied by hundreds of new jobs. A timely investment in the early days of these new markets can ensure significant market share for the SMEs and Industries involved and greatly boost EU’s competitiveness globally.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. AMIRES is responsible for the project management role and leads the work package dedicated to dissemination and exploitation activities.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, Greece
  2. NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK (Netherlands)
  3. ARMOR SA, France
  4. TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU, Cyprus
  5. FLEXENABLE LIMITED, United Kingdom
  6. P.V. NANO CELL LTD, Israel
  7. IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE, United Kingdom
  8. AVANTAMA AG, Switzerland
  9. PRODUITS CHIMIQUES AUXILIAIRES ET DE SYNTHESE SA, France
  10. POLAR ELECTRO OY, Finland
  11. OPVIOUS GMBH, Germany
  12. AMIRES S.R.O., Czech Republic

Ioanna Zergioti

Project coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Email: zergioti(at)central.ntua.gr

Michael ten Donkelaar
Programme Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: tendonkelaar(at)amires.eu

Website: www.rola-flex.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 862474, project RoLA-FLEX.

Phabulous

Pilot-line providing highly advanced & robust manufacturing technology for optical free-form micro-structures
Area Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines for Photonic Components and Devices Starting date 01/01/2020
Budget € 17,54 M (EU contribution: € 14,98M) Duration 48 months

 

 

 Abstract:

The urgent need to provide miniaturized optical components is at the origin of the exponential growth of the microoptics market over the last decade, with an increasing need for free-form micro-optics to address the challenges set by the photonics market for the five to ten years to come. The industrial demand for free form microlens arrays (FMLAs) is a current market reality. However, the high access barriers to pre-commercial production capabilities in Europe prevent companies, especially SMEs, from commercially exploiting the FMLA technology. Aim of the project is to set up a self-sustainable pilot-line for the design and manufacturing of FMLAs solutions and their integration into high added-value products. The consortium translates urgent and high-impact industrial needs into industrially relevant predictive software packages, manufacturing tools and processes, characterization methods for in- and off-line quality inspection, and integration schemes, all necessary for the successful demonstration in pre-commercial production runs. The objective of the project is 1) to mature the FMLAs manufacturing processes and functionalities from the current technology readiness level TRL 5 to TRL 7 and increase the overall manufacturing readiness level of the pilot line from MRL 5 -6 up to MRL 8-9 by adaptation of predictive algorithms into simulation packages, optimization of different ultraprecision micro-machining technologies for the origination of high-quality FMLAs, optimization of high-throughput UV imprint technologies, integration of a surface coating technique portfolio, optimization of the metrology procedure; 2) to implement six industrial use-cases demonstrating pilot manufacturing in their operational environment; 3) to establish an open-access, sustainable, distributed pilot line infrastructure with single entry point; 4) to validate the pilot line services through the implementation of 20 industrial pilot cases.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. AMIRES assists CSEM in the project management and coordination role.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. CENTRE SUISSE D’ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA -RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT, Switzerland
  2. JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH, Austria
  3. Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, Finland
  4. FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., Germany
  5. COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, France
  6. SUSS MICROOPTICS SA, Switzerland
  7. MORPHOTONICS BV, Netherlands
  8. Nanocomp Oy Ltd, Finland
  9. WIELANDTS ULTRA PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGIES, Belgium
  10. LASER ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS SA, Belgium
  11. POWERPHOTONIC LIMITED, United Kingdom
  12. LIMBAK 4PI SL, Spain
  13. MICROOLED SARL, France
  14. SEISENBACHER GMBH, Austria
  15. D. SWAROVSKI KG, Austria
  16. HELLA GMBH & CO KGAA, Germany
  17. ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, Austria
  18. EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM, France
  19. AMIRES S.R.O., Czech Republic

Rolando Ferrini

Project coordinator

CENTRE SUISSE D’ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA -RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT (CSEM)

Email:rolando.ferrini(at)csem.ch 

Kristina Pandek

Project Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: pandek(at)amires.eu

Website: www.phabulous.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871710, project PHABULOuS.

Poseidon

NanoPhOtonic devices applying SElf-assembled colloIDs for novel ON-chip light sources
Area Nanophotonics Starting date 01/01/2020
Budget € 3,16 M (EU contribution: € 3,16M) Duration 48 months

 

 

 Abstract:

Silicon photonics made tremendous progress in the last decade and promises far more cost effective photonic integrated circuits (PICs) than competing III-V semiconductors. However, a monolithically integrable, massmanufacturable light source is missing. All approaches of heterogeneous integration of III-V light sources are costly and not highly scalable, creating massive cost and complexity barriers for the commercialization of PICs. The groundbreaking aim of POSEIDON is to develop a radically new bottom-up approach towards multi-scale, on-chip self-assembly of active colloids based on low-cost colloid technology. For the first time, this encompasses the entire process chain of computer-aided design, controlled synthesis, hierarchical assembly, optoelectronic integration and device fabrication. By controlling and designing self-assembly processes directly on a device, addressing length scales from nm to 100’s of μm simultaneously, our approach allows to fabricate functional nanophotonic components with 3D, single-nm resolution integrated into complex PICs. The ambitious goal of POSEIDON is to thereby develop electrically pumped light sources which can be monolithically integrated into the back-end of CMOS chips. This breakthrough overcomes the limitations of top-down PIC fabrication and tears down the massive cost and complexity barriers initially mentioned. The short term benefits can be quantum leaps in data center energy efficiency and network performance, enabled by the project targeting the usual Datacom wavelengths, and cheap yet powerful optical sensors. In the long run a revolutionary platform for generic PICs consisting of monolithically integrated active colloidal components (light sources and detectors), Si/Si nitride photonics and CMOS electronics can emerge from POSEIDON. This will transform Europe’s industrial landscape and provide sustainable solutions to societal challenges across ICT, quantum technologies, energy, environment, health and security.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. AMIRES is responsible for the project management role and leads the work package dedicated to dissemination and exploitation activities.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANGEWANDTE MIKRO UND OPTOELEKTRONIK MIT BESCHRANKTERHAFTUNG AMO GMBH, Germany
  2. UNIVERSITY OF HULL, United Kingdom
  3. UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN, Germany
  4. FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDERUNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG, Germany
  5. ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES- CIC biomaGUNE, Spain
  6. THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom
  7. AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS, Spain
  8. AMIRES S.R.O., Czech Republic

Anna Lena Giesecke

Project coordinator

GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANGEWANDTEMIKRO UND OPTOELEKTRONIK MITBESCHRANKTERHAFTUNG AMO GMBH (AMO)

Email: giesecke(at)amo.de 

Kristina Pandek

Project Manager
AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: pandek(at)amires.eu

Website: www.poseidon-fet.eu

The project POSEIDON receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 861950.

FRIENDSHIP

Forthcoming Research and Industry for European and National Development of SHIP
Area Energy Starting date 01/05/2020
Budget € 4.99M (EU contribution: € 4.99M) Duration 48 months

 

 

 Abstract:

Solar heat is already used for Agro-Food industrial processes, mainly under 120°C. The FRIENDSHIP project will aim to demonstrate that solar heat can also be a reliable, user-friendly, high quality and cost-effective resource to meet the heat requirements for other industrial sectors as Textile, Plastics, Wood, Metal and Chemistry. To this end, the project plans to bring together research centres, industry leaders, technologies & heat suppliers into the same consortium in order to unite skills towards the boost and control of the heat supply temperature according to processes needs. Different coupling of technological and control innovations will be investigated: optimization of heat transfer coefficients; coupling and reliability of different solar technologies; introduction of high-temperature heat pumps; combined heat storage bringing flexibility on both solar and process loops with guarantees of continuous operation as well as plug-and-play integration; thermal chillers for cooling demand; and smart control to ease operation of the overall installation according to the process specifications. The proposed systems will be able to supply together heat at temperature up to 300°C and negative cold at temperature down to -40°C. In order to guarantee the replicability and scalability of the proposed demonstration, specific work will be carried out with world-class industries involved in the consortium (regulatory studies, financial incentive schemes, local energy markets creation), especially turned towards relevant users cases: industrial sites and parks in European countries where solar heat is currently underused. Ultimately, the project will evaluate to what extent high share of solar heat heating and cooling will allow to reduce the dependence of industrial processes on carbon energies and associated polluting emissions, and to quantify economic gains related to the use of solar energy in a context of a changing fossil fuel market and changing climatic constraints.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project AMIRES is responsible for the project management and leads the work package dedicated to dissemination activities.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, France
  2. SINTEF ENERGI AS, Norway
  3. ABSOLICON SOLAR COLLECTOR AB, Sweden
  4. INDUSTRIAL SOLAR GMBH, Germany
  5. KEMIJSKI INSTITUT, Slovenia
  6. RINA CONSULTING SPA, Italy
  7. INES PLATEFORME FORMATION & EVALUATION, France
  8. CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH, Germany
  9. SONAE MC – SERVICOS PARTILHADOS, SA, Portugal
  10. AMIRES S.R.O., Czech Republic

Vuillerme Valery

Project coordinator
CEA

Email: valery.vuillerme(at)cea.fr

Václav Smítka Ph.D.

Chief Process Officer and Programme Manager

AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: smitka(at)amires.eu

Website: https://friendship-project.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 884213, project FRIENDSHIP.

SmartEEs2

 

 

Sustainable ecosystem for the adoption, ramp-up and transfer of emerging electronics solutions

Area Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative (DT-ICT- 01-2019) Starting date 01/01/2020
Budget € 8,46 M (EU contribution: € 7,99 M) Duration 36 months

 

Abstract:

Despite significant recent progress made by the EU industry, the level of digitalisation of industry remains uneven, depending on the sector, country and company size. Facing at the same time a scattered landscape of Research, Industry and Institutional stakeholders, the efficient adoption and transformation of enabling technologies into business visions & concrete market cases remain limited. This slow diffusion of digital technologies poses a risk to the EU’s ability to compete in the global economy. This is particularly true for Organic Large Area Electronics (OLAE) enabling technologies whose industry made significant progress recently and has established itself as a competitive growth industry. Despite proving that more and more products have matured onto the global market, the actual diffusion and efficient adoption of OLAE technologies remain limited. Underlying reasons and key challenges are identified (cost, processes, encapsulation, scalability, yield, standards & regulations), for which major breakthroughs are needed on use, production and cost rather than on basic technology, which reflects the growing market orientation of OLAE. To address both market & technology specific challenges, SmartEEs2 will be key role to link technology promises with real use/business cases. These cases will be implemented through a unique digitalisation experience providing experimentation, testing or support to manufacturing. SmartEEs2 will capitalize upon SmartEEs’ strong technological OLAE platform and focuss on the uptake of Flexible & Wearable Electronics enabling use cases, where OLAE can valorize its uniqueness (flexibility, conformability) and its promises for solutions in the fast growing business of wearables and Internet of Everything. SmartEEs2 will orchestrate a pan-EU collaboration network of Regional DIHs promoting the best quality level of digitalisation experience, hence boosting the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall OLAE European inDIH on Area3.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project the company is actively involved the preparation of a 1-stop shop / SmartEEs Ecosystem, and it will be responsible for Competitive selection of ICs and Joint planning, and business support to assigned Innovative Companies. In addition, AMIRES is responsible for project management and for dissemination of results.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. COMMISSARIAT À L’ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES, France
  2. CENTRE FOR PROCESS INNOVATION LIMITED, United Kingdom
  3. NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, the Netherlands
  4. TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY, Finland
  5. FUNDACIÓ EURECAT, Spain
  6. FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV, Germany
  7. IMEC, Belgium
  8. CENTITVC – CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES ASSOCIACAO, Portugal
  9. BLUMORPHO, France
  10. EUROPEAN BUSINESS & INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK, Belgium
  11. AMIRES S.R.O., Czech Republic
  12. MINALOGIC PARTENAIRES ASSOCIATION, France
  13. DSP VALLEY VZW, Belgium
  14. ORGANIC ELECTRONICS SAXONY MANAGEMENT GMBH, Germany
  15.  
Jérôme Gavillet

 

Project Coordinator
CEA

Email: jerome.gavillet(at)cea.fr

Minja Maric

Project Manager
AMIRES s.r.o

Email: maric(at)amires.eu

Website: www.smartees.eu

 

This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme Grant Agreement No. 280772, project iONE-FP7.

NanoQI

Multimodal X-ray and Hyperspectral Thin-Film Nano-material Evaluation and Quality Imaging

Area
Real-time nano-characterisation technologies
Starting date
01/03/2020
Budget € 4.99M (EU contribution: € 4.99M) Duration 36 months

 

Abstract:

Functional performances of nano-materials and thin films with nano-scale thickness are determined not only by material selection but also by their nano-physical dimensions, nano-scale structure and their nano-scale chemical composition. Precise characterisation of these properties is critical to develop new functional nano-materials and optimise processes toward higher performance, improved reproducibility and yield and up-scaling to larger quantities.

X-ray characterisation techniques such as X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) or X-ray reflectometry (XRR) are widely used in research laboratories for this task but are rarely used in industrial material development and assessment of production processes due to technical limitations and required high level expertise.

The project NanoQI targets the development of an industry-suited, real-time and in-line capable technique to characterise nano-structure and nano-dimensions of (thin-film) nano-materials by optimisation of area-detector based XRR and XRD concepts and their multi-modal combination with a novel wide-angle hyper-spectral imaging (HSI) technique. Therewith, NanoQI will provide industry access to real time evaluation of nano-material geometry, structure and morphology and correlative imaging of deviations of these properties.

NanoQI technology will be demonstrated in three relevant industrial application scenarios: in-situ process assessment in manufacturing of perovskite solar cells; large-area vacuum roll-to-roll coating of polymer webs and industrial atomic layer deposition of dielectric and gas barrier layers.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project AMIRES is responsible for the project management and leads the work package dedicated to dissemination, training and exploitation activities.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONICS, ELECTRON BEAM AND PLASMA TECHNOLOGY FEP, Germany
  2. BRUKER AXS GMBH, Germany
  3. SMIT THERMAL SOLUTIONS BV, Netherlands
  4. NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO, Netherlands
  5. TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND, Germany
  6. NORDMECCANICA SPA, Italy
  7. NORSK ELEKTRO OPTIKK AS, Norway
  8. AMIRES S.R.O., Czech Republic
Dr. John Fahlteich

 

Project Coordinator

Fraunhofer-FEP

Email: john.fahlteich(at)fep.fraunhofer.de

Andrea Hlohincová, MBA

Project Manager

AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: hlohincova(at)amires.eu

Website: https://nanoqi.eu/

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862055.

Booster

Boost Of Organic Solar Technology for European Radiance
Area Photovoltaics Starting date 01/09/2020
Budget € 8.2 M (EU contribution € 6.1 M) Duration 48 months

 

 

 Abstract:

Building applied photovoltaic (BAPV) systems utilise solar panels retrofitted onto building structures such as rooftops or facades to generate electricity. The EU-funded BOOSTER project plans to use flexible organic photovoltaic (OPV) films, which are deemed suitable for BAPV applications. OPV modules feature a low energy payback time and use resources that are abundant, easily accessible and non-toxic. The project will bring OPV technology to TRL 7 by increasing module efficiency and lifetime while also optimising production costs. For successful proof of principle of the idea, researchers will demonstrate a “ready-to-stick” module and a textile-integrated product.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. AMIRES is responsible for the project management role and leads the work package dedicated to dissemination and exploitation activities.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. ARMOR SAS, France
  2. AVANTAMA AG, Switzerland
  3. DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS UK LTD, United Kingdom
  4. Brilliant Matters Organic Electronics inc., Canada
  5. FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., Germany
  6. FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG, Germany
  7. MPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE, United Kingdom
  8. SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE, Slovakia
  9. Eni S.p.A., Italy
  10. AMIRES, The business innovation management institute, z.u., Czech Republic

Marion Indo

Project Coordinator

ARMOR SAS

E-mail: marion.indo(at)armor-group.com

Michael ten Donkelaar

Project Manager

AMIRES, The business innovation management institute, z.u.

E-mail: tendonkelaar(at)amires.eu

Website: https://www.booster-opv.eu.eu/

The BOOSTER project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952911.

Tinker

Fabrication Of Sensor Packages Enabled by Additive Manufacturing
Area Assembly of micro parts (RIA) Starting date 01/10/2020
Budget € 10.2 M (EU contribution € 10.2 M) Duration 36 months

 

 

 Abstract:

The vision of TINKER is to provide a new cost- and resource efficient pathway for RADAR and LiDAR sensor package fabrication with high throughput up to 250units/min, improved automation by 20%, improved accuracy by 50% and reliability by a factor of 100 to the European automotive and microelectronic   industry via additive manufacturing and inline feedback control mechanisms.

Autonomous driving and self-driving cars represent one prominent example for the use of microelectronics and sensor, most importantly RADAR and LiDAR sensors. Their respective markets have a big potential, e.g. it is estimated that the market size of LiDAR in automotive will double itself in the next two years (within 2020 to 2022). The public awareness and the industrial need for further miniaturization of such sensor packages is the main driver of ongoing efforts in the automotive sector to be able to integrate such devices into the car body like in the bumps and head lamps instead of attaching them (e.g. on top of the car in case of LiDAR device). Safety (for the driver and others) is the most important key aspect of the automotive sector. Therefore highly-value and high performance RADAR and LiDAR systems are required for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) as well as robotic cars. Current bottlenecks are relevantly large size of such sensor devices, their weight and power consumption. Since these factors are highly limited within cars, further miniaturization and improving functionality and efficient use of resources is highly demanded.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. AMIRES leads the work package dedicated to dissemination and exploitation activities.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. PROFACTOR, GmbH, Austria
  2. AMIRES, s.r.o., Czech Republic
  3. ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Germany
  4. MARELLI AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING Italia S.p.A., Italy
  5. BESI AUSTRIA GmbH, Austria
  6. COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, France
  7. NOTION SYSTEMS GmbH, Germany
  8. INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG, Germany
  9. EV GROUP E. THALLNER GmbH, Austria
  10. SENTECH INSTRUMENTS GmbH, Germany
  11. FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY – HELLAS, Greece
  12. P.V.NANO CELL LTD, Israel
  13. TIGER Coatings, Austria
  14. INKRON OY, Finland
  15. AUSTRIAN STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL, Austria

Leo Schranzhofer

Project Coordinator

PROFACTOR GmbH, Austria

E-mail: leo.schranzhofer(at)profactor.at

Andrea Hlohincova

Project Manager

AMIRES, s. r. o.

E-mail: Hlohincova(at)amires.eu

Project website: www.project-tinker.eu

 

The TINKER project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 958472.

Marvel

Evolving reversible iMmunocapture by membrane sensing peptides: towARds scalable extracellular VEsicLes isolation
Area Health and treatment Starting date 01/11/2020
Budget € 1.88 M (EU contribution € 1.88 M) Duration 24 months

 

 

 Abstract:

Extracellular vesicles (EV) are submicron membrane vesicles released by most cells with a fundamental role in cell-to-cell communication. Much interest is flourishing towards their exploitation in regenerative medicine and diagnostics. However, the fulfilment of the EV promise is hampered by severe limitations in their isolation, characterization and manufacturing. A particularly arduous task is to move the isolation of specific EV subpopulations beyond the analytical scale and towards scalable processes. In this scenario, our project will leverage on DNAdirected reversible immunocapturing (rDDI), a new technology developed within FET-OPEN project “INDEX”. rDDI relies on the reversible EV isolation mediated by immunoaffinity followed by intact vesicles recovery upon enzymatic cleavage of a DNA linker used to anchor antibodies on solid supports. Despite unprecedented efficiency in the recovery of highly pure EVs, limitations inherent to antibodies (high costs, batch-to-batch variation and limited versatility of chemical manipulation) substantially impair the scalability of rDDI for any operating scale exceeding the analytical one. MARVEL targets a paradigm shift from antibodies to peptides as an alternative class of affinity ligands for EV capturing by introducing membrane-sensing peptides (MSP) as novel ligands for the size-selective capturing of small EV, unbiased by differential surface protein expression. MARVEL mission is to combine and implement rDDI and MSP technologies, towards the first and best performing ever affinity-based technology for scalable and reversible small EV (<200nm) isolation. The modularity in scaling-up of the novel protocols and kits will be demonstrated on medium/large sample volumes in relevant environments for therapeutic and diagnostics use of EVs and specifically: 1) In the manufacturing of GMP-grade EVs as a medicinal product for cardiac repair; 2) In urine-based liquid biopsy for bladder cancer diagnostics.

AMIRES role:

Medicinal product for cardiac AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. AMIRES is responsible for the project management role and leads the work package dedicated to dissemination, communication, exploitation and tech transfer activities.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. CNR-SCITEC: ISTITUTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE CHIMICHE “GIULIO NATTA” OF THE CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE, Italy
  2. CNR-ITM: ISTITUTO PER LA TECNOLOGIA DELLE MEMBRANE OF THE CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE, Italy
  3. CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE, UNIVERSITÀ VITA-SALUTE SAN RAFFAELE, Italy
  4. FONDAZIONE CARDIOCENTRO TICINO, Switzerland
  5. PAPERDROP DIAGNOSTICS, Spain
  6. HANSABIOMED LIFE SCIENCES, Estonia
  7. AMIRES S.R.O, Czech Republic

Marina Cretich

Project Coordinator

CNR-SCITEC: ISTITUTO DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE CHIMICHE “GIULIO NATTA” OF THE CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE, Italy

Email: marina.cretich(at)cnr.it

Yevhen Horokhovatskyi, Ph.D

Project manager

AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: horokhovatskyi(at)amires.eu

Website: www.marvel-fet.eu

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement № 951768, project MARVEL.

Condor

COmbined suN-Driven Oxidation and CO2 Reduction for renewable energy storage
Area Energy Starting date 01/11/2020
Budget € 3.98 M (EU contribution € 3.98 M) Duration 48 months

 

 

 Abstract:

Conversion of sunlight into fuels and mitigation of anthropogenic climate change are big scientific challenges. CONDOR addresses both of them by developing highly efficient solar-driven conversion of CO2 into fuels and added-value chemicals. We propose a photosynthetic device made of two compartments (a) a photoelectrochemical cell that splits water and CO2 and generates oxygen and syngas, a mixture of H2 and CO; (b) a (photo)reactor that converts syngas into methanol and dimethylether (DME), via bi-functional heterogeneous catalysts. The proposed modular approach enables different configurations depending on the target product. The oxidation process is not limited to O2 production, but entails chlorine and small organic molecules, such as 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, derived from the oxidation of low-cost and easily available precursors like salt water or alcohol derived biomass, respectively. Employed materials will be obtained through low energy/low temperature routes, mainly based on wet chemical procedures, such as sol-gel chemistry, mild hydrothermal processes, electrochemical processes at ambient temperature. Raw materials/precursors will not be limited by availability on a global scale, making use of organic species, silicon, earth abundant metal oxides, first row transition metals. The final target is a full photosynthetic device with 8% solar-to-syngas and 6% solar-to-DME efficiencies with three-months continuous outdoor operation.

This represents a large progress with respect to the state of the art and requires an international collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach, which integrates expertise in nanomaterials preparation and characterisation by operando microscopy and spectroscopy, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, photochemistry/photoelectrochemistry, PEC engineering and assessment of the environmental and socio-economic impact of the proposed technology, including life cycle assessment.

AMIRES role:

AMIRES was involved in the project’s preparatory phase and in the negotiations. Within the project, AMIRES is responsible for the project management and leads the work package dedicated to the communication and dissemination of results and exploitation activities.

Project partners:

Contacts:

  1. ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA – ITALY
  2. FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D’INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA – Spain
  3. CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE – Italy
  4. UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT – Netherlands
  5. UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA – Italy
  6. ENGIE – France
  7. BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN DE ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE LABORELEC CVBA – Belgium
  8. HYGEAR BV – Netherlands
  9. AMIRES SRO – Czech Republic

International partner (outside of the consortium): THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL – USA

Prof. Paola Ceroni

Project Coordinator

Universita Di Bologna

Email: paola.ceroni(at)unibo.it

Anastasia Grozdanova

Project Manager

AMIRES s.r.o.

Email: grozdanova(at)amires.eu 

Website: https://condor-h2020.eu/

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101006839, project CONDOR.

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