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PLASTICIRCLE

PROJECT NAME: PLASTICIRCLE - Improvement of the plastic packaging waste chain from a circular economy approach

PROGRAM: H2020-EU.3.5.4. - Enabling the transition towards a green economy and society through eco-innovation

PROYECTO ID: 730292

PROJECT DURATION: 2017/06/01 - 2021/05/31

TOTAL COST: 8 674 540,89 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 7 774 016,75 €

OBJETIVE: The European plastic market is not currently aligned with the circular economy. More than 25.8 million tonnes of plastic waste are produced per year in the EU28 being recycled only 29.7%. This represents a clear loose in the plastic market loop (losses of €10.56bn). Moreover, this goes against the EU legislation on waste (high environmental impact; 23.8 Mt of CO2).

Low recycling rates of plastic are mainly due to the situation of packaging waste (i.e. main plastic waste fraction), since it is mainly domestic residue and consequently the quality of the material collected depends on the system of segregation available and the environmental awareness of citizens.

PlastiCircle aims to develop and implement a holistic process to increase recycling rates of packaging waste in Europe. This will allow to reprocess again plastic waste in the same value chain (i.e. Circular economy; closure of plastic loop). This process is based on four axes: collection (to increase quantity of packaging collected), transport (to reduce costs of recovered plastic), sorting (to increase quality of recovered plastic), and valorization in value-added products (i.e. foam boards, automotive parts like engine covers/bumpers/dashboards, bituminous roofing membranes, garbage bags, asphalt sheets/roofing felts and urban furniture like fences/benches/protection walls).

The target is to increase collection from 81.7% to 87% and valorization in a 9.8%. The implementation of PlastiCircle approach in Europe have the potential to increase collected plastic in 861,250t (reaching 14.14 Mt) and valorization in 1.59Mt. The valorization of this new material, represents a market value of €2.86bn-€7.95bn. Taking into account current figures of the plastic sector (turnover €350bn, 62,000 companies, 1.45M employees), this could imply creation of 500-1400 new companies and the generation of 11,900-33,000 new jobs in the medium to long term if PlastiCircle approach is extended in a EU level.

PARTNERS:

  • INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGÍSTICA (Spain)
  • STIFTELSEN SINTEF (Norway)
  • RTT STEINERT GMBH (Germany)
  • AXION RECYCLING LTD (United Kingdom)
  • CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA (Italy)
  • GEMEENTE UTRECHT (Netherlands)
  • FUNDACIÓN DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA PARA LA PROMOCIÓN ESTRATÉGICA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACIÓN URBANA (Spain)
  • MUNICIPALITY OF ALBA IULIA (Romania)
  • MESTNA OBCINA VELENJE (Slovenia)
  • SOCIEDAD ANÓNIMA AGRICULTORES DE LA VEGA DE VALENCIA (Spain)
  • POLARIS M HOLDING SRL (Romania)
  • INDUSTRIAS TERMOPLÁSTICAS VALENCIANAS, S.A. (Spain)
  • ARMACELL BENELUX S.A. (Belgium)
  • IMPERBEL N.V. (Belgium)
  • CONSORZIO PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA CULTURA PLASTICA PROPLAST (Italy)
  • HAHN PLASTICS LTD (United Kingdom)
  • ECOEMBALAJES ESPAÑA, S.A. (Spain)
  • FUNDACIÓ KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET BARCELONA (Spain)
  • PLASTICSEUROPE (Belgium)
  • ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH (Germany)
CO-CREATE

CO-CREATE

PROJECT NAME: CO-CREATE -Setting up a network of COmpetitive MED Clusters with the contribution of CREATive industriEs

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OBJETIVE: Mechanics, building and furniture are traditional MED sectors with a great impact in terms of GDP and employability.These sectors,often clusters,are suffering a lack of innovation able to strengthen their competitiveness in domestic and international markets. The competition from others countries is strong and social trends required new solution: innovation is necessary to win competitors. Actually, the generation of ideas for new products and services according to social and technological trends is one of the main challenge for these clusters.

Co-Create objective is to support cross-fertilization processes between creative industries and traditional clusters contributing to test co-design and creative methods applied to entrepreneurs and clusters managers with the support of IPR instruments for their management. The project will promote the cooperation with new methodologies and tools addressed to clusters managers, SMEs and policy makers.

PARTNERS:

  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY, CRAFTS AND AGRICULTURE OF VENICE - ROVIGO DELTA-LAGUNARE (Italy)
  • VENETO REGION (Italy)
  • SECARTYS (Spain)
  • IAT – ANDALUSIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Spain)
  • TOULON VAR TECHNOLOGIES (France)
  • JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE (Slovenia)
  • ASSOCIATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART ALMADA - SETÚBAL · MADAN PARQUE (Portugal)
  • CHAMBER OF KILKIS (Greece)
  • POLITÉCNICO DI MILANO (Italy)
  • LOMBARDY REGION (Italy)
  • TECES (Slovenia)
  • TECOS (Slovenia)
  • INCUBATION FOR GROWTH (Greece)
  • REGION OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA (Greece)
  • TPZ - DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ZAGREB (Croatia)
  • FUNDACIÓ KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET BARCELONA (Spain)
  • ENERGEIAKI - DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF SOUTH AEGEAN REGION (Greece)
HYPOSENS

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PROJECT NAME: HYPOSENS - Nano-confined photonic system for detection of breast cancer spread to the lymph nodes

PROJECT WEB: http://hyposens.eu/

PROGRAM: H2020-EU.2.1.1. - INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

PROJECT ID: 732794

PROJECT DURATION: 2016/11/01 - 2019/10/31

TOTAL COST: 3 998 646,25 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 3 998 646,25 €

OBJETIVE: The vision of HYPOSENS is to develop a widely accepted,non-invasive and crucial prognostic tool for breast cancer progression in early stages to help clinicians and specially oncologists to decide about prompt therapy approaches to patients and improve quality of life and expectancy.

Our breakthrough research will focus on the development, pre-clinical and clinical validation, and industrial demonstration of a unique all optical cancer prognostic system that will determine presence of cancer cells in the breast lymph nodes and characterize them, which correlates with presence of metastasis and bad prognosis.

HYPOSENS prognostic system will consist of a non-invasive Near-infrared imaging device able to register signals through scattering media enabled by the implementation of wavefront shaping,that will process data collected by injected tumour-targeted body antibody functionalised nano-particles containing porphyrin sensors that will determine local oxygen concentration and local temperature distribution in the cancer cells

The HYPOSENS imaging system is strategically designed to offer a non-invasive alternative to the Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy,the current surgical procedure for breast cancer staging. With an approximate cost of 60,000€ per device unit and additional 5,000€ per patient, the device is an affordable, accurate, easy to use prognostic solution for clinicians towards more accurate and fast diagnostics and personalised treatment options.The initial target of the project is metastatic breast cancer, with potential later involvement in other cancer markets, e.g. vulval, renal, colorectal, gastric etc (via the use of different tumor-targeting moiety).With an estimated 1.7 million new cases each year, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. Its low cost will enable a wide and fast take-up by clinicians and hospitals leading to an important reduction of the economic and societal burden related to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

PARTNERS:

  • LEITAT Technological Center (Spain)
  • MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV (Germany)
  • FUNDACIÓN RIOJA SALUD-FRS (Spain)
  • SOFIISKI UNIVERSITET SVETI KLIMENT OHRIDSKI (Bulgaria)
  • TECNOLOGÍAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL (Spain)
  • TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Israel)
  • BCB Informatica y Control S.L. (Spain)
  • OBELIS SA (Belgium)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L. (Spain)
TURBOSUDOE

PROJECT NAME: TURBO-SUDOE - Design, development and validation of a Transference Brokers network for direct technology transfer between R&D university groups and companies in the SUDOE territory

PROJECT WEB: https://www.turbo-sudoe.eu

PROGRAM: INTERREG - SUDOE

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PROJECT DURATION: 2016/07/01 - 2019/06/30

TOTAL COST: 1.624.791,66 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 1.218.593,75 €

OBJETIVE: TuRBO-SUDOE gathers 5 centres offering knowledge on the one hand (4 universities -University of Burgos, University of Malaga, University of Aveiro and University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro- and 1 R & D centre -Energylab -), and 3 business associations (1 business federation -FEDACOVA- & 2 clusters -CAAR, Mecanic Vallée-) demanding technology in 3 strategic sectors of SUDOE territory, such as agrifood, automotive and energy/ICTs (crosscutting). KIMBcn, global expert in training and technology transfer, completes the consortium. They all face a common challenge: improving the transference processes in order to facilitate the market exploitation of the knowledge generated in the SUDOE regions, stimulating the involvement of the private sector through the full alignment of the R & D (offer) with the business activities (demand).

The main objective is to act in this research-market interface and make this transfer effective and sustainable through the design, validation and demonstration of a novel role that will act as a bridge and a dynamizer between them: the Transference Broker (TB).

The innovative approach of the project lies in its demonstration in a real environment, which will be developed on three strategic sectors for the SUDOE territory and for the RIS3 strategies of the regions, facilitating its replicability.

PARTNERS:

  • UBU - UNIVERSITY OF BURGOS (Spain)
  • UMA - University of Málaga (Spain)
  • UA - UNIVERSITI OF AVEIRO (Portugal)
  • UTAD - UNIVERSITY OF TRÀS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO (Portugal)
  • ENERGYLAB - FOUNDATION CENTRO TECNOLÓXICO DE EFICIENCIA E SOSTENIBILIDADE ENERXÉTICA(Spain)
  • FEDACOVA - FEDERACIÓN EMPRESARIAL DE AGROALIMENTACIÓN DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA (Spain)
  • CAAR - CLÚSTER DE AUTOMOCIÓN DE ARAGÓN (Spain)
  • FUNDACIÓ KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET BARCELONA (Spain)
ICT4SILVER

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PROJECT NAME: TURBO-SUDOE - Design, development and validation of a Transference Brokers network for direct technology transfer between R&D university groups and companies in the SUDOE territory

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PROGRAM: INTERREG - SUDOE

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PROJECT DURATION: 2016/07/01 - 2018/12/31

TOTAL COST: 1.331.000,00 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 998.250,00 €

OBJETIVE: Senior citizen economy or Silver Economy represents a great economic opportunity for south-west Europe, which will have the oldest population on the continent by the year 2050. In this context the ICT4SILVER project proposes to research the needs of the elderly in different fields (especially of those living in rural areas) and to place this knowledge at the service of 30 SMEs in five different regions. This will allow the creation and marketing of products and services based on the new information and communication technologies which will be adapted to the needs of this sector of the population.

PARTNERS:

  • GIP AUTONOM'LAB (France)
  • HOME CARE LAB, S. COOP. (Spain)
  • FUNDACIÓ KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET BARCELONA (Spain)
  • FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION (Spain)
  • ASOCIACIÓN DE INDUSTRIAS DE LAS TECNOLOGÍAS ELECTRÓNICAS Y DE LA INFORMACIÓN DEL PAÍS VASCO (Spain)
  • ASSOCIAÇÃO TICE.PT (Portugal)
  • CLUSTER TIC SANTÉ AQUITAIN (France)
  • INSTITUTO POLITÉCNICO DO CÁVADO E DO AVE (Portugal)
RESTART

RESTART Project

PROJECT NAME: RESTART -

PROJECT WEB: http://www.restart.how/

PROGRAM: ERASMUS +

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OBJETIVE: RESTART strive to generate an attitudinal and behavioural change towards second-time entrepreneurship, by facilitating a business and education focused environment that values and prioritises learning from previously unsuccessful entrepreneurial ventures.

This Project want to enable Vocational and Higher Education Institutes (VETS & HEIs) to offer improved training to second-time entrepreneurs, and aim to encourage entrepreneurs to learn from experience and initiate exciting new ventures.

PARTNERS:

  • LYIT - LETTERKENNY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Ireland)
  • EURO PERSPECTIVES FOUNDATION (Bulgaria)
  • MOMENTUM (Ireland)
  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FRIESLAND (Netherlands)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET - KIM (Spain)
  • UIIN - UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY INNOVATION NETWORK (Netherlands)
ABRACADABRA

PROJECT NAME: ABRACADABRA - Assistant Buildings’ addition to Retrofit, Adopt, Cure And Develop the Actual Buildings up to zeRo energy, Activating a market for deep renovation

PROJECT WEB: http://www.abracadabra-project.eu/

PROGRAM: H2020-EU.3.3.7. - Market uptake of energy innovation - building on Intelligent Energy Europe

PROJECT ID: 696126

PROJECT DURATION: 2016/03/01 - 2019/02/28

TOTAL COST: 1 993 168,75 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 1 993 168,75 €

OBJETIVE: ABRACADABRA is based on the prior assumption that non-energy-related benefits play a key role in the deep renovation of existing buildings. In particular, ABRA actions focus on the creation of a substantial increase of the real estate value of the existing buildings through a significant energy and architectural transformation. The central goals of the proposal consist of an important reduction of the pay back time of the interventions, a strengthening of the key investors’ confidence, increasing quality and attractiveness of the existing buildings’ stock and, finally, reaching a concrete market acceleration towards the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings target.

The actual investment gap in the deep renovation sector is due to the fact that high investments are required up-front and they are generally characterized by an excessively high degree of risk and long payback times. It is therefore necessary to develop harmonized, concerted and innovative actions to unlock the needed public and private funds, fill the energy efficiency investment gap and ultimately contribute to re-launch the construction market and create new jobs.

Therefore, ABRA aims at demonstrating to the key stakeholders and financial investors the attractiveness of a new renovation strategy based on AdoRe, intended as one (or a set of) Assistant Building unit(s) – like aside or façade addictions, rooftop extensions or even an entire new building construction – that adopt the existing buildings (the Assisted Buildings). The creation of these new Assistant Buildings’ Additions integrated with Renewable Energy Sources aims at reducing the initial investment allocated for the deep renovation of the existing building creating an up-grading synergy between old and new.

The ABRA strategy results in the implementation of a punctual densification policy that has been proven capable of fostering the investments in deep renovation of the existing built environment throughout Europe.

PARTNERS:

  • ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA (Italy)
  • RINA CONSULTING - D'APPOLONIA SPA (Italy)
  • ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON (Greece)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L. (Spain)
  • COMITE EUROPEEN DE COORDINATION DE L'HABITAT SOCIAL AISBL (Belgium)
  • CONSEIL DES ARCHITECTES D'EUROPE (Belgium)
  • ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)* (Germany)
  • ECUBA SRL (Italy)
  • UNION INTERNATIONALE DE LA PROPRIETE IMMOBILIERE (Belgium)
  • RENESCO SIA (Latvia)
  • BANCA MONTE PASCHI BELGIO SA (Belgium)
  • ENERGYPRO LIMITED (United Kingdom)
  • MUNICIPIUL BRASOV (Romania)
  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT (Netherlands)
  • NORSK TRETEKNISK INSTITUTT FORENING (Norway)
  • PARTENAIRES EUROPEENS POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT (Belgium)
  • SOCIEDAD ARAGONESA DE GESTION AGROAMBIENTAL SL (Spain)
  • CHERNOMORSKA REGIONALNA AGENZIA ZA UPRAVLENIE NA ENERGIYATA (Bulgaria)
4D4F

PROJECT NAME: 4D4F - Data Driven Dairy Decisions for Farmers

PROJECT WEB: http://4d4f.eu/

PROGRAM: H2020-EU.3.2. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy

PROJECT ID: 696367

PROJECT DURATION: 2016/03/01 - 2019/02/28

TOTAL COST: 2 105 796,25 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 1 999 671,25 €

OBJETIVE: The Data Driven Dairy Decisions for Farmers (4D4F) thematic network will focus on the role which dairy animal and environmental sensors can play in collecting real time information to help make more informed decisions in dairy farming.

The network will develop a Community of Practice comprised of farmers, farm advisors, technology suppliers, knowledge exchange professionals and researchers who will work together to debate, collect and communicate best practice drawn from innovative farmers, industry and the research community to facilitate the co-creation of best practice. The results will be communicated to farmers using best practice guides on the use of sensors and data analysis tools supported by videos, infographics and an online virtual warehouse of dairy sensor technologies.

The network will include the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which can be tailored to individual farms to help farmers and farm advisors adopt dairy sensor and data analysis technology. The SOPs will be developed by working groups of the Community of Practice including farmers, farm advisors, technology suppliers, knowledge exchange professionals and researchers, who will work together to develop farmer friendly SOPs.

The on line Community of Practice and published communication tools will be complimented by on farm events and workshops to help farmers and farm advisors implement innovative sensor and data analysis technologies. The workshops and events will promote discussion between farmers and their peers on how best to use sensors and data analysis in their own businesses. This will lead to local peer to peer support to facilitate the adoption of data driven dairy decision making.

The network will work closely with EIP Agri and at member state level it will work with existing EIP Operational Groups working on dairy data and sensors and, where suitable Operational Groups do not exist, it will work with local partners to develop new Operational Groups.

PARTNERS:

  • INNOVATION FOR AGRICULTURE (United Kingdom)
  • EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK (Belgium)
  • EESTI MAAULIKOOL (Estonia)
  • ACHTEN BVBA (Belgium)
  • WIM GOVAERTS & CO (Belgium)
  • LATVIJAS ZINATNU AKADEMIJA (Latvia)
  • UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRONOMICE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA DIN BUCURESTI (Romania)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L. (Spain)
  • KSLA - KUNGL. SKOGS- OCH LANTBRUKSAKADEMIEN (Sweden)
  • ZUIDELIJKE LAND- EN TUINBOUWORGANISATIE VERENIGING (Netherlands)
  • STICHTING VAN HALL LARENSTEIN (Netherlands)
  • PARAGON LIMITED (Malta)
  • IRTA - INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES (Spain)
  • PORPHYRIO (Belgium)
  • KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (Belgium)
  • DELAVAL INTERNATIONAL AB (Sweden)
INNOGROW

INNOGROW Project

PROJECT NAME: INNOGROW - Innovative Entrepreneurship for Increased Employability, News Business Creation and Economic Growth

PROJECT WEB: http://innogrow.org/

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OBJETIVE: The unemployment figures in Europe have been representing a desperate trend over the recent years. Especially during 2013, this trend has reached a peak because of the economic crisis and left the unemployed individuals, NEETs and higher education students about to graduate to face the difficulties in finding jobs in recessive economy. On the other hand, dynamics of global economy is changing and SMEs, which are the backbone of European economy, need to adapt those changes in order to remain competitive and continue their existence. The intersection point of these situations is the need for contemporary and transversal skills which are fully embedded in human capital. These skills fall under two main terms: “innovation” and “entrepreneurship”.

Together with the recent developments in the modern business world, the traditional model of entrepreneurship is no longer applicable (Gibb, 2010). So as the main entrepreneurship training topics and teaching methods. Entrepreneurs should no longer be static but dynamic with a range of attributes that need to be developed in order to survive in changing economic environment. They should think creative, solve problems effectively, take risks, build and work in teams, manage innovation and time.
INNOGROW aims to bring a new and learner-centred pedagogical approach to entrepreneurship training by use of the most appropriate transnational expertise in this field.

INNOGROW has been designed for increasing employability levels of and new business creation by young unemployed individuals (including NEETs) and higher education students as well as developing initiative taking of key SME staff by the use of an innovative ‘learning path’ method which includes; self-assessment tool, self-learning materials on innovative entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship and also business idea development tool in one integrated and mobile assisted eLearning software, all to be supported/strengthened by tutors and classroom trainings.

PARTNERS:

  • MAKRO MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING LTD. (Turkey)
  • KINGSTON UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL (United Kingdom)
  • KINNO - KNOWLEDGE & INNOVATION CONSULTANTS LTD. (Greece)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET - KIM (Spain)
  • THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED PRIVATE ENTERPRISES IN ROMANIA (Romania)
  • GAZIANTEP TEKNOPARK (Turkey)
REGROUND

PROJECT NAME: REGROUND - Colloidal Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for the REclamation of Toxic Metal Contaminated GROUNDwater Aquifers, Drinking Water Wells, and River Bank Filtrations

PROJECT WEB: http://reground-project.eu/

PROGRAM: H2020-EU.3.5.4. - Enabling the transition towards a green economy and society through eco-innovation

PROJECT ID: 641768

PROJECT DURATION: 2015/09/01 - 2018/08/31

TOTAL COST: 2 885 362,50 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 2 734 222,50 €

OBJETIVE: REGROUND aims at restoring contaminated groundwater aquifers by developing a novel technology for the injection of iron oxide nanoparticles into groundwater contaminant plumes. This project addresses mainly arsenic and the known major groundwater contaminants (barium, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, zinc).

The goal of this project is to create a market-ready application to transform the efforts to mitigate the risks posed by toxic metal contaminations to humans and ecosystems.

Regound will enable immobilization of toxic metal contaminations at sites which are currently left untreated due to technical or economic reasons. To that end, the communication and dissemination strategy will concentrate on persuading the stakeholders that this project could offer a new opportunity in terms of sustainability and also have a positive impact on society.

PARTNERS:

  • <UNIVERSITÄT DUISBURG ESSEN (Germany)
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO (Italy)
  • KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (Belgium)
  • FSU JENA - FRIEDRICH SCHILLER UNIVERSITY JENA (Germany)
  • FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION(Spain)
  • GEOPLANO CONSULTORES(Portugal)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET SL (Spain)
AQUAPATH

PROJECT NAME: AQUAPATH -

PROJECT WEB: http://aquapath-project.eu/

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PROJECT DURATION: 2014/08/01 - 2016/08/31

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OBJETIVE: AQUAPATH is a two-year European project ended in August 2016. The results and products of the project are available in the “Tools&Resources” section and will remain online for at least 5 years after the end of the project.

Water is the commonest substance on the earth surface. Yet, the fresh water resources are endangered by human population and activities and this gets worse with the on-going pollution.

Water is a global challenge, yet action at local level is important, as our way of living and consuming practices have an impact on water resources. Citizens as consumers of products that have a water footprint can affect significantly the consumption of direct and indirect water and make a contribution to water savings.
The project developed an awareness raising campaign, aimed to start a capacity building action to make citizens responsible consumers, as they can affect the water consumption in three ways:

  • The change of their consumption habits from products with large water footprint to products with small water footprint;
  • The reduction of direct water consumption;
  • The pressure of citizens/consumers on manufacturers and decision-makers.

PARTNERS:

  • EUROCREA MERCHANT (Italy)
  • AREANATEJO (Portugal)
  • WATER FOOTPRINT NETWORK (Netherlands)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET - KIM (Spain)
  • AIFORIA (Germany)
  • ENERGIES 2050 (France)
  • COMUNE DI MONZA (Italy)
LUMENTILE

PROJECT NAME: LUMENTILE - LUMinous ElectroNic TILE

PROJECT WEB: http://lumentile-project.eu/

PROGRAM: H2020-EU.2.1.1.1. - A new generation of components and systems: Engineering of advanced embedded and energy and resource efficient components and systems

PROJECT ID: 644902

PROJECT DURATION: 2015/03/01 - 2018/02/28

TOTAL COST: 2 969 176,25 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 2 470 113,75 €

OBJETIVE: LUMENTILE originates from an idea of disruptive innovation, where the joint use of new technologies creates added value and new functionalities for traditional materials, thus turning the classical ceramic tile into a “multifunctional electronic luminous tile” realized by large area and organic electronics.

LUMENTILE can be also considered as design-driven innovation, where we give a different meaning to the use of light driven by the design, by empowering it to be used as a radical different designed element for architecture, as a skin integrated element for interior design, lighting or advertising purposes.

The demand for aesthetically integrated and creative construction elements is steadily increasing in many areas of business and industries. A growing number of designers, architects and industrial manufacturers across the world share a common interest in having new elements capable to create surfaces or coverings as creative and multifunctional solutions.

LUMENTILE aims, on one side, to fill the gap between a simple construction element and a luminous surface element, and gooes far beyond, by developing a cutting-edge technologic module (the luminous electronic tile) that is capable of displaying lights, colors and images that can be used as a chameleonic display to be employed as a skin for horizontal (floor) or vertical (wall) applications.

The final product will be an “on-the-fly” high energy efficient device that can be considered as a sustainable and competitive lighting element. On the other hand, the possibility of adding other sensors internally to the electronic tile enables it to increase the above mentioned properties (such as the detection of people walking onto it) and also to empower other creative or multifunction purposes.

This project will address the above-mentioned challenges by exploring and developing new materials and integrated systems, manufacturing processes and business scenarios in luminous designed tiles and architecture.

PARTNERS:

  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA (Italy)
  • VTT - TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS OY (Finland)
  • ECLEXYS SAGL (Switzerland)
  • JULIGHT SRL (Italy)
  • KERAPLAN SRL (Italy)
  • STUDIO ITINERANTE ARQUITECTURA SL (Spain)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L. (Spain)
PROGRESS-TT

PROGRESS-TT

PROJECT NAME: PROGRESS-TT - PROs GRowing Europe through best practice SolutionS for Technology Transfer

PROJECT WEB: http://www.progresstt.eu/

PROGRAM: H2020-EU.2.2. - INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Access to risk finance

PROJECT ID: 643486

PROJECT DURATION: 2015/01/01 - 2017/12/31

TOTAL COST: 2 331 748,50 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 2 239 373,50 €

OBJETIVE: Innovation is at the heart of Europe’s growth strategy. However, Europe lags behind its international competitors in converting investment in Public Research Organisation PRO research into commercial returns via innovation. The solution lies in improving the transfer of technology from PROs to industry but there are many barriers to effective technology transfer, including: Most Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) in PROs are small, underfunded and under-skilled; a small investor pool and long timescales make it difficult to secure finance and; there is poor understanding between IP creators, exploiters, funders and end-users.

To address these barriers, PROGRESS-TT will transfer the expertise of Europe’s leading PROs to those with the greatest potential to grow. We will gather best practice from leading PROs and thought leaders and formulate it into Europe’s most definitive TT tools, methods and insight. We will then begin a programme of knowledge transfer tailored to the audience’s level of ‘readiness’ to grow. This will include:

  • Training, workshops, boot camps and e-learning delivered to emerging PROs and TT funds to develop their core skills
  • Intensive coaching and mentoring for high potential PROs to accelerate their TT activity. We will form ‘teams’ comprising experienced TTO performers, industry, funds and high potential PROs to develop capability, capacity, opportunity, desire, and to build a supportive TT environment.
  • Improving access to finance by bringing established and emerging funds together to share best practice and identify cross-border opportunities

We will continuously improve best practice based on our trial activities, in order to create a validated legacy programme to continue supporting PROs across Europe beyond project end. Through this support, we estimate a typical high potential PRO will improve its performance by 500% in the five years following intensive support, delivering at least €6 million to the European economy per PRO supported.

PARTNERS:

  • MI.TO. TECHNOLOGY SRL (Italy)
  • PERA CONSULTING LIMITED (United Kingdom)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L. (Spain)
  • FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. (Germany)
  • ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA (Italy)
  • ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROFESSIONALS (Netherlands)
  • PHILIPS INTERNATIONAL B.V. (Netherlands)
  • DSM NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS LTD (Switzerland)
  • VTT VENTURES OY (Finland)
NANOCATE

PROJECT NAME: NANOCATE - Nano-carbons for versatile power supply modules

PROJECT WEB: http://nanocate.eu/

PROGRAM: FP7-NMP

PROJECT ID: 604647

PROJECT DURATION: 2013/10/01 - 2017/09/30

TOTAL COST: 5 425 607,20 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 3 994 210 €

OBJETIVE: NanoCaTe, a project co-financed by the European Commission, will develop a more efficient thermoelectric- and storage material based on nanocarbon to reclaim waste heat by thermoelectric generators and to storage the energy in super capacitors or secondary batteries for manifold applications like pulsed sensors or mobile electronic devices.

The integration of the developed materials into harvester and storage devices is a further step to characterize the performance of the innovative materials.

Finally, a demonstrator consisting of harvester, storage and energy management represents a self-sustaining, universally usable, and maintenance-free power supply.

The project will substantially strengthen the position of Europe in the field of thermoelectric and storage materials by developing devices with increased lifetime produced by cost-efficient technologies and therefore contributing to a further promotion of cleaner energy technologies.

PARTNERS:

  • FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. (Germany)
  • TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY (Finland)
  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN (Germany)
  • DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (Denmark)
  • AALBORG UNIVERSITET (Denmark)
  • LEITAT TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER (Spain)
  • INVENT INNOVATIVE VERBUNDWERKSTOFFEREALISATION UND VERMARKTUNG NEUERTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH* (Germany)
  • QUICK OHM KUPPER & CO GMBH (Germany)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L. (Spain)
  • INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG (Austria)
  • ALPCON AS (Denmark)
  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ (Austria)
THERMACO

THERMACO

PROJECT NAME: THERMACO - Smart Thermal conductive Al MMCs by casting

PROJECT WEB: http://thermaco.eu/

PROGRAM: FP7-NMP

PROJECT ID: 608978

PROJECT DURATION: 2013/09/01 - 2016/08/31

TOTAL COST: 5 024 710,88 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 3 399 994 €

OBJETIVE: THERMACO is an European project that focuses on the use of novel, extremely efficient, carbon based thermally conductive materials for heat evacuation applications in critical fields such as power micro-electronics, e-mobility and (renewable) energy generation as well as highest performance combustion engines.

It provides manufacturing technologies to integrate thermal highways based on Graphene and TPG into Aluminium cast parts, creating extremely efficient solutions of heat evacuation using Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites (Al-MMC), applicable in many key technologies and products, bolstering several sectors in Europe.

THERMACO develops new and improved specialised heat conductive materials, aiming at extremely efficient solutions while taking environmental aspects into account.

It incorporates technological and strategic innovations in order to provide products applicable to a wide range of sectors with suitable tools and methodology for a significant increase in functional properties while ensuring compact design, weight reduction and cost efficiency.

PARTNERS:

  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ (Germany)
  • TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Israel)
  • ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA (Italy)
  • INSTYTUT EKOLOGII TERENOW UPRZEMYSLOWIONYCH (Poland)
  • NRU GMBH (Germany)
  • SPECIALVALIMO J. PAP OY (Finland)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L. (Spain)
  • GRAPHENEA SA (Spain)
  • CECIMO - THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR THE CO-OPERATION OF THE MACHINE TOOLS (Belgium)
  • INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG (Germany)
  • AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI SPA (Italy)
ECOWAMA

ECOWAMA

PROJECT NAME: ECOWAMA - ECO-efficient management of WAter in the MAnufacturing industry

PROJECT WEB: https://www.ecowama.eu/

PROGRAM: FP7-ENVIRONMENT

PROJECT ID: 308432

PROJECT DURATION: 2012/10/01 - 2016/09/30

TOTAL COST: 5 145 470,44 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 3 869 999 €

OBJETIVE: The ECOWAMA Project proposes a new eco-efficient closed cycle management model for the treatment of effluents of the metal and plastic surface processing industry (STM). Such STM waste water is extensively contaminated with oils and greases, organic loading, a salt fraction and especially with heavy metals (e.g. nickel, copper, zinc and others). Hence STM enterprises have high interest on efficient, cost-effective and sustainable treatment of their effluents.

ECOWAMA’s approach combines wastewater treatment with recovery of ultrapure water, highly valuable metals and energy. Therefore an environmental friendly, effective and innovative system will be developed including Electrocoagulation, Electrooxidation and Electrowinning technologies.Additionally hydrogen produced during Electrocoagulation/Electrooxidation processes will be used to deal as feed for fuel cells to generate electricity which reduces the energy demand of the whole process.

Pre- and post-treatment will be carried out to remove oils/greases and conductivity. The heavy metals will be separated from the waste water stream through an electro-precipitation process. After metal dissolution from precipitation sludge a novel electrowinning process using novel electrodes, optimised geometry and process management will reduce the dissolved metal ions to a solid aggregate state with high purity.

The outcome of this is a valuable raw material that can be easily sold or reused for STM operations. Due to the extremely high level of prices for metals at the global market ECOWAMA’s participants and post-project clients will have strong economic benefits beside the positive environmental impacts of the process.

PARTNERS:

  • FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. (Germany)
  • LEITAT TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER (Spain)
  • E.R.S. - STEUERUNGSTECHNIK - GMBH & CO. KG (Germany)
  • HYGEAR BV (Netherlands)
  • HIDROQUIMIA TRACTAMENTS I QUIMICA INDUSTRIAL SLU (Spain)
  • ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS (France)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L. (Spain)
  • EILENBURGER ELEKTROLYSE- UND UMWELTTECHNIK GMBH (Germany)
  • SAXONIA GALVANIK GMBH (Germany)
  • AQON WATER SOLUTIONS GMBH (Germany)
  • TMW SA (France)
NAWADES

NAWADES

PROJECT NAME: NAWADES - Nanotechnological Application in WAter DESalination

PROJECT WEB: http://nawades.eu/ (Closed)

PROGRAM: FP7-ENVIRONMENT

PROJECT ID: 308439

PROJECT DURATION: 2012/10/01 - 2016/09/30

TOTAL COST: 4 538 519 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 3 274 701 €

OBJETIVE: The main objective of the NAWADES project is to study, design, produce, and test new water desalination filter technology from four points of view:

  1. The structure of multi-layer membrane filter, including UV light distributed by glass fibers inside the membrane stack
  2. The materials used to build the filter, including fouling and scaling monitoring
  3. The coating treatments applied to the surface of the filter using plasma and nano-TiO2 fibers
  4. The filtration process with integrated removal of bio-fouling.

The new filter technology shall provide long-life and antifouling filters to be used in Reverse Osmosis (RO) water desalinisation processes with a higher efficiency and life-time, less energy consumption (lower pressure), and less maintenance (lower cost).

PARTNERS:

  • FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. (Germany)
  • HIDROQUIMIA TRACTAMENTS I QUIMICA INDUSTRIAL SLU (Spain)
  • LEITAT TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER (Spain)
  • SICO Technology GmbH (Austria)
  • VIRTUALPIE LTD (United Kingdom)
  • CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE (Italy)
  • MANN + HUMMEL GMBH (Germany)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L. (Spain)
  • EXERGY LTD (United Kingdom)
  • EILENBURGER ELEKTROLYSE- UND UMWELTTECHNIK GMBH (Germany)
  • IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB (Sweden)
NOSHAN

NOSHAN

PROJECT NAME: NOSHAN - Sustainable Production of Functional and Safe Feed from Food Waste

PROJECT WEB: http://noshan.eu/

PROGRAM: FP7-KBBE

PROJECT ID: 312140

PROJECT DURATION: 2012/08/01 - 2016/01/31

TOTAL COST: 4 075 842,40 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 2 999 257 €

OBJETIVE: Food processing activities produce in Europe large amounts of by-products and waste. Such waste streams are only partially valorized at different value-added levels (spread on land, animal feed, composting), whereas the main volumes are managed as waste of environmental concern, with relevant negative effects on the overall sustainability of the food processing industry.

The main focus of NOSHAN is to investigate the process and technologies needed to use food waste for feed production at low cost, low energy consumption and with maximal valorisation of starting wastes materials. Nutritional value and functionality according to animal needs as well as safety and quality issues will be investigated and address as main leading factors for the feed production using food derived (fruit/plant and dairy). According to this not only wastes will be characterized for their nutritional potential, but suitable technologies to stabilize them and convert them into suitable raw materials for bulk feed will be researched.

Two different groups of activities will be thus addressed: From one side, replacement of bulk feed ingredients (constituting up to 90-95% of feed weight) will be studied from the starting waste materials. These bulk materials could cope part of the huge amounts of food waste generated in Europe. From the other side, the valorisation of active ingredients as well as the upgrade of waste into more valuable feed additives will be studied. The later constitute approximately the half of the feed cost.
The main expected result of NOSHAN project is the creation of a broad portfolio of valorised wastes for feed production. In this sense, a selection of wastes according to their potential nutritional properties, quantities produced, seasonality, possibility of stabilisation, safety and regulatory issues, cost and logistics will be performed during the first phase of the project.

In order to improve nutritional content of feed and be able to fulfil animal needs, waste will be treated alone or mixed with other waste looking for complementation and synergistic effects. The characterisation at molecular level of the different waste streams will allow providing the best technology for the best raw material to obtain the desired nutritional/functional properties.

In NOSHAN a variety of high-advanced technologies for conditioning, stabilising by physico-chemical and biological strategies, extracting high-added value compounds and feed production will be tested, developed and integrated in an innovative low-cost and low energy tailor made procedure for valorising food waste for production of safety and compound functional feed. All these initiatives will be validated in in vitro and in vivo tests to the final animal derived products intended for human consumption. Therefore a whole value chain from starting raw materials to exploitable products and technologies will be covered and monitored with a LCA with a further validation using the novel ETV platform.

PARTNERS:

  • LEITAT TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER (Spain)
  • VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V. (Belgium)
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA (Italy)
  • NUTRITION SCIENCES NV (Belgium)
  • IGV INSTITUT FUR GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH (Germany)
  • EKODENGE MUHENDISLIK MIMARLIK DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI (Turkey)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L. (Spain)
  • BAUERNKASEREI WOLTERS GMBH (Germany)
  • VERTECH GROUP (France)
  • EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK (Belgium)
  • PROVALOR BV (Netherlands)
  • AQON WATER SOLUTIONS GMBH (Germany)
REWAGEN

REWAGEN

PROJECT NAME: REWAGEN - Electrochemical WAter treatment system in the dairy industry with hydroGEN REcovery and electricity production

PROJECT WEB: https://www.rewagen.eu/

PROGRAM: FP7-ENVIRONMENT

PROJECT ID: 283018

PROJECT DURATION: 2012/06/01 - 2016/05/31

TOTAL COST: 6 103 778,35 €

EU CONTRIBUTION: 4 632 809 €

OBJETIVE: The aim of the project is the development of a prototype of a water treatment system -based on the sequential combination of three technologies: electrocoagulation, electrooxidation and a technology for the recovery of generated hydrogen for energy saving and the reutilization of the resulting regenerated water for different applications - more efficient in terms of wastewater treatment and self-sustaining in terms of energy needs.

The idea is to develop a wastewater treatment system aiming at closing the water cycle, by integrating energy and water management, where the electricity generated through the hydrogen conversion is used to keep the system working and the extracted residues from the waste water treatment are reused inside the food and dairy production process to cover different needs.

Therefore, the project would develop a system with technologies that have still not been jointly developed together with hydrogen recovery. The hydrogen generation from EC or EO systems for electricity production to be completely used to feed the wastewater system has not yet been developed. Still lot of research is needed for the generation of hydrogen from these two water treatment technologies
It can be stated as a strength that such kind of electrochemical and hydrogen valorisation technologies have not still been jointly considered.

As far as we are concerned there is no previous work focused on the recovery of generated hydrogen from EC or EO systems for electricity production, neither in bench-scale nor in real-life. Indeed, the scientific literature does not show any study considering the conversion of this electrochemically generated hydrogen into energy.

PARTNERS:

  • FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V (Germany)
  • LEITAT TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER (Spain)
  • HYGEAR BV (Netherlands)
  • AQON WATER SOLUTIONS GMBH (Germany)
  • KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L. (Spain)
  • IDROPAN DELL ORTO DEPURATORI SRL (Italy)
  • PRODUCTES EL CANADELL SL (Spain)
  • C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED (United Kingdom)
  • ISA - INTELLIGENT SENSING ANYWHERE S.A. (Portugal)
  • EILENBURGER ELEKTROLYSE- UND UMWELLTTECHNIK GMBH (Germany)
  • VIRTUAL POWER SOLUTIONS SA (Portugal)