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NANOLEAP: Call for Tenders: Added value services offered!

NANOLEAP: Network of Pilot Lines for promoting the use of nanocomposites in Industrial Applications

The Open Window call for tenders is part of the activities planned within the scope of the ongoing project NANOLEAP, funded under the H2020 European Research and Innovation Programme.

The aim of the call for tenders is to carry out a pilot programme to test and validate the operation of the future network of Pilot Plants set by the NANOLEAP consortium.

The selected applicants will be granted free access to the technologies and services offered by the pilot plants to carry out a research project or a business case supported by the project.

Services to be offered:

  • Pre-treatment and functionalisation of nanoparticles or nano-aggregates
  • Implementation of advanced quality control and process verification
  • Real-time measurement, analysis and operations at the nanoscale level
  • Support in the adoption of safer-by-design approaches
  • Market oriented services: IPR Management, Market Analysis & Business Modelling, Nanosafety, LCA….and more!
  • Deadline: 31st December

    Horizon 2020 - Call 2018-2020

    Reminder: Visit EUMAT's, EPPN's and NANOfutures' booth at the Industrial Innovation Info Days. They will be held on 3rd and 4th of October 2017 in Brussels, under the auspices of the European Commission Directorate General for Research & Innovation. The programme (please see attached PDF) will include keynote addresses and on current and future investments in EU research & innovation, as well as presentations on upcoming challenges in the area of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology. Registration is open until 29th of September via the website. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Industrial Innovation Days.

    You are looking for cooperation partners, particularLY from France and are interested in the latest updates about the Key Enabling Technologies KET Initatives? We would like to invite you TO THE EU Brokerage Event on KET in Horizon 2020 - Call 2018-2020 Tuesday, 17th October 2017 at the Maison de la Région, Strasbourg, France, organized by the French and German National Contact Points (NCPs) and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Grand Est - Alsace in collaboration with Alsace Europe Network and the Enterprise Europe Network Rheinland-Pfalz, register via https://www.b2match.eu/kets2018

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    Industrial Innovation Info Days

    The Industrial Innovation Info Days will be held on 3 and 4 October 2017 in Brussels, under the auspices of the European Commission Directorate General for Research & Innovation.

    The purpose of this major event, which will gather more than 1000 participants, is to inform stakeholders about activities in the “Key Enabling Technologies” part of Horizon 2020.

    The programme will include keynote addresses on current and future investments in EU research & innovation, as well as presentations on upcoming challenges in the area of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology.

    The Info Days will also involve significant networking activities. During brokerage and matchmaking sessions, participants will have the opportunity to present their project ideas and meet potential partners from similar fields with a view to developing future project proposals.

    Stakeholders from Member States are involved in the organisation of the event and will be present to give concrete advice to potential Horizon 2020 applicants.

    Registrations are now open and we warmly encourage you to participate in this event personally and avail of this ideal opportunity to meet new business partners and extend networks. There are no registration fees.

    On each day of the event, lunch and refreshments will be offered, and at the end of the first day, there will be a networking cocktail.

    The programme and the link to registration site can be found on the website for the event. For further information, contact: RTD-NMBP-INFODAYS-2017@ec.europa.eu

    We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Industrial Innovation Days.

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    Open Innovation by PILOT up-scaling

    EuroNanoForum 2017 will offer unique opportunities to interact with the growing network of services related to the Pilot initiative:

    Workshop 3: Open Innovation by PILOT up-scaling – the strategic framework and the EPPN, June 23, 9:00 - 11:00, Temi Zammit Hall

    The workshop will address the activities of the European Pilot Production Network (EPPN), including the networking of EU, regional and national projects and pilot installations and services. Actions to integrate these into a complete pilot up-scaling and innovation ecosystems will be discussed, including how EU, regional and national programs may support in particular SMEs access to the facilities.

    This new action funded under the NMBP Programme is instrumental in making the “European Pilot Production Network” (EPPN) become the coordination platform envisaged in the area of nanotechnologies and advanced materials up-scaling and pilot actions.

    The workshop should be of interest to all pilot/up-scaling facility owners, as well as today and future SME and industry users wishing to take part in the modernisation of European industry.

    The networking of pilot projects/lines enables the rapid deployment of new technology and holds an important business potential. Europe must exploit this potential and there is a need to facilitate collaborations, business and to look at value chains across borders.

    The EPPN CSA initiative, funded by the European Commission, has the ambition to develop a solid network of European pilot production pilot facilities in the area of nanotechnology and advanced materials, and set up the pillars for its efficient implementation with a sustainable strategy.

    Agenda (updates will be published soon at the NANOfutures and EPPN websites)

    • 09:00 - Presentation of the European Pilot Production Network (EPPN) and expectations from the EC on the EPPN Innovation Hub CSA
    o Hans Hartmann Pedersen, European Commission

    • 09:10 - Presentation EPPN CSA
    o Lars Montelius, Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal

    • 09:30 – Successful example of an existing ecosystem as a potential Innovation Hub
    o Andreas Falk, CEO of BioNanoNet ForschungsGmbH,

    • 09:50 – Q&As

    • 10:00 – 11:00 – Panel Discussion. The Objective of the panel discussion will be to discuss:
    • What are the success criteria for pilot facilities? What makes a pilot facility attractive to users?
    • How to facilitate transnational access to pilot facilities?
    • The Innovation hubs concept and how to implement and operate succesfully?
    • The role of regional/national funding agencies in the promotion and implementation of the Innovation Hubs?
    o Magnus Ryde, partner and principal investor of Ryde Invest AB Sweden, Quan VC and Mars capital group in the US.

    • 09:00 - Presentation of the European Pilot Production Network (EPPN) and expectations from the EC on the EPPN Innovation Hub CSA
    o Hans Hartmann Pedersen, European Commission

    • 09:10 - Presentation EPPN CSA

    • 09:30 – Successful example of an existing ecosystem as a potential Innovation Hub
    o Maurice Mourad, Material Solutions group at TNO
    o Benno Weissner, SG Micro- & Nanotechnologies, ZENIT GmbH

    • 11:00 – End of Workshop

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    We are looking forward to welcome you at the workshop.

    April 2017 News

    Safety at Euro Nano Forum 2017

    Session 15 will present the societal dimension and governance of innovation. Environmental, health and safety issues require careful attention when taking nanotechnology into commercial use. How companies/research organisations deal with EHS aspects will be presented. Safe-by design approach will be discussed together with the regulatory requirements.

    Tero Mustonen, Global New Substance Coordinator, Performance Chemicals Division at BASF and Daan Schuurbiers, Founding Director, De Proeffabriek
    Keld Alstrup Jensen, Senior Researcher at Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment and Abdelqader Sumrein, Scientific Officer at Evaluation Unit, European Chemicals Agency will share their experiences. Register now for ENF2017 http://euronanoforum2017.eu/

    Survey by the European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials & Nanotechnologies

    With pleasure we announce the launch of the European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, EC4safenano. This Centre will be developed over the next three years to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and daily practice by providing services to help others to safely manage this new technology.

    To achieve this outcome, we wish to develop a catalogue of services matching the anticipated needs and service requirements to the supply of services from different organizations. The survey has been sent to different stakeholders, including Member States, EC and EC agencies, Industry and bodies representing the general public. We kindly invite you to complete this survey. Your responses will influence the design of the European Centre and ensure:

    - that your important issues will be addressed by the Centre
    - that the catalogue of services will be relevant
    - you can provide services through the Centre, if you wish to do so

    Note that answering all questions will take 5-20 minutes. It would be greatly appreciated if you can complete the survey by May 12, 2017.

    The results of the survey will be shared with all respondents and discussed in an open workshop prior to the EuroNanoForum on the 20th of June 2017 in Malta
    The following link will direct you to the survey: http://ec4safenano-forms.weconext.eu/ide...

    Thank you for your valuable contribution!
    On behalf of the The EC4safenano team