Overview of NANOfutures Approach and Activities

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Overview of NANOfutures Approach and Activities

NANOfutures

association

Overview of NANOfutures

Approach and Activities

http://www.nanofutures.eu


NANOfutures Initiative

NANOfutures is an European Integration and Innovation Platform of which

main objective is to facilitate the nanotechnology development and

commercialization by connecting all relevant nanotechnology stakeholders

(e.g. European Technology Platforms that require nanotechnologies in their

industrial sector and products, industries, research institutions, universities,

associations, regional and national clusters etc.).

NANOfutures will act as a “Nano-Hub” by linking ETPs, JTIs, associations with

expert groups in a collaborative environment.

NANOfutures is an open platform with free access to any nanotechnology

stakeholder.

NANOfutures activities are partially sustained by the CSA project funded by

European Commission and entitled “NANOfutures: A cross-ETP Coordination

Initiative on nanotechnology” (Contract No.: NMP4-CA-2010-266789). The

project started in October 2010.


NANOfutures Structure

• The platform is guided and steered by the NANOfutures Steering

Committee (SC), formed by:

• Chair: Paolo Matteazzi, MINAM ETP

• Two co-chairs: Professor Kiparissides (CERTH) and Peter Krüger (Bayer)

• 11 ETP representatives, officially appointed by the ETPs;

• 10 Horizontal working groups chairs.

Chair

Two Co-Chairs

Steering

Committee

Member

Member

FTP Representative Member

FTP Representative

ETP Representative

Member

Scientific Member Board

Representative

Scientific Member Board

Horizontal Representative

Scientific Member

group Board

Horizontal leader Representative group

Horizontal leader group

Horizontal leader group chair


NANOfutures Strategic Aims

The aims of NANOfutures CA within the next two years are:

1. to identify and optimize synergies between European and National

Platforms, research programmes, JTI, ERA-NETs and other CSAs

and research projects related to nanotechnology, in order to reduce the

fragmentation of the European nanotechnology and coordinate future

strategies.

2. to identify key strategic nanotechnology nodes addressing issues of

cross-sectional and nano-specific relevance for the innovation and rapid

uptake of nanotechnologies in order to increase EU competitiveness .

3. to construct and disseminate an integrated Industrial and Research

Roadmap for European Nanotechnology, including a medium term

detailed implementation plan.


NANOfutures Working Groups

WG Groups

‣ The identification and development of the strategic key nodes will be achieved

by means of close interactions between horizontal groups and ETP

representatives

NANOfutures horizontal working groups are:

‣RESEARCH / TECHNOLOGY

‣INDUSTRIALIZATION/ nano-MANUFACTURING

‣COMMUNICATION

‣SAFETY RESEARCH

‣INDUSTRIAL SAFETY STRATEGY

‣INDUSTRIAL NANOSAFETY STRATEGY GROUP

‣STANDARDIZATION

‣REGULATION

‣TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER and INNOVATION FINANCING

‣NETWORKING

‣SKILLS AND EDUCATION


ETP representatives in NANOfutures

ETP representatives

‣ 11 ETPs signed the Memorandum of Understanding, in order to declare their

support to NANOfutures. These ETPs are representative of several industrial

sectors:

‣ Textiles (FTC);

‣ Nanomedicine (NANOMEDICINE);

‣ Chemistry (SusChem);

‣ Construction (ECTP);

‣ Nanoelectronics (ENIAC);

‣ Nanomanufacturing (MINAM and MANUFUTURE);

‣ Transportation (ERTRAC);

‣ Advanced engineering materials and technologies ( EUMAT);

‣ Photonics (PHOTONICS21);

‣ Industrial Safety (ETPIS).


Links to other EU nano initiatives

NANOfutures established connections with different nanotechnology initiatives

(e.g. Nano safety Cluster, nano impact net, SIINN Eranet etc.) and the following

Coordination and Support Actions:

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What NANOfutures could bring

NANOfutures can help for example by:

• Aligning policies;

• Connecting regional stakeholders with experts on

nanotechnology;

• Increasing networking possibilities,in order to carry out business

or projects together

• Raising awareness of needed actions for a rapid

commersialization of nanotechnology

• Joining forces avoiding duplicity and actions dispersion…

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As NANOfutures Community member you can:

•… with three clicks run your own polls and get feedback from

the NANOfutures members

•… search for companies by keywords and other criterias

•…learn about the members and their background

•… invite new members by just one click

•… discuss in the WG forums with other members

•…keep informed about the activities in the community you are

interested in via email

NANOfutures today has > 600 members from 29 different

countries, ~31% of them are industry


Methodology

ETP needs (e.g. SUSCHEM , MANUFUTURE,

PHOTONICS 21, EUMAT, FTC, MINAM etc. )

Horizontal

Working Groups

(e.g. NANOSAFETY,

STANDARDISATION

, REGULATION etc.)

KEY NODES:

Nanotechnology

nodes related to

several sectors and

different horizontal

issues.


Activities performed so far: Timeline

September, Start NANOfutures CSA

19 October, Kick off, Working Group Leaders, collection of ETP needs

November, complete list of ETP-needs disseminated to WG

20 January, Working Groups Meeting, Clusterisation

Definition, Evaluation Grids disseminated to the

WG participants

15 March, WG Technical Meeting, Definition of Key-Nodes

14 April, Steering Commettee, Approval of Key-Nodes

May, Definition of Inventive Sessions Groups


Activities performed so far: Scheme

November 2011

ETP representative direct

input:

50 ETP needs from

FTC

ECTP

ENIAC

ERTRAC

ETPIS

EUMAT

MANUFUTURE

MINAM

NANOMEDICINE

PHOTONICS 21

SUSCHEM

Industrialization

and Manufacturing WG

11 Working Groups, Identification of actions

to address clustered ETP needs :

•RESEARCH / TECHNOLOGY

•INDUSTRIALIZATION/ nano-MANUFACTURING

•COMMUNICATION

•SAFETY RESEARCH

•INDUSTRIAL SAFETY STRATEGY

•STANDARDIZATION

•REGULATION

•TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER and INNOVATION

FINANCING

•NETWORKING

•SKILLS AND EDUCATION

Clustering of inputs – potential nodes

Working Group Meeting

20 January, Brussels

Brussels, 15 March 2011

WG Technical Meeting


Industrialization

and Manufacturing WG

Discussion and short list of

potential key nodes

WGs Technical Meeting

15 March, Brussels

Clustering of inputs, potential

nodes

Identification of actions to address

clustered ETP needs :

Contribution from analysis of

ETP SRA

Design, modelling and testing of materials

(including design and modelling, analitical

techniques, knowledge sharing and intellectual

properties)

Nano-micro scale manufacturing (including costeffective

processes)

Safe & Sustainable (including Safer processes and

products, Regulation, Environment)

NANO-Structures and Composites

NANOenabled Surfaces (including Surface

Performance and Surface Manufacturing)


Final approval of nanotechnology

Key nodes

The 14° April 2011 the Steering Committee approved the following

key nodes:

Design, modelling and testing of materials

(including design and modelling, analitical

techniques, knowledge sharing and intellectual

properties)

Nano-micro scale manufacturing (including costeffective

processes)

Safe & Sustainable (including Safer processes and

products, Regulation, Environment)

NANO-Structures and Composites

NANOenabled Surfaces (including Surface

Performance and Surface Manufacturing)


Final approval of nanotechnology

Key nodes

• Design, Modelling and Testing of materials: includes design of

nanomaterials from concept to disposal and recycling, modelling, characterization,

toxicity tests. Knowledge management including patenting, availability of knowledge

repository on nanomaterial safety etc. From ETP needs: ENIAC, Photonics21,

MANUFUTURE, EUMAT, ETPIS, FTC, NANOMEDICINE, SUSCHEM.

• Nano-Micro scale manufacturing: includes low cost and high efficient

production of nanomaterials, nanoobjects, nanoparticles multi scale fabrication and

scale-up processes. From ETP needs: EUMAT, MANUFUTURE, MINAM,

Photonics21, ECTP, ENIAC, SUSCHEM, NANOMEDICINE

• Safe & Sustainable: includes standards & best practise guidelines for

handling nanomaterials (nanoparticles, nanopowders), measurement protocols for

nanomaterials; risk assessment and risk management; environmentally friendly and

sustainable nanomaterials production processes. From ETP needs: MANUFUTURE,

ETPIS, SUSCHEM, FTC, ENIAC, MINAM, NANOMEDICINE.


Final approval of nanotechnology

Key nodes

• Nano structures and composites: High yield, low dispersion, high

accuracy manufacturing of nanostructures; up-scaling from lab to industrial

processes; ultra-high performance composites with smart properties for different

applications. From ETP needs: ENIAC, Photonics21, ECTP, FTC, ERTRAC,

MANUFUTURE, NANOMEDICINE.

• Nano-enabled surfaces: nanocoating technologies and manufacturing for

smart surfaces (energy efficient, high performance, active, sensing etc.). From ETP

needs: ECTP, ENIAC, ERTRAC, EUMAT, MINAM.

The proposed key nodes are interconnected and there are horizontal actions which

should link together such needs: e.g. communication and networking,

standardization, cost optimization, research on smart properties of nanomaterials.


Approval of a list of

key nodes

What to do next: the

perspective

Final list of key nodes

Definition of the expert groups

Inventive Sessions

Workshops on each key node

(June2011 -January 2012)

Targets

and Challenges

Industrial and Research

Roadmap

(March- June 2012)

One Group for each

Key-Node

Dissemination, Exploitation and

networking activities


Future Events

• NanotechItaly 2011, November 23-25, 2011, Venice, Italy: next SC

Meeting. NANOfutures WG meetings will be probably organised there.

In the plenary session of the 23rd a 1h session (4 presentations)

dedicated to EU and IT NANOfutures platform is foreseen.

For information on NANOfutures activities, please contact the

NANOfutures CSA Coordinator:

Margherita Cioffi, D’Appolonia S.p.A.

Margherita.cioffi@dappolonia.it

www.dappolonia.it


NANOfutures

association

Overview of NANOfutures

Approach and Activities

http://www.nanofutures.eu

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