Posted: December 1, 2008

European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry brokerage event

(Nanowerk News) SusChem, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, will be running another of its successful FP7 project brokerage event in Brussels on 11 December at the Hotel Bloom from 10:30 to 15:30.
The event will cover the recent FP7 project calls announced in the Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies. Materials and new Production technologies (NMP) area.
What is the aim? SusChem brokerage events aim to facilitate transnational R&D-collaboration between industry, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and research organisations in relevant FP7 projects and under other European funding schemes.
Who should attend? Representatives from all European companies, universities, technology centres and research institutes active in chemistry and related material sciences; Coordinators of FP7 projects; and other R&D networks and platforms.
The event will help FP7 collaborations in chemistry and material science through the initiation of collaborative projects or facilitating contact between potential research partners.
The event will feature an update on the status of SusChem and its future perspectives. European Commission personnel will present on the NMP 2009 work programme and give early indications of the outlook for the 2010 programme.
In the afternoon three parallel thematic group workshops will be held covering: Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies; Materials; and Production topics.
There will also be networking sessions and an opportunity to present posters on your expertise or project proposals and identify potential partners.
This SusChem event is free to all but you must register to attend the meeting. To register visit:
FP7 Calls
Specific FP7 NMP call topics that will be presented include:
  • Oxide materials for electronics applications
  • Light high-performance composites
  • Innovative pathways for sustainable chemical production
  • Development of nanotechnology-based systems for molecular diagnostics and imaging
  • Reducing the environmental footprint of energy intensive industries
  • Nanobiotechnology: Applying life science principles as model for new nanotechnology-based mechanisms, processes, devices and/or systems
  • Nanotechnology for harvesting energy via photovoltaic technologies
  • Molecular factory: manufacturing objects with predictable and controllable properties
  • Nano-structured materials based on graphene
  • Biomimetic gels and polymers for tissue repair
  • Novel membranes for water technologies (SICA)
  • New biomass-based composite materials and their processing
  • Best practices to lower the barriers for commercialisation of nanotechnology research
  • Exposure scenarios to nanoparticles
  • Nanotechnologies coordinated calls with Russia
    In addition a number of coordinated calls with Russia have been announced covering nanotechnologies:
  • Nano EU-Russia A. Optical chemical sensing with nanoparticles, nano-waveguides and photonic structures
  • Nano EU-Russia B. Wireless Surface Acoustic Wave Physical Sensors for operation in a wide temperature range
  • Nano EU-Russia C. Sensing of toxic and explosive agents in air based on metal oxide semiconductor nano-structured materials
  • Mapping of nanotechnology and nanostructured materials research infrastructures in Russia
  • Activities towards the development of appropriate solutions for the use, recycling and/or final treatment of nanotechnology-based products
  • More information on the latest FP7 calls in the NMP area can be found at:
    Source: SusChem
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