From idea to transfer
The EU's 8th Research Framework Programme, which expired in 2020, had for the first time brought together all research and innovation-relevant funding programmes of the European Commission into one programme. Within this programme, the European Textile Technology Platform (ETP) had developed the 'Strategic Action Plan' in an intensive process under the leadership of EURATEX and with the help of many experts from industry and science. The "Textile Flagships for Europe" focused on seven textile technology fields, which were also reflected in the work of STFI and whose research topics were taken up in projects. The calls for proposals in HORIZON 2020 were active from January 2014 to December 2020. The approved projects will extend far beyond that. HORIZON 2020 officially ends on 31 December 2020. The successor programme HORIZON EUROPE is scheduled to start on 1 January 2021.
Open Innovation Test Bed for developing safe nano-enabled bio-based materials and polymer bio-nanocomposites for multi-functional and new advanced applications
Instituto Tecnológico del Embalaje, Transporte y Logística (ITENE) / ES
Packaging, cosmetics, medicine, pharmaceuticals, hygiene, textiles and additive manufacturing
The project aims to improve technologies and processes for the application of nanomaterials. To this end, existing pilot plants across Europe will be adapted and optimised for the processing of bio-based nanomaterials. BIONANOPOLYS will also offer a wide range of services to industrial partners for the introduction of new bio-based nanoproducts, such as the development of safety protocols for bio-based nanomaterials, the specialisation and training of personnel, or the development of standards. Within the framework of the project, a business model is to be developed that will enable interested industrial partners to access the pilot plants even after the end of the project.
01 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2024
27 partners from 12 countries
EUCAlyptus LIgnin VAlorisation for Advanced Materials and Carbon Fibres
CONTACTICA S.L., Spanien
Lightweight engineering, sensor technology
EUCALIVA's scientific and technological objectives offer a synergy between innovation and the application of new processes and materials. The main focus of the project is on the utilisation of lignin from eucalyptus waste as a source for new carbon fibres and stretchable films as well as sensors. The demonstration in already existing research pilot plants and the scalability of the proposed concepts are the content of the project. In the long term, this can lead to the optimisation of the bio-refinery process from an economic and ecological point of view.
01 Sep 2017 – 31 Jul 2021
6 partners from 4 countries
Cost effective lignin-based carbon fibres for innovative light-weight applications
Inventia AB, SE
Lightweight engineering, aerospace, automotive engineering, wind turbines
The GreenLight project aims to demonstrate a value chain for the creation of new bio-based, sustainable and economically viable carbon fibres from lignin that can be produced in Europe using European raw materials. These lignin precursors will be tested for processing into carbon fibres and structural carbon fibre composites. The exceptionally high strength-to-weight ratio of carbon fibres offers numerous advantages for many applications.
01 Jul 2015 – 30 Jun 2019
9 partners from 4 countries