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  • 1. The Departmentof NanotechnologyWrocław ResearchCentre EIT+
  • 2. The Department of Nanotechnology Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ Projects co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund
  • 3. 1. Lower Silesia, WrocławLower Silesia, a province in the South-West encouraged some economic initiatives. Dynamicof Poland, borders the Czech Republic to the growth has been reported in the traditionalSouth and Germany to the West. Due to its unique branches of the industry and new technologieslocation, at the intersection of important transport as well. The province’s other advantages include itsroutes leading from the North to the South and from natural resources (including copper and rare earththe East to the West, Lower Silesia is the fastest metals), excellent soil and the climate favorablegrowing region in Poland. Its dynamic economic to the agriculture development, vast culturaldevelopment is based on the close cooperation heritage and wonderful touristic landscapeswith the European economy. Global leading (Karkonosze and Sudetes Highlands).corporations, including: LG, Hewlett-Packard, Lower Silesia owes its economic success alsoAllied Irish Banks, VOLVO, Toyota, Volkswagen, to its young, highly educated, dynamic population,WABCO, Crédit Agricole, Bosch, 3M, Faurecia, open to the world and its challenges. ThereWhirlpool, MacoPharma and many others, have are several dozen higher education institutions,invested in this region and established their both state and private. The most importantbranches there. Furthermore, numerous business science and research centres include: Universitydevelopment institutions, special economic of Wrocław, Wrocław University of Technology,zones and investment stimulating programs have Medical University, University of Life Sciences,created an investor-friendly climate and have University of Economics and University of Physical Education.
  • 4. Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ Ltd.www.eitplus.plWrocław Research Centre EIT + Ltd. was founded Since 2008, the company has been implementing of approximately 24 000 m2 will house above research, codification of knowledge, protectionin 2007 as a joint initiative of the city authorities, two large research programs (in the fields 50 specialist research and technology laboratories, of intellectual property, technology brokering,local government and Wrocław’s institutes of biotechnology and nanotechnology), one of the equipped with the top class devices, holding appropriate commercialization and product development.of higher education. The company’s shareholders country’s largest infrastructure projects in the certification. Core activities will comprise research Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ is the firstare: Wrocław University of Technology, University area of R&D and several research projects in the of an applicative nature, focused on cooperation with and most active Research and Technologyof Wrocław, Medical University, Wrocław City area of ICT, financed from 7th Framework Program research and implementation Centres of industrial Organization (RTO) in Poland. Research results withHall, Lower Silesia Marshall’s Office and Governor’s resources. Company’s activities in these fields clients. Furthermore, the laboratory structure will significant market potential obtained in the courseOffice, University of Life Sciences, University aim to collect a significant scientific potential include modern „open-space” laboratories intended of projects implemented by the company will beof Economics. The company’s mission is to create (in cooperation with the best researchers in the for micro, small-scale and semi-technical research. protected by intellectual property rights, patentedand develop a new cooperative strategy linking Lower Silesia region), access to world class The objective of the Campus is to stir up cooperation and commercialized in established companiesthe science and higher education sector, local specialists and commercialize the intellectual between scientists from different fields and the and created spin-offs.authorities and innovative business. Wrocław property as well. business environment, which is meant to set up Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ is implementingResearch Centre EIT+ has its headquarters a unique society involved in the development of state- its own commercialization method providedin the Pracze Odrzańskie area of Wrocław, wihtin The priority project of Wrocław Research Centre of-the-art technologies. for research work results, based on capitala 27 hectare plot, covered with historic buildings EIT+, entitled „Lower Silesia Centre for Materials investment in technological companies, entryand a beautiful park complex. Financing in excess and Biomaterials Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ The Strategy of the Wrocław Research Centre of created companies into the market and theirof EUR 200 million, provided for the center’s (DCMiB)”, aims at constructing and furnishing EIT+ continued development. The next step to be madeconstruction and interior furnishing, was based of a cutting edge research and development Campus encompass establishing of an investment fundon European Union funds. In this respect, Wrocław in Wrocław. Under this project, buildings that are Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ is involved in intended for financing of technological venturesResearch Centre EIT+ may be considered one already located within the Campus and dated the comprehensive creation and implementation at early stages of development, i.e. those thatof the largest and most significant projects on the from the 1920s, will be adapted and refurbished, of innovative solutions, through the combination feature a high level of market risk.Polish scientific map. and one brand new facility will be erected. The area of management and execution of scientific
  • 5. The Department of NanotechnologyThe Department of Nanotechnology at Wrocław • designing, planning, constructing, furnishingResearch Centre EIT+ was established in 2010. and performing start-up and maintenanceIt conducts activities associated with the of operations of nanotechnology researchactive search for breakthrough scientific topics, laboratories,performing research and commercialization • establishing of a cooperation network within theof results in direct cooperation with the business scope of developed competences and knowledgeenvironment. The Department’s main fields base in Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ activities,are photonics, material engineering and issues and defining new and strategic areas of activityconcerning rare earth metals. as well.The Department is divided into four sections which The Department of Nanotechnology is involvedcooperate closely with one another: in research projects co-financed by European Union funds, primarily under the European• Promotion and cooperation with Industry and Regional Development Fund. The most important Scientific Centres, of these projects include: „The Application• Intellectual Property Management, of nanotechnologies in modern materials –• Organization and Management of Research NanoMat” and „Lower Silesia Centre for Materials Projects, and Biomaterials Wrocław Research Centre EIT+• Research Infrastructure. (DCMiB)”.Key operating objectives of the Department include: The Department also conducts activities focused on supporting of enterprises in the Lower Silesia• efficient execution of research projects, region through the creation and development completed with best possible results and their of business clusters. At present there are two commercialization, clusters operating within the Department: Polish• start-up of new research projects with high IP Nanotechnology in Business and Science Cluster potential, and Lower Silesia Photonic Technologies Cluster.
  • 6. Staff Detlef Hommel, Prof. Łukasz Nieradko, Ph.D., Eng. Anna Szajdak, M.Sc. Filip Granek, Ph.D. Coordinator of the Research Head of Nanotechnology NanoMat Project Manager Head of Photonics Project Program NanoMat Department DivisionProf. Detlef Hommel, Ph.D. has been a Coordinator Łukasz Nieradko, Ph.D., is a Head of Nanotechnology A graduate of the Wrocław University, also finished Filip Granek, Ph.D., is the Head of the Projectof the Research Program NanoMat in the Department. He is in charge of research development, Project Management studies at the Wrocław Division of the photonics scientific area, theWrocław Research Centre EIT+ since April 2010. strategy development, coordination of the research University of Technology and the Banking University. Department of Nanotechnology of the WrocławHis expertise comprises: solid-state physics, infrastructure expansion in the Pracze Campus She has been the NanoMat Project Manager in Research Centre EIT+. He is an expert in cuttingoptoelectronics and semiconductor physics. and cooperation between scientific and business the Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ since 2008. edge photovoltaic cells technology and is currentlyUntil 1991 he had been working in the Academy environments in the area of nanotechnology. She coordinates and supervises all administrative starting off scientific works in this field. In 2004-of Sciences in Berlin and then in the University He is a graduate of the Wrocław University procedures related to project implementation. In the 2005 doctor Granek was working for the Energyof Würzburg. In the latter, within the Ph.D. of Technology and a scholarship holder of Marie past she worked for the Grant Office and European Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN),follow-up internship, he was working on the first Curie Individual Fellowship and the Foundation Funds in the Wrocław University of Technology, Holland. In 2005-2011 he was hired by theZnSe-based green semiconductor laser in Germany. for Polish Science. He worked for the French National dealing with advisory on preparation of applications Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy SystemsHis achievements also include: contribution to the Scientific Research Centre, participating in various for frame programs and structural funds and (ISE), Germany, where, since 2009, he headed thefirst university GaN-based blue laser in Europe projects of General Directorate for Armament management of the project database, performed research team, handling state-of-the-art processesand the first single photon source worldwide, based (DGA), National Research of Space Research within the university. She has participated in related to laser and chemical treatment appliedon quantum dots. Since 1994 he has been a full and National Research Agency at elaborating preparation of applications for university projects in cutting edge photoelectric cells. Filip Granek hasprofessor on the University of Bremen. Currently, on integrated on-chip components provided for the (e.g. an investment project “Construction of the been managing several research projects with thehe has been managing the Semiconductor Epitaxy atomic clock as well as MOEMS systems. He has Academic Campus – Integrated Student Centre total budget of approx. EUR 3 million. His researchTeam. He is an author of more than 550 scientific undergone trainings on management of R&D and IPR PWr in Wrocław) and worked in teams managing activities, conducted in leading European scientificpublications, an advisor to over 20 Ph.D. theses Centres, IBM in Switzerland and Watson Research the following projects: ”TWIPSA” – Transfer institutions, have been run in tight cooperation withand an inventor of numerous patents. Prof. Hommel Centre in the US. Numerous honorable mentions of Knowledge to Enterprises from the Lower Silesia representatives of the international photovoltaicis a member of many Advisory Committees and an have been granted to him, including an award Province through Internships for Graduates PWr”, industry. He is an author of over 50 articlesorganizer of the cyclic international conferences. of the Polish Electrician Association, the President “Innovative Macroregion. Technological Foresight released in scientific magazines and presentedHe was awarded the Aleksander von Humboldt of the Warsaw University of Technology, distinctions for the Lower Silesia Province until 2020”, “Strategic on international conferences and 8 internationalscholarship granted by the Foundation for Polish at international and national conferences. He is an Policy Intelligence Tools for Better Science patent applications.Science. He has two times been a visiting author of a large number of scientific publications and Technology Investment Strategies in Europe’sprofessor to Japan and, currently, he holds this title and the European patent. Doctor Nieradko is Regions – REGSTRAT”at Wrocław University. a member of the Polish Sensor Technology Association, Marie Curie Fellow Association and the Technological Committee for Nanotechnology of the Polish Committee for Standardization.
  • 7. 2. NanoMat Research Projectwww.nanomat.eitplus.pl„NanoMat – The Application of Nanotechnology • Functional polymer materials Project data:in Advanced Materials” involves interdisciplinary • SMART materials and nanocompositesresearch aimed at manufacturing of technologically • Electromagnetic radiation detectors Period 2008 – 2014advanced materials, developing of nanotechnology and converters for digital medical diagnostics Financing 31,1 mln €and its application in such fields as: nanoelectronics, and document and banknote security systemsphotonics, power engineering, medicine, • Intermetallic alloys absorbing hydrogen Indicators Number of commercialized R&D research results: 5construction materials, polymer industry and many and permanent magnets based on lanthanides Number of patent applications as a result of the project: 16others. The goal of the research is to obtain materials – development of magnetically hard Number of scientific publications as a result of research conducted: 150featuring new or improved properties, determine nanocomposite materials based Number of academic titles awarded in direct association with projecttheir potential in terms of practical application on domestic raw materials implementation: 35and also develop selected technologies provided • Materials and technologies for advanced Research tasks 14for their manufacture. Results obtained in the energy conservation and storage systemscourse of the project are supposed to be patented • Development of modern biodetectionand implemented in technology companies and cellular bioimaging methodsand spin-offs. with the use of luminescent nanotags • Biosystems for detection of microbiologicalWorks are conducted within the following research hazardstopics: • Technologies associated with laser micromachining and their application• Nanomaterials for photonic and biomedical • Nanomaterials manufactured through sol-gel application technology, intended for medical and sensory• Nanomaterials for optoelectronic and sensory application application • Polymer and ceramic nanocomposites• Lasers and fiber optic amplifiers for electrotechnical application• Microstructural polymer fiber optics
  • 8. 2.1. NanoMat Project Tasks2.1.1. Nanomaterials for photonic and biomedical application 2.1.2. Nanomaterials for optoelectronic and sensory applicationThe aim of the task is to create, determine and apply The materials and techniques developed may find The scope of the project works comprise creation,luminescent nanocrystals using metal oxide matrices application in optoelectronic equipment (sinters, thin film, characterization and application of complex nanostructuresdoped with ions from transition group elements colloids, fibers for use in detectors, emitters, scintillation (wells, quantum dots), that are an element of a newor lanthanides and semi-conducting nanocrystals. The screens, etc. with narrow spectral parameters). They may generation of photonic systems, sensor systems andstructures obtained are characterized in terms of optic also be used to mark objects and securities with doping a new type of an optoelectronic instrument. Works on semi-properties (such as band structure parameters) as well of polymers in their manufacture, the ink or in the form conductor structures include production and applicationas mechanical properties (material sensitivity to external of nanofibers. Furthermore, the obtained luminophores of such composite materials as (Al, In, Ga)N on variousfactors e.g. temperature, magnetic fields, atmosphere) may be used as luminescent markers in the form of a thin bases. Materials are developed in such a way as toand their possible practical applications. The goal of the coating of silicon oxide, whose surface has been modified facilitate their use in medical imaging biodetection andwork is to obtain a substance with high emission efficiency (e.g. with functional groups, antibodies etc.) to facilitate in semi-conductor equipment.with low level of agglomeration, in the form of powder the adhesion process of tissue and cellular components.or solid solution (particle size < 30 nm). The task willalso cover an examination and development of techniquesfor surface modification of nanoparticles obtainedin order to achieve complex arrangements, for example,with binding of biological particles, core-shell (luminescentcore and bioactive coating), multilayer structuresand others.ExecutorInstitute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Potential areas of cooperation with a business partner: • Super luminescent diodes with optical output 30mW operating in a spectrum of 385-400nmPotential areas of cooperation with a business partner: • Coherent light source for chemical and biological analysis for sensory applications in the blue-purple spectrum• Nanocrystalline phosphors with efficient emission and characteristic spectrum • Light source using nanocolumns and quantum drops, operating in the blue-yellow spectrum, source of single photon• Nanopowders, nanocrystals, thin films, sinters and nanoceramics of various optical properties for application in photonics emissions for application in quantum cryptography and as coherent emitters in the green spectrum• Phosphors in the form of nanopowders with modified and functionalized surfaces (for coating or encapsulation) • Hybrid systems facilitating the coupling/collection of several semiconductor lasers into one fiber optic, which allows• Luminescent markers for biological applications, in new types of paints and fibers, for marking of objects and documents a wide choice of emission wavelength in the 395-425-nm range at risk of counterfeiting • Emitters based on InGaN quantum dots in the green-orange spectrum• Bioactive particle carriers, biomarkers, e.g. for fast detection of a given strain of bacteria • Cultures of GaN nanocolumn groups containing quantum wells and quantum drops emitting under current injection• Narrow-band detectors / emitters, scintillation screens, etc. • Production of monolithic sources of single photons on demand in equipment working at close to room temperature
  • 9. 2.1.3. Lasers and fiber optic amplifiers 2.1.4. Microstructural polymer fiber opticsThe project concerns construction and optimization The scope of the task includes construction design This project involves development of technologies for (max. 4%) (possibility for application in sensor role in rangesof fiber optic amplifiers and sources of medium and high of medium and high output fiber optic amplifiers operating production of microstructural polymer fiber optics, and also unattainable for quartz fiber), smaller Young modulusoutput radiation for application in the area of fiber optic at wavelengths safe for the eye. This type of amplifier will design and production of fiber optics with new transmission (approximately 3 GPa) when compared to fused quartztelecommunications, free space telecommunications then serve the construction of fiber optic radiation sources and metrological properties. The new fiber optic materials (72 GPa), which ensures high elasticity of polymer fibers,or micromachining of specific materials. Technical solutions in the so-called MOPA (Master Oscillator Power Amplifier) will be characterized by one or several selected features: better surface tension to viscosity ration (at fiber drawingdeveloped in the course of the task will facilitate safe configuration. The radiation source in this case is a low low temperature of material preparation and fiber optic temperature), which facilitates production of more complexapplication of constructed high optical output equipment output signal laser, whose parameters may be easily drawing, facility to dope with easily degrading materials structures in comparison to quartz fibers, ease of dopingwithout the dangers currently present in this area. controlled, and high output radiation is gained through such as organic an biological, as early as the preform stage, polymer fiber optics (through diffusion into a chemically cascade amplifier (most commonly two or three stage). biological compatibility (possible medical application), softened polymer) with various materials (dyes, materials compatibility and easy integration with polymer photonic increasing photosensitivity, electrooptic properties, etc.) elements produced in planar technology, greater distortion immediately after manufacture, which is not possible scope (to 30%) in comparison with quartz fiber optics in the case of quartz fiber optics.ExecutorWrocław University of Technology ExecutorPotential areas of cooperation with a business partner: Wrocław University of Technology• New type of highly efficient and stable fiber optic amplifiers for high power light sources Maria Skłodowska-Curie University, Lublin• High power fiber optic amplifiers with improved output beam parameters• New high power radiation source system, operating in continuous or pulse mode (nano- and pico-/femtosecond), Potential areas of cooperation with a business partner: with distortion compression and pulse shape force system • New types of microstructural polymer fiber optics and their production technologies• High power amplifier control systems (automatic monitoring systems) • Birefringent fiber optics for polarimetric and interference sensors• New type of low power laser with improved parameters (lower pulse time, higher repetition frequency, improved • Technology for recording fiber Bragg grating and long term mesh in microstructural polymer fiber optics operations stability) • Polymer fiber optics for use in sensors (sensitivity to physical and chemical conditions)• Measurement systems to measure length of ultra short pulses • Production of index-guided type microstructural polymer fiber optics with photonic gap complex structure
  • 10. 2.1.5. Functional polymer materials 2.1.6. SMART materials and nanocompositesResearch works in this task are directed at achievement nanofilling. Depending on the type of filler used, the new The scope of this task is based on three independent, in military and civilian constructions and intelligent drugand application of specific functional one-, two- and three- materials will be active in a magnetic field, constitute interdisciplinary projects. carriers. There are also indications of new applicationsdimensional polymer nanomaterials of defined properties. a sensory material with selective action, intended for in the area of various mechanical constructions.Research works are conducted within three independent the detection of specific liquids, gases, light or change The first topic is focused on the research into new polymertopics. in dimensions. ceramic composites. Works cover production, optimization The third topic is SMART polymers in nanometer structures and examination of the properties and application possibilities on fixed surfaces. The objective of this sub-task isThe first topic concerns polymer nanolayers used The third topic, involving work on the border of new nanofillers for various polymers, including: achievement of functionalized SMART polymersas intelligent surfaces, whose properties change depending between nanotechnology and biotechnology, focuses thermoplasts, chemically hardened resins, organic compound in nanometer structures on fixed surfaces and functionalon an external stimulus. Such structures may be used on development of nanostructure carriers through absorbers and coatings. Therefore, polymer composites polymer nanolayers. Furthermore, the works on developmentas nanomechanisms, sensors, semi-conducting layers, adsorption of polyelectrolyte layers on the surface with lowered combustibility, increased fire resistance of ways to fix polymer photochromic film to a fixed surfaceselective membranes or membrane catalysts. of solid body particles of colloidal size. The scope of works and improved barrier properties, is to be developed. Research (glass, silicon chip, and polymer) and examine and optimize includes definition of physical and chemical conditions also includes polymer nanocomposites which, in addition the growth and culture conditions (technologies) of neuronThe second topic is focused on composite materials for the synthesis of carriers, and development of carrier to superior mechanical properties, also present ferroelectric cells with the use of the above-mentioned photochromicof various properties and preparation of initial assumptions production technologies using adsorption, layer by layer. and piezoelectric properties for sensor applications. films are underway. Research is also addressed to productionfor development of technologies to produce them. Moreover, polymeric nanospheres, capable of carrying, of intelligent dyes (SMART dyes) for coatings and thin films,Furthermore, the scope of the task includes achievement targeted delivery and controlled release of cytostatic The second topic, entitled „ SMART magnetic materials”, and methods for encapsulation of organic chromophoresand examination of functional polymers presenting drugs, will be produced. Furthermore, research works focus involves works on production of new magnetorheological in nanometer structures. Furthermore, methods referringcharacteristic properties in the face of specific external on functionalization of nanoparticle surfaces to attach and ferrorheological fluids (MRF and FRF) and ferromagnetic to modification of natural polymers – chitin, aimedconditions. These materials will comprise thermoplastic cystatin molecules, responsible for recognition of tumor nanopowders, as well as a range of composites and their at producing of nanometer films with photochromiccomposites made up of a polymer coating and functional cells. participation as key components in semi-active dampers properties, are currently developed. ExecutorExecutor Wrocław University of TechnologyWrocław University of Technology University of Bielsko-BiałaPotential areas of cooperation with a business partner: Potential areas of cooperation with a business partner:• Polymers with modified surfaces • Biocompatible materials and composites • Nanofillers for modification of montmoillonite • Electromagnetic screens for telecommunication• New generation of separating membranes • Functional nanostructure layers, surface modification • SMART magnetic materials and electrotechnics• New types of protein carriers, bio-inspired materials, techniques • Ferromagnetic nanopowders • Liquid cores controlled drug release systems • New materials for fuel cells • Materials absorbing electromagnetic radiation • Nanolayers from photochromic polymers• Sensor materials • Polymer nanolayers with assigned properties • Magnetovision – a new system for non-destructive • Intelligent photochromic and thermochromic dyes• Conducting nanocomposites • Polymer composites for sensor applications testing
  • 11. 2.1.7. Electromagnetic radiation detectors and converters for digital medical 2.1.8. Intermetallic alloys absorbing hydrogen and permanent magnets baseddiagnostics and document and banknote security systems on lanthanides – development of magnetically hard nanocomposite materials based on domestic raw materialsResearch works performed within this task are focused The research results will be used in production Due to its extended scope, this research task has been 5. Development of nanocomposite magnetic materialson the use of rare earth metal elements (lanthanides) of electromagnetic radiation converters and detectors divided into eight areas of research covering: based on rare earth elements.in production of advanced materials of cutting edge for digital medical diagnostics and security systems 6. Assessment of the potential for applicationmaterial engineering. The scope of works include, provided for documents and banknotes. Additionally, 1. Determination of effectiveness applicable technologies of ores, concentrates, intermediate products and wastein particular, production technologies and characterization the output may also be used in modern industrial sectors for capturing lanthanides from existing domestic raw and the development of technologies to obtain selectedof new luminescent materials for digital imaging techniques such as nucleonics, electronics, optoelectronics, powder materials using modern chemical metallurgy techniques. non-ferrous and rare metals with hydrometallurgical(medical: planar imaging, PET, computed tomography metallurgy and in modern raw material doping techniques 2. Development of technologies for obtaining high-purity and biometallurgical methods.and thermal: conversion of infrared to visible light) (co precipitation, sol-gel techniques) and finished materials lanthanide halides. 7. Synthesis and examination of the physical and chemicaland luminescent markers for security of documents. (implantation, diffusion). The output using metallic lanthanides 3. Determination of the electrical conductivity and properties of titanium dioxide nanofibers obtained throughThe materials obtained are in the form of transparent, and their compounds will be used in ceramics as materials thermodynamic properties of selected lanthanide halide – hydrometallurgic methods.high-density ceramic sinters, meeting the requirements of high thermal resistance, in lasers as luminophores, (also alkali halide systems. 8. Application of biometallurgic methods to processfor digital imaging and nanopowders of very low particle for diodes), scintillation screens and others. 4. Development of technologies to obtain neodymium and polymetallic sulphide raw materials.size range. The scope of works to be performed also include Nd-Fe and Nd-Fe-B alloys for the production of permanentceramics production technologies and examination of their magnets and the production technology of intermetallicapplication possibilities. hydrogen-absorbing lanthanide alloys. Executor Institute of Non-ferrous Metals, Gliwice Institute of Non-ferrous Metals, Poznań Wrocław University of TechnologyExecutor Potential areas of cooperation with a business partner:University of Wrocław • Modern methods for the recovery of rare earth metals from waste • Magnetic nanocompositesPotential areas of cooperation with a business partner: • Recovery of gypsum from waste• New X and gamma ray detectors (in the form of high efficiency, low-scatter nanopowders or ceramic sinters) • Technologies for obtaining new alloys for production of permanent magnets and hydrogen-absorbing systems• Materials for converters of IR and UV into visible light • New materials based on rare earth elements• Powder materials (crystallites with narrow grain size range) • Titanium dioxide nanofibers and nanopowders• Nanosize phosphors with characteristic spectrum for security of sensitive documents (e.g. as an additive in inks, etc.) • New materials for lithium batteries with improved parameters
  • 12. 2.1.9. Materials and technologies for advanced energy conservation and 2.1.10. Use of electric, spectroscopic and optic methods in biodetection andstorage systems bioimagingThis task comprises development of new technologies The research task covers two complementary topics. NAOMIS – development of modern methods of celladdressed to production of light composite containers biodetection and bioimaging with the use of nanosizefor collection of hydrogen and methane, necessary BioSens – biosystems for detection of biological hazards luminescent markers, within the scope of which workto supply fuel cells and combustion engines. New, innovative – concentrates on development of new luminescent is being conducted on the construction of new biosensors,materials shall will also be manufactured, including techniques for detection of bacteria cells and toxins imaging methods, techniques and protocols for cellularchemical compounds absorbing hydrogen gas in direct derived from bacteria, including endotoxins. Detection biology. Taking into account the above-mentionedhydrogen reactions or in the process of an electrochemical systems are based on the application of specially adapted objective and in order to meet the reuirements of the task,reaction. Furthermore, technology for production of Ni-MeH in vitro cultures of eukaryotic cells and the use of modified new nanosize luminophores, including biofunctionalized,hydride battery electrodes will be developed. The obtained glass, silicon and polymer matrices (in cooperation with are being applied. The scope of this task also includeselectrode will be used in production of hydrogen and will NAOMIS). development of new imaging techniques (and modificationact as a chemical hydrogen gas container to supply of low of techniques currently applied) and work on theirtemperature fuel cells. application in the examination of biological systems (in cooperation with BioSens).ExecutorWrocław University of Technology ExecutorCzęstochowa University of Technology Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, WrocławInstitute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, WrocławJan Długosz University, Częstochowa Potential areas of cooperation with a business partner:Potential areas of cooperation with a business partner: • Competitive techniques for detection of bacteria / toxins / pyrogens• New techniques and materials for hydrogen pressure storage (light composite containers with sensor system) • New optical methods for application in biodetection and bioimaging• Metal hydride systems and equipment to produce and store hydrogen • New luminescent markers: nanocrystallites, quantum dots, polymeric nanospheres, and others (including• Carbon materials and composites for energy storage systems: biofunctionalized), to track signal pathways, cell interior imaging, potential therapeutic tool for photodynamic therapies • New anode materials for lithium-ion cells • Nanomaterial biofunction protocols • electrode materials for electrochemical super capacitors • Micromatrices functionalized with monoclonal antibodies• Ultra nanoporous carbon and hybrid materials with improved hydrogen storage capacity (in cryo and elevated pressure • Competitive systems for detection of bacteria / bacterial toxins (particularly Gram-negative) conditions) • Quick (automatic) selection system of clone cells for introduction into desired cell lines
  • 13. 2.1.11. Technologies associated with laser micromachining and their 2.1.12. Nanomaterials manufactured through sol-gel technology, intended forapplication medical and sensory applicationsModern lasers provide ultimately accurate material The aim of the research is to develop materials (conductivity, magnetism, hydrophobicity, oleophobicity),modification, usually unattainable for other technologies. and technologies to be used in industries such as: chemical properties (e.g. photocatalysis) and biologicalThe aim of this task is to develop 2D and 2.5D (microdrilling, construction, textiles, pharmacy, medicine and veterinary properties (bactericidal, fungicidal, surface biofinctionmicrocutting, micromarking etc.) laser micromachining medicine. The scope of works undertaken includes the etc.). Furthermore, the materials are examined in termsof semi-conductor materials, metals, glass, ceramics achievement of amorphous nanostructures, nanopowders of their usefulness as additives to anticorrosive coatings,and plastics. It is the first project of its kind performed with low particle distribution and nanolayers, through sensory elements in gas and liquid optical sensors (alsoin Poland. surface and volume modification of the most commonly at high temperatures) and in biocompatible materials used oxides in nanotechnology: titanium, zirconium (for application in implantology).Laser micromachining has a very important applicative and silicon. Doping allows for change in physical propertiesaspect. With the use of laser technology it is possibleto cut, mark or print texts and graphics on materials suchas glass, metal or plastic. It can also be used in theautomotive industry, in the manufacturing of domesticappliances or in marking of glass or steel. Executor Electrotechnical Institute, Wrocław Institute of Low Temperatures and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, WrocławExecutorWrocław University of Technology Potential areas of cooperation with a business partner: • New materials and their production technologies (sol-gel method), in the form of nanopowders of low particle distributionPotential areas of cooperation with a business partner: and nanocrystallites and/or amorphous thin films and coats (thickness to 1 mm)• 2D, 2.5D and 3D micromachining of various materials • New materials (layers and powders) surface of volume doped with ions and/or metal atoms• New techniques in laser marking and micromarking • Oxide materials in the form of nanopowders and thin films• Safety systems for work stations with high power lasers • Oxide materials functionalized with organic compounds, with modified hydrophyllic / hydrophobic properties (for application• Database of material susceptibility to treatment with lasers of different wavelength as protective coatings, anti-corrosion materials, self-cleaning surfaces for products (e.g. wooden, metallic, plastic)• Techniques for quick prototyping of single-layer printed circuits with the use of laser micromachining • Multilayer barrier composite materials (conductive or magnetic layers on dielectric substrates)• Laser techniques for modification of surface properties, surface treatment, selective removal of coating • Thin films with antibacterial and/or mycological properties• Removal system for gaseous products of laser machining • Oxide materials with improved photocatalytic properties• Creation of microstructures • Materials for application in textiles, as anti-corrosion materials, in medicine (implant-bone connections), sensors
  • 14. 2.1.13. Polymer and ceramic nanocomposites for electrotechnicalapplicationsThis task concerns development of new polymer, ceramic and developing and implementing of nanocomposite,and composite materials (including nanocomposites) electrical insulation impregnating varnish technologiesand their application in selected electrotechnical solutions for converter-controlled energy-efficient motors.(varistors, surge arresters, composite insulators, Furthermore, an objective of works is to obtaininsulating varnishes, fuel cells). The scope of work includes the production technology allowing for manufacturingmanufacturing of high-voltage insulators with improved of oxide varistor nanoceramics to be applied in high-voltageoperating parameters (increased electrical resistance, surge arresters and materials and technologies for SOFCresistance to flammability, moisture, dirt and UV radiation) and PEMFC fuel cells.ExecutorElectrotechnical Institute, WrocławPotential areas of cooperation with a business partner:• New polymer, ceramic and composite materials for electrotechnical applications• Materials and production technologies for high-voltage nanocomposite insulators• Materials and technologies for production of cables for overhead medium-voltage transmission lines• Materials and production technology for electrical insulation nanocomposite varnishes• Materials and production technology for new, cheap varistor ceramics for high-voltage surge arresters for electronic appliances and power networks• Prototype surge arresters with composite screens• Materials and technologies for SOFC and PEMFC fuel cells• Prototype SOFC fuel cell (solid oxide) working at low temperatures (in comparison to existing solutions)• Prototype PEMFC fuel cells (polymer) working at temperatures higher than existing cells
  • 15. 3. Nanotechnology laboratorieson the Pracze Campus – LowerSilesia Centre for Materialsand Biomaterials WrocławResearch Centre EIT+ (DCMiB)The scope of „Lower Silesia Centre for Materials The nanotechnology technology laboratories haveand Biomaterials Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ been functionally divided between the buildings(DCMiB)” covers construction of a scientific research as follows: Building 1BC – material characterizationcomplex – Pracze Campus. The investment has been laboratory, Building 7 – laboratories concerned withunderway since 2010, encompassing construction energy storage, Building 9A – specialist laboratoriesof new buildings and renovation of existing facilitating complementary research, from basicfacilities so to adapt the current infrastructure to tests to creation of new materials. Building 9Anew purposes. Three existing buildings (Bud. 1BC, will also house an „open-space” laboratory, uniqueBud. 7 and Bud. 9) are to be refurbished and equipped on the domestic scale, in which external bodies willwith devices, whilst the fourth facility, (Bud. 9A) be able to work as tenants. Part of the laboratorywill be made out of scratch. The complex will facilities will be certified to PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025.house above 50 interdisciplinary laboratories,both biotechnological (primarily in Bud. 9) andnanotechnological (primarily in Bud. 9A).Project data:Period 2008 – 2014Financing 503 mln PLNNumber of nanotechnology laboratories sin the project 22Total are of buildings ~24 000 m2Are of nanotechnology laboratories (net*) >4500 m2*rooms with the laboratory equipment, excluding quiet study rooms and the office space.
  • 16. 3.1. Laboratory listBuilding 1 B-C: Building 9a:- Crystallography laboratory - Clean-room laboratories (MEMS, MOEMS,- Optical spectroscopy laboratory on-chip, photovoltaic) - Electron microscope laboratories - Surface and composition examination laboratoriesBuilding 7: - LEEM microscopy laboratory - Open-space laboratories- Material strength test laboratory - Synthesis and characterization of organic,- Energy storage laboratory: organometallic compounds, rare elements- Research results documentation and nanocrystalline laboratory and visualization laboratory - Lab-on-a-chip - Naomis-Biosens laboratory - Fiber optic applications laboratory - Laser micromachining laboratory - Fiber optic lasers and amplifiers laboratory - Laser ablation laboratory - Solar energy conversation nanostructures laboratory - Material laser ablation laboratory - Laboratory for achievement of high dispersed materials in the form of micro- and nanogranules - Polymer materials and technologies laboratory
  • 17. 4. Sector clustersExcept for supporting of technological development Lower Silesia Phototechnical Technologies Polish Nanotechnology in Business and Science ASPICE - Action to Support Photonic Innovationwithin the region, Wrocław Research Centre Cluster Cluster Clusters In EuropeEIT+ also tries to stimulate Lower Silesiancommerce through bolstering of the clusters. The mission of the cluster is to shape Lower The primary objectives of the cluster are: initiation The ASPICE project is conducted withinThe joint objective of all clusters is to establish Silesia as an innovative region supporting of cooperation between companies and scientists the scope of 7 Framework Program in the tasklinks between different types of institutions, development of photonics, becoming recognizable as well as promotion and support of the Polish of Coordination and Support Action, bysuch as companies (particularly SME), research domestically and overseas. There are over nanotechnology through exchange of contacts a consortium comprising: OptoNet e.V. Competenceand development Centres, and organizations 70 companies in the Lower Silesia region involved and information, and organization of conferences, Network for OpticalTechnologies [Germany],in the business environment. Cluster activity, above in photonics, comprising such competences as: workshops and seminars for businesses and Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellasall, serves improved communications, resulting light and image sources (LED, monitors, elements, scientists involved in nanotechnology. The cluster [Greece], National University of Ireland, Galwayin strengthened cooperation and development equipment), security technologies (holography, was established in cooperation between Wrocław [Ireland], OPTICSVALLEY – The Network in Optics,of cluster members. It brings tangible economic markers), medical technologies (phototherapy) Research Centre EIT+ and NANONET Foundation Electronics and Software in the Paris Regionbenefit, not only to the sector, but to the whole region. telecommunications (fiber optics, information for the Support of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, [France], Southern European Cluster in PhotonicsThe following clusters operate under Wrocław processing) and energetics (photovoltaic). Lower which runs nanonet.pl, the largest Polish language and Optics (Spain) and Wrocław Research CentreResearch Centre EIT+, the Nanotechnology Silesia is also a powerful scientific Centre with portal dedicated to nanotechnology. The cluster EIT+.Department: Polish Nanotechnology in Business 40 research groups holding laboratory facilities is to constitute support for organizations involvedand Science Cluster NANOKLASTER.PL and Lower at their disposal. in nanotechnologies, operating in the area The project is a supportive activity of developmentSilesia Phototechnical Technologies Cluster. of modern construction materials, medicine, material of links between clusters, market and industrial The aims of the clusters are: establishing engineering, nanoelectronics and the chemical entities, for propagation and implementation of meeting places, increased access to resources industry. of innovative photonic technologies in Europe. (financial, personnel, technological, clients) and Propagation and popularization of photonic improved communications and development www.nanoklaster.pl applications for healthcare and security in civil of cluster member competences. These goals are and military applications are of particular concern. achieved through workshops, a Polish-language The result of the project will be an integrated service dedicated to photonics, participation plan for promotion and partnerships in: services, in conferences and fairs, but, above all, through technologies and products. The project has been facilitating internal and external contacts. ongoing since September 2011 and will last for The cluster activities have received the support 36 months. from the Lower Silesia Marshal’s Office under the project “Promotion of Lower Silesia Phototechnical www.fp7-aspice.eu Technologies Cluster on the International Stage“, performed from June 1 to December 15, 2011. www.dktf.eitplus.pl
  • 18. Contact information Project Office: Wrocławskie Centrum Badań EIT+ Sp. z o.o. (Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ Ltd.) ul. Stabłowicka 147, 54-066 Wrocław, Poland Phone +48 71 720 16 01 fax +48 71 720 16 00 email: nanomat@eitplus.pl www.eitplus.pl The company is registered in the District Court for Wrocław-Fabryczna in Wrocław, VI Commercial Department of the National Court Register nr KRS: 0000300736, initial capital: 51.934.000,00 PLN, NIP: 894-293-00-22The Team of the Nanotechnology Department Photography of people and the Pracze Campus: Wojciech Dobrut. Visualizations of the Pracze Campus: Creoproject.
  • 19. Projects co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund ul. Stabłowicka 147, 54-066 Wrocławtel: +48 71 720 16 01, fax: +48 71 720 16 00 e-mail: biuro@eitplus.pl, www.eitplus.pl