NANOfutures associationOverview of NANOfutures European Initiative Margherita Cioffi, D’Appolonia SpA NANOfutures CSA Coordinator
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 Member Member FTP Representative Scientific Board Member Member Scientific Board Representative FTP Representative Member Scientific Board Representative Horizontal group ETP Representative Representative Horizontal group leader Horizontal group leader leader Horizontal group chair
Strategic AimsThe 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 NANOfutures coordinates 10 horizontal Working groups (WG) with expertise on different areas in nanotechnology: 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 From the interaction of these WG with industrial sector representatives coming from European Technology Platforms, the strategic key nodes in terms of cross-sectorial research, development and innovation as well as socio-economical challenges were indentified
ETP representatives in NANOfutures 11 ETPs signed the Memorandum of Understanding, in order to declare their support to NANOfutures. These ETPs are representative of several industrial sectors and were the ones interacting with the WGs: 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).
Methodology ETP needs (e.g. SUSCHEM , MANUFUTURE, PHOTONICS 21, EUMAT, FTC, MINAM etc. ) KEY NODES: Horizontal Nanotechnology Working Groups nodes related to(e.g. NANOSAFETY, several sectors andSTANDARDISATION different horizontal, REGULATION etc.) issues.
Links to other EU nano initiativesNANOfutures established connections with different nanotechnology initiatives(e.g. Nano safety Cluster, nano impact net, SIINN Eranet etc.) and the followingCoordination and Support Actions: 14
NANOfutures members• NANOfutures today has 420 members• ~31% of them are 0 1-5 industry 5-10 10-30 30-60 60+ Update: 3 May 2011
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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 participants15 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 Working Group Meeting Industrialization and Manufacturing WG 20 January, BrusselsETP representative directinput regarding their needs: Clustering of inputs – potential nodes50 ETP inputs fromFTCECTPENIACERTRACETPISEUMATMANUFUTUREMINAMNANOMEDICINEPHOTONICS 21SUSCHEM 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 Brussels, 15 March 2011 WG Technical Meeting
Discussion and short list of WGs Technical Meeting potential key nodes 15 March, Brussels Industrialization and Manufacturing WG Clustering of inputs, potential nodesIdentification of actions to address clustered ETP needs : Design, modelling and testing of materials (including design and modelling, analitical techniques, knowledge sharing and intellectual properties) Nano-micro scale manufacturing (including cost- effective processes) Safe & Sustainable (including Safer processes and products, Regulation, Environment) Contribution from analysis of NANO-Structures and Composites ETP SRA NANOenabled Surfaces (including Surface Performance and Surface Manufacturing)
Final approval of nanotechnology Key nodesThe 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 cost- effective processes) Safe & Sustainable (including Safer processes and products, Regulation, Environment) NANO-Structures and Composites NANOenabled Surfaces (including Surface Performance and Surface Manufacturing)
Nano structures and Nano-Micro scale Nano-enabled composites manufacturing surfaces COMPOSITES NANO-MICRO SCALE INTEGRATION COATINGS ACCURACY BOTTOM-UPHIGH PERFORMANCE HIGH YELD HIGH VOLUME SENSORS 2D CONTROL TOP-DOWNFUNCTIONALISATION INTEGRATION PRODUCTION LINES PRODUCTION COSTOn these key nodes NANOfutures will define the Industrial and Research Roadmap for European Nanotechnology Design, Modelling and Testing of materials Safe & Sustainable CHARACTERIZATION CHARACTERIZATION PRACTICE GUIDELINES MODELLING HEALTH LIFE CYCLE REGULATION DESIGN ENVIRONMENT CLASSIFICATION MEASUREMENT PROTOCOLS PATENTING
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.
Final list of key nodesApproval of a list ofkey nodes What to do next: Definition of the expert groups the perspective Working Groups Inventive Sessions Review of inventive session Workshops on each key node results and feedback (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-EURONANOFORUM: www.euronanoforum2011.euDate: 30th may-1st juneVenue: BudapestNanofutures European Technology Integration and Innovation Platform (ETIP)09:00 – 10:50MATTEAZZI Paolo – Chair of Nanofutures (IT)The Nanofutures Initiative:European nanotechnology initiative for sustainable developmentJUNAI Arun (TBC) – TNO- Representative of MANUFUTURE ETP in NANOfutures (NL) NANOfuturesEuropean Technology Platform needs indentified in the NANOfutures InitiativesLAMBERTINI Vito – nanoFutures Industrialization WG (IT) DAY on 1stStrategic key node identifiction for EU nanotechnologyKRÜGER Peter – Bayer Material Science – NANOfutures WG chair of Industrial Safety (DE) june!!An example of WG contribution to NANOfutures: the Industrial SafetyPEDERSEN Hans Hartmann – EC (EC) FP7 upcoming calls /FP8 ideas for 2013+Coffee breakCross-Sectorial Issues for Responsible Innovation11:20 – 13:30Horizontal cross-sectorial issues for nanotechnology responsible developmentVINNIKKA, Eeva – Culminatum Innovation Oy Ltd (FI)NanoCom – Best Practices to Lower the Barriers for Commercialisation of Nanotechnology ResearchBLANK, Dave, - University Twente (NL)How awareness helps the nanomarket? The Dutch exampleDARVAS, Ferenc – ThalesNano (HU)Best practice from Hungary: the ThalesNano storyGERGELY, Anna – Steptoe / Nanofutures WG chair Regulation (BE/HU)The role of regulation on responsible innovationGONZALEZ, David– Prodintec- WG chair of Networking WG (IT)Effective communication and networking on nanotechnology
Future Events• NanotechItaly 2011: http://www.nanotechitaly.it/Date: November 23-25, 2011Venue: Venice, Italy:Nfts activities:-In the plenary session of the 23rd a 1h session (4 presentations) dedicated to EU and IT NANOfutures platform is foreseen.-next Steering Committe and WG Meetings-Technology transfer event (to be confirmed) .
ContactsFor information on NANOfutures activities, please contact NANOfutures CSA Coordinator: Margherita Cioffi, D’Appolonia S.p.A. Largo Carlo Salinari, 18/19 – 00142 Rome – Italy email@example.com www. nanofutures.eu