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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 641927
    Overall Budget: 4,003,240 EURFunder Contribution: 4,003,240 EUR

    INFINITY will develop an inorganic alternative to a scarce and high cost material, indium tin oxide (ITO), currently used as a Transparent Conductive Coating (TCC) for display electrodes on glass and plastic substrates. The novel conductive materials to be developed in this project will be based on low cost sol-gel chemistry using more widely available metallic elements and will leverage recent advances in nanostructured coatings. Novel printing procedures will also be developed to enable direct writing of multi and patterned nano-layers, removing the waste associated with etch patterning.

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 651630
    Overall Budget: 71,429 EURFunder Contribution: 50,000 EUR

    The REBOOT project aims to significantly improve the competitiveness of European urban bus operators through the development of a retrofit all-electric drive system that replaces diesel engines. The objectives of our project include: • To develop a retrofit all-electric drive system, battery and recharger pack for an 18 tonne bus that weighs less than 2.2 tonnes (the weight of a diesel drive) with the capacity to travel 160km • A final system price of €120,000 that delivers a payback to the operator within 3 years • To deliver an 80% reduction in fuel operating cost for bus operators In Phase 1, our objectives include: • Conduct market sounding activities with at least 10 organisations comprising of customers, regulators and industry experts • Identify and establish strategic partnerships with at least 3 European industry partners in our value chain and 2 research institutions capable of enhancing the development and commercialisation of REBOOT • Identify and secure at least 1 location and operator for the pilot trial / demonstration of REBOOT • Evaluate an initial technology concept design using a design simulation package • Conduct a comprehensive review of the IP landscape and identify management strategies

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 650458
    Overall Budget: 71,429 EURFunder Contribution: 50,000 EUR

    The planning and management of transport systems requires accurate, reliable and updated travel demand information, including travellers’ socio-economic profile, origin and destination of the trips, trip purpose, transport modes and route choice. Traditional data collection methods, such as household travel surveys, are expensive and require months or even years to complete. TripOD is an innovative solution developed by Nommon that mines and analyses a variety of ICT-based data sources (e.g., mobile phone records, smart cards), alone or in combination with traditional data (e.g., census, traffic counts), to provide frequently updated and rich demographic and travel demand information in a fraction of the time and cost required by traditional methods. The targeted users are those stakeholders in need of travel demand data, including public authorities and agencies in charge of transport planning and management, public and private transport operators and service providers (e.g., toll road concessionaires), consultants and researchers. Altogether, these users constitute a market of significant size, which is expected to grow continuously along the coming decades due to the increasing awareness about the importance of sustainable and efficient transport systems and the cost-efficiency of the TripOD solution, which makes it affordable for public bodies and companies of any size. The overall goal of the feasibility study is to assess the technological and economic viability of the proposed concept and elaborate a detailed business plan. The specific objectives are: - to evaluate the technical feasibility of the solution in operational conditions; - to provide an in-depth analysis of the market at worldwide level, including users and their needs, competitors and entry barriers, data providers, stakeholders and potential alliances; - to evaluate financial feasibility; - to design a strategy to protect intellectual property rights; - to identify risks and opportunities.

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 643476
    Overall Budget: 20,847,800 EURFunder Contribution: 20,817,800 EUR

    COMPARE aims to harness the rapid advances in molecular technology to improve identification and mitigation of emerging infectious diseases and foodborne outbreaks. To this purpose COMPARE will establish a “One serves all” analytical framework and data exchange platform that will allow real time analysis and interpretation of sequence-based pathogen data in combination with associated data (e.g. clinical, epidemiological data) in an integrated inter-sectorial, interdisciplinary, international, “one health” approach. The framework will link research, clinical and public health organisations active in human health, animal health, and food safety in Europe and beyond, to develop (i) integrated risk assessment and risk based collection of samples and data, (ii) harmonised workflows for generating comparable sequence and associated data, (iii) state-of-the-art analytical workflows and tools for generating actionable information for support of patient diagnosis, treatment, outbreak detection and -investigation and (iv) risk communication tools. The analytical workflows will be linked to a flexible, scalable and open-source data- and information platform supporting rapid sharing, interrogation and analysis of sequence-based pathogen data in combination with other associated data. The system will be linked to existing and future complementary systems, networks and databases such as those used by ECDC, NCBI and EFSA. The functionalities of the system will be tested and fine tuned through underpinning research studies on priority pathogens covering healthcare-associated infections, food-borne disease, and (zoonotic) (re-) emerging diseases with epidemic or pandemic potential. Throughout the project, extensive consultations with future users, studies into the barriers to open data sharing, dissemination and training activities and studies on the cost-effectiveness of the system will support future sustainable user uptake.

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 603196
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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 611233
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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 643363
    Overall Budget: 196,875 EURFunder Contribution: 157,500 EUR

    In a survey undertaken in 2011 for DG Enterprise and Industry, SMEs and SME support organisations considered the inability to manage innovation processes efficiently and effectively as the second most important barrier to SME innovation (after 'lack of financial resources'). The current proposal builds a bridge between existing regional support schemes and the opportunities offered by European research and innovation support schemes (in the first place Horizon 2020). The PIC2INNO project aims at delivering services enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs by the Enterprise Europe Network Paris Ile-de-France Centre – PIC2. Its geographical area covers the Paris Ile-de-France region and the Centre region. It proposes to set up dedicated resources and process to enable SMEs to grow their innovation capacity, and to improve their record in the participation into and coordination of European projects. The objective of this project is to: - Provide SMEs benefiting from the SME instrument with a regional support (“Key Account Manager”, hereafter KAM) - Provide a selection of SMEs that have a significant growth potential in the region with an evaluation of their innovation capacities, and an action plan to address identified bottlenecks. (“Innovation Management System Advisers”, hereafter IMSA) The project will aim at initiating between forty (40) and sixty (60) 7-day service packages, (according to the SMEs needs), with a substantial progress for most of them by the end of 2014.

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 651786
    Overall Budget: 71,429 EURFunder Contribution: 50,000 EUR

    Thermal insulation of walls and floors are the greatest contributors to energy performance of buildings, but are some of the most challenging measures to implement in old infrastructures. Current methods for wall and floor insulation are disruptive, labour intensive and can be very costly. This severely limits the uptake and discourages most stakeholders from undertaking insulation works Solving this technical challenge would open up a clear and well defined business opportunity. Driven by legislative targets to reduce energy consumption, this translates into a vast market and an immense aggregate welfare benefits to society. To meet this demand, Q-Bot has developed an innovative process using a remotely controlled robotic device that can survey, assess and apply insulation. For both under floor and solid wall insulation Q-Bot radically reduces the time, cost and disruption compared to traditional methods. The project will work with key stakeholders to further understand their needs. By preparing an in-depth market study and an Innovation Strategy Development plan, Q-Bot aims to effectively target high potential markets. The project’s measurable KPIs, the company aims to deliver a dramatic improvement to the productivity, safety and the image of the construction industry. This would result in a measurable, positive and lasting impact on the environment and society across Europe and beyond.

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 651039
    Overall Budget: 71,429 EURFunder Contribution: 50,000 EUR

    Coffee is the first food commodity in the world, and a big part of it is consumed in form of expresso in bars, restaurants or coffee shops. However, current professional espresso coffee machines are based on technologies that have barely evolved in 100 years. These machines are extremely energy inefficient whilst also, due to the materials used internally in the machine, generate unhealthy metal impurities which are then passed to the customer in the drink. This creates a market anomaly, since the niche of coffee shop customers who are looking for environmentally and socially responsible coffee is one of the only fast growing segments in the mature coffee market. For thirty years the SME Company IBERITAL has been designing, manufacturing and selling professional espresso coffee machines to coffee shops across the World. IBERITAL has noticed the market anomaly and has therefore developed a prototype coffee shop espresso machine that reduces energy consumption by 30% and does not allow migration of metals from the machine to the final consumer. IBERITAL’s prototype generates the following benefits: reduction of energy consumption of professional espresso coffee makers by 30%; reduction of overall energy consumption in the professional coffee sector by 3% within 5 years; production of heavy metal impurity-free espresso coffee; opening a competitive new business line for IBERITAL. The overall aim of ECOBREW is to confirm the potential of the prototype, to perform the necessary production line adaptations and industrial up scaling, and finally to demonstrate and prepare for commercialisation of the ECOBREW professional espresso coffee machine.

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 650292
    Overall Budget: 71,429 EURFunder Contribution: 50,000 EUR

    Linkker has developed total cost of ownership (TCO) optimized concept for electrification of city bus systems. Linkker solutions are lightweight city bus, energy efficient battery electric vehicle systems (BEV system) and conversion kits for bus retrofits. Objective of 1st phase of commercialization is to study commercial potential of energy efficient bus system developed by Linkker in European cities. Speed up roll-out of energy efficient electric bus systems in a few selected cities in Europe for reduced emissions and lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). Faster transition will help cities achieve cost savings for public transportation quicker, reduce emissions faster and finally accelerate electric bus activities by European industry. This is our focus in Phase 1. Long term objective is together with cities and bus operators to increase attractiveness of public transport with sustainable electric buses, which offer superior user experience.

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 641927
    Overall Budget: 4,003,240 EURFunder Contribution: 4,003,240 EUR

    INFINITY will develop an inorganic alternative to a scarce and high cost material, indium tin oxide (ITO), currently used as a Transparent Conductive Coating (TCC) for display electrodes on glass and plastic substrates. The novel conductive materials to be developed in this project will be based on low cost sol-gel chemistry using more widely available metallic elements and will leverage recent advances in nanostructured coatings. Novel printing procedures will also be developed to enable direct writing of multi and patterned nano-layers, removing the waste associated with etch patterning.

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 651630
    Overall Budget: 71,429 EURFunder Contribution: 50,000 EUR

    The REBOOT project aims to significantly improve the competitiveness of European urban bus operators through the development of a retrofit all-electric drive system that replaces diesel engines. The objectives of our project include: • To develop a retrofit all-electric drive system, battery and recharger pack for an 18 tonne bus that weighs less than 2.2 tonnes (the weight of a diesel drive) with the capacity to travel 160km • A final system price of €120,000 that delivers a payback to the operator within 3 years • To deliver an 80% reduction in fuel operating cost for bus operators In Phase 1, our objectives include: • Conduct market sounding activities with at least 10 organisations comprising of customers, regulators and industry experts • Identify and establish strategic partnerships with at least 3 European industry partners in our value chain and 2 research institutions capable of enhancing the development and commercialisation of REBOOT • Identify and secure at least 1 location and operator for the pilot trial / demonstration of REBOOT • Evaluate an initial technology concept design using a design simulation package • Conduct a comprehensive review of the IP landscape and identify management strategies

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 650458
    Overall Budget: 71,429 EURFunder Contribution: 50,000 EUR

    The planning and management of transport systems requires accurate, reliable and updated travel demand information, including travellers’ socio-economic profile, origin and destination of the trips, trip purpose, transport modes and route choice. Traditional data collection methods, such as household travel surveys, are expensive and require months or even years to complete. TripOD is an innovative solution developed by Nommon that mines and analyses a variety of ICT-based data sources (e.g., mobile phone records, smart cards), alone or in combination with traditional data (e.g., census, traffic counts), to provide frequently updated and rich demographic and travel demand information in a fraction of the time and cost required by traditional methods. The targeted users are those stakeholders in need of travel demand data, including public authorities and agencies in charge of transport planning and management, public and private transport operators and service providers (e.g., toll road concessionaires), consultants and researchers. Altogether, these users constitute a market of significant size, which is expected to grow continuously along the coming decades due to the increasing awareness about the importance of sustainable and efficient transport systems and the cost-efficiency of the TripOD solution, which makes it affordable for public bodies and companies of any size. The overall goal of the feasibility study is to assess the technological and economic viability of the proposed concept and elaborate a detailed business plan. The specific objectives are: - to evaluate the technical feasibility of the solution in operational conditions; - to provide an in-depth analysis of the market at worldwide level, including users and their needs, competitors and entry barriers, data providers, stakeholders and potential alliances; - to evaluate financial feasibility; - to design a strategy to protect intellectual property rights; - to identify risks and opportunities.

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 643476
    Overall Budget: 20,847,800 EURFunder Contribution: 20,817,800 EUR

    COMPARE aims to harness the rapid advances in molecular technology to improve identification and mitigation of emerging infectious diseases and foodborne outbreaks. To this purpose COMPARE will establish a “One serves all” analytical framework and data exchange platform that will allow real time analysis and interpretation of sequence-based pathogen data in combination with associated data (e.g. clinical, epidemiological data) in an integrated inter-sectorial, interdisciplinary, international, “one health” approach. The framework will link research, clinical and public health organisations active in human health, animal health, and food safety in Europe and beyond, to develop (i) integrated risk assessment and risk based collection of samples and data, (ii) harmonised workflows for generating comparable sequence and associated data, (iii) state-of-the-art analytical workflows and tools for generating actionable information for support of patient diagnosis, treatment, outbreak detection and -investigation and (iv) risk communication tools. The analytical workflows will be linked to a flexible, scalable and open-source data- and information platform supporting rapid sharing, interrogation and analysis of sequence-based pathogen data in combination with other associated data. The system will be linked to existing and future complementary systems, networks and databases such as those used by ECDC, NCBI and EFSA. The functionalities of the system will be tested and fine tuned through underpinning research studies on priority pathogens covering healthcare-associated infections, food-borne disease, and (zoonotic) (re-) emerging diseases with epidemic or pandemic potential. Throughout the project, extensive consultations with future users, studies into the barriers to open data sharing, dissemination and training activities and studies on the cost-effectiveness of the system will support future sustainable user uptake.

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 603196
    visibility456
    visibilityviews456
    downloaddownloads538
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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 611233
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    downloaddownloads6,364
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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 643363
    Overall Budget: 196,875 EURFunder Contribution: 157,500 EUR

    In a survey undertaken in 2011 for DG Enterprise and Industry, SMEs and SME support organisations considered the inability to manage innovation processes efficiently and effectively as the second most important barrier to SME innovation (after 'lack of financial resources'). The current proposal builds a bridge between existing regional support schemes and the opportunities offered by European research and innovation support schemes (in the first place Horizon 2020). The PIC2INNO project aims at delivering services enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs by the Enterprise Europe Network Paris Ile-de-France Centre – PIC2. Its geographical area covers the Paris Ile-de-France region and the Centre region. It proposes to set up dedicated resources and process to enable SMEs to grow their innovation capacity, and to improve their record in the participation into and coordination of European projects. The objective of this project is to: - Provide SMEs benefiting from the SME instrument with a regional support (“Key Account Manager”, hereafter KAM) - Provide a selection of SMEs that have a significant growth potential in the region with an evaluation of their innovation capacities, and an action plan to address identified bottlenecks. (“Innovation Management System Advisers”, hereafter IMSA) The project will aim at initiating between forty (40) and sixty (60) 7-day service packages, (according to the SMEs needs), with a substantial progress for most of them by the end of 2014.

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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 651786
    Overall Budget: 71,429 EURFunder Contribution: 50,000 EUR

    Thermal insulation of walls and floors are the greatest contributors to energy performance of buildings, but are some of the most challenging measures to implement in old infrastructures. Current methods for wall and floor insulation are disruptive, labour intensive and can be very costly. This severely limits the uptake and discourages most stakeholders from undertaking insulation works Solving this technical challenge would open up a clear and well defined business opportunity. Driven by legislative targets to reduce energy consumption, this translates into a vast market and an immense aggregate welfare benefits to society. To meet this demand, Q-Bot has developed an innovative process using a remotely controlled robotic device that can survey, assess and apply insulation. For both under floor and solid wall insulation Q-Bot radically reduces the time, cost and disruption compared to traditional methods. The project will work with key stakeholders to further understand their needs. By preparing an in-depth market study and an Innovation Strategy Development plan, Q-Bot aims to effectively target high potential markets. The project’s measurable KPIs, the company aims to deliver a dramatic improvement to the productivity, safety and the image of the construction industry. This would result in a measurable, positive and lasting impact on the environment and society across Europe and beyond.

    more_vert
  • Funder: EC Project Code: 651039
    Overall Budget: 71,429 EURFunder Contribution: 50,000 EUR

    Coffee is the first food commodity in the world, and a big part of it is consumed in form of expresso in bars, restaurants or coffee shops. However, current professional espresso coffee machines are based on technologies that have barely evolved in 100 years. These machines are extremely energy inefficient whilst also, due to the materials used internally in the machine, generate unhealthy metal impurities which are then passed to the customer in the drink. This creates a market anomaly, since the niche of coffee shop customers who are looking for environmentally and socially responsible coffee is one of the only fast growing segments in the mature coffee market. For thirty years the SME Company IBERITAL has been designing, manufacturing and selling professional espresso coffee machines to coffee shops across the World. IBERITAL has noticed the market anomaly and has therefore developed a prototype coffee shop espresso machine that reduces energy consumption by 30% and does not allow migration of metals from the machine to the final consumer. IBERITAL’s prototype generates the following benefits: reduction of energy consumption of professional espresso coffee makers by 30%; reduction of overall energy consumption in the professional coffee sector by 3% within 5 years; production of heavy metal impurity-free espresso coffee; opening a competitive new business line for IBERITAL. The overall aim of ECOBREW is to confirm the potential of the prototype, to perform the necessary production line adaptations and industrial up scaling, and finally to demonstrate and prepare for commercialisation of the ECOBREW professional espresso coffee machine.

    more_vert
  • Funder: EC Project Code: 650292
    Overall Budget: 71,429 EURFunder Contribution: 50,000 EUR

    Linkker has developed total cost of ownership (TCO) optimized concept for electrification of city bus systems. Linkker solutions are lightweight city bus, energy efficient battery electric vehicle systems (BEV system) and conversion kits for bus retrofits. Objective of 1st phase of commercialization is to study commercial potential of energy efficient bus system developed by Linkker in European cities. Speed up roll-out of energy efficient electric bus systems in a few selected cities in Europe for reduced emissions and lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). Faster transition will help cities achieve cost savings for public transportation quicker, reduce emissions faster and finally accelerate electric bus activities by European industry. This is our focus in Phase 1. Long term objective is together with cities and bus operators to increase attractiveness of public transport with sustainable electric buses, which offer superior user experience.

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