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FEUGA

Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega
Country: Spain
22 Projects, page 1 of 5
  • Funder: European Commission Project Code: 101134854
    Funder Contribution: 496,862 EUR

    Rural innovation ecosystems refer to the networks of individuals, organizations, and institutions in rural areas that work together to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development. In a rural innovation ecosystem, these actors collaborate to identify and develop new ideas, products, and services that address local challenges and opportunities. Successful rural innovation ecosystems typically have several key characteristics, including strong community engagement, supportive policies and regulations, access to capital and resources, and a culture of experimentation and learning. InnovationGUIDE objectives closely align with the European Commission Communication on a New European Innovation Agenda objectives by increasing the inclusion and interconnection of less represented regions and actors into a more strongly integrated European ecosystem. With this starting point InnovationGUIDE designed to pinpoint regional needs and possibilities for connecting them into international ecosystem which can be a driver of regional economic development, attract and retain talent, build local businesses, and create new jobs and industries. InnovationGUIDE will use 12 months to map the geography covered by the partners and design roadmaps and bi-annual plans for future to serve rural communities overcoming the disparities with proper services and activities compared to urban ecosystems. InnovationGUIDE will have a focus for policymakers, researchers, and practitioners interested in promoting sustainable, inclusive economic growth in rural areas. Connecting Dutch, Spanish, Maltese and Turkish experience and ecosystems InnovationGUIDE will enable information and knowledge diffusion from stronger innovator ecosystems to moderate innovator ecosystems.

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  • Funder: European Commission Project Code: 101082048
    Overall Budget: 4,143,680 EURFunder Contribution: 3,995,750 EUR

    The impact climate and global change (CC and GC) is endangering human health, food security and biodiversity. Urgent action is needed to achieve 2030 zero pollution goals. MAR2PROTECT will provide a holistic approach to prevent groundwater (GW) contamination from GC and CC impacts based on a new-generation managed aquifer recharge (MAR). The core of the innovative MAR is the M-AI-R DSS that will incorporate technological and societal engagement information using an AI-based evaluation to improve GW quality. To ensure a high replication potential, M-AI-R DSS will collect information from 5 demo sites in EU (PT, IT, ES, NL) and 2 in non-EU countries (TN, ZA) which were carefully chosen by their degree of maturity from previous successful projects and a wide range of settings in terms of climatic conditions, water sources, type of pollution, MAR scheme and political/societal context. All technologies will be tested and validated until TRL5. MAR2PROTECT will ensure a strong engagement of civil society in GW prevention actions, up to a SRL equal to 6. The project will involve national and EU policy makers that, in collaboration with a Community of Practice formed by worldwide experts, will guarantee the strengthening EU policy for the prevention of GW contamination. Thanks to its holistic approach and to the high replicability of its results, MAR2PROTECT will lead to a marked enhancement in GW protection across the EU and beyond, and to the generation of knowledge for the transition to a sustainable water management. The consortium includes 8 partners and 1 affiliated entity from 6 different EU-countries and Switzerland and 2 international partners from Tunisia and South Africa: 2 Universities (UNIBO, KTU), 7 RTOs (NOVA-COO, CIIMAR, CETAND +AQUA, IHE, IT, ISSBAT, SUWI) and 1 Association (FEUGA). In addition, the inclusion of 3 large water utilities as associated partners and a policy maker from ZA will lead to a relevant enhancement of the project impact.

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  • Funder: European Commission Project Code: 101006854
    Overall Budget: 4,998,470 EURFunder Contribution: 4,998,470 EUR

    In the framework of the transition to an industry 4.0, connected objects deployment is reinventing manufacturing and maintenance processes enabling tighter integration of the value chain. Adding native connectivity to aircraft parts is the key technology to unlock this transformation. This goes through embedding sensor technology into engine components and providing them with cognitive capabilities to improve manufacturing processes and operational availability without compromising safety. MORPHO is the joint effort of European experts in smart manufacturing, sensor integration, structural health monitoring, recycling of aerospace structural parts, and SAFRAN (a major OEM) to face this tremendous challenge. Modern and future fan blades are designed and manufactured using a hybrid metal and advanced composite configuration. In the case of the LEAP engine, the core body of the fan blades is built up with 3D-woven composite, while the leading edge is made of titanium. These hybrid blades allow for mass gain and exhibit high strength and fracture toughness. Yet they remain vulnerable to an unexpected foreign object impact and to the initiation of damage mechanisms. Moreover, their environmentally friendly recycling is still a challenge. MORPHO proposes to embed printed and fiber-optical sensors in aircraft engine fan blades, thus providing them with cognitive capabilities already while they are manufactured. The parallel development of a digital/hybrid twin models will drastically improve the blades' Life Cycle Management (LCM). Particular focus lies on the efficient, profitable and environmental-friendly manufacturing, maintenance, and recycling of these next-generation smart engine fan blades. MORPHO’s ambition is also to set the cornerstones of future standards for a reliable, sustainable, agile and cost-effective industrialization of these new intelligent and multifunctional parts as well as of their associated manufacturing, maintenance, and recycling processes.

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  • Funder: European Commission Project Code: 652601
    Overall Budget: 1,999,470 EURFunder Contribution: 1,999,220 EUR

    Building on a methodology for innovation-driven research previously developed and tested, the WINETWORK project has the ambition to stimulate collaborative innovation in the wine sector. The project will implement a methodology that has been successful in promoting demand-driven innovations in previous regional and European projects. This approach is mainly based on the interactions between a network of facilitator agents, several regional technical working groups and one European scientific working group. A participatory approach is used to translate results from science and practical knowledge into technical datasheets that are used to prepare materials adapted to end-users. A bottom-up approach is also used to identify a demand-driven innovation agenda. In the WINETWORK project, the approach will be implemented in ten regions from seven countries representing more than 90% of the EU wine production. The main topic addressed in the network concern the control and the fight against diseases that jeopardise the future production potential of the EU (Grapevine Trunk Diseases and Flavescence Dorée). As they represent a threat for the economic viability of the entire sector, these topics have been previously identified as a priority by winegrowers, scientists and decision-makers. As many winegrowers are testing innovative and sustainable approaches to fight these diseases, it is very beneficial to capture these ideas and to share them between EU countries. Innovative practices will be synthesized, tailored and translated to become fully accessible to innovation support services and to winegrowers. The project will then deliver a vast reservoir of existing scientific and practical knowledge related to sustainable vineyard management. It will also provide a methodology that will support all agriculture sectors to enhance innovation-driven research. WINETWORK involves 11 partners of excellence representing the entire innovation chain, from science to farmers.

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  • Funder: European Commission Project Code: 101096097
    Overall Budget: 5,684,900 EURFunder Contribution: 5,484,540 EUR

    The massive electrification of automotive vehicles will necessarily involve the development of low cost, highly compact and low environmental impact electrical machines (EM). The objective of the MAXIMA project is to develop and validate a complete methodology to design an EM as well as the associated production system for the automotive core market. This methodology will have to deal with often incompatible constraints such as efficiency, costs reduction, high performances in terms of power/torque density, and high recyclability, especially for critical raw materials. To achieve this objective, MAXIMA will focus on a dedicated topology: Axial Flux Synchronous Machine (AFSM). ASFM currently on the market are very efficient but cover only a niche market due to their high manufacturing costs. They also offer strong exploited or unexplored options, in terms of topologies and materials. Unlike radial flux EMs, the margin for improvements of AFSM is really significant by acting on both EM design and manufacturing process flow, thus allowing higher performances and lower cost while keeping a low environmental impact. The consortium brings together research teams and companies from the entire value chain, from raw material suppliers to car manufacturers along with a recycling company. Together they can face the main technological and scientific challenges in the electromagnetic, mechanical and thermal fields, reaching a solution close to market. At the end, beside high TRL5 prototypes, the project will provide a validated methodology to accelerate the design, thereby reducing the time to market, and new technologies, such as EM digital twins, to operate EMs to their full potential.

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