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Fraunhofer Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT is part of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft which is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 67 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft employs a staff of 24,000 people and works with an annual research budget of more than 2.1 billion euros.
The Fraunhofer IPT combines long time knowledge and experience in all areas of production technology. Located in Aachen, the Fraunhofer IPT offers clients and project partners special and immediate practical solutions for a connected, adaptive production in the fields of process technology, production machines, production quality and metrology as well as technology management …
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IK4-Tekniker IK4-Tekniker

IK4-TEKNIKER is a private non-profit research organisation founded in 1981 with over 270 researchers and a turnover of about €23M in 2015. Besides, IK4 Tekniker is part of the IK4 Research Alliance that comprises 9 Basque technological centres with a turnover of €112M and 1,500 researchers. Micro-Nano manufacturing, Electronics and Smart System activities are closely related in IK4 Tekniker, aiming to integrate the expertise of their main technology areas to support key industrial and service sectors in non-conventional system development. IK4-Tekniker works on four different Research Areas: Advance Manufacturing, Surface Engineering, TICs and Product Engineering … Continue reading


Granta Design Granta Design Ltd

Founded in 1994 as a spin-out from the University of Cambridge, Granta helps hundreds of engineering enterprises to manage information on the materials (metals, plastics, composites, and more) that are essential to their businesses. We help them to develop and apply material intelligence, making better materials decisions, saving time and money, and reducing risk as they optimize their products. We also provide supporting resources to thousands of university educators worldwide as they teach the next generation of engineers, scientists, and industrial designers about materials, processes, and sustainability …
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3B's Research Group 3B’s Research Group

The ICVS/3B’s Associate Laboratory (LA) of UMinho is the result from a strategic partnership built and consolidated over the past years between two complementary R&D Units: the ICVS – Life and Health Sciences Research Institute; and the 3B´s Research Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics. This LA, classified as Excellent by FCT, promotes a strong interface between Health Sciences & Technologies, maximizing the development of innovative biomaterials, diagnostic strategies, regenerative approaches and therapeutic products. It has generated several spin-off companies, and has strong links with an academic clinical center and health care providers …
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biodonostia Asociacion Instituto Biodonostia

Osakidetza (Servicio Vasco de Salud/Basque Health System) is the public healthcare system of the Basque Country, a region located in the north of Spain, and has a target population of more than 2 million inhabitants. Osakidetza was created by the Health Department of the Basque Government in 1983 and all the public hospitals and primary care of the Basque Region are under this organization.
Biodonostia Health Research Institute is the first institute for health research authorized in the Basque Country (Spain). It was created in 2008 and the renovated building inaugurated in 2010 …
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ICN2 Fundacio Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia

The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2 – Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona, Spain. Its research lines focus on the newly discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the fascinating behaviour of matter at the nanoscale.
The patrons of ICN2 are the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat), the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). The Institute promotes collaboration among scientists from diverse backgrounds to develop basic and applied research, always seeking interactions with local and global industry …
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Propagroup Propagroup Spa

Leader in the market for almost fifty years, PROPAGROUP S.p.A. is an Italian SME specialized in design, production and distribution of packing products and systems to preserve goods mainly against humidity, corrosion and shocks.
Propagroup started off business in the distribution of traditional packaging and has continued to evolve since then, specializing in the field of safety packing for protection of every kind of product under the severest transport and storage conditions. Within the years, Propagroup has continuously sought for innovative multifunctional packaging solutions focusing on R&D and technological advances …
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UA Universidad de Alicante

The University of Alicante (UA) educates and trains more than 36.000 students and offers more than 80 undergraduate and 96 postgraduate programmes. The participation in European projects has been increasing in the last years, taking part in 24FP6, 48 FP7 and 16 H2020 projects. Not only Framework Programme but also Lifelong Learning Programmes: 32 Erasmus+, 6 Erasmus Mundus, 65 Tempus and 35 Lifelong Learning Projects, among other, which gives UA presence in more than 60 countries worldwide …
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Softer Spa SO.F.TER. Spa

SO.F.TER. GROUP is one of the largest European compounders, acknowledged on the market for its broad offering of engineered polymers and tailor-made solutions. The wide technological and manufacturing capabilities, ranging from Thermoplastic Elastomers to Engineering Plastics, combined with high-level expertise in key industrial sectors enable SO.F.TER. to offer its customers innovative and customized solutions, with a particular specialization in the automotive, appliance, construction, sports and footwear industries. In 2016 the SO.F.TER. GROUP has been acquired by CELANESE, a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications …
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Naturality Naturality Research & Development

NAT is a biosciences company developing drug delivery systems for Life & Sciences applications. The company is holding expertises in molecular encapsulation and specific nano-emulsion technologies for antimicrobials (AMBs) delivery. In addition the company is developing an innovative approach by combining several natural active from essential oils with unsuspected broad AMB spectrum activity for the blend obtained. Role in the project: NAT is in charge of extraction of actives from essential oils or agriculture wastes at the pilot scale and also for the production of blend of essential oils nanoformulated. NAT will also take care of the intelectual property generated during the project …
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Asociación de Investigación de Materiales Plásticos y Conexas (AIMPLAS)

AIMPLAS, Technological Institute of Plastics located in Valencia, is a private,  non-profit Association with more than 600 associated companies created in 1990. The fields of work are related to technological research and development on thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials & products, its transformation processes and their recyclability and sustainability. Generating new knowledge and technologies, AIMPLAS helps companies to increase their effectiveness and competitiveness…
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