Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: ICT-24-2015 | Award Amount: 7.56M | Year: 2016
The main objective of the TT-Net initiative is to create a sustainable European infrastructure to support novel robotic technologies on their path to market. TT-Net will develop and test mechanisms for sharing expertise and physical research infrastructures, and a unique multidisciplinary approach that enhances cross-fertilisation of ideas between academia and industry. We transform successful national structures and mechanisms used by Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) in Denmark, Germany, Spain and the UK; merging them into a Europe-wide, composite, technology transfer system. Together we will test and improve a four-stage process to accelerate the path to market for new robotic technologies. The first stage involves promoting state-of-the-art industrial and professional service robot technologies to over 1,200 end-users and robot developers (from industry and academia) in a bidirectional exchange of views and opinions about robotic research trends, needs and technology developments, and soliciting participation in TT-Net. The second stage involves technical and business feasibility studies for both end-users and robot developers at about TRL 5. The third stage implements first field trials at TRL 6 for a novel technology and then produces complete TRL 7\ robotic automation solutions at end-user sites. The fourth stage is the completion to TRL 9, facilitated within TT-Net but happening outside project control. Accelerating the path to market of new robot technologies will increase Europes market share in both industrial and professional service robotics. Installing European-standard robotic automation at end-user sites instead of the present national-standard automation will contribute substantially to increasing the competitiveness of Europes manufacturing sector and in particular SMEs.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: INSO-5-2015 | Award Amount: 2.99M | Year: 2016
Developing an enabling environment for social innovation that links actions across the whole field and supports the full exploitation of their potential is vital to addressing societal challenges both in Europe and globally. While there is increasing interest for social innovation as a means of addressing societal challenges, there is also considerable variation in the extent to which different countries and regions have embraced social innovation. There are many research and policy projects and incubation and acceleration programmes with valuable outcomes but these are still largely disconnected. Thus, the overarching aim of this project is to create a network of networks of social innovation actors. This Social Innovation Community (SIC) will identify, engage and connect actors including researchers, social innovators, citizens, policy-makers, as well as intermediaries, businesses, civil society organisations and public sector employees. Through our cross-cutting Work Packages, we will deliver engagement, research, experimentation, learning and policy activities that engage with and support each of the networks. We will ensure that our cross-cutting activities are complementary and build on each others work, rather than operating in silos. As such, this SIC aims to deepen and strengthen existing networks, forge new connections between networks, and create new links to actors and networks which hitherto have not been included in the field of social innovation. The aims of such a community are to generate new social innovations, develop and scale up successful ideas to share and spread knowledge more effectively in order to improve research, practice and policy-making. By creating an enabling environment for social innovation, the project will improve the overall framework conditions for social innovation in Europe. This in turn will support the creation of opportunities for growth and for overcoming the current social and economic crisis affecting much of Europe.
Teknologisk Institute | Date: 2013-05-02
Teknologisk Institute | Date: 2011-12-20
A cross-linkable coating composition comprises (i) one or more silanes having either at least three hydrolysable groups, or at least two hydrolysable groups and at least one organofunctional group capable of forming chemical bonds upon curing, wherein (i.a) the sum of said silanes constitutes at least 20% of the total mass of the coating compositions combined solids and silanes, and (i.b) said silanes are possibly partly or completely hydrolysed and possibly partly condensed, and (ii) at least one low surface energy additive, wherein (ii.a) said low surface energy additive comprises polydimethylsiloxane chemically bonded to at least one functional group, (ii.b) said functional group is configured for the polydimethylsiloxane moiety to cross-link with said coating composition, (ii.c) said polydimethylsiloxane constitutes 0.01% to 15% of the mass of said cured coating, when said coating composition is cured, and (ii.d) said polydimethylsiloxane moiety has a molecular weight of more than 1600 g/mol.
Teknologisk Institute | Date: 2013-07-05
A method of preparing a catalytic structure the method including the steps of: providing a solution of a precursor compound in a solvent at ambient conditions; providing a suspension of a support material having a specific surface area of at least 1 m2/g in a solvent at ambient conditions; mixing the solution of the precursor compound and the suspension of the support material; providing a reactive solvent in a supercritical or subcritical state; admixing the mixture of the solution of the precursor compound and the suspension of the support material in the supercritical or subcritical reactive solvent to form a reaction solution; injecting the reaction solution into a reactor tube via an inlet; allowing a reaction of the precursor compound in the supercritical or subcritical reactive solvent in the reactor tube to form the catalyst nanoparticles on the support material to provide the catalytic structure.