Repair3D has joined the Plastics Circularity Multiplier Cluster. This is an initiative which seeks to improve value chain collaboration and create cross cooperation between EU Projects. Repair3D is one of the twenty one innovation projects, who have joined forces. The initiative aims at showcasing the synergies of EU-funded projects in the field of plastic circularity and coordinating communication and dissemination activities.
At November 6th, 2019, NTUA was invited to participate at the first DECOAT project workshop to present Repair3D project. The workshop was organized at ECOMONDO, at International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) boot, in Rimini, Italy. After initial session regarding DECOAT project, clustering session for ‘Circular Plastics’ followed. Crowdhelix initiative, Plastics Circularity Multiplier and linked projects have been presented, namely: React, MultiCycle and Repair3D. Afterwards, the networking session followed were participants have a technical discussion on recycling of plastics, coated plastics and textiles and benefits of clustering.
On Thursday, November 7th, 2019, NTUA participated with SMARTFAN, Repair3D and DECOAT projects at the Plastics Circularity Multiplier meeting held during the ECOMONDO fair. The meeting took place at the Savoia Hotel Rimini. Representatives from participating projects had an open discussion regarding the updates of current activities, planning next actions, Website, Infographics, the first year Core event and structure for the future.
On 3 June 2019, Repair3D participated together with other twelve ongoing European Projects on Plastics Circularity to explore possible synergies in a meeting organized by Demeto project and held at the EuPC offices in Brussels. During the workshop, the participants were invited to make a brief presentation of their projects, before focusing on the common regulatory and scale-up challenges. Keti Medarova-Bergstrom, Project adviser H2020 Eco-innovation-EASME, was also present at the meeting and provided valuable input for future collaboration and synergies.
The Repair3D Project has produced a poster which was displayed at the EuroNanoForum 2019 in Bucharest, Romania last June. The poster was presented at the event by National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
The 6th Researcher’s Night took place on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Historical Complex of NTUA. Researcher’s Night was celebrated in more than 370 European cities with at least 1.5 million visitors. At the National Technical University of Athens, the Researcher’s Night was celebrated with the participation of more than 13,000 citizens of Athens, focusing on young people, students and students, in co-operation with the Technical Chamber of Greece and with the support of the European Commission Delegation in Greece. This year the Researchers’ Night at NTUA has been harmonized with the European Sport Week, with a special tribute on “Sport: Heritage – Innovation”.
In a one of the exhibition halls R-Nano Lab had a booth, where Repair3D leaflets were shared. Moreover, since this year’s theme was sport, one of the Repair3D demonstrators model – ski boots – where demonstrated. The 3D printed ski-boots were included in the Treasure game that took place.
The EASN Association, the National Technical University of Athens (R-Nano Lab) and the University of Patras organised the 9th EASN International Conference on “Innovation in Aviation & Space” which took place in Athens, Greece from the 3rd until the 6th of September, 2019. Around 450 people attended the conference and shared their innovative ideas, breakthrough concepts and disruptive technologies. In total, 9 Key-Note Lectures and more than 360 technical presentations were distributed in approximately 70 sessions. Also, 40 HORIZON2020 projects have disseminated their latest research results as well as the future trends on the respective technological field.
Within a session “Nano-/micro-composites by design: methodologies and tools for enhanced properties against performance/reliability failure”, Repair3D partners NTUA and UGENT prepared a joint presentation with title “3D printed CFRPs and micro-composite products by design from recycled resources” where a general overview of the Repair3D project and CFRP 3D printing technologies were presented
Ghent University (Repair3D partner), hosted the M6 project meeting review at their facilities. All Repair3D partners had the opportunity to talk about their progress in the project. One of the partners, NTUA, discussed about their initiative of placing plastic recycling bins at their University campus, where they are collecting bottles and caps (PET, PE and PP), as part of their activities in the project.
At the end it was agreed that this progress meeting has been a very fruitful one for all.
Repair3D Partner, ADAMANT from Greece, participated in the Patras Innovation Quest (Patras IQ) exhibition on the 12th, 13th and 14th of April 2019. Patras Innovation Quest (PatrasIQ) takes place in Patras every year and attracts both the general public and the academic-research community of Greece with an estimated exposure to 5-10k people. The event was co-organized by University of Patras, the Ministry of Education, Research & Religious Affairs, the Ministry of Economy & Development, the Chamber of Achaia, the Region of Western Greece, the Hellenic Open University and the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece. Its main objective was to create a critical competitive advantage both in the research community as well as in the productive sector, through a constant effort to solve problems and apply innovative ideas for the development of new products and services and the optimization of existing ones, which aspire to conquer a part of the national and global market. ADAMANT’s participation was aimed to promote the projects they are involved in. They prepared and presented the activities of ADAMANT and a poster of the Repair3D project as well.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 814588.
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