Warrant Hub S.p.A. (Project Coordinator)
Warrant Hub S.p.A. is a privately held consultancy services company that provides full-spectrum consulting in business finance. Warrant Hub, formerly Warrant Group, joined Tinexta Group at the end of 2017. Warrant Hub S.p.A. has been active since 1995, growing over the years to become a leader in its sector today. Warrant Hub Business Units work in synergy with its Innovation Lab to give their clients the best support tools for the success of their business initiatives and to assist them in the preparation and management of strategic projects: business projects, research projects, training and technology transfer activities, under National and International support frameworks.
The European Funding Division (EFD) team provides consultancy, training and support on European Funding opportunities, and in the preparation, negotiation and management of European Proposals, particularly on H2020 calls. EFD offers also support for communication and dissemination activities, and periodically participates into and organizes sectional seminars and networking events with/for industrial associations, SMEs, policy makers, etc. thus having the opportunity to disseminate the project results to relevant audiences. EFD also collaborates with the Innovation Lab of Warrant Hub S.p.A., that has a long experience in market surveys and studies, technological audits and scouting, IP management, market penetration studies (especially for new materials and processes).
Warrant Hub is the Project Coordinator for administrative and legal management, consortium management, project monitoring, periodic reporting as well as risk management. Warrant Hub will collaborate to exploitation activities, and will support dissemination and communication activities.
National Technical University of Athens
The National Technical University of Athens, is among the oldest higher education institutions of Greece and the most prestigious among engineering schools. It is named Metsovio in honor of its benefactors Nikolaos Stournaris, Eleni Tositsa, Michail Tositsas and Georgios Averoff, whose origin is from the town of Metsovo in Epirus.
It was founded in 1837 as a part-time vocational school named Royal School of Arts which, as its role in the technical development of the fledgling state grew, developed into Greece’s sole institution providing engineering degrees up until the 1950s, when polytechnics were established outside Athens.
The “Research Lab of Advanced, Composite, Nano Materials & Nanotechnology”, R-Nano Lab is situated at the School of Chemical Engineering (Department of Materials Science and Engineering) of NTUA. It is established since 2007; its research group has extensive experience in Designing, Production and Characterization of Advanced-, Composite- and Nano- Materials.
Ghent University is one of the major Belgian universities counting over 42,000 students and 9,000 employees. Ghent University is ranked 61st in the International Shanghai ranking. The 11 faculties are composed of 117 faculty departments. These departments offer more than 230 high-quality courses in every one of their scientific disciplines, each inspired by innovative research. Following the spirit of Leo Baekeland, polymer science and engineering is still one of the major research directions at Ghent University.
The University has participated in more than 200 research projects in the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006) and in 260 projects in the Seventh Framework Programme, of which 27 ERC grants and 26 Marie Curie Fellowships. Ghent University coordinated 42 collaborative projects in FP7. Up till now, Ghent University is under H2020 (the new Framework Programme (2014-2020)) involved in more than 100 projects, and coordinates 9 of them. Within the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA), the complementary research groups Centre for Polymer and Material Technologies (CPMT) and Centre for Textile Science and Engineering (CTSE) will fully support this research. The project proposal appeals to the complementary expertise of the material science research within these research groups in the scope of polymer science and engineering.
CPMT has more than twenty years of experience in research on characterization, design and (re-)processing of polymers and composites, including 3D printing. They study the relation between processing parameters during (3D) production of polymer-based materials, and their resulting characteristics (mechanical and physical- chemical) and applications. Currently, research focuses on advanced processing technologies such i) recycling and sustainable use of polymers and composites, (ii) the advanced processing of polymers and composites/compounds, (iii) the development and/or adaptation of moulds and polymer processing machines in order to improve the behaviour of polymer/composite materials, (iv) the integration of the knowledge of polymer/composite technology in additive manufacturing technologies with focus on 3D (composites) extrusion based technologies.
Eurecat is the leading Technology Centre of Catalonia. It provides the industrial and business sector with differential technology and advanced expertise, offers solutions to their innovation needs and boosts their competitiveness in a fast-paced environment.
With a vast expertise in additive manufacturing technologies, Eurecat will lead the Work Package 3 as well as the Task 4.2, providing its deep knowledge and expertise on additive manufacturing of structures and products as well as on advanced design techniques such as generative design at multi-scale level or topology optimization.
Instituto Tecnológico del Embalaje, Transporte y Logística
ITENE is a market-oriented research center specialized in packaging, transport, and logistics. Located in Valencia (Spain), its mission is to generate scientific and technological knowledge and to add value to companies through the implementation of R+D+I and through the transfer of knowledge.
ITENE provides business solutions with an integrated view of the supply chain, from raw materials to the design and development of packaging, optimization of logistics and distribution of goods until the products reach consumers and are ultimately managed as waste, all within a framework of sustainable performance.
ITENE collaborates with research centers and companies around the world, encouraging cooperation and technology transfer.
The centre has a multidisciplinary team of researchers and technicians with proven experience and constantly evolving skills. ITENE uses 3,500 square metres of its installations as laboratories and experimentation facilities, equipped with the latest technology for research and testing activities.
Centro Tecnológico LEITAT
Leitat is a private technical institute with more than 110 years of experience in industrial innovation processes. We transform technological and scientific results into economic and competitive value for our clients and collaborating entities. Over 1500 customers benefit from our talent, creativity and strong commitment. We bring knowledge and innovation to our customers through applied research and technical testing in the fields of chemistry, energy, environment, materials, engineering and life sciences. We rely upon our 240 highly skilled team members who deliver flexible solutions to face any industrial challenge.
Institut de RechercheTechnologique Jules Verne
IRT JULES VERNE is a French RTO dedicated to advanced manufacturing since 2012. JULES develops solutions for the design, processing, and manufacturing of parts and structures for the aeronautic, shipbuilding, automotive and energy sector (composites, metals and hybrid structures). It develops industrial technologies for its partners in the industry from TRL 3 to 7. It enables them to increase their competitiveness on their respective markets by innovating on three axes: Integrated product/process design, Innovative processes, Adaptive and smart manufacturing systems.
Global Carbon Composite Solutions
Sigmatex is one of the world’s leading independent converters of carbon fibre. With the widest range of textile technologies and proprietary manufacturing equipment, Sigmatex supplies a wide spectrum of advanced composite materials to the Automotive, Aerospace, Marine, Wind Energy, Sports and Leisure markets from its global locations.
Designed for Performance
Sigmatex has a proven track record, converting large quantities of carbon fibre each year for major projects that require high levels of quality and reliability.
- Innovative research and development
- Dedicated technical support ensures optimal solution for our customers
- Market leading conversion technology
- Global Manufacturing locations
- Independence – optimal fibre selection
Adamant Composites (ADCO) is a Greek technology company providing high-added-value quality products and services in the field of Advanced materials and Structures. ADCO was founded in 2012 by experienced Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers with competence in nanotechnology, composites processing and design & analysis of composite structures. The know-how of the company focuses on the area of nanotechnology, composite materials, mechanical design and analysis of aerospace, automotive and sporting systems. As of April 2016, ADAMANT has moved to new facilities of 1100m2; where are hosted company’s activities in both the directions of Materials & Processes (Hall 1 – 800m2) and the Space Systems branch with emphasis on AIT (Hall 2 – 300m2). ADCO currently has 15 employees, including engineering, R&D, quality assurance, production and newly formed commercial team. ADAMANT has been certified by EUROCERT under EN ISO 9001:2008 (Certificate number 1869/Δ). The department of Materials & Processes will be mainly involved in the realization of REPAIR3D project.
Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd
Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology (CNT) Ltd is a nanomaterials innovation, management and technology consulting company based in Cambridge, England.
- The CNT Ltd helps companies, academic and government institutions to develop nanomaterials related R&D and IPR strategy, partnership, products, technologies and market.
- The CNT Ltd is specialised in carbon nanomaterials innovation strategy and investment consulting
- The CNT Ltd leads two private membership based consortiums: Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM) and Advanced Materials for Additive Manufacturing (AMAM) with members coming from leading multinational companies and research institutions
- The CNT Ltd is involved in collaborative R&D project management, such as EU Horizon 2020 projects: EPPN project (www.eppn.eu); n-TRACK (www.n-track.eu); Oyster (www.oyster-project.eu); M3DLoC (www.m3dloc.eu); Genesis (www.genesis-h2020.eu); Repair3D (www.repair3d.eu) , APOLO (https://project-apolo.eu/) and Carbo4Power (www.carbo4power.eu), as well as UK Funded projects: UltraMAT (www.ultramat.co.uk) and GRAPHOSITE (www.graphosite.co.uk)
The CNT is leading the exploitation and dissemination activities in the project.
Founded in 2004, Techedge today holds more than 20 offices spread throughout EMEA, NAFTA and LATAM.
The countries where we have a local presence include: United States, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia
We service a broad range of industries with value-add solutions and services specifically tailored to meet their diverse needs as organizations. Our average customer belongs to the midmarket or Fortune 500 categories and chooses to keep us on board as a strategic partner – as indicated by our 100% client retention.
Growing tremendously year over year, Techedge has sustained a Calculated Average Growth Rate of more than 25% since our foundation. Today, we stand proud with over 1,800 professionals with numerous certifications who aim to become a part of our customers competitive advantage through the invention, design and engineering of world-class solutions and services
Calzaturificio Dal Bello Srl
Dalbello is an Italian ski boot specialist founded in 1974 by Alessandro Dal Bello, a true shoemaker. Being located next to the mountains in Asolo (TV), Dalbello is the only manufacturer that still produces every single boot in its own factory in Italy.
Italian sensitivity for unique and advanced design, technological solutions and the passion for the boot made Dalbello a top performing brand, winning 10 Olympic medals in 2014 and supporting top athletes in freeriding and world cup racing.
Behind the victories is a team of outstanding athletes who have a lot of influence on the product and its performance. Their experience and daily use lead to a permanent progression and continuous improvements. The team works very close with our inhouse engineers and designers and is a true member of the global Dalbello family.
Centre Scientifique & Technique de L’industrie Textile Belge
Centexbel is a non-profit organisation supporting textile manufactures and plastic converters in the development and introduction of novel materials, innovative products and technological processes.
Our key activities include:
- Research and development in fields with a high added value, and more in particular in the melt processing of polymers, 3D printing, recycling, composites, coating and surface modification, smart textiles and material characterisation. Polymers, their additives and their processing are the common theme throughout our research activities.
- Product certification and finding adequate solutions in an independent manner, within the regulatory boundaries, but in full understanding of the challenges with which companies are faced
- Assisting companies in analysing, characterising and testing of products by means of the most advanced instruments and based on our excellent knowledge of products and processes.
- Dissemination of knowledge, in particular by allowing companies to make use of research results in their specific business context.
Within the Repair3D project, Centexbel will focus on material characterisation, compounding, filament extrusion, 3D-printing directly from pellets with the Arburg Freeformer technology and direct 3D printing onto textiles for smart applications.
MAIER is one of the leading decorated plastic component supplier with up to 3.000 employees in 8 countries with global sales around 361 M€ in 2017, being part of the biggest co-operative group in the world (global sales above 13,200 M€ and a workforce above 82,000 employees). MAIER manufactures components for the automotive industry. In Europe, MAIER heads the development and manufacture of body color painted front grilles, chromed caps, wheel-trims, wheelcaps and petrol cap lids, as well as producing a wide array of other automotive components and body modules (mudguards, consoles, air vents, fascia, door trims, handles…).
MAIER owns plants in Spain, the United Kingdom and Czech Republic, joint ventures in Turkey, China and Japan, and offices in France, Germany and Japan, being supplier of plastic components for the most important automotive OEMs (Renault, Toyota, Honda, Ford, Opel, Seat, PSA, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mercedes, Rover, Suzuki, Volvo, Nissan, Bentley, Skoda, Audi, etc.). Besides its production facilities, its technical center (MTC) has more than 110 employees that carry out R&D projects and support the developments for OEMs and equippers.
MAIER is an experienced company in the design and the development of components (injection, finishing/decoration and assembly); designing and manufacturing of prototype and production moulds; analysis and implementation of industrial facilities; and research, development and innovation. MAIER innovation procedure is always based on quality and accuracy methodologies, which have led to more than 20 patents, from 1993, in automotive components and related processes.
BioG3D- New 3D Printing Technologies
BioG3D, is an R&D company, headquartered in Technological Cultural Park of Lavrion (Athens) and is dedicated to new and innovative bio-nanotechnology solutions and products for personalised treatment. Additionally, BioG3D is providing specialized services in the fields of biomaterials synthesis and characterization, Additive Manufacturing techniques (3D printing) and pre-clinical studies. It aims at the development of innovative technologies and the optimization of products for both Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery applications.
Innovation in Research and Engineering Solutions – IRES
IRES, an R&D consulting company founded in 2015, is dedicated to new and innovative nanotechnology solutions. Headquartered in Brussels (Belgium), IRES is a team of key collaborators that provide supporting services such as IP, market research, environmental solutions and marketing advice. Our mission is to deliver to our customers world-class innovative solutions for development of materials based products.
Customised and tailored solutions on demand, often in tool form, successfully identify possible business risks and provide sustainable directions. For this, the whole lifecycle of products is considered, through a holistic evaluation of social, environmental and economic aspects based on EU standards and regulations. IRES in collaboration with external bodies and related initiatives, is part of new technological events, arising innovative technologies and strategic research trends.
Yiotis Anonimos Emporiki & Viomixaniki Etaireia
ΥΙΟTIS S.A. was founded in 1930 as the first infant and baby food producer in Greece. Today, the company remains 100% Greek and employs 377 employees developing a wide range of products including, baby food and infant formula, fortified products, confectionary and cooking mixes, baking products, chocolates, refrigerated RtE products, low Glycaemic Index desserts, powder mixes for instant desserts, syrups, glazes, toppings, dessert kits and many more. YIOTIS S.A. has played an integral role in the history and evolution of the Greek diet, and still continues to innovate. The company meets the needs of the whole family, with a rich variety of innovative products that make them the homemaker’s “right hand” when it comes to cooking and baking at home. In addition to this, it has been steadily playing its part in strengthening the Greek economy by consistently implementing its investment plans.
In 2012, the company invested in acquiring a new warehouse in Mandra, Attica, with a total area of 10,000 sq. m. and capacity for 9,000 pallet stacks. In 2015, YIOTIS S.A. continued its steady investment plan in Greece and completed the construction of its new factory in Agrinio, with a total area of 10,000 sq. m. In 2017 the construction of new company facilities was completed. These 1,350 sq. m. facilities house the “Hellenic Research and Innovation Center” (HRIC), which is a state-of-the-art Institute of food safety accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025 that offers high quality chemical, microbiological, molecular and consultation services to the food industry. At the same time, the company is dynamically strengthening its presence in foreign markets in all five continents. Since 1990 YIOTIS S.A. has participated in more than 20 research projects funded by the Greek Ministry for Development and the EU regarding new product development and food safety, environmental actions and development of industrial & analytical technologies.
Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park (LTCP)
Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park (LTCP), is a body of scientific research, education, business and culture. Founded in place of the old French Mining Company of Lavrion (Compagnie Francaise des Mines du Laurium) in 1992, as a result of the initiative undertaken from the National Technical University of Athens.
LTCP aims at linking scientific and technological research conducted in Athens with the needs and interests of the business world to the realization of cultural events related to the promotion of the history and culture of the wider area of Lavreotiki and the emergence of the history of activities in the past had developed in the maintenance of premises. The LTCP area is a unique monument of industrial architecture and archeology and placed him in a series of housing facilities for business and research excellence.
The services provided by LTCP as well as its renovated facilities, continue to support research, education and technology. Today, LTCP is essentially the only Technology Park in Attica, which specializes in areas – keys of modern applied technology, such as information technology, electronics technology, telecommunications, robotics, technology laser, environmental technology, energy, shipbuilding, Marine technology, etc.