[EN] FruitGuard’s primary goal is to innovate the company and the fruit supply chain by using the new technologies that allow managing in detail the harvesting of the fruit by the farm and the traceability of the products inside the supply chain starting from the production phase. The project’s result will then be a smarter technological system whose use will allow to know in a capillary way the history of the product to protect and enhance the entire fruit supply chain.
[IT] L’obiettivo principale di FruitGuard consiste nell’innovare l’azienda e la filiera frutticola attraverso l’impiego di tecnologie di ultima generazione che permettano di gestire nel dettaglio la raccolta della frutta da parte dell’azienda agricola e la tracciabilità dei prodotti all’interno della filiera a partire proprio dalla fase di produzione. Il risultato del progetto sarà allora un sistema tecnologico elettronico ed informatico il cui utilizzo permetterà di conoscere in maniera capillare la storia del prodotto a tutela e valorizzazione dell’intera filiera frutticola.
[EN] Main goal of WAPPFRUIT is the innovation of farms through cutting-edge technologies that will let the correct definition of the water requirement and the complete automation of the micro-irrigation system. Through sensors that measure matric water potential, the plants’ water requirement will be indirectly identified. Sensor data will be read automatically by a control unit, and an algorithm will activate a localized irrigation system when needed. All data will be remotely available, employing a web interface and of a smartphone application.
[IT] Obiettivo principale di WAPPFRUIT è l’innovazione delle aziende agricole mediante tecnologie all’avanguardia che consentiranno la corretta definizione del fabbisogno idrico e la completa automazione del sistema di microirrigazione. Attraverso sensori che misurano il potenziale idrico matriciale, sarà identificato il fabbisogno idrico delle piante. I dati verranno letti automaticamente da un’unità di controllo e un algoritmo attiverà un sistema di irrigazione localizzato quando necessario. Tutti i dati saranno disponibili in remoto tramite interfaccia web e applicazione per smartphone.
[EN] The NanoEl project aims at transferring knowledge between EU higher education institutions and institutions in China, Malaysia, India and Israel, and between the Partner Countries’ (PCs) institutions to adapt, innovate and modernise existing curricula in Nanoelectronics in the four PCs; to develop new certified courses, to test innovated curricula and to disseminate the results.
[IT] Il progetto NanoEl ha l’obiettivo di trasferire conoscenze tra Scuole di Alta Formazione Europee e istituti in Cina, Malesia, India e Israele, e tra gli istituti delle nazioni partner (Partner Countries – PCs), per adattare, innovare e modernizzare gli esistenti curricula in Nanoelettronica nelle 4 nazioni partner; inoltre sviluppare new corsi certificati, per testare curricula innovativi e disseminare i risultati.
NEREID project (“NanoElectronics Roadmap for Europe: Identification and Dissemination”) is dedicated to mapping European Nanoelectronics’ future. Started in November 2015, NEREID is a Cooperation and Support action that has received funding for three years from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 685559.NEREID’s objective is to develop a roadmap for the European nanoelectronics industry, starting from the needs of applications and leveraging the European eco-system strengths. Besides, it will lead to an early benchmark/identification of promising novel nanoelectronic technologies and an identification of bottlenecks all along the innovation (value) chain.
Lab4MEMS II focuses on Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) that merge MEMS1 with Micro-optics to sense or manipulate optical signals using integrated mechanical, optical, and electrical systems. Simultaneously, the original project maintains its emphasis on developing a pilot line for next-generation MEMS devices augmented with such advanced technologies as piezoelectric or magnetic materials and 3D packaging. Like its sister project, Lab4MEMS II is being launched by the European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council (ENIAC) Joint Undertaking (JU), a public-private partnership in nanoelectronics.
The EduNano project is aimed at common courses development for the new skills needed for the new jobs in the multidisciplinary nanotechnology for MSc degree level, professionals and teacher training.
There are few individual research teams, laboratories or companies that can claim to respond to the technological challenges. To meet these needs in this project, 3 European and 6 Israeli universities and 2 companies/research centres will share infrastructure, technological and human resources to develop certified modules based on ECTS to be used in the corresponding partners’ training programmes nanotechnologies.
The universities will share their infrastructure, technological and human resources, they will recognise the common certified modules, but each university will keep its autonomy regarding the national diploma delivery. The implementation of the joint courses will start during the second project year as a part of the regular educational practices at each university.
The EuroTraining project’s objective is to provide a European Training Infrastructure facilitating the provision of high calibre training across Europe. The structure will support professional advancement training as well as academic training. Professional course providers will get a central place to present their training offer, while academics will get a course material exchange service targeting graduate nanoelectronics schools. The training action will enhance the development of the European knowledge-based society in the field of nanoelectronics.
Lab4MEMS will feature the Pilot Line for innovative technologies on advanced piezoelectric and magnetic materials, including advanced Packaging technologies to meet the ever-evolving market needs:
1. Micro-actuators, micro-pumps, sensors and electrical power generators, integrated on silicon-based piezoelectric materials (PZT) for use in Data Storage, Ink Jet, Health Care, Automotive and Energy Scavenging
2. Magnetic field sensors integrated on silicon-based Anisotropic Magneto Resistance (AMR) materials for use in consumer applications such as GPS positioning and mobile phones
3. Advanced packaging technologies and vertical interconnections (flip chip, Through Silicon Vias or Through Mold Vias) for full 3D integration, for use in CONSUMER and HEALTHCARE application such as body area sensors and remote monitoring.
SMAC – Smart Components & Smart Systems Integration
Smart systems consist of heterogeneous subsystems and components providing different functionalities; they are normally implemented as “Multi-Package on a Board”.
To fully exploit the potential of current nanoelectronics technologies and enable the integration of existing/new IPs and “More than Moore” devices, smart system miniaturization and “Multi-Chip in a Package” implementation are unavoidable. Such goals are only achievable if a flexible software platform (i.e., the SMAC platform) for smart subsystems/components design and integration is made available to designers and system integrators.
The SMAC platform will allow to successfully address the following grand challenges related to the design and manufacturing of miniaturized smart systems: (1) Development of innovative smart subsystems and components demonstrating advanced performance, ultra-low power and the capability of operating under special conditions (e.g., high reliability, long lifetime). (2) Design of miniaturized and integrated smart systems with advanced functionality and performance, including nanoscale sensing systems, possibly operating autonomously and in a networked fashion.
The NanoSkills project has been developed with the support of the LifeLong Learning Program of the European Union. The project is intended to support the development of sectoral qualifications system and frameworks by definition of engineers and technicians’ qualifications in nanotechnologies in terms of learning outcomes to promote transparency and recognition of vocational education and training.
NanoEl is an Erasmus LLP project for sharing technologies and human resources. The project partner’s universities work to disseminate knowledge and information to develop teaching material in the form of courses or modules within the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology.
STIMESI aims to stimulate and further increase the Microsystems design activities in European universities and research institutes. STIMESI organises and runs MEMS training courses that concentrate on the design tools, design kits and processes that are readily available through EUROPRACTICE.
The project’s objective is to develop a new technology based on laser-induced printing of conductive tracks on CNT/polymers composites with the scope of improving safety, comfort and energy-saving properties of new-generation vehicles.?
This objective can be attained by using new composites materials based on the application of nanotechnology concepts and by drawing and testing architectures of conductive tracks with potential properties as temperature, heat flow, stresses, strains, applied forces and chemical ageing sensors.
ToxiChip aims to develop and promote alternative in-vitro testing methods to monitor a vast array of toxins, thus alleviating the current demand for animal sacrifice while also permitting high throughput screening. This project has the strategic objective of developing both prokaryote and eukaryote cell-based biochip platforms capable of examining cytotoxicity.