The SELECTNANO has a well defined and equilibrated consortium from the functional point of view as well as geographically.
The partners represent three Member States: Italy, Germany, UK and one Associated State – Israel
From the research and technological point of view, there are.
Bar-Ilan University is one of the six leading Israeli academic institutions. It has six faculties, and hosts more than 20,000 in graduate and undergraduate programs. The University’s Faculty of Exact Sciences includes four departments: mathematics, computer science, physics, and chemistry. The work here will be carried out by the materials science group led by Prof. Aharon Gedanken.
Chief: Aharon GEDANKEN
Web site: http://www.biu.ac.il
The University with its 780 years of teaching experience has always attracted students from the whole world. It has also always encouraged its own tutors and professors to know the teaching models used in other countries.The thirteen Faculties of the University have reformulated their teaching strategies on the basis of the new system rules, offering over ninety three-year degree courses and the same amount of postgraduate and specialization courses and have arranged the Masters courses which may be attended after the three-year degrees or after the postgraduate courses.
Chief: Manuele DABALà
Web site: http://www.dimeg.unipd.it
Coventry University is located in the heart of Coventry City Centre and covers an area of 33 acres. About 17,000 students study on campus with 20,000 students overall studying under various partnership arrangements both in the UK and overseas. We employ over 2000 staff, 700 of whom are full-time academics. Our total income for the year 2002/03 was £95.01 million. The School of Science and the Environment is one of the most research-active within Coventry University. It has a wide range of well-equipped laboratories, design and computing studios.
Chief:Timothy J. MASON
Web site: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~masondr/Sonochemistry
The University of Kent was granted its Royal Charter in 1965 and the first students arrived in the October of that year. The main campus covers 300 acres and is just over a mile from Canterbury's city centre. The University possesses 3 main faculties with 18 departments including Biosciences and Physics (where materials research occurs). Its total student population is approximately 12,000 (10% of whom come from EU countries other than the UK) and 1,200 are postgraduates. The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medical Studies in which the project will be located is made up of the Departments of Bio-scienes; Computing Laboratory; Department of Electronics; Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences; Institute of Mathematics and Statistics; School of Physical Science.
Chief: Ian I. BRUCE
Web site: http://www.kent.ac.uk
The Hebrew University at Jerusalem was founded in 1918, and today 22,600 students are enrolled at the University, including 11,887 undergraduates, 6,537 master's degree students, 2,025 doctoral candidates, and 2,151 at the Rothberg School for Overseas Students. To date, the University has conferred over 90,000 academic degrees. It employs 1,200 tenured academic faculty, 1,500 full-time administrative and technical staff. The University grants bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees and. HU researchers figure at the forefront of international science - from biotechnology and computer science to astrophysics and cancer research, from microbiology to solar energy and genetic engineering, as well as the humanities, including Jewish studies, social sciences and law. Nearly 40% of all civilian scientific research in Israel is conducted at the Hebrew University and about 3,800 research projects are in progress at the University, and 1,500 new projects are started each year.
Chief: Shlomo MAGDASSI
Web site: http://chem.ch.huji.ac.il/applsci/ac/magdassi/magdassi.htm
The Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam, Germany) was found in 1992 and now consists of about 150 co-workers.
The institute is divided onto 4 departments: Interfaces, Colloids, Theory and Biomaterials. MPIKG is leading institute in Europe in studying colloidal and Interfacial phenomena and well-equipped with modern instruments and devices.
The Sukhorukov group (part of the Interfaces Department of MPI of Colloids and Interfaces, led by Prof. Helmuth Möhwald) is a physical and polymer chemistry group. The group possesses expertise in encapsulation of various materials in micro- and nanocapsules and in the layer-by-layer electrostatic self-assembly. The group has developed a new approach for the preparation of micron and submicron sized capsules using colloidal particles as templates. The group has elaborated a method for lipid bi-layer coverage of polyelectrolyte capsules, and an ion-specific channel reconstruction mimicking - natural biological membranes and use these systems as artificial cells. The enzyme encapsulation and maintenance of their activity has also been demonstrated on chymotrypsin and peroxidase.
Chief: Gleb SUKHORUKOV
Web site: http://www.mpg.de
Pometon S.p.A. was founded in 1940 as magnesium powder producer in the war field. It increased its activity in the field of metal grits and powders up to coming one of the greater European producer and in particular is the only European source of both ferrous and non ferrous powder for the PM industry. Pometon has a great experience in planning and costruction of plants to be dedicated to new powder production: a technical department and improvement constitutes the nucleus of Pometon thurst towards innovation. Current production is based on 4 plants, each of one dedicated to a specific production area, in particular:
· Maerne (VE) for iron products
· Marghera (VE) for non ferrous powders (copper based)
· S. Giorgio di Nogaro (UD) for light materials
· S. Giorgio di Nogaro (UD) for steel gritThe entire area of the 4 plants is about 240 000 m2 (building areas 50 000 m2) with over 300 people). For this project, Marghera and Maerne plant facilities and expertise will be involved
Chief: Stefano SACCAROLA
Web site: http://www.pometon.com
TInkSure Ltd. specializes in comprehensive security solutions, designed to protect branded products and documents of value from counterfeiting, fraud, and diversion. By creating “Smart Protection” systems from proprietary machine-readable authentication technologies, we help companies and organizations worldwide regain control over their most valuable assets: their products, their reputation and their revenues. Employing a team of experts in the fields of material science, electro-optics and software, we utilize cross-disciplinary technological innovations to implement customized and cost efficient security systems for data and asset integrity within the customer’ existing infrastructure and environment. Catering to the needs of diverse industries such as Financial, Pharmaceutical, Apparel, Consumer and Luxury Goods, Transportation, Government, and many others, we pride ourselves on providing scalable security systems that allow seamless integration in production and operations, while being virtually impossible to duplicate or reverse engineer. In addition, by aligning ourselves with prominent players in strategic partnerships, we are able to offer expert services that range from need analysis, through system design and implementation to full return on investment and performance monitoring tools. We work together with our clients to provide the best service to fit their needs, whether a simple, efficient solution or a fully integrated security suite.
Chief: Shlomo DUCKLER
Web site: http://inksure.com
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. Its goal is to grow profitably and further increasethe value of our company. We help our customers to be more successful through intelligent system solutions and high-quality products. BASF’s portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. Through new technologies we can tap into additional market opportunities. We conduct our business in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. In 2003, BASF had sales of more than €33 billion and over 87,000 employees worldwide. The contributions to this project will be jointly coordinated by the Polymer Physics Research and the Catalyst Chemistry Departments of BASF. The Polymer Physics Department will focus on developing novel polymer concepts for the formulation of the different nanoparticles towards different applications, always first focusing on stabilization in liquid media. The Catalyst Chemistry Department representative will support the main contributors from the Polymer Physics Department, in order to ensure proper handling and focused development of the novel concepts.
Chief: Jens RIEGER
Web site: http://corporate.basf.com
It is a consultancy company that provides its services to Israeli and European customers:
The company provides information and writes proposals whose aim is to obtain funding for new technology generation. The sources of funding are the European Framework Programs and bi-national cooperative agreements between Israel and European countries.
The company helps its customers submit European winning research proposals, negotiate effectively and run the project smoothly. This operation is complex and includes many steps. Here is a list of the most important steps. OSM-DAN helps its customers in all steps, according to requirements.
· Project planning and consortium building
· Professional Writing of all proposal Parts
· Leading the Contract negotiation phase
· Managing and administrative coordinating the projectsThe staff of OSM-DAN is comprised of highly professional consultants in most technological areas: advanced industrial practices, advanced materials, biotechnology, energy, information technology, water treatment.
Chief: Pnina DAN
Phone: +972 8 9460012
Fax: +972 8 9361486