INL together with other six leading organisations joined efforts in an ecosystem, fully committed to serving the market in the field of environmental nano-functionalized plastic and paper products. It’s the creation of a new European Sustainable Nanotechnology Solutions Association that will transform innovative ideas into pioneering products.
ESNA was officially presented at the EuroNanoForum 2023, held in Sweden, from the 11th to the 13th of June and the Association is the fruit of the successful FlexFunction2Sustain project, funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation. ESNA was registered officially on February 27th, 2023, and became operational by March 2023. The association was created as a non-profit association according to the French 1901 law of association with its place of business in Paris, France.
The Association will work with members of the FlexFunction2Sustain Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) for nano-functionalization technologies to offer comprehensive services which are integrated to provide a complete, all-round offer to substantially reduce the time and cost to progress through the innovation chain from an idea to a successful product. The ecosystem will support innovative SMEs and industries by providing expert support from an early development stage to the optimised transformation of prototypes into valuable and innovative products.
Association partners: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, Sonnenberg Harrison Partners Sarl, IPC – Centre Technique Industriel de la Plasturgie et des Composites, INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, AMIRES s.r.o.