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"DEPot: A New Dosimetric Emergency Protocol based on Natural Quartz"
RISBRIEFCASE. - Briefcase RIS network creation
The RISBRIEFCASE network is the continuation of the 3D briefcase project funded by EITRM which aims to bring minerals closer to the society, raising awareness on the mining operations. The new edition of the Project proposes to engage the key Partners… Read more of the previous editions to join new Task Partners and collaborators to the consortium and create a self-sustainable BRIEFCASE network of at least 180 participants which will enable and commercialize the BRIEFCASE service. The RISBRIEFCASE network will consist of: • The consortium: the 15 EITRM Partners currently participating in the project • 12 RIS Task Partners coming from an open call which will obtain EITRM funding support. • The collaborators, which are RIS entities without EITRM funding support. This is the case of our current collaborators (i.e. Surminas, Marsalyk University, Slovenian Ecoschools, Mineria Es Más) which have COFUNDED the project by organizing workshops and replicating physical briefcases. The consortium will develop new tools focused on RM regional challenges in RIS areas (the low rate of recycling, the lack of specialized workforce in the RM sector and the low acceptance of mining operations from general public) following the BRIEFCASE methodology and will teach how to implement the didactic workshops to the new RIS Partners with the funding support of the EITRM. After this, the consortium will be able and ready to commercialize the Briefcase service, which consists on the tools replication support.
LION - Quantum matter redesign through LIght-matter interactiON
UNICORN-Hybrid Nanocomposite Scintillators for Transformational Breakthroughs in Radiation Detection and Neutrino Research
The goal of UNICORN is to develop unprecedented nanocomposite scintillator (SL) detectors based on engineered nanomaterials for transformative breakthroughs in strategic radiation detection areas spanning homeland security and medicine to industrial, nuclear, and environmental monitoring to cosmology and high energy/particle… Read more physics. Today, conventional inorganic SL crystals are prohibitively energy-intensive, fragile, heavy and cannot be produced in large quantities. Organic SLs are, in turn, affordable and scalable, but their low density and light yield reduce energy resolution. These shortcomings preclude progress in application areas of great importance and impose a technological bottleneck to the fundamental study of rare events. The most at risk of all is the study of neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (0νDBD), a so far undetected, rare nuclear process that represents the Holy Grail in particle physics, whose observation would provide long sought-after answers on the origin of the Universe and unlock unexplored scientific territories with unimaginable progress perspectives. UNICORN will tackle this urgent grand challenge by introducing revolutionary nanotechnology-based concepts combining high energy resolution, efficiency, and stability with unmatched mass scalability. The keystone of our disruptive approach are inorganic nanocrystals (NCs) that will be specifically designed to be both the source of 0νDBD and high-performance nano-SLs. The breakthrough will also consist in achieving perfect compatibility with (in)organic hosts to obtain unparalleled ultra-high density optical-grade nanocomposite detectors with maximized light output to be coupled to custom-made light sensors that will embody the archetype of advanced radiation detectors of the future. UNICORN combines world-leading institutions and companies with complementary interdisciplinary competences ensuring the pivotal synergy to reach the project goals and rapidly translate results into economic value.
BEST - BATTERIES EUROPE SECRETARIAT
The global objective of BEST consortium is to support, strengthen and grow the vibrant European Battery R&I eco-system which has established its foundation in the Batteries Europe ETIP, with continued development of strategic forward-looking orientations and cooperation initiatives to ensure future skill… Read more development, knowledge and technological leadership thus accelerating battery technology exploration and uptake
DYNAMO - DYnamic control in hybrid plasmonic NAnopores: road to next generation multiplexed single MOlecule detection
In the quest to develop platforms to decipher the information in biomolecules there is an increasingly demand for techniques that are capable of identifying specific biomolecules at the smallest possible concentration, controlling their capturing and movement at the nanoscale. Nanopore sequencing is… Read more a key technology to drive this progress, and solid-state nanopores can be a major technological player. In the field of solid-state nanopores, many challenges remain in particular toward i) design and fabricate nanopore with size comparable to biological pores, ii) dynamic control of single molecule translocation, and iii) multiplexed read-out. Progress toward integrated platforms where both solid-state and biological nanostructures are implemented has been brought by the development of functional nanomaterials and DNA nanotechnology, able to address the importance of nanoscale precision in nanopore platforms with the potential to surpass the performance of biological nanopores. Yet, the integration of biological and synthetic nanomaterials is technically challenging, and their use to fully control and measure single molecule is far from real-world applications. DYNAMO is designed as an innovative research and training network, where we will recruit 10 Researchers to work toward the ambitious goal of developing the next-generation single molecule technologies exploiting hybrid DNA and metallic nanostructures. The network brings together a unique team of 8 world-leading academics and 1 high tech innovative company at the forefront of optical spectroscopy, DNA nanostructures, nanopore technology developments, single molecule detection and control, and biotech real-world applications. DYNAMO will establish an intersectoral training and research programme at the physics/chemistry/biotech interface with partners from 6 EU countries, aimed at creating the next generation of skilled well-connected scientists that will pioneer the ‘single molecule science of tomorrow’.
KIC _BattValue - Skilled learners for battery value chain in Europe
BattValue aims to develop four-level course modules of introductory, basic, intermediate and advanced courses, as well as trainings, in the battery field for industrial stakeholders working in the battery mineral/metal processing and refining, in battery (chemical) production and recycling, in technology development companies,… Read more in energy sector, in automotive industry and related areas. BattValue, is a demanddriven project, based on the industrial needs1,2 . Indeed, it touches the key aspects of the battery supply chain, based on the core competences required in companies, and will contribute to educate new professionals for new, high level jobs, including tools which promote more efficient use of resources with the aim of minimising the environmental impact of batteries (Battery Passport). Key outcomes of the project are achieved by detailed planning and marketing of the project during the first year.
MIRAQLS - MID-INFRARED QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY FOR SENSING
To increase our ability to sense the changes in the environment around us, we must understand how to control the quantum properties of light and matter at the fundamental limits of their interaction. As such, quantum sensing is poised to… Read more bring paradigmshifting transformations to how precision measurements are performed. Given the central role that MIR spectroscopy plays on many of the pressing issues facing modern society, there is an urgent need for systematic investments into the innovation and development of MIR quantum technologies for sensing applications. MIRAQLS brings together an interdisciplinary team of Canadian and European researchers, together with industry partners, who share a long-term vision for the development of MIR quantum photonic technologies for sensing applications. Our team combines expertise in quantum photonics, materials science, optoelectronic component development, MIR laser science and spectroscopy, biophotonics, photonic inverse design, quantum optics theory, and quantum information science, and quantum technologies. MIRAQLS aims to tackle some of the biggest challenges that have hampered the development of MIR quantum technologies, while at the same time delivering concept demonstrators, such as quantum-enhanced Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer (q-FTIR), quantum-enhanced optical coherence tomography (q-OCT) and SU(1,1) interferometry. By manipulation of quantum statistics of the input states, e.g. squeezing and entanglement operations, we aim to achieve better sensitivity bounds in comparison to the classical technology, limited to the operation at the standard quantum limit (SQL). Improvements in MIR sensing will directly translate to increased societal well-being, safety, and prosperity; it becomes indispensable in the context of the global fight against the looming climate crisis.
KIC-IMAGINE 3 - Master Programmes in Sustainable Materials (SUMA)
The EIT-Label is a high, strategic priority for the EIT and EIT RawMaterials, as education EIT Core KPIs can only be achieved through EIT-Label Programmes and Graduates. A strategic high priority for the EIT and EIT RawMaterials higher education activities is to achieve… Read more EIT-Labelled Programme, Graduate and Start-up targets, outlined in the strategic agenda and in the KIC objectives. The SUMA Master Programme is a fully operational and successful EIT-Label Master Programme achieving and exceeding its recruitment targets, thereby delivering 20% of all Label Graduates in EIT RawMaterials. The involvement of Atlantic Copper in a meaningful way as the "SUMA Atlantic Copper Chair", to give industry lectures, provide internships and promote SUMA locally. This was realised by merging the ACCHAIR proposal submitted under KAVA6 into the IMAGINE-III proposal. IMAGINE-3 further evolves the SUMA master programme and its curriculum to include strategically-relevant, interdisciplinary digitalizaiton skills and competences in its curriculum with the addition of "digitalisation" modules in all 9 master tracks. Digitalisation skills and competences will be needed in all industries to drive change in the raw materials sector - including primary and secondary producers (mining companies, recyclers, smelters and refineries), but also raw materials end-users such as the automotive OEMs, renewable energy industries, ICT and infrastructure industries. The demand and need for digital competences has been memorialised in strategy documents, such as the EU New Skills Agenda, the World Economic Forum "Future of Work", and the EU Digital Education Action Plan, to name a few. Extension of the partnership to involve two more universities from RIS regions, strategically in line with the priorities of the EC, Horizon Europe, EIT and EIT RawMaterials, to contribute to increasing the innovation capacity of RIS regions. Moreover, this is fully in line with the Master School strategy, to involve RIS universities as entry universities in their consortium. Intensification of the I&E education and opportunities (in addition to 30ECTS dedicated to compulsory I&E courses) in order to increase the likelihood that SUMA students will hone their creativity and entrepreneurial skills and competences to develop solutions to challenges sourced from industry. This is evidences in the courses now being required at each university where teams of students develop business ideas, as part of compulsory ECTS education.
KIC-RMSchools-4. Raw Matters Ambassadors at Schools 4.0
RM@Schools 4.0 is emerging from RM@Schools 3.0, the WSL Flagship programme of EIT RawMaterials, and running in parallel with RM@Schools-ESEE, dedicated to the ESEE region.It is supporting the RawMaterials Academy’s efforts towards young students (11-19 years old) across Europe to promote a wide… Read more dissemination action on RM-related themes in schools and society through strategic European partnerships among research, university, school, and industry