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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 Leggi tutto 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.

Responsabili: PEZZOLI FABIO
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Bando: International cooperation with Canada (RIA)
Enti finanziatori: EUROPEAN COMMISSION

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 Leggi tutto 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.

Responsabili: PALEARI ALBERTO MARIA FELICE
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Bando: Call for KAVA Education projects
Enti finanziatori: EIT RAW MATERIALS GMBH

Nanostructured solid acid catalysts for sustainable chemical manufacturing

Responsabili: PACCHIONI GIANFRANCO
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Enti finanziatori: AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ARC)

SURFICE - Smart surface design for efficient ice protection and control

Icing affects the operational safety of much of our transport and general infrastructure. Although in the last decade there have been promising advancements in surface engineering and materials science, to achieve an effective and sustainable anti-icing technology requires that the physical processes Leggi tutto involved in icing are better understood and applied to a rational design of anti-icing surfaces and systems. Furthermore, the arrival of hybrid or fully-electric engines, requires that new technologies also be developed for ice protection purposes suited to these new aircraft types. Already today, all new electric urban air mobility and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) developers and start-ups are experiencing difficulties in finding icing and inclement weather specialists. This is because such training is very specialized and the required skills take years to develop. SURFICE will address both aspects. 13 talented early stage researchers will be trained by an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral consortium of experts in materials and surface science, physics and engineering. The project will address three major research objectives: (i) investigate icing physics on complex surfaces to understand and model ice formation, accretion and adhesion; (ii) achieve rational design for anti-icing materials and coatings based on a novel concept of discontinuity-enhanced icephobicity; and (iii) develop new technologies for efficient ice prevention and control. The proposed anti-icing solutions will be directly applied in aeronautics, energy systems and sensor technologies, as well as glass manufacturing and automotive industry through industrial partners. Intertwining surface science and engineering will benefit icing research, but also other innovative emerging technologies, where surface phenomena play a crucial role. Training on scientific, transferable and entrepreneurial skills will complete the CVs of the young researchers providing an innovation-oriented mind-set.

Responsabili: ANTONINI CARLO
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Bando: Innovative Training Networks
Enti finanziatori: EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Development of radiation-hard and cost-effective inorganic scintillators for calorimetric detectors based on binary glass compositions doped with cerium - SCINTIGLASS

Responsabili: VEDDA ANNA GRAZIELLA
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Bando: 2018-024 - ATTRACT - Open Call for Proposals
Enti finanziatori: EUROPEAN COMMISSION

IDSFM3.REJ. International Doctoral School in Functional Materials and Innovation-3.REJ

Responsabili: SCOTTI ROBERTO
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Bando: Fast Track KAVA 6 Call
Enti finanziatori: EIT RAW MATERIALS GMBH

KIC - 3DBRIEFCASE. Learning the use of minerals through non conventional and digital tools

This proposal is the continuation of the BRIEFCASE ongoing EIT RM project which is developing an innovative tool dedicated to the 6-14 years old pupils/students to show the significances of the daily use of RM and their exploitation. The aim Leggi tutto of this new phase is to extent the scope and the target audience by improving the innovative popular science tool (the virtual briefcase) using augmented reality and turning it into a 3D application.

Responsabili: VEDDA ANNA GRAZIELLA
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Bando: KAVA 6 Education projects
Enti finanziatori: EIT RAW MATERIALS GMBH

NEUREKA - A smart, hybrid neural-computo device for drug discovery

NEUREKA will bring a paradigm shift in drug discovery for neurological diseases, a sector that suffers multiple, repeated failures exacerbating the economical and societal burden of these incurable diseases. It will do so by addressing a crucial shortcoming: the lack Leggi tutto of in vitro systems faithfully reproducing brain pathology that enable the functional assessment of candidate compounds at multiple levels: from synapses to neuronal circuits. NEUREKA introduces an innovative, hybrid technology, whereby detailed, computational neuronal networks simulate dysfunction and drive cultured neurons to replicate in-brain disease conditions. Nanoelectrodes mediate the transmission between simulated and biological neurons. Akin to real synapses, nanoelectrodes contact cultured neurons at subcellular locations across the dendritic tree, soma and axonal branches, allowing to control and monitor neural activity with unprecedented accuracy. Biological neuronal responses registered by nanoelectrodes are fed back to simulated neurons, closing the loop and enabling control of activity states across the hybrid population. Complementing molecular deficits already present in culture models of a disease, computational models enable replication of both molecular and physiological deficits of neurodegeneration in vitro. Cultured neurons are driven towards pathological excitability states where deficits emerge, so as to optimize quantification of the impact of drugs, going well beyond standard cellular assays. A proof-of-concept will be provided for Alzheimer’s disease, using human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons exhibiting the pathology. NEUREKA will be used to demonstrate the effect of drug candidates across synaptic, neuronal and network functions.

Responsabili: FANCIULLI MARCO
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Bando: FET-Open Challenging Current Thinking
Enti finanziatori: EUROPEAN COMMISSION

BEFOREHAND - Boosting Performance of Phase Change Devices by hetero- and nano-structure material design

Responsabili: BERNASCONI MARCO , CECCHI STEFANO CARLO
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Bando: 2017-066 - h2020-ict-2018-2020
Enti finanziatori: EUROPEAN COMMISSION

KiC - RAISE - Raw Material Students Internship

Responsabili: BINETTI SIMONA OLGA
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Bando: 2017-083 - Call 5 for KAva Education Projects
Enti finanziatori: EIT RAWMATERIALS E.V.