INL, member of flexfunction2sustain and safe-n-medtech, co-organizes OITB Village at IndTech2022

June 22, 2022

INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory together with the partners of the EU projects FlexFunction2Sustain and SAFE-N-MEDTECH co-organizes an OITB Village at IndTech2022 in Grenoble, France, June 27–29, 2022.

Next week, Grenoble will be home to a unique Open Innovation Ecosystem ready to support innovators at different stages of technological development.

Open Innovation Test Beds (OITB) joined forces to improve the visibility of this ecosystem in the European industry. The OITB village at IndTech 2022 is a special arena built to reinforce the OITB ecosystem and interconnect established projects.

The ultimate goal of this joint participation is to enable and strengthen the relationship between OITBs and innovators and to highlight and promote the integrated support to European industry at different stages of technological development.

This year, IndTech 2022 will focus on the industry’s dual green and digital transition, with discussions between researchers, industrial companies, start-ups, funding agencies and Commission representatives, as well as French administrative bodies and the other Member States.

The event is co-organised by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, and DG Research & Innovation of the European Commission under the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in the world’s centre of scientific research – Grenoble.



The joint participation holds two solid components and aims to bring great attention from industry, SMEs and research to the OITBs and the Open Innovation Ecosystem.

The OITB Village presents a thoroughly curated agenda that includes:

  • A 300m2 exhibition area on the 28th and 29th of June: is dedicated to the OITBS where participants can learn more about their services, emerging results, and prototypes. The arena will also be a stage to host pitch sessions. At the OITBeer bar, participants can enjoy artisanal beer from different European countries while networking with OITB Villagers.

  • An OITB “Best Practices” Workshop on 30th June, 8:30 – 15:30: a close session to OITB representatives and the European Commission (EC) to discuss legal challenges, best practices for the open calls, alignment of service portfolios, and finally, the need for future support and feedback to EC on the whole OITB programme.



Participants visiting the OITB Village will have the opportunity to network at the exhibition area, where several OITBs will be ready to present their work in different fields, such as:

  • Lightweight, nano-enabled multifunctional composite materials and components
    OITBs present: LEE-BED, OASIS, LightCoce

  • Safety testing of medical technologies for health
    OITB present: SAFE-N-MEDTECH

  • Nano-enabled surfaces and membranes
    OITBs present: FlexFunction2Sustain, NextGeneMicrofluidics, INNOMEN, NewSkin

  • Nano-enabled bio-based materials


  • Materials for building envelopes

OITB present: iclimabuilt

  • Medical technologies, Digital tools and AI analytics to improve surveillance and care at high TRL

OITB-like project: INNO4COV-19

 In addition to those 12 OITBs mentioned above, the “Best Practices” workshop will also gather the projects PHOENIX, TBMED, METABUILDING LABS, BIOMAT,  FormPlanet


FlexFunction2Sustain project started on 1st April 2020 and will run for 48 months. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862156 to create a network for innovative solutions for sustainable and smart products powered by nano-functionalized paper and plastic in order to support SMEs in the development and market launch of pioneering products. FlexFunction2Sustain consortium consists of 19 European partners, including research organizations, universities and private companies.

SAFE-N-MEDTECH project started on 1st April 2019 and will run for 48 months. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 814607 TO build an innovative open-access platform for companies and reference laboratories in the nano-enabled medical technology space. SAFE-N-MEDTECH consortium consists of 34 partners, including research organizations, universities and private companies.

OITB Village at Conference on Industrial Technologies IndTech 2022

Grenoble, France | June 27-30, 2022 |