Nanotechnology based functional solutions
The major goals set for the integrated project cover an increase of our human resources in strategic areas by hiring 15 new researchers for the 2 research lines, a strengthening of our core activities in various project areas (sensing, system integration etc.) as well as the opening of new scientific topics (thermal energy harvesting, label free optical/graphene biosensors, etc.), and re-enforcing partnerships and collaborations with major national/regional industrial actors (electronics, health, food and environment, materials ).
Line 1-Nanotechnology based autonomous sensing systems – (energy harvesting and storage, sensors, new materials and concepts, systems integration towards IOT)
Line 2-Nanotechnology enabled solutions for water, food, and health challenges – (Water monitoring and treatment, food quality and safety, food processing and subproduct valorization, nano in diagnostics, nano in therapeutics)
The program will provide nanotechnology-based solutions for 2 areas: autonomous sensing systems (targeting Internet-of-Things integration) and monitoring and treatment platforms for applications related to water, food, and health. Each challenge is the focus of a research line, while the program integrates both lines at several levels via shared and reciprocal goals, new technology platforms and (nano)materials, and characterization methods.
Total Eligible Budget
INL Eligible Budget
Type of action
SAICT – Projetos estruturados de I&D&I
Grant Agreement Id
PO NORTE – PROGRAMA OPERACIONAL REGIONAL DO NORTE