CoACH provides a multidisciplinary training opportunities in the field of high-tech glasses, ceramics and composites based on effective and proven industry-academia cooperation, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovate Training Networks action (MSCA-ITNs). Our scientific goals are to develop advanced knowledge on glass and ceramic based materials and to develop innovative, cost-competitive, and environmentally acceptable materials and processing technologies.
The inter/multi-disciplinary and -sectorial characteristic is guaranteed by the presence of 5 academic partners and 10 companies having top class expertise in glass, ceramic and composite science and technology, modelling, design, characterization and commercialization. Advanced materials fall within the KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES (KETs) and are themselves an emerging supra-disciplinary field. Expertise on these new materials brings competitiveness in the strategic thematic areas of:
Two research projects are currently running:
Duration: 2015 - 2018 (4 years)
Project partners: Nanoforce Technology Ltd. (NANOFORCE) UK, Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) Italy, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (ERLANGEN) Germany, Université de Rennes 1 (UR1) France, Università degli Studi di Padova (UNIPD) Italy, Institute of Physics of Materials (IPM) Czech Republic, Element Materials Technology (ELEMENT) UK, Colorobbia Consulting s.r.l. (COLOR) Italy, European Thermodynamics Ltd. (ETL) UK, nLIGHT Corporation (nLIGHT) Finland, SASIL S.p.A. (SASIL) Italy, DIAFIR (DIAFIR) France, IDP s.a.s (IDP) Belgium, Bactiguard AB (BACTIGUARD) Sweden, Sunfire GmbH (SUNFIRE) Germany
Project link: http://www.coach-etn.eu/