PROJECTS AND SERVICES
Almascience develops its activities through different types of projects that differ in terms of goals and financing.
- Industry Projects
- Projects developed upon request, carried
out with direct financing from the companies
involved, that may include (or not) other parties, and may have co-financing from national or international programmes.
Competitive Funded Projects
Identification Smart Paper - IDS-PAPER
IDS-Paper aims to establish an integrated and innovative self-sustained green electronic system paper-based for wireless communication applications that addresses the ubiquitous security and low cost green electronic sectors and their translation towards products that capture the needs associated with the Internet of Things and cyber security matters, fully aligned with the expected transition towards the green deal prosperity mission of the future.
Coordinator – Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)
PI – Prof. Rodrigo Martins ( UNL)
Co-PI – Luís Pereira ( AlmaScience)
• Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias (UNINOVA/FCTUNL/UNL)
Reference – PTDC/CTM-PAM/4241/2020
Start Date -01/03/2021
End Date -29/02/2024
Funding Authority – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Total Budget – 250 000€
AlmaScience Budget – 45 000€
AlmaScience Team Involved
Luís Pereira, Carlos Silva, Diana Gaspar, Cristina Gaspar, João Avelãs Resende, Mariana Matias, Marta Lopes, Sumita Goswami
Emerging Printed Electronics Research Infrastructure (EMERGE)
The aim of EMERGE is to establish the first integrated, distributed research infrastructure supporting comprehensive user projects for multi-and-trans-disciplinary research on sustainable flexible large-area printed electronics and photonics (FLAPEP) value chain, going from materials formulation to design and architecture of
processes, devices and systems, backup by characterization, test modelling and simulation tools, through a coordinated open-access for RTOs, industry and SMEs to complementary facilities. This is a route for creating added value and road mapping the introduction of new, recyclable electronics products at “Half-the-time/ Half-the-cost” to establish a sustainable prosperity, as required by today’s science and technology challenges and ESFRI landscape analysis.
The overall objective of EMERGE is to provide access for users working with materials such as paper, textiles or biocompatible polymers to small-footprint FLAPEP technologies which enables emerging devices by using industrially compatible hybrid printing processes (roll-to-roll (R2R), functional 3D printing, etc.) accompanied with in-line inspection tools and automatic systems for high throughput inks determination, both driven by a novel Knowledge repository powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods.
At least 1400 users will be involved in the project through cross-border experiments, while creating at least 4 Symbiotic Clusters transregional connected, 4 Innovation gateway Hubs focusing on technology brokerage and 1 transversal hub valuing the results of the prototypes within a market approach. EMERGE will focus intensively
on networking among partners and stakeholders through advocacy and dissemination, sharing data and information management and exploitation to ensure a long lasting, sustainable community in line with the Green Deal initiative for environmentally friendly approaches towards circular economy.
Coordinator – UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO (UNINOVA)
PI – Prof. Rodrigo Martins ( UNINOVA)
- AlmaScience ( Portugal)
- ELLINIKO MESOGEIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ( Greece)
- POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA ( Poland)
- FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH (Germany)
- FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA (Spain)
- JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH (Austria)
- MATERIALS CENTER LEOBEN FORSCHUNG GMBH (Austria)
- TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN (Germany)
- ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS (Greece)
- RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB (Sweden)
Grant Agreement- 101008701
Funding Authority – European Comission
Total Budget – 6 177 816€
AlmaScience Budget – 324 975€
AlmaScience Team Involved
Luís Pereira, Carlos Silva, Diana Gaspar, Cristina Gaspar, Tatiana Lima Costa, Marta Lopes, Bruno Veigas
Deposition of Metal-Oxides and Metal-Organic Frameworks on Cellulose-based Substrates for Advanced Sustainable Composites (MOCAS)
Cellulose-based composites are a low-cost, lightweight and biodegradable family of materials,that in the future may be essential for sustainable technologies, such as smart packaging and water filtering systems. In this project, we plan to deposit Metal-Oxides and Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) coatings on cellulose-based substrates using an Atmospheric Pressure Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (AP-SALD) system. The development of composites that combine oxides and cellulose fibers will create protective coatings in a nanostructured cellulose paper to enhance the barrier properties for water and gases transport. Furthermore, we plan to growth MOFs on cellulose membranes to enhance the filter properties for water purification, to remove pollutants as heavy metals. The use of the AP-SALD will guarantee a low-temperature, atmospheric pressure, and high throughput deposition process, important aspects for the future industrial implementation of these advanced sustainable composites.
Coordinator -CNRS (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, LABORATOIRE DES MATERIAUX ET DU GENIE PHYSIQUE)
PI – Dr. David Munoz-Rosas (LMGP-CNRS)
PI @AlmaScience – Dr. João Resende
Funding Authority – CNRS/FCT
Total Budget – 22400€
AlmaScience Team Involved
João Resende, Tomás Freire, Mariana Matias, Marta Lopes