Development of Nanomaterials for Veterinary Applications
ΚΜΕ5-0058843 (funded by Greece and the European Union - European Regional Development Fund)
The enterprise PLiN Nanotechnology with headquarters in the Region of Central Macedonia, was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union (ΕΕ) for the implementation of its project under the Action “Innovation Vouchers for small, micro and medium-sized enterprises of the Region of Central Macedonia “, under the framework of the Operational Program «Central Macedonia» 2014-2020.
The Action is aimed at empowering small, micro and medium-sized enterprises, through the purchase of innovative consulting services and transfer of know-how from recognized Innovation Institutes, in order to develop innovative products / services or operation processes and improve the quality of their products / services.
Ιinvestment's total budget is 10.000€ (100% public expenditure). The Action is co-financed by Greece and the European Union - European Regional Development Fund.
Through participation in the Action, the company achieved:
- cooperation with research and technological institutes
- acquisition of significant know-how
- higher quality products & services
Antibiotics have long been recognized as the drug of choice in the effective treatment and prevention of bacterial infections, due to their high potential against microbial growth. However, in response to their irrational and excessive use -not only in human but also in veterinary medicine- some bacterial strains have developed resistance to antibiotics, thus increasing the demand for alternative antimicrobial formulations. In this context, the use of nanomaterials with superior antimicrobial properties has attracted a lot of attention. In the framework of the present scientific project, silver nanoparticles were developed, ultimately aiming to be effective against pathogens, without risking developing antimicrobial resistance. The present research aims at the collaboration and know-how transfer between FORTH and PLiN Nanotechnology for the reinforcement of agricultural sector.
Development of Innovative Nanocopper-based Formulations for Agricultural Applications.
Τ1ΕΔΚ-01492 (funded by the General Secretariat for Research & Technology Hellas)
The intensification of agriculture in Greece and the continuous growth of this sector, are widely considered basic pillars of sustainable development for the country. It is however, widely accepted that an increase of production can only be achieved through research, technology and innovation. Although significant funds have been allocated to such actions in recent years, 50% of the related investments in Greece concern the development and characterization of seeds and propagating material.
On the other hand, the growing environmental requirements and related European legislation for the use of plant protection products (biocides, herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, etc.), pose serious risks to the competitiveness of domestic agricultural production, as pests and insects are becoming increasingly resistant to conventional plant protection products. The aim of this research project is therefore to develop a new generation of biocides that provide the desired level of protection for a specific category of crops, while complying with existing and expected legislation on the use of biocidal products in agriculture.
ASSEMBLY AND WIRE-BONDING OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS USING LASER PRINTING PROCESSES
Τ1ΕΔΚ-00814 (funded by the General Secretariat for Research & Technology Hellas)
The present project aims at the development of new processes for the assembly and the wire bonding of electronic circuits with digital laser printing and sintering technology. In order to integrate them into industrial processes of packaging and production of electronic circuits, the packaged integrated circuits which will be achieved by laser printing will undergo the assembly process also with laser printing in order to demonstrate fully functional electronic circuits with contact sizes smaller than the current limit of the surface mount technology. During the project, printable materials with silver and copper nanoparticles will be designed, manufactured and characterized by two project partners, until their properties are optimized for high-conductivity and high mechanical strength interconnections. The proposed technological breakthrough lies in the increase of the printing speed and reasolution of electronic circuit assembly and wirebonding, and will be a valuable innovation for the field of microelectronics... read more