Project acronym: NanoS3
Project full title: Soft, Small, and Smart: Design, Assembly, and Dynamics of Novel
Nanoparticles for Novel Industrial Applications
Grant agreement no.: 290251
Project start date: 01/04/2012
The proposed ITN (NanoS3) has assembled eight academic groups with complementary expertise in synthesis, modelling and characterization. They are joined by two full industrial partners active either in the development of novel luminescent materials (LuminoChem), or in the home and personal care sectors (Procter and Gamble). Two associated partners will contribute to the work of our proposed network:
BioTalentum is an SME in the field of stem-cell research and the Institute for Surface Chemistry (YKI) is a world-leading research institute in applied surface chemistry.
Our work will focus on three priority areas of research:
• 1: Organizing Soft Nanoparticles
• 2: Dynamics of Soft Nanoparticles
• 3: Soft Nanoparticles at Interfaces
These S&T objectives are combined with the ambitious objectives to train and promote qualified research project managers in the field of soft matter nanoscience, capable to work in research or industry together with experts in different disciplines and in different countries. We will accomplish our goal by training early stage researchers in a wide variety of modern bulk and surface techniques, as well as in modelling and
synthetic methods. We will organize a series of tutorial courses on specialized topics, organize network workshops, and implement secondments and visits. To develop the complementary skills needed to start a successful career either in academia or in R&D we will organize trainings in e.g. project management, proposal writing, presentation skills, IP and patent rights and Innovation.