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Inter-regional European Project TNSI

TNSI : "Trans Pyrenean Node for Scientific Instrumentation"
Feb. 2018 to Jan. 2021
European Project Interreg POCTEFA

Technological SMEs in the cross border territory are strategic for diversifying the economy, attracting investment and providing quality jobs, but their limited economic resources make difficult to develop R&D&i activity that leads to new competitive products. On the other hand, the territory accumulates an important patrimony of infrastructures and scientific and technical knowledge in its research centers that can offer the necessary support to these companies.

The project TNSI creates a Technological Node focused on cooperation between SMEs and Research Centers in Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing, which are part of Key Enabling Technologies (KET). Three key activities are developed :

1) Pre-competitive research : SMEs and Centers collaborate in the study of key technologies, exploring both their technical and economic potential.

2) Fundamental research : Products developed by SMEs are integrated into research projects, to identify improvements that allow new markets to be addressed.

3) Training : A two-way program between SME staff and young researchers improves their training and facilitate academic / business transition.

These actions are reinforced with an intense program of communication and dissemination, which includes several specialized meetings and a summer school.

TNSI is coordinated by BIHURCRYSTAL and is regrouping 5 labs, 3 SME, 1 university and 1 large facility. In Spain, the Institute of Material Sciences of Barcelona (ICMAB, CSIC), the Institute of Material Sciences of Aragon (ICMA, CSIC), the Centre of Material Physics (CFM, CSIC), the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR), the synchrotron ALBA, BIHURCRYSTAL (SME) et GraPhene NanoTech (GPNT, SME). In France, the CEMES (CNRS) and ISP-SYSTEM (SME).

 

Contact : Véronique Langlais