M-ERA-NET Conference 2015 at the EMRS 2015 Fall Meeting 15.9.2015

  • When Sep 15, 2015 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Where Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
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The M-ERA.NET Conference 2015 was successfully held at the E-MRS Fall Meeting in Warsaw 15th of September. Participants were informed about the results of the M-ERA.NET network since 2012 and future funding opportunities for the next five years. Six coordinators of projects funded under the M-ERA.NET scheme presented their preliminary individual project results. In a following panel discussion the speakers were asked about their experience with international cooperation in general and the M-ERA.NET scheme in particular. Altogether, the M-ERANET was regarded as a good scheme in addition to other funding mechanism. Some coordinators addressed the fact as the main challenge that there are just some common M-ERA.NET rules but procedures are mainly based on individual national rules. Others see the usage of national rules instead of common European ones as the main advantage. Because of that M-ERA.NET is a very good tool to make first experiences with international cooperation based on national rules. The challenge of finding the right partners and the challenges for coordinators in these transnational projects were also addressed by the panelists. At the end of the panel discussion a final wish for future M-ERA.NET Calls was expressed by the speakers: the alignment of procedures and rules, easier option for getting a follow-up project, higher amount of funding available and that all countries should be included as funding providers was mentioned by the speakers.

The conference closed with a one hour poster session with lively bilateral discussions.

 

 

M-ERA-NET Conference 2015 at the EMRS 2015 Fall Meeting 15.9.2015 | m-era

 

Presentations can be downloaded here:

M-ERA.NET 2012 – 2015: main activities and results

VOCSENSOR: Hybrid Materials for Low Cost Volatile Organic Compound Sensor System

Ecofurn: Decorative functional coating and/or printing of natural fibre/wood-based lightweight composites used for eco-friendly furniture applications

GRAFAT: Graphene for Functionalization of Advanced Textiles

BIOGRAPHY: High resolution roll-to-roll printing of biocompatible graphene/protein multilayers for biomedical applications

ENPIEZO: Enabling technology for high-quality piezoMEMS

Outlook to future funding opportunities under M-ERA.NET

Agenda:

10:30 - 11:00 registration

11:00 - 12:30 Session chair: Katharina Schumacher, Project Management Jülich

11:00 – 11:30

M-ERA.NET 2012 – 2015: main activities and results

Roland Brandenburg, FFG
M-ERA.NET Coordinator

11:30 – 11:45

VOCSENSOR: Hybrid Materials for Low Cost Volatile Organic Compound Sensor System

Wei-Fang Su, Ph.D.,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering National Taiwan University

11:45 – 12:00

FASS:Physically based modelling and simulation of the mechanical behaviour of metallic thin film systems and fine grained surfaces under cyclic loading

Stefan Sandfeld, FAU -
Institute for Materials Simulation (WW8), Germany

12:00 – 12:15

Ecofurn: Decorative functional coating and/or printing of natural fibre/wood-based lightweight composites used for eco-friendly furniture applications

Christoph Jocham,
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH, Austria

12:15 – 12:30

GRAFAT: Graphene for Functionalization of Advanced Textiles

Guy Buyle,
CENTEXBEL, Belgium

12:30 - 14:00 lunch break

14:00 - 15:30 Session chair: Sisko Sipilä, Tekes

14:00 – 14:15

BIOGRAPHY: High resolution roll-to-roll printing of biocompatible graphene/protein multilayers for biomedical applications

Thomas Velten,
Head of Department Biomedical Microsystems

Fraunhofer-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Germany

14.15 – 14.30

ENPIEZO: Enabling technology for high-quality piezoMEMS

Matjaž Spreitzer,
Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

14:30 – 15:15

Panel discussion: M-ERA.NET: a tool for transnational RTD cooperation; 
lessons learned from M-ERA.NET, opportunities and needs

Wei-Fang Su, Stefan Sandfeld, Christoph Jocham, Guy Buyle, Thomas Velten, Matjaž Spreitzer

15:15 – 15:30

Outlook to future funding opportunities under M-ERA.NET

Roland Brandenburg, FFG
M-ERA.
NET Coordinator

15:30 – 16:00 coffee break

16:00 – 17:00

Poster session: multilateral discussions, networking