Laurentia Technologies will be present in NANOTEC 2016, international conference about nanomaterials applications, which will be celebrated in Valencia, 26th and 27 September.
Laurentia will show its development and product lines: metallic nanooxides and nanocapsules.
Moreover, the European Project NANOTUN3D will be presented, explaining how new nanomaterials are being developed to be used in metallic adittive manufacturing.
The past 9th and 10th November, the kick-off meeting of the H2020 European project NANOTUN3D took place in Brussels. The meeting was attended by representatives of the 9 members of the consortium from Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The aim of the project that now begins its journey, is to produce and use a new Titanium alloy nanomodifed, to be used by additive manufacturing technology in special applications.
During the meeting, AIMME, as leader, explained the objectives of the project to all partners, and the results to be achieved and deadlines to achieve each milestone.
The consortium, which consists in a set of companies, organizations, researchs centers and universities from 5 European countries, will work over 42 months to reach the objectives: UPV, LAURENTIA, CEIT, VITO, TLS, ZOZ, TWI , APR and AIMME. In addition to the representatives of the aforementioned entities, at the meeting participated also the officer assigned by the European Commission, whose mission is to ensure compliance with the provisions of the project report as well as assist in resolving administrative doubts nature which may arise as they develop the work.
The project was approved in the call for "Nanotechnologies, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing" in the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union, closed last March.
MATERPLAT IS THE SPANISH TECHNOLOGICAL PLATFORM FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS AND NANOMATERIALS. It is funded by the Spanish Ministery of Economy and Competitiveness and supported by CDTI, Center for the Industrial Technological Development. The Platform is coordinated by Tecnalia and counts on 400 members, including business organizations and research institutions. Laurentia Technologies SLL, is already a member of MATERPLAT.
The objective of MATERPLAT is to identify and prioritize the necessities for innovation and research in the science and technology of Materials and Nanomaterials.
To achieve this, the Platform works on:
Promote an innovative culture
Promote collaboration among the different agents of the Spanish Innovation system
Promote a higher impact of the public policies in R+D+I in the industrial sectors
Promote collaboration among the different Spanish platforms and between industrial and research institutions related to common challenges, necessities and
Last October-2015, in the University Polytechnique of Valencia, LAURENTIA TECHNOLOGIES participated in the Annual Workshop of Materplat “Intelligent materials in sustainable technologies. A reality: the new lighthouse”.
Laurentia Technologies starts a project related to smart inks for quality control in beef fresh products
Laurentia Technologies, besides the company ENCINAR DE LA HUMIENTA, the research centres CTAEX y PRODINTEC, and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, UPV, participates in the project “INDICA”, INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS FOR THE QUALITY CONTROL IN BEEF FRESH PRODUCTS.
It is a project funded by the National Programme of Research, Development and Innovation oriented to Society 2015, Retos-Colaboración (Project no. RTC-2015-4246-2), with a budget of 621.180 €. The project has started the past September 2015 with a total duration of 28 months. Laurentia Technologies has an approved total financed budget of 95.200 €, of which, 55 % will be a loan. For 2015, the financed budget is 3.344 €.
The specialized experience of all partners in their dedicated field of research will ensure the project's success.
The INDICA project is oriented to the development of intelligent packaging for the beef products. Main objective is the development of a packaging with capacity to provide real time information to the manufacturer and even to the consumer, about the state of the packaged fresh beef product. To do this, colorimetric indicators of the packaged product deterioration will be developed, leading to a higher control on the microbiological and/or organoleptic quality of beef products.
With the project, it will be obtained:
- Economic viable packaging with intelligent sensors incorporated able to detect physical properties and chemical substances.
- Increase in the lifetime of the packaged products, because of the possibility to previously detect possible defects and to adjust the best-before date.
- Increase of the storage, transport and distribution times of the packaged products.
- Improved trademark by the implementation of innovative products.
- Consumers will be able to know if the product going home is in optimum quality state and to favor its control after acquisition, always that storage and conservation conditions are accomplished.
Laurentia Technologies has received recognition for its enterpreneurial activity by several agencies:
- Getting an Award VLC Emprende 2014 by the Valencia City Council.
- Focus Business 2014 finalist in Comunidad Valenciana.
Without doubt, these awards will help the consolidation and growth of Laurentia Technologies.
Maria Lopez, CTO of Laurentia wirh the Major of Valencia, Rita Barberá