FoAM-BUILD takes part in Nano-E2B-Cluster Group

The FoAM-BUILD project is a member of the Nano-E2B-Cluster, a group created to bring together related NMP-EeB-PPP-FP7 projects that use Nanotechnology as a key technology in order to develop high-performance materials, products and systems to significantly enhance the energy efficiency of buildings. This group is funded under EeB-NMP.2010-1 New Nanotechnology based high performance insulation systems for energy efficiency.

Meetings of the Cluster Group are held every six months and one such meeting took place in Brussels on 1st and 2nd April 2014.  During this meeting presentations were given by E2BA, the EC and several companies who presented their success stories as a result of their involvement in projects with high level impact and outcome.  The FoAM-BUILD project was presented by Pierce Holden from Smithers Rapra in the session ‘Nanotechnologies for multi-functional lightweight construction materials and components’.  The purpose of this meeting was to assess the impact achieved to-date and the potential benefits of clustering.

Following this, the joint workshop ‘Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Cluster’ took place in Athens on 8th April 2014.  This was attended by a number of organisations and representatives from the EC.  Breakout sessions were held in order to define actions to improve the impact of the project through Nano-E2B-Cluster and the FoAM-BUILD project was represented by Alexandros Venetsanos from NCSR Demokritos.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.

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