INNOMEM has officially kicked off!

INNOMEM (Open Innovation Test Bed for nano-enabled Membranes) project funded by the European Commission within Horizon 2020 programme has officially kicked off! The consortium of 32 partners has met for the first time on the 28th of May, 2020, by virtual meeting due to the limitations imposed by COVID-19 pandemic!

INNOMEM aims at developing and organizing a sustainable Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) on membranes for different applications by:

  • Gathering the manufacturing capacity of 10 pilot lines, covering different types of membrane materials, surface modification, membrane morphology and geometry and applications
  • Making available the most promising and breakthrough membrane manufacturing pilots and advanced characterization techniques and modelling to companies.
  • Offering a network of facilities and services through a Single Entry Point (SEP) to companies.

INNOMEM gathers several of the most recognised Membrane departments in Europe and acknowledged facilitators of technology transfer, corporate finance, funding and coaching.

Providing for the first time a single entry point for industrial partners, mainly SMEs, INMOMEM aspires to answer their concerns but with minimum investment costs and reduction of risks associated with technology transfer, while opening-up opportunities for demonstration of innovative membranes in real life industrial problems (TRL7) and thus faster opening the market for these new products.

During the project’s official kick-off meeting all project outputs were discussed and the first actions were launched, giving the start to a virtual meeting’s agenda for the first WPs to set up the upgrade of facilities, the development of services and the definition of the business plan for the management of the SEP!