The NewSkin innovative manufacturing up-scaling and testing facilities will provide the Innovation Ecosystem the necessary tools to create and validate new technologies to TRL7 and higher (system prototype demonstration in operational environment), addressing the challenges of key European industries such as steel, ceramics, transport, and water treatment.
During the first two years, the NewSkin Consortium will work on the creation of the OITB structure, the Innovation Ecosystem engagement, the upgrade and calibration of the testing and pilot plant facilities and the generation of value proposition for the target industries.
Once the OITB structure is created, a set of 55 demos with the NewSkin OITB end users will be used to show case the commercial potential of NewSkin across different industries. The OITB will then start service provision. From April 2022, NewSkin services will be available on a free basis in four competitive calls that will be evaluated every six months over a period of two years. The OITB will be also available to offer private services under a payment scheme in fair pricing conditions from April 2022. After the conclusion of the fourth competitive call, the OITB will act as a self-sustainable entity that generates revenues from open access services under fair pricing conditions.
The NewSkin nano-enabled surfaces and membranes technological portfolio includes:
- The complete set of processes for large-scale manufacturing of graphene nano-enabled membranes (from continuous graphene production to nano-pore creation and functionalization as well as testing facilities).
- Continuous laser texturing, roll to roll (R2R) and Texturing During Moulding (TDM) nano-textures mass production processes.
- Pilot plant semi-industrial facilities for the definition of efficient automated controlled and nano-safe nano-coating processes for large components.Continuous PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) and CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) processes.
In addition, NewSkin will provide validation and testing facilities to demonstrate the performance of the manufactured components in real environments and applications. NewSkin will also provide route to market services during the final commercialization stage including corporate funding, supply chain management, and access to market support.
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