Project Consortium

The project Consortium is composed by 6 partners:

Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias (UNINOVA)
Project Coordinator

UNINOVA ( is a private non-profit research institute based in Portugal, acting in the fields of robotics, electronics, micro/nano-electronics, optoelectronics, telecommunications, artificial intelligence, environment and vacuum and production technologies. Together with CNMT/I3, UNINOVA is an internationally recognized world pioneer for paper electronics, following the invention and public disclosure of the first in the world paper transistor, followed by paper memory and paper battery, which generated a strong resonance to the scientific world and in the media worldwide. UNINOVA participates in the BET-EU project through Centro de Excelecia de Microelectornica e Optoelectronica de Processos (CEMOP) which has the main activities related to the development of processes and production techniques related to micro/nano-electornics and optoelectornics fields.

The University of Cambridge ( is one of the internationally leading institutions in the field of organic and oxide functional materials for electronics and sensing applications. The Hetero-Genesys Laboratory, part of the Electrical Engineering Department, is a multi-disciplinary research environment whose primary focus is on the heterogeneous integration of materials and processes, sensors, energy harvesting and storage devices including wireless power, thin film signal processing electronic and RF wireless communication pertinent to large area nanosystems. This laboratory has world leading expertise in the design and system integration of thin film electronic technologies and has pioneered many important areas related to this film circuits and systems and CAD, including instability compensation in heavily discovered materials.
The Institute for Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication, I3N ( was founded in 2006 as a Portuguese Associate laboratory of 3 Hubs distributed along Setubal Peninsula, Aveiro and Minho region. I3N, one of the top 11 exceptional research institutes in Portugal, has as objective to advance discovery, innovation, development and deployment in a multidisciplinary area that involves mainly the nanotechnologies and the advanced functional materials for a broad range of crosscutting fields, to enhance the quality of life and to achieve sustained economic benefits.
I3N was internationally recognized mainly thanks to its disruptive activity related to development and processing of transparent electronics, smart chromogenic materials, paper electronics and energy integration.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd ( is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. As an impartial non-profit Research and Technology Organisation and with the national mandate and mission to support economic competitiveness, societal development and innovation, VTT carries out research and innovation activities for the needs of industry and knowledge-based society. VTT is organised around three main areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment. However, all VTT activities are characterised by genuine trans-disciplinary and cross-sectorial approaches and the daily project work is planned and implemented within multi-year, coordinated programmes.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research is geared entirely to people´s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft research activities are conducted by 65 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, Branch “Material Diagnostics” is focused on development and application of methods for high-resolution analysis of materials and devices. The institute is a recognized partner ofr industry, particularly silicon-based and organic electronics, but also for equipement suppliers.
Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação ( is an international consultancy firm with offices in Europe, USA, China and Singapore. SPI´s mission is the management of projects that foster innovation and promote international opportunities. SPI is an associated member of the European Business & Innovation Centre Network and has a wide network of contacts with different kinds of R&D and Innovation actors across Europe and beyond. SPI is a certified training management company, with experience in needs analysis, implementation and evaluation of training implementation and support programmes. In addition, SPI is also certified in the management of R&D and innovation.

Members of the consortium

The Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias (UNINOVA) manages all the activities under the coordination of Prof. Rodrigo Martins that has a strong experience in coordinating projects and networks. He already coordinated 12 International projects and 16 national projects. He coordinated the first project of semiconductor oxides (Multiflexioxides), considered by the EU as one of the 10 outstanding projects within FP6. Moreover, among other prestigious positions, he is the immediate past President of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) and the current president of the Senate.
The consortium is constituted by other 5 partners. The three I3N poles forms together with UNINOVA the “Portuguese scientific cluster” (identified as PT cluster in the proposal), that is supported by SPI in the dissemination and implementation of training activities. Twinning involves UCAM (modelling activities on materials and devices), FhG-IKTS (material science and nano-analytics) and VTT (process upscalling).

The coordinator is assisted by the project committee, the higher and final decision body of the project. It is composed of one representative from each of the project beneficiaries. Additionally, an external advisory board (EAB) is also involved. EAB is chaired by the Mare of Almada region, Joaquim Judas, with strong interest in promoting start-ups connected to the region; with 4 vice-chairs: Marco Falzetti, representing the European Materials community (from industry to scientific associations); Pedro Sarmento, representing Portucel, one of the largest world paper industry; Luigi G. Occhipinti, Outreach and Business Dev. Manager, University of Cambridge.