On 26/27 October 2017 the fourth project meeting of NanoHybrids took place. Professor Tatiana Budtova and her team at ARMINES/MINE PARIS TECH in Sophia Antipolis, the first technology park of France, offered their hospitality and took care of an inspiring and motivating working atmosphere.
The NanoHybrids consortium has now been working for almost two years. All work package leaders and their work package teams presented the progress of their work. All work is progressing towards the main objective, the development of the first pilot-scale production system for a new generation of multifunctional nanoporous organic and hybrid aerogels.
Scientific work on the development of a range of nanoporous aerogels has brought promising results and scaling up has made progress. Also a number of different samples could be tested by the industry partners. The milestone for month 24 has been successfully achieved and work can be continued according to plan.
All partners of the NanoHybrids consortium engage actively in discussions on research and future applications. Intense discussions allow to make use of the vast expertise of the partners and yield fruitful synergies. Coffee breaks have been for bilateral and multilateral talks to maximise the research and innovation results. The industry partners as well as the research partners appreciate the open and trustful atmosphere very much.
In the end of the meeting, the coordinator, professor Irina Smirnova (TUHH) thanked all participants for their commited and dedicated work on NanoHybrids: “What a nice project do we have! I appreciate your work as well as the human factor. It is a pleasure to work with you.”
Next meeting will take place in 6 months. The team of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Athens will host the meeting.