INNOMEM Special Session


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INNOMEM (Open Innovation Test Bed for nano-enabled Membranes) is a large H2020 project with a total budget of 16M€ funded by the EU with around 14.7M€. It is coordinated by TECNALIA Research & Innovation and involves a consortium of 32 partners from academia, research centres, SMEs and large companies. It gathers several of the most recognised Membrane departments in Europe and acknowledged facilitators of technology transfer, corporate finance, funding and coaching. INNOMEM aims at developing and organizing a sustainable Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) on membranes for different applications, offering a network of facilities and services through a Single-Entry-Point (SEP) to companies

Through this test bed, the most promising and breakthrough membrane manufacturing pilots and advanced characterization techniques and modelling together with non-technical services will be made available to companies.

Within the scope of INNOMEM, different types of membrane materials, surface modification, membrane morphology and geometry and applications will be covered, providing for the first time a single entry point for industrial partners, mainly SMEs, aspiring 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.

This Special Session aims at promoting the project activities in the field of hydrogen treatment and production as well as gas separation. After an overall introduction to the project done by the Coordinator, the session will include various presentations provided by the leaders of the pilot lines development, of the Virtual testing and modelling labs and by the exploitation manager.

INNOMEM: Grant agreement No. 862330; Starting date: 01-05-2020; 4 years project.


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Confirmed speakers

    1) Jon Zuniga, Tecnalia, Spain
    2) Magdalena Malankowska, Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    3) Giuseppe Barbieri Institute on Membrane Technology, CNR-ITM, Italy
    4) Torsten Brinkmann, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany
    5) Zançat Sahin, University of Eindhoven, The Netherland
    6) Oana David, Tecnalia, Spain
    7) Andres Galnares, H2Site, Spain
    8) Lukas Fisher, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    9) Eugene Skouras, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH), Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT), Greece




Chair of INNOMEM special session

    Dr. Adele Brunetti - CNR-ITM - Italy