Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) actions are projects funded by the European’s Union research and innovation programme, with a very concrete mission: turn Europe’s excellent science base into a competitive advantage. FET actions are expected to initiate radically new lines of technology through unexplored collaborations between advanced multidisciplinary science and cutting-edge engineering.
IMDEA Nanociencia is currently involved in three FET actions. ByAxon, “towards a bypass for neural reconnection” is coordinated from IMDEA Nanociencia. The main goal of this project is to develop an active bypass based on nanotechnology aiming to neural reconnection directly at the spinal cord level. IMDEA Nanociencia participates as well as partner of A-leaf, “an artificial leaf for sustainable solar production of CO2-based chemicals”. The project aims to mimick the photosynthetic function of green plants and algae to produce chemicals and fuels using the sunlight energy. Starting in October 1st this year, Evo-Nano project will pursues an integrated platform for the artificial evolution and validation of nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems.