This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and
innovation programme under grant agreement No 862100
Innovation Eco-system to Accelerate the Industrial Uptake of
Advanced Surface Nano-Technologies
Key Enabling Technologies (KET´s) deployment will be the driving force for a significant part of the goods
and services that will be available in the market in the next decade. Amongst KET´s, nano-enabled
surfaces and membranes must be highlighted due to their huge potential to offer material solutions to
address Sustainable Development Goals resulting in positive and sound impacts for the society and key
industrial sectors. The NewSkin project aims to create an Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB), a new legal
entity which will provide the European Innovation Ecosystem with the necessary technologies, resources
and services to uptake a set of game changing, efficient and cost- effective innovative processes to
manufacture nano-enabled industrial and consumer products as well as the necessary testing capabilities
to demonstrate nano-enhanced goods features.
The Consortium is coordinated by ECCS.
The NewSkin innovative manufacturing up-scaling and testing facilities will provide the Innovation
Ecosystem the necessary tools to create and validate to TRL7 and higher(system prototype
Fig 1. NewSkin OITB Partners and Innovation Ecosystem Interaction.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
Fig 2. NewSkin validation product cycle including services provided.
demonstration in operational environment) new technologies to meet the challenges of key European
Industries such as Steel , Ceramics, Transport, Water Treatment and the General industry.
During the first two years of project, the NewSkin Consortium will work in the creation of the OITB
structure, the Innovation Ecosystem engagement, the upgrade of the testing and pilot plant facilities and
the generation of value proposition for the target industries. Once the OITB structure is created and the
value proposition validated by the implementation of 4 Show cases by month 24, the OITB will start the
services provision according to the defined value proposition. For two years NewSkin services will be
available under payment scheme and on free basis in 4 competitive calls that will be evaluated on six
months basis. After the conclusion of the forth call, the OITB will act as a self-sustainable entity that
generates revenues open access services and fair pricing conditions.
NewSkin will bring into reach of the Water Treatment Industry the following novel nano-technologies:
Mono-atomic graphene water membranes.
Anti-fouling textured and functionalized water membranes.
Photocatalytic surfaces for advanced oxidation processes.
Highly performance nano-textured and coated components for highly efficient and durable pumps.
NewSkin will offer the Innovation Ecosystem the necessary facilities, knowledge and resources to
develop full-scale prototypes of nano-enabled membranes and demonstrate the features and benefits
associated to the industrial uptake of the new technologies. Moreover, NewSkin will support the OITB
customers in their route to market supporting the commercial uptake of the developed nano-enabled
membranes offering corporate funding, supply chain management, regulatory support and networking
NewSkin nano-enabled surfaces and membranes technological portfolio includes:
The complete set of processes for the large-scale manufacturing of graphene
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 Molding (TDM) nano-textures
production processes
Pilot plant semi-industrial facilities for the definition of efficient automated controlled and
nano-coating processes for large components.
Continuous PVD and CVD processes.
Moreover, the validation and testing facilities to demonstrate the outstanding performance of the
manufactured components in real environments and applications. In addition, NewSkin Consortium will
also provide the route to market services during the final commercialization stage including corporate
funding, supply chain management and access to market support
Services to be provided and key target industries: