Our projects

IRES is involved in a range of EU funded research projects, providing high-quality consulting services and delivering to customers innovative solutions for the development of materials based products.

Equinox

Equinox

A novel process for manufacturing complex shaped Fe-Al intermetallic parts resistant to extreme environments. The main objective of EQUINOX is to develop a novel process that allows to substitute Cr/Ni based (stainless) steel parts used in high volume end consumer products such as in the lock industry. The project is supported by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The project brings together 11 partners from nine European states including Institutes, Industries and SMEs

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Modcomp

Modified cost effective fibre-based structures with improved multi-functionality and performance. The MODCOMP aims at developing a new technology able to increase the power of Europe in strategic domains. MODCOMP aims to develop novel engineered fibre-based materials for technical, high value, high performance products for non-clothing applications at realistic cost, with improved functionality and safety. Demonstrators will be designed to fulfil scalability towards industrial needs and focus on TRL5/TRL6. End users from a wide range of industrial sectors (transport, construction, leisure and electronics) will adapt the knowledge gained from the project and test the innovative high added value demonstrators. MODCOMP will develop the next generation of CF-based materials for structural and electronics applications. The benefits of fibre-based materials have clearly been shown in aerospace applications which require lightweight, high strength, high stiffness, and high fatigue-resistant materials. The project is supported by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The consortium consists of seventeen partners from ten European states.

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Modcomp
Oyster

Oyster

OYSTER project aims to build an open characterisation and modeling environment in order to drive innovation in advanced nano-architectured and bio-inspired hard/soft interfaces. OYSTER brings Europe’s first-class laboratories and SMEs to take existing nanoscale characterisation technologies towards widespread utilisation in process optimisation and model validation. OYSTER achieves this by sharing metadata in an Open Innovation Environment, through continuous interaction with the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC).

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BioRima

Risk Management of Biomaterials.
BIORIMA aims to develop an Integrated Risk Management (IRM) framework for NBM used in ATMP and MD. The BIORIMA IRM framework is a structure upon which the validated tools and methods for materials, exposure, hazard and risk identification/assessment and management are allocated plus a rationale for selecting and using them to manage and reduce the risk for specific NBM used in ATMP and MD.

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BioRima
Smartfan

Smartfan

SMARTFAN aims at the micro and Nano components, which will be used due to their special physico-chemical properties, in order to develop smart (bulk) materials for final application on intelligent structures

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MEDLOC

MEDLOC aims at the employment of multi-material 3D printing technologies for the large-scale fabrication of microfluidic MEMS for lab-on-a-chip and sensing applications. The concept is based on the combination of multimaterial direct-ink-writing method and an extrusion-based 3D printing pilot line, in order to fabricate microstructured detection devices with the ability to perform all steps of chemical analysis in an automated fashion.

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MEDLOC
PRO-RES

PRO-RES

PRO-RES project aims to create a comprehensive, flexible and durable guidance framework that covers the spectrum of non-medical sciences and offers effective solutions for stakeholders, which comply with the highest standards of research ethics and integrity. This framework will be devised cooperatively with and seen as acceptable by, the full range of relevant stakeholders and it will be similar to Oviedo/Helsinki framework.

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LightMe

The target of the LightMe project is to set up and operate a fully sustainable ecosystem related to the upscaling of materials and products of lightweight metal matrix composites. The LightMe project aspires to be a point of reference for boosting innovation in the field of lightweight metal matrix nanocomposites (MMnC) setting up an Open Innovation Ecosystem (test bed) introduction of new functionalities, features and capabilities to lightweight metals.

LightMe
Repair3D

Repair3D

The aim ofRepair3D is to use recycled CFRPs and polymers in order to deliver 3D printed products, demonstrate the circular use of materials through multiple cycles of manufacturing/recycling and provide new ways to repurpose recycled materials with an end goal to minimize plastic and CFRPs waste. Repair3D will push further the readiness of the current technology on 3D printing of CFRPs and CFRPs recycling and re-use. Advances in recycling will increase the recovery rate of polymers up to 40 % and monetary savings from recycling up to 50 %, while decreasing in half the cost of raw materials.

DECOAT

The main goal of DECOAT is to enable the circular use of coated parts by developing novel smart polymer material systems, and their corresponding recycling processes, currently a missing link. Demonstration will take place via concrete use-cases for outdoor gear, household electronics and automotive parts. A systemic approach for delivering breakthroughs all along the value chain will be followed.

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DECOAT