European Innovation Council funds UB projects to develop avant-garde technologies

The UB takes part in three of the 35 selected projects by the

European Innovation Council

to develop avant-guarde technologies which will receive a total of 114 million euros from the Horizon 2020 fund. In this new call of the European Innovation Council there are five projects counting on the participation of Catalan institutions. Three of these five projects count on the participation of the UB and one with the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), from which the UB is also member.

In particular, the projects in which the UB takes part are:

ANGIE, to develop magnetically steerable wireless nanodevices for the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents in vascular regions of the body.

FOXES, to develop a clean, compact, low-cost and scalable high energy density solution for powering IoT devices such as wireless sensor nodes.

SMILE, based on ChipScope project, develops series of micro-LED to activate and manipulate chemical and biological reactions.

IREC takes part in LESGO project, proposes to store energy in the C-H bond of reduced graphene oxide that can be stored safely and can be easily transported wherever electricity generation is needed.

The European Innovation Council supports innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists with brilliant and ambitious ideas internationally. Among the selected projects in this last grant call, there are twenty-two from the Pathfinder Proactive program, which encourages researchers from different fields to work together in the development of new technologies in the field of human-based artificial intelligence, implantable autonomous devices and zero emission energy generation for total decarbonization. The other 13 projects applied for funding for innovation transition activities so that the results of a mature innovation project can be brought to business.

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