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Newskin - Advanced surface nanotechnologies

Creating an innovation ecosystem to accelerate industrial adoption of advanced surface nanotechnologies.

Project subject:

The European Newskin project aims to create an "Innovation Eco-system" to promote the transfer of "nano-enabled" technologies to the industrial sector.
This project revolves around 2 general objectives:

  • Creation of an "Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB)": an innovation rig enabling the manufacture, characterization and validation of high-value "nano-enabled" products (steel, nano-textured polymers).
  • Creation of an innovation ecosystem: The OITB will be a new legal entity providing European industry and its “Innovation Ecosystem (IE)” with the technologies, resources and services necessary to test and include them in production.

ALPhANOV’s role :

As part of this project, ALPhANOV is collaborating with various EI partners to establish an automatic and continuous pilot line allowing massive production of functionalized surfaces (antibacterial, super-hydrophobic, anti-fouling). All this is thanks to the development of femtosecond laser nano-texturing processes.


35 partners (manufacturers, clusters, research institutes, etc.).


European Union (H2020)

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