Exploitation of the numerous breakthroughs in the field of nanotechnology over the past decades is limited by the lack of reliable, cost-effective, and versatile tools for synthesizing nanomaterials at the industrial scale. To address these limitations, DIVINE aims to develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) of a versatile platform for synthesising custom-made nanomaterials. The platform will employ a novel aerosol-based method for generating nanoparticles, followed by a nanoparticle deposition stage. The processes taking place at the nanoparticle generation and deposition stages will be monitored by an online diagnosis system, providing high-quality control of the resulting nanomaterials.
The technical objectives of the project will therefore be to develop (i) a versatile cost-effective system for generating well-defined aerosol nanoparticles, and integrate it with (ii) well-established methods for depositing them on substrates to build nanomaterials, and (iii) a monitoring system of the size and concentration of the particles, providing an online diagnosis system. A deep-tech start-up company will be established and act as the project’s Host Organisation, which will further develop the DIVINE nanomaterial synthesis platform to a commercial product in the long run. To ensure the successful commercial exploitation of the product, we will also carry out a thorough market analysis and finalize all the steps for protecting the associated Intellectual Property Rights. The start-up will make its first steps in the framework of the spin-off development plan of the Cyprus Institute (CyI), which is a partner organization in the project. Once the MVP is built and validated, the start-up will move on to the seed-funding raising phase, and initiate the implementation of the beach-headed commercialisation strategy.
The project PRE-SEED/0719(B)/0298 (DIVINE) is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation
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- Acronym: DIVINE
- Center: CARE-C
- Funding Source: RIF (Research and Innovation Foundation)
- CyI Funding: 39,600.00 €
- Funding Period: 18 months
- Starting Date: May 2021
- End Date: November 2022
- Coordinator: NANOMICRON Ltd