Nanoparticles and Nanofunctionalization Matchmaking Event

You are kindly invited to the Nanoparticles and Nano-Functionalization Matchmaking Event organized by SIM and the consortium of the TRAP research program (Tools for rational processing of nanoparticle based materials) on September 23rd 2016 PM, at KULeuven, Chem&Tech, Celestijnenlaan 200F, Heverlee.

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Rein4ced laureaat Fonds Lionel van den Bossche

Rein4ced, a start-up in Leuven developing and producing fibre reinforced composites, is one of the two laureates of the Fonds Lionel van den Bossche. Every year, the Fonds awards two innovative companies with young entrepreneurs.
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About SIM-Flanders

The Strategic Initiative Materials ‘SIM’ is a virtual research centre, initiated in 2009 by the Flemish Materials Industry and the Flemish Universities. SIM’s mission is to further strengthen the scientific materials base and to build technology platforms in relevant areas with sufficient critical mass.

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Encapsulation and self-healing strategies

Thanks to all speakers and participants for your contributions! We saw a lot of interaction and discussions and hope that new and interesting contacts were made. Pictures and presentations have been uploaded.
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SIM Themes

  • Durable & Sustainable Structural Materials

    Three domains were identified in this theme to match the interest and specialization of material related industry and research organizations in Flanders: hybrid structural materials, high performance Multi-functional structural materials and sustainable processes.

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  • Materials for Energy & Light

    Energy generation, storage and use is one of the main challenges for the future of Europe, therefore also of Flanders. In the SIM framework, strategic focus is on the following topics: harvesting of energy with photovoltaics, energy conversion with fuel cells and energy storage with batteries.

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  • Predictive Modeling and Advanced Characterization

    Materials and products become increasingly more complex. More different materials become available each year, resulting in endless combination possibilities for applications and functionalities. Basic knowledge, using detailed material characterization and modeling, is needed more than ever.

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  • Recyclable Materials

    Recycling is a process to change waste into new products to prevent waste of useful materials and to reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials. As products become increasingly more complex in design and functionalities, recycling becomes more difficult and the need for research increases.

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  • Tailored Nanomaterials

    The nanotechnology revolution essentially consists of the ability to control material features on the nanometer length scale. To see the economic impact of these new abilities, the basic science of nanotechnology requires continuous development and improvement.

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