Tailored Nanomaterials

The nanotechnology revolution essentially consists of the ability to control material features on the nanometer length scale. However, to see the economic impact of these new abilities, the basic science of nanotechnology, particularly in the area’s that lead to practical production of useful products, requires continuous development and improvement.

The nanomaterials work group for SIM consisted of representatives from all Flemish universities, from research institutes VITO, IMEC and Sirris, and from companies Agfa, Bekaert and Solvay.
Together they identified the areas for which Flanders can create added value and for which additional research and development will certainly be needed. The result can be consulted in the Nanomaterials Theme document which is attached below.

There is a clear link with activities on the European scale:

This is a so-called horizontal SIM research theme: the knowledge to be build up is of a more generic nature than typically required for one industrial roadmap, value chain or set of applications. Therefore a research program within this horizontal theme is called a horizontal program and its output should support the developments of several vertical research programs that are aimed towards a specific application domain.





SIM Materials Forum 2021 19/05/2021

Discover material innovations and meet up with the materials community in Flanders and beyond!
Antwerp Expo, Belgium

SIM Call 16 - Call for projects

SIM Call 16 is open for project proposals fitting within the framework of any approved and/or running vertical SIM Program (see links below). This is an OPEN Call in 2018.

Call 13 - Call for Projects

Call 13 has been closed. 7 projects (3 SBO, 4 ICON) have been submitted and evaluation procedure is ongoing. Decision is expected in October 2016.

Synthetic by nature 02/04/2015

Exhibition "Synthetic by nature", from 2 till 26 april 2015 at Design Museum Ghent. The exhibition is an organised by LUCA School of Arts, the Composite Materials Group of the Materials Department at KULeuven and Design Museum Gent.
Design Museum Ghent

Call 12 - Call for Projects

This project call aimed at submitting IBO (ICON, Cooperatief or Cooperatief-PLUS) and SBO project proposals fitting within the framework of any approved and/or running SIM research program.

Call 10

Call 10 is a project call aimed at submitting project proposals fitting within the framework of any approved and/or running SIM research program.

SIM User Forum 2013 21/10/2013

The annual SIM User Forum was organized 21st October, location Stuurboord in Antwerp. The goal of the event was to bring together the materials’ community in Flanders from an industrial as well as an academic perspective, to facilitate discussions and stimulate further crosslinking of the network.
Stuurboord Antwerpen