Applied Biotechnology

Current projects

VINNY - Advanced nano-encapsulation of bio-based pesticides and fertilisers for a circular and sustainable viticulture (HORIZON-101130039)

Funded by: Horizon Europe (HORIZON)

Duration: from 2024 to 2028
Budget: 8.284.661 €
Project coordinator: Margarida Fernandes (UMinho, Portugal)

NANOGErida – Self-assembled nano-enabled hydrogels targeting multiple chronicity factors in wounds (PID2022-142229OB-I00)

Funded by: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)

Duration: from 2023 to 2026
Budget: 289.000,00€
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov

NANO-PROTECT - Antimicrobial nano-coatings for hospital textiles to prevent the spread of healthcare associated infections (HORIZON-101109383)

Funded by: HORIZON TMA MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships

Duration: from 2023 to 2025
Budget: 165.312,96€
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov

R-LIGHTBIOCOM - New bio-based and sustainable raw materials enabling circular value chains of high performance lightweight biocomposites (HORIZON-101091691)

Funded by: EU within the framework of Horizon Europe

Duration: from 2023 to 2027
Budget: 4.998.687
Project coordinator: José Manuel Ramos (AITEX, Spain)

NanoTubeNet - Bottom-up nanowiring of primitive neural networks via tubulation, N62909-22-1-2027

Funded by: Office of Naval Research Global

Duration: from 2022 to 2025
Budget: 441.311
Project coordinator: Ivan Ivanov

TARDIS - Nano-enabled stimuli-responsive scaffolds for targeted antimicrobials delivery to treat Staphylococcus aureus infections and restore skin homeostasis, PCI2022-13292

 

Funded by: Agencia Estatal de Investigación (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación), under the European Union M-ERA.NET initiative

Duration: from 2022 to 2025
Budget: 940.377
Project coordinator: Eva Ramon

SYMSITES - Industrial Urban symbiosis and its social, economic and environmental impact on different European regions, HORIZON-101058426

 

Funded by: EU within the framework of Horizon Europe

Duration: from 2022 to 2026
Budget: 12.668.455
Project coordinator: Patricia Moñino (AITEX, Spain)

AMROCE - Nanoenabled strategies to reduce the presence of contaminants of emergent concern in aquatic environments, PCI2021-121926

 

Funded by: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO), under the three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) – JPIAMR
Duration: from 2021 to 2024                                                                                                   
Budget: 1.220.973  €
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov 

BIOMAT - An Open Innovation Test Bed for Nano-Enabled Bio-Based PUR Foams and Composites, H2020- 953270

 

Funded by: EU within the framework of H2020

Duration: from 2020 to 2024
Budget: 16.707.527,5 €
Project coordinator: António Marques (CENTITVC, Portugal)

 

Previous projects

CoatToSave - Nano-enabled hydrogel coatings against antimicrobial resistant catheter-related infections, PID2019-104111RB-I00

 

Funded by: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)
Duration: from 2020 to 2023
Budget: 223.300 €
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov


Reinvent - Novel Products for Construction and Automotive Industries Based on Bio Materials and Natural Fibres, H2020 - 792049

 

Funded by: EU within the framework of H2020
Duration: from 2018 to 2022
Budget: 9.579.925 €
Project coordinator: CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

 

PROTECT - Pre-commercial lines for production of surface nanostructured antimicrobial and anti-biofilm textiles, medical devices and water treatment membranes, H2020 - 720851

 

Funded by: EU within the framework of H2020
Duration: from 2017 to 2021
Budget: 9.441.862,50 €
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov

Nanorecubrimientos híbridos con mejorada eficiencia antimicrobiana y antibiopelícula para dispositivos médicos invasivosMAT2015-67648-R

 

Funded by: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)
Duration: from 2015 to 2019
Budget: 100.000 €
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov


LungCheck - Multiplex point-of-care device for lung disease biomarkers in sputum, PCIN-2016-134

 

Funded by: ERA-NET EuroNanoMed-II
Duration: from 2017 to 2019
Budget: 1.497.808 €

Project coordinator: César Fernández-Sánchez (CNM-CSIC, Spain)


CytoNanoHeal - Engineered nanotools for advanced cell therapies

 

Funded by:ERA-NET EuroNanoMed-II
Duration: from 2015 to 2018 
Budget: 1.251.515 €
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov


SKHINCAPS - SKin Healthcare by Innovative NanoCAPsuleS, H2020 - 685909


Funded
by: EU within the framework of H2020
Duration: from 2015 to 2019  
Budget: 3.265.920,75 €
Project coordinator: Carla Silva (CENTITVC, Portugal)

 


NPERDMD - Investigating the mechanism of eradication of multi drug resistant bacteria by inorganic (mixed metal oxides), organic (antibiotic) and protein-based nanoparticles, AC14/00022

 

Funded by:Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (under the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance - JPIAMR)
Duration: from 2015 to 2018
Budget: 523.792 €
Project coordinator: Aharon Gedanken (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)


InFact - Functional materials for fast diagnosis of wound infection, FP7- 604278

 

Funded by: EU within the 7th framework Programme
Duration: from 2014 to 2017
Budget: 6.151.922 €
Project coordinator: Georg Guebitz (BOKU University, Austria)


ERUTAN - A bio-based floor covering with ERUTAN inside, ECO/11/304532

 

Funded by: EU in the framework of CIP Eco-Innovative
Duration: from 2012 to 2015
Budget: 1.371.211 €
Project coordinator: Yvar Monasch (Best Wool Carpets B.V., Netherlands)


NanoQuench - Novel coatings to prevent biofilm formation on urinary catheters based on nanoantibiotics and quorum quenching compounds, FP7-331416

 

Funded by: Marie Curie IEF within the 7th framework Programme
Duration: from 2013 to 2015
Budget: 166.336,20 €
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov


Apósitos activos para heridas crónicas basados en biopolímeros, MAT2012-32668

 

Funded by: MINECO
Duration: from 2013 to 2016
Budget: 45.000 €
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov


NOVO - Novel approaches for prevention of biofilms formed on medical indwelling devices, e.g. catheters, FP7- 278402

 

Funded by: EU within the 7th framework Programme
Duration: from 2012 to 2015
Budget: 3.933.882,05 €
Project coordinator: Georg Guebitz (BOKU University, Austria)


APROPOS - Added value from high protein & high oil industrial co-streams, FP7-289170


Funded by: EU within the 7th framework Programme
Duration: from 2012 to 2015
Budget:  3.879.813,40 €
Project coordinator: Raija Lantto (VTT, Finland)

 

SONO - A pilot line of antibacterial and antifungal medical textiles based on a sonochemical process, FP7-228730

 

Funded by: EU within the 7th framework Programme
Duration: from 2009 to 2013
Budget: 12.038.142,60 €
Project coordinator: Aharon Gedanken (BIU, Israel)
Acknowledged as a SUCCESSFUL STORY by the European Commission


BIODRESS - Biopolymer dressings for efficient wound management, MANUNET-2010-655

 

Funded by: Acc1ó MANUNET-2010-655
Duration: from 2010 to 2013
Budget: 421.463 €
Project coordinator: Cristina Buemi (DI.PRO, Piedmont, Italy)


LIDWINE - Multi-functionalised medical textiles for wound (e.g decubitus) prevention and improved wound healing, FP6-26741

 

Funded by: EU within the 6th framework Programme
Duration: from 2006 to 2010
Budget: 8.806.865 €
Project coordinator: H. Lenting (TNO, Netherlands)
Acknowledged as a SUCCESSFUL STORY by the European Commission


PhotoNanoTech - Photozyme nanoparticle applications for water purification, textile finishing, photodynamic biomineralization and biomaterials coating, FP6-33168

 

Funded by: EU within the 6th framework Programme
Duration: from 2007 to 2010
Budget: 2.249.129 €
Project coordinator: G. Georgiev (Sofia University, Bulgaria)

SUSTENTABILIDADE DE ECOSSISTEMAS: FIBRAS VEGETAIS TÊXTEIS - Mapeamento e estudo de fibras de espécies vegetais com empregabilidade têxtil, de biomas tropicais ou tradicionalmente manejadas por comunidades locais, visando susteniblidade de seu plantio e/ou manejo com a conservaçao do ecossistema- P407AC0584

 

Funded by: CYTED
Duration: from 2008 to 2010
Budget: 105.000 Euros
Project coordinator: Júlia Baruque Ramos (Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)


BIOPROT - Processing of protein fibrous materials using engineered biotools

 

Funded by: MEC
Duration: from 2006 to 2009
Budget: 150.000 Euros
Project coordinator: Tzanko Tzanov


ENZUP - Enzymatic upgrading of wool fibres

 

Funded by: EU within the 6th framework Programme
Duration: from 2006 to 2008
Budget: 1.313.293 €
Project coordinator: J. Shen (De Montfort University, U.K.)