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Current projects

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 2025TARDIS logo
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                        AMROCE Logo .jpg                                                                           
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 H2020BIOMAT logo

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

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

Previous projects

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 H2020PROTECT logo
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

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

by: EU within the framework of H2020logo skhincaps
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- 604278InFact


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
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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
lidwineDuration: 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
photonanotechDuration: 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.)