The MERGING project will be launched on the 21st and 22nd of January 2013 in Mainz, Germany. The consortium, coordinated by ICN group leader and ICREA Professor Clivia Sotomayor Torres, will meet at the Max Planck Insitute for Polymer Research to discuss and agree on an in-depth research work plan to achieve the proposed objectives. For the occasion, European Commission Project Officer Carlos Saraiva Martins will attend the event.
MERGING - Membrane-based phonon engineering for energy harvesting - is a 3-year project funded by the European Commission that will run from January 2013 until December 2015. It gathers five research institutes and one SME, namely the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology - acting as coordinator, the French CEA and CNRS, VTT technical research centre for Finland, the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, and Cidete Ingenieros SL.