FOSTERING AIMEN RESEARCH POTENTIAL IN LASER TECHNO.. (FAIERA)
FOSTERING AIMEN RESEARCH POTENTIAL IN LASER TECHNOLOGY FOR MATERIALS PROCESSING
Start date: Sep 1, 2013,
End date: Aug 31, 2016
"The Project “FOSTERING AIMEN RESEARCH POTENTIAL IN LASER TECHNOLOGY FOR MATERIAL MICROPROCESSING”, project acronym FAIERA, aims to upgrade RTD capacity of the Laser Processing Centre of AIMEN in the following Strategic Research Fields: SRF1. Generation of multifunctional surfaces. SRF2. Generation of biocompatible surfaces. SRF3. Surface functionalization of textiles and fiber based composites. SRF4. Laser induced structures for high efficiency semiconductor devices.AIMEN is already developing important research activities in the area of laser materials processing and is involved in different R&D projects in these fields. However, to reach its full potential for research and technological innovation, further development is needed. AIMEN has defined a plan which involves a coherent set of specific objectives and relevant actions in order to accomplish the strategic objective, utilize the strengths, and elude the threats as follows: Establish strategic partnerships with experienced organizations in the scientifical and technological fields related to the Strategic Research Fields. Increase human potential of AIMEN in laser microprocessing. Increase technological potential of AIMEN in laser microprocessing and its applications. Perform networking and collaborative activities with research centres of excellence. Enhance AIMEN scientific visibility and international reputation through dissemination activities. Elaboration of a strategic Plan for Intellectual Property management and protection and Innovation capacity building (IPI Plan).In the last decade, the technological requirements of traditional industry have evolved towards knowledge-based processes, high product differentiation, highly efficient processes and new materials. Besides, the market perspectives of AIMEN have been expanded to larger territories (Latin America) and industrial sectors (biomedical, aerospace, etc.). Laser is being a key enabling technology for accessing all these sectors.Regional stakeholders will participate through their inclusion in the Project Advisory Board, so that laser microprocessing could be one of the enabling technologies for the smart specialization in Galicia."
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