UE- H2020-M-ERA.Net Call2019. The project will be focused on the development of novel active materials for competitive energy storage devices: batteries and supercapacitors (SC). Partners: UniCal, Dip. Chimica e Tecnologie Chimiche, Centro Ricerche Astrea, CNR Italia, Varta Microbattery, GmbH (Jülich, DE), CSIC-Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología del Carbono (Aei, Spain), DLR Stuttgart (Jülich, DE).

Graphene Flagship

UE- H2020-SGA-FET-GRAPHENE-2019. The EU-funded GrapheneCore3 project aims to secure a major role for Europe in the ongoing technological revolution, helping to bring graphene innovation out of the lab and into commercial applications by 2023.


UE – H2020 2.1.1. The project will be focused on the development of novel active materials for competitive energy storage devices: batteries and supercapacitors (SC) with a focus on the main components: active material, electrolyte and design of the device. It is planned to design structurally and chemically advanced functional carbon materials, smart textiles, metal oxides and hybrid materials to make a substantial advance in performance.


UE – H2020 – 1D-NEON GA-685758. Development of electronics on fabric, development of sensors, light sourced base don LED, transistors and piezoelectric elements directly on the single fibers of textile that can be weaved to realize complex electronic circuits. D-NEON is a 4 year Innovation Action of the H2020 work programme funded by the European Commission under the NMP-22 2015 call topic “Fiber-based materials for non-clothing applications”. The vision of the 1D-NEON project is to create outstanding added value for the textile manufacturing industry. This will be accomplished by developing fibre-based smart materials along with an integrated technology platform for the manufacturing in Europe of new products enabling applications in sensing, lighting, energy and electronics.


UE – 7°P.Q. – APPOLO -GA-609355. Development of electronic systems on plastic substrates, by means of Laser Scribing the electronic layout is realized on the plastic substrate, then this is activated by means of a chemical metallization process. During more than 50 years of the existence, lasers have been proved as the unique tool for diverse material processing application. New application ideas, coming from universities and research institutions, are implemented usually by spin-off companies with limited resources for market penetration. Research laboratories are using universal tools (laser machines), while the effective and low-cost production requires adaptation of the processes and equipment during the technology assessment phase by the end-user. The process and equipment go jointly.


UE – 7°P.Q. – i-FLEXIS – GA-611070. Development of crystals to be used as X-Ray sensors, to measure the low current of the such crystals it is developed a complex electronics able to read ultra low currents. It offers real time, direct X-ray detection, room temperature operation and a “designed for industrial production” approach, delivering operationally robust and environmentally friendly devices surpassing current state-of-the-art sensors thanks to brand new and highly needed new functionalities like conformability, flexibility, large active area coupled to low weight, low power consumption, portability, optical transparency, recyclability and/or sustainable disposability (zero waste, according to REACH directives).


UE – 7° P.Q. – APPLE – GA-262782. Development of electronics printed on paper, development of batteries, transistors, active and passive display, sensors for gas and temperature, all directly printed on papers. The A3Ple project focuses on the development of new functional materials (paper, fibres, inks), new functional components (battery, sensors, display, memory) and innovative, flexible and cost-effective manufacturing processes based on printing and embedding techniques for the integration of all these functional components on the smart paper substrate.


UE – 7°P.Q. – SMART-EC – GA-258203. Development of electronic systems on plastic films by means of roll-to-roll, application in automotive, for the cold chain in food and for the active identification cards. SMART-EC aims at the development of self powered (energy harvesting and storage) electrochromic (EC) device integrating EC thin film transistor component on a flexible substrate. Its purpose is to save energy, and to enhance comfort and security in automotive, ID-card and smart packaging applications.


UE- 7°P.Q. – E-STARS -GA-223927. Development of Li-Ion batteries with high power density realized directly on Silicium, application in biosensors, for the cold chain control and in automotive.E-STARS project aims at developing enhanced sensing and communication capability on an autonomous smart micro system powered by a new 3D high capacity integrated micro battery. The innovative 3D architectures micro batteries will increase by 5 to 10 the battery capacity and power compared to traditional solutions.


UE- 7°P.Q. – ARROWS proposes to adapt and develop low cost autonomous underwater vehicle technologies to significantly reduce the cost of archaeological operations, covering the full extent of archaeological campaign. Benefiting from the significant investments already made for military security and offshore oil and gas applications, the project aims to demonstrate an illustrative portfolio of mapping, diagnosis, excavation and security tasks.


UE- 7°P.Q. – The MicroStir (µStir) project will develop small scale friction stir welding (FSW) for use in electronic connections and encapsulations seeing harsh service environments. FSW has proven to be a high integrity joining technology at a macro scale and has already been scaled down for sub-millimetre joining, termed micro-FSW.

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Oceanographic Buoy

POR CALABRIA FESR 2007/2013 (CCI N ° 2007 EN 161 PO 008) Action Line “Services for the Transfer of Innovation Technology to Businesses” – Development of an oceanographic buoy for marine environmental monitoring.

Railway Stations

POR CALABRIA FESR 2007/2013 (CCI N° 2007 IT 161 PO 008) Action Line “Services for the Transfer of Innovation Technology to Businesses” – transfer of the innovation technology to the companies” – Designing and realization of an energy micro-generation system (Smart T.E.L.), the system generated electrical energy starting by the mechanical energy generated by transit of the trains near the railway stations. Astrea’s role: Designing and realization of an Energy Meter electronic measurement system comply with the MID directive

Virtual Keyboard

POR CALABRIA FESR 2007/2013 (CCI N° 2007 IT 161 PO 008)Action Line “Services for the Transfer of Innovation Technology to Businesses” – – Designing and realization of a virtual keyboard and mouse to be used in sterile environments

SoapWeb project

POR FESR CALABRIA 2007-2013 ASSE VII – SISTEMI PRODUTTIVI – Action Line – Promotion of the young entrepreneurs . SoapWeb project, designing and realization of a global managing software for a company that produces cosmetics complying the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) methodology