Innovation Alliance CNT: Novel public private collaboration model to enter upcoming markets
P. Krueger, H. Hoffschulz
Bayer MaterialScience AG, DE
Keywords: CNT, innovation alliance, project cluster, commercialization, synthesis, functionalization, dispersion, application, energy, climate, mobility, light weight construction, HSE-issues
Abstract:Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) have achieved enormous attention in the scientific-technical community during the past two decades. Despite of diverse highly promising technical opportunities, offered by CNT, the commercial applications of CNT based materials are not in that development stage as expected. To overcome the challenge of a broad commercialization along the value chain, a cluster of 18 internally cross-linked partially projects with a total budget of 80 million € using a partial financial support of the government has been initiated in Germany. 80 partners from academia and industry are participating in that four year runtime alliance. Three of the projects are cross-sectional platforms considering key technical steps of synthesis, functionalization and dispersion of CNT. 14 Projects are dedicated to develop applications of CNT based materials on the field of Energy/Climate, Mobility and Light Weight Construction. Finally one cross sectional project is taking care of Health, Safety and Environmental issues of CNT. The presentation will deliver information on structure and goals of the Innovation Alliance in detail.