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1 ICAMs experience Limited international connections Strong links with industry (2003) From Interreg to FP7 project Developing a large scale environmental RTD project involving SMEs International RTD project involving SMEs (2007) MNAA EURECOMP

2 Contents 1 - ICAM 2 - MNAA – INTERREG IIIb Atlantic Area –Objectives –Results –Future 3 - EURECOMP – FP7 –Context –Objectives –Expected impacts 4 - Conclusion OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 2/18

3 Institut Catholique dArts et Métiers Higher Education Institute Based in Pays de la Loire region Staff 60 Part of ICAM group: 7 campuses (France, Poland, Cameroon, Congo) Nantes OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 3/18

4 ICAM - activities Engineering School Graduates 100 per year at master degree level Vocational training centre 100 trainees per year (technicians and unqualified people) Technological Transfer centre ~ 40 industrial RTD contracts per year with large groups and with SMEs Area of expertises Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Material Science Bottom-up research activity (industry driven research) Strongly connected with industry Weak international research activity in 2003 OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 4/18

5 ICAM – development strategy Starting point Strong feed back from industry that requires more advanced innovation Difficulties of SMEs to handle large scale programs requiring complementary academic skills, …, large budget. ICAM objectives Enlarge its existing Academic/Industrial networks Achieved joining INTERREG IIIb programme (ERDF) MNAA Build a large scale RTD project Achieved with FP7 funded EURECOMP project OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 5/18

6 Duration: 3 years, 2003-2006 Objectives: "a network dedicated to industry" Gather academic human and materials resources –to create a critical mass sufficient to tackle high technology research –to exploit the complementarities of the partners Share our best practices in Technology Transfer process Identify weaknesses and opportunities for materials-related industry in the Atlantic Area Materials Network for the Atlantic Area OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 6/18

7 University of Limerick University of Exeter ICAM Nantes University of Aveiro University of Salamanca ICAM Toulouse MNAA - Consortium MIRC - Limerick XAT - Exeter ICAMs CICECO - Aveiro Univ. Salamanca INEGI - Porto IPN - Coimbra IAC - Bristol GAIKER - Bilbao

8 MNAA – Results ( 1/2) Academic network successfully created Extension to the Industrial Associations and Regional Development Agencies and « Competitiveness Centres (France) » Complex Composite and Metallic Assemblies competitiveness centre gathering 100 members including: Large groups (Airbus, Aker Yards …), SMEs, Research Centres, and Professional organisations Competitiveness Centre: Combination of companies, training centres and either public or private research units working together on common, innovative projects French polymers processing centre OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 8/18

9 Extension towards industrial networks Successful with large companies/groups Less successful with SMEs SMEs require greater assistance than large companies Environmental constraints Higher innovation products requested by customers (large groups) Exposure to low cost countries competitors Sources of difficulties Lack of resource in staff availability and expertise Unability to maintain an awareness of current/new technology Lack of support for funding pre-competitive research specifically for SMEs (who often cannot access to advanced research) OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 9/18 MNAA – Results ( 2/2)

10 Promote long term innovation for industry, in particular SMEs, - identify their needs, their problems - propose packaged solutions, including innovation financing opportunities, technical and managerial "answers" Develop the entrepreneurial spirit at the universities create spin-offs from identified "sleeping innovations" Submitted to INTERREG IVb – Atlantic Area MNAA - Future Objectives Materials Technological Cluster for the Atlantic Area MATECAA OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 10/18

11 EURECOMP - Context Environmental project born thanks to MNAA European legislation Europe promotes and pursues sustainable development Legislation that puts pressure on producers - Directives 2000/53/EC on End-of-Life Vehicles - Directives 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Today, the recycled parts are mainly made of metals Increasing proportion of composites (45% in a sailing boat) solution for composite recycling has to be found in order to achieve the targets set Impose the recycling of an increasingly high percentage of their components (85% of a vehicle in 2005 to 95% by 2015). OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 11/18

12 Uncompleted recycling stream for composites industry Dismantling centres for large ships in India and Bangladesh for airplanes in Tarbes and Chateauroux (France) for leisure boats in Caen-la-mer (France) for cars and trucks in Romorantin (France) But, no economic and ecologically-acceptable solutions found for composites recycling OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 12/18

13 Landfill / Incineration Landfill is no longer a solution Landfill Waste directive 99/31/EC Hazardous Waste directive 91/689/EEC Lists of Hazardous Waste 2000/532/EC, 2001/572/53 stringent technical requirements for waste landfills composite wastes unacceptable for this solution Waste incineration: an inappropriate and expensive solution Regulated by directive 2000/76/EC that prevents air, water and soil pollution by limiting emissions levels - Some composite materials contain substances that could cause toxic emissions during incineration - Poor recycling efficiency composite incineration restricted OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 13/18

14 Composite Solvolysis Recycling Eliminate the concept of waste by closing the loop Short-term solutions: mechanical recycling, incineration, pyrolysis, cement furnaces Medium-term solution: Solvolysis – Chemical separation of Fibres and Resin + Re-use of the reaction products as new source of raw materials OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 14/18

15 EURECOMP Recycling Thermoset Composites of the SUSTAINABLE SURFACE TRANSPORT Work programme topic addressed End of life strategies for vehicles/vessels and infrastructures Consortium: built from MNAA and RDA (EMC2+Plastipolis) networks Academic participants ICAM (Fr), COMPOSITEC(Fr), GAIKER (Sp), Universities of Limerick (IE), Bristol (UK) and Exeter (UK), Industrial participants Plastic Omnium (Fr), Volvo Trucks (Sue), Xietong Automobile Accessories (Chi), SACMO (SME- Fr), Uriarte Elektro (SME- Sp) Industrial Associations European Composites Recycling Services Company (Be) British Plastic Federation (UK), Duration: 3 years Budget: 2.5M - Start in autumn 2008 OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 15/18

16 EURECOMP – expected impact For the composite industry area Save in waste management costs Limit the raw material costs Avoid companies moving to less environmentally-restricted countries Enhance the competitiveness Marketing « Green Label » impact For the recycling industry area: Creation of a new recycling activity Recycling centre units Recycling machine manufacturing Supply chain Evironnemental impact Generate new raw and intermediate products Source of waste management cost savings OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 16/18

17 Conclusion MNAA INTERREG IIIb project (yesterday) A major step foward to internationalisation for ICAM and ICAMs industrial partners EURECOMP (today) Materialisation of MNAA cooperation SMEs : major actor of the project + major beneficiaries Creation of a new activity MATECAA INTERREG IV (tomorrow) Intensification of SMEs assistance for innovation OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 17/18

18 Thank you for your attention OPEN DAYS Workshop: From Interreg to FP7 projects by J. SOTO– Brussels, 7 October 2008. Page 18/18


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