Winner of the Nanofy! Best Project Competition: SENSIndoor

SENSIndoor aims at the development of novel nanotechnology based intelligent sensor systems for selective monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) for demand controlled ventilation in indoor environments.

Greatly reduced energy consumption without adverse health effects caused by the Sick Building Syndrome requires optimized ventilation schemes adapted to specific application scenarios like offices, hospitals, schools, nurseries or private homes.

  • SENSIndoor will measure the quality of indoor air.
  • SENSIndoor will develop smart, energy efficient ventilation systems.
  • SENSIndoor will bring forth demand controlled ventilation – the key for energy efficient buildings.
  • SENSIndoor will develop novel nanotechnology-based microsensor systems for room specific ventilation


Coordinator: Prof. Andreas Schuetze

GA Number: 604311



Smartonics is a Large Scale Integrating R&D Project funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (NMP.2012.1.4-1 Pilot lines for precision synthesis of nanomaterials).

The target of the Smartonics project is the development of Pilot lines that will combine smart technologies with smart nanomaterials for the precision synthesis of Organic Electronic (OE) devices.

Smartonics has officially launched in 1st January 2013 and it run for 4 years (until December 31, 2016).
The consortium consists of 18 European partners (Universities, Companies and Organisations).
The partners cover the fields of nanomaterials & process development and optimization (AUTh, POLO, UOP, UOI, UOXF, USUR, CNRS, USTUTT, HZB, Advent, OL), precision sensing and fabrication tools (HJY, AUTh, OL, COM, OET), industrial processes (COA, AIXTRON) and manufacturing of commercial products (FIAT with CRF).

GA Number: 310229

Coordinator: Prof.Stergios Logothetidis


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Development and demonstration of a flexible multifunctional ETFE module for architectural façade lighting

ETFE has huge potential, particularly in large public and commercial buildings, from both energy efficiency and design perspectives. The integration of lighting function into ETFE is increasingly popular in architectural usage, but consumes large amounts of energy, with high costs of operation. If the cost of lighting could be reduced, there could be increased take up of ETFE as an eco-friendly building material, for use in a variety of different building types.

ETFE-MFM will develop, evaluate and demonstrate a PV module with embedded additional functionalities to be used in ETFE textile architecture for BIPV applications. The project will build a self-contained building module consisting of ETFE architecture, PV technology, illumination devices and flexible integrated circuits, to open up new sustainable architectural lighting possibilities. Overall, the project will provide a sustainable building module suitable for energy harvesting, glazing, lighting and acoustic and thermal insulation.

GA Number: 322459

Coordinator: Dr. David Gomez


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