Information on partners

INNPAPER is the result of the close collaboration between 3 Research Centres, 2 Universities, 3 Enterprises and 7 SMEs. Each one of them is specialised in different aspects:  the development the necessary technology for the INNPAPER platform; the manufacturing of the tailored paper; the analysis of the environmental impact of INNPAPER; the transfer of the INNPAPER technology to industries interested in exploiting it; and the communication of the project to society.

CIDETEC is a Technological Centre founded in 1997 whose goal is is to increase companies’ capacity for innovation and competitiveness, working as a strategic ally of their customers, helping them define their innovation strategies and generating knowledge and technological solutions that add value to them. The centre is part of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network and is located at the Donostia-San Sebastián headquarters of the Gipuzkoa Science and Technology Park. CIDETEC works in three areas: Surface Engineering, Energy Storage, Nanomedicine.

CIDETEC coordinates the project and is in charge of developing the printable inks for batteries and electrochromic devices, assembling the paper-based devices and developing the paper-based drug and caffeine detection devices.

CEA is a French research-and-technology organization with activities in energy, information technology, healthcare, defense and security. CEA-Tech, which is one of its divisions, focuses on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners. It employs 4,500 scientists and engineers including 300 Ph.D. students and 300 assignees from partner companies. CEA-Tech owns more than 2,200 patent families. Two departments of CEA-Tech are involved in INNPAPER, LITEN-Printed electronics and LETI-Health.

CEA is in charge of developing the temperature, hygrometry and pressure printed sensors, will support the development of thedrug and caffeine detection devices and the electronic common platform.

With more than 320 scientists, engineers, technicians, PhD students in physics, chemistry and micro-electronics, the Institute gathers the required expertise for research and education in materials, microelectronics and nanosciences and supports a wide range of programs including modelling, design, architecture, processes, materials and their physico-chemical properties. AMU is run under the joint authority of the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) and two Universities: Université d’Aix Marseille and Université de Toulon.

Within INNPAPER, will design the radio-frequency communicating systems to be integrated in our prototypes.

Skanem provides labelling solutions combining decorations, functionalities and customizations. Founded in 1905, Skanem has more than 100 years in the packaging industry, serving the following market segments: food, beverage, personal care, home care, pharmaceutical, industrial and automotive.

Skanem will contribute to the development of the smart labels for food packaging.

VARTA Microbattery GmbH is one of the most significant battery manufacturers of the world. With global production plants and distribution subsidiaries VARTA Microbattery GmbH supplies customers in more than 100 countries with high quality battery products.

Within INNPAPER, VARTA Microbattery GmbH will develop the electrochromic cells necessary for printed batteries.

Securetec Detektions-Systeme AG was founded in 1995, and today is a global leader in road side drug screening. Securetec provide market-driven solutions for traffic safety, customs and other security authorities across the globe. Securetec develops, produces, distributes, and supports detection systems to reliably identify drugs and hazardous substances in air, on surfaces or in bodily fluids.

Within INNPAPER, Securetec will work on the drug detection test.

BIOLAN Microbiosensores is a Spanish SME focused on the development of biosensors with application on the food industry, offering unique analytical solutions. The biosensors developed by BIOLAN are an alternative way of meeting today’s needs in the agro-food sector: they are unique high-performance tools that can be used to monitor processes and products. BIOLAN’s technology is based on its proprietary enzyme-based electrochemical biosensor technology platform, which enables them to be involved in the development and manufacturing of the paper-based and caffeine tests.

Ynvisible’s vision is to bring everyday objects and surfaces to life, benefitting people in a smart and connected world. Their mission is to provide a practical human interface to the Internet of Things as it becomes the Internet of Everything. ynvisible has developed and brought to market proprietary printed electrochromic (EC) displays that are low power, low weight, thin, flexible, transparent and robust. ynvisible displays can be easily integrated in high volume, e.g. into smart, interactive labels for packaging and CPG products.

Within INNPAPER, Ynvisible will be involved in the development of paper-based printed electrochromic displays for the common platform.

Coris BioConcept (Coris) is a Belgian SME specialized in developing, manufacturing and distributing in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests. Over the past 20 years, Coris has developed and released a broad range of CE marked diagnostic products for infectious diseases.
Within INNPAPER, Coris BioConcept will contribute to the development and validation of the medical testing devices.

Aalto University was established as a priority project in the Finnish university renewal, with the idea to create a new innovative university merging science and technology, design and art, and business and economics. The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems is in the School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM), and focuses on new materials and energy technologies, like bio-based materials, such as wood, nanocellulose and biopolymers. In the field of Bio-Based Materials the department’s main research areas are mainly linked to fundamentals and engineering of cellulosic nanomaterials, novel lignocellulosic materials and their processing.

Within INNPAPER, Aalto University is in charge of tailoring functional properties on cellulose nanopapers.

Guarro Casas is a paper producer and is a subsidiary of Arjowiggins, a producer of fine and technical papers, that offers a very wide range of papers for various applications. Guarro Casas has launched the specialty paper Powercoat™ with an ultra-smooth surface dedicated to printed electronics applications, and the connected paper Alive™: the first intelligent paper with electronics inside still printable by graphic printers.

Within INNPPAPER, Guarro Casas will tailor the papers necessary for the common electronic platform and the use-cases. They will also test the re-use and the recyclability of the paper devices and provide an industrial platform to integrate the electronics devices.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company established by law and operating under the ownership steering of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. Its activities are focused on three areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment.

Within INNPAPER they will be in charge of manufacturing the nano- and microfibrillated cellulose grades (CNF/CMF) and films, using its pilot-scale infrastructure, and supply these materials for all the rest of the partners.

Spinverse is the Nordic leader in innovation consulting, specialized in driving open innovation ecosystems, arranging funding and commercialising emerging technologies. Their technology and business experts drive their clients’ R&D&I and business undertaking to develop game-changing solutions.
They offer services to various clients: Large multinational companies, SMEs and start-ups as well as multi-stakeholder partnerships, universities and governments e.g. in the field of automation, chemicals, clean-tech, electronics, energy, ICT, life science, machinery and medical industry.
Spinverse will develop the exploitation, dissemination and business plans for the INNPAPER technologies.

Scienseed is a multifunctional agency for science communication and public engagement. It specialises in the planning, development and dissemination of science communication strategies using products such as video, web, graphic design, animations, apps and videogames, publications, press releases, advertising campaigns and events. Scienseed maintains a strong focus in exploring novel approaches to communicate scientific findings, and develops research & development tools to measure and maximize the outreach of science communication.

Scienseed is in charge of all the communication activities of INNPAPER.

LOMARTOV is a transversal SME, based in Spain, and specialized in environmental consultancy and engineering. Its main goal is to support and catalyze R&D, industrial and technology-based projects from a multidisciplinary approach. Thanks to a validated experience in technology transfer, coaching and assessment, the team can support both the upscaling and exploitation phase of the projects, with a special emphasis on the assessment of the environmental, economic and social impacts of novel technology-based solutions, through Life Cycle Assessment approach, circular economy modeling, and methods from the social sciences. Within INNPAPER, LOMARTOV will be responsible for the environmental and economic assessment of the paper based printed electronic devices, based on a Life Cycle Thinking approach.