VINN Excellence Center Supramolecular Biomaterials - Structure dynamics and properties (SUMO) Stage 2
|CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 21 000 000
|January 2009 - December 2011
Purpose and goal
The vision is: Innovation based on world class research. Within the VINN Excellence Center we will design new supramolecular materials with controlled properties. The main focus is to master inherent structural properties of new supramolecular biomaterials to control properties and tailor specific functions. The program is based on powerful concepts that are of scientific and industrial interest, where the individual projects are scientifically challenging with important industrial applications. The research strategies are strongly focused but the aim is to achieve the goals by a synergistic interdisciplinary interaction that will make the Center attractive for collaboration with world leading research groups. The program is industry driven and the goal is that even the most fundamental scientific issues should have bearing on an industrial need.
Results and expected effects
The knowledge will generate a new generation of structured biomaterials with tailored mass transport properties and related functionalities. The Center will develop crucial new knowledge that can only be achieved by powerful inter¬disciplinary research in the interna¬tional front line ranging from solid state physics, visualization techniques, and mathematical modeling via colloid and surface chemistry, biopolymer technology, and materials design to pharmaceutical technology and medicine. We here also intend to direct the combined resources into a novel research area of open innovation. This research is relevant for mechanisms of commercialization, including corporate venturing, licensing and spin-off companies, and integration into core business practices. The broad applicability of the knowledge is manifested by companies in different industrial areas.
Approach and implementation
The plan and methodology is described in detail in the operational plan for Stage 2 as well as the implementation, organisation, communication and learning activities