Grant Projects

About FP7 and Horizon 2020

The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), the EU’s chief instrument for funding scientific research and technological development (RTD) over the period 2007 to 2013, is an important instrument to meet the renewed Lisbon goals of growth, competitiveness and employment. Over €50 billion of EU funding is available to support RTD in FP7.
Framework programmes are proposed by the European Commission for joint approval by both the European Council and the European Parliament. The current programme FP7 runs for seven years, from 1 January 2007 to 2013. Further information on FP7 can be found on CORDIS


 Sustainable Hydrothermal Manufacturing of Nanomaterials

This EU FP7 project started in May 2012 and is based entirely on the Promethean manufacturing technology.  The project is co-ordinated by Prof Ed Lester at the University of Nottingham and involves 17 partners from around the EU and has a total budget of approximately €10 million.  The partners are a mix of academic institutions, SME’s and large industrial partners.  The aims of the project are to build a 1000 ton per year nanomaterial manufacturing plant in the UK and to develop 7 products of commercial interest that can be manufactured at the site.  For more information on the project please visit the consortium website:



 Printable Organic-Inorganic Transparent Semiconductor Devices

This EU project started in May 2011 and is looking at developing the next generation of printed electronic devices.  The role of Promethean is to develop semiconducting, conductive and dielectric nanoparticles for use in these applications.  In addition to the ability to synthesis a range of materials in different compositions, sizes and shapes, Promethean will also conduct online formulation into an ink during a one step continuous manufacturing process.  For more information on the project please visit the consortium website:


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Engineered Nanomaterial Mechanisms of Interactions with Living systems and the Environment

The NanoMILE project began in March 2013 with the aim of establishing a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of nanomaterial interactions with living systems and the environment.  A major deliverable of the project will be a framework for classification of nanomaterials according to their impacts, whether biological or environmental, by linking nanomaterial-biomolecule interactions across scales and establishing the specific biochemical mechanisms of interference.  Promethean Particles will provide a wide range of nanomaterials with systematic variation of physico-chemical properties for screening and impact assessment, as well as providing bespoke synthesis of safer by design nanomaterials.  For more information on the project please visit the consortium website: