Road to the succes

WP7 project managment: The governance structure for an effective project direction and management will be set up to: perform the financial, legal, administrative and technical coordination, establishing the communication flow and methods for reporting, progress monitoring, and quality assurance, management of knowledge and intellectual property, promoting the gender equality and the networking with other related projects. Measures for avoiding technical and administrative risks will be established from the beginning of the project and contingency plans will be launched if necessary

WP1: selection of the antifouling compounds that will be included in sol-gel matrix

Knowledge of the microorganisms that cause MIC needs to be increased, so with the obtained data and existing literature, most suitable microorganisms for MIC inhibition will be selected. The anti-MICrobialactivity of the selected microorganisms as well as its inhibitory compounds will be studied.The final step will be the scale-up of the fermentation process and the design of the flow chart ofthe scale-up process

WP2 the synthesis of a coating for corrosion inhibition based on a sol-gel matrix
A Sol-gel formulation compatible and suitable for the microorganisms identified will be developed. Characterization of the coating properties (including durability and interactions with the metal surface) will be carried out and the integration of the organisms/compounds for anti-MIC test will be accomplished. Corrosion and viability tests at laboratory scale will be performed in order to validate the coating performance. Design of the sol-gel coating’s up-scaling process and production of the quantities required for the demonstrations will follow. Finally, the final coating solution will be developed considering both laboratory tests and case studies’ results.

WP3 Life Cycle Analysis and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

The environmental impact of the developed technology will be evaluated by simulating environmental conditions and
analysing the impacts obtained. Environmental and economical aspects of the technology developed will be evaluated by LCA and LCCA tools. The environmental indicators that will determine the eco-innovation level of the developed technology will be established and their impacts quantified.

WP4: implementation and testing of the coating solution in three case studies
The developed technology will be applied over three construction structures previously selected by its environmental conditions. A monitoring plan will be deployed. The analysis of the results will allow evaluating the coating performance and refining the coating solution if needed in WP2. A guideline describing the coating application and maintenance will be produced.

 WP5: dissemination of the results
A dissemination plan addressed to target stakeholders potentially interested in the technology will be deployed. A website for the project will be set up. Dedicated sites in social and professional networks will be created. Brochures, posters, videos will be produced. Participation to events and organisation of workshops will be also done in this WP. Networking with other projects will be targeted in this WP5, too.

WP6: business models and the exploitation of the results

The market trends and competitive technologies for the products developed within the project will be analysed. Product and market growth forecasting models will be developed to competitive position BIOCORIN exploitable solutions. Commercialization and business strategies will be designed from internal, customer as well as financial perspectives.


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