The technology centre GAIKER of the Basque Country is working on a project whose aim is to develop intelligent polymers and discover their opportunities. Similarly, it will study the possibilities to introduce those polymers in the existing structures in order to promote their applicability and to create new enterprise initiatives.
GAIKER researches in polymers the elaboration and transformation of intelligent materials. For that aim, it develops its own technologies and then adjust them to the industrial sector of plastics and composites. The project, which is supported by the Basque Government, will last four years and it will have a cost of one million euros.
The project has a strategic nature; as a fact, in the USA it is expected an increase of 15-35 % in those materials and their applications. Therefore, the European Union will initiate a special programme to promote the development and research of intelligent materials in the Sixth Framework Programme.
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