Advanced Materials And Nanotechnology Cluster

AMANAC targets to create an effective and long lasting collaboration and coordination platform within the Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Projects, approved in the frame of the FP7 EeB-PPP (Energy-efficient Buildings Public-Privat-Partnership), whose activities address development of nanomaterials, components and systems for the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings. AMANAC aims to maximize the impact of the participating projects towards the European Industry and Society and support the objectives established by the European Commission and the EeB-PPP, in terms of energy efficiency in buildings, by addressing in a holistic way the relevant technical/technological, industrial, societal, organizational and regulatory challenges.

AMANAC is an extension and further development of the Nano-E2B-Cluster, formed in 2011. It exploits the up-to-date experience gained through clustering of Nanotechnology-EeB projects and extends the scope of the existing cluster to include similar FP7 and future H2020 projects of the Advanced Materials domain.

The Core Objectives of AMANAC:

  • Collaboration Activities: Support the achievement of cluster projects technical and non-technical goals. Enhance the impact of such developments during and beyond the project's life-time.
  • Awareness-raising and Networking: Increase the visibility and impact of the cluster projects and their related research achievements towards industry, construction stakeholders and relevant EU contractual bodies, such as the ECTP, E2BA and ECCREDI, establishing appropriate network and alliances with such organizations.
  • Exploitation: Strengthen the role of involved industrial partners, especially SME's, for speeding up the exploitation of the research results coming from the Cluster projects. Support the identification of new technology and market needs and trends.
  • Coordination and Support services: Create cluster committees and bodies and publicity material to ensure continuation of activities after the end of the CSA and will attract future H2020 projects.

AMANAC projects are grouped in the following Thematic Areas to facilitate increase of impact:

  • Area 1: Nano-Insulation
  • Area 2: Embodied Energy
  • Area 3: HVAC
  • Area 4: Smart Windows
  • Area 5: Lightweight Components
  • Area 6: Indoor Air

Winsmart belongs under Thematic Area 4, Smart Windows.



This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 314407.