Visit to R2R Spray Coating Pilot at Maroco LTD  

During the 36M meeting in Guimarães, Portugal, the consortium visited Maroco Ltd. facilities, where the R2R spray coating pilot is installed. The partners and the representative from the European Commission could see the fully automated machine equipped with an online monitoring PBI system.




36M PROTECT Meeting

On 27th and 28th January 2020 PROTECT consortium 36 months meeting took place in the fantastic city of Guimarães (Portugal), hosted by the partners CENTI and MAROCO Ltd. In this meeting, the accomplishments of PROTECT were presented to the representatives of the European Commission.



2nd Medical and Health Textiles Day at Technical University of Catalunya


Protect was presented by the coordinator, Dr. Tzanko Tzanov, in the 2nd Medical and Health Textiles exhibition at Technical University of Catalunya.

Batch US based pilot at Degania

Roll to-Roll Ultrasound Pilot coating trials at Klopman

On-line push broom imaging of nanoparticle coatings on the sonochemical R2R machine


Roll-to-Roll ultrasound Pilot coating trials at Maroco (Maroco Ltd.)

30M PROTECT Meeting – On 16th and 17th June 2019 PROTECT consortium 30 months meeting took place in the enjoyable city of Catania (Italy), hosted by the partner Fonte Nova. It was a productive encounter to discuss our achievements for the last months and plan the next steps in the PROTECT progress. Looking forward for the next PROTECT meeting in Portugal.


NANOINNOVATION2019 – The 4th edition of Nanoinnovation Conference and Exhibition took place in Rome (Italy) from 11th to 14th June 2019, PROTECT project was presented by the partner CNR-ISTET with an oral presentation and a poster.



ACS MEETING ORLANDO2019 – PROTECT project was presented at the 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition held in Orlando (USA) from 31st March to 4th April 2019, The partner UPC attended the event and delivered three oral and one poster presentations.

PROTECT BROCHURE is available here.




PROTECT TEAM IN JERUSALEM – Afterwards the consortium 24 months meeting, the PROTECT team enjoyed an exciting trip to Jerusalem (Israel).




24M PROTECT Meeting – On 15th and 16th January 2019 PROTECT consortium 24 months meeting took place in Tel Aviv (Israel), hosted by the four Israeli partners: Bar Ilan University, Degania Slicone Ltd., NSC Nano Sono Cooperation and OSM DAN Ltd.



Pilot Laboratories Network (PLN) – PROTECT established the Pilot Laboratories Network (PLN) to enable industrial end-users to select the most appropriate technology for their manufacturing facilities and target cost vs. performance of their products. The services to be provided are: coating technologies developed within the project, physic-chemical characterization of the products, nano-safety tests and training seminars related to the novel in situ monitoring of processes and products. More details in the brochure.


ECOFIRA2018 – ECOFIRA is the international trade fair for environmental solutions and energies, the meeting point where companies and public bodies present the latest advances in efficient environmental management. The 16th edition ECOFIRA2018 was held in Valencia (Spain) on November 6-8, 2018, PROTECT project was presented at the exhibition stand displayed by the partner AITEX.



Home Textiles Premium2018 – HOME TEXTILES PREMIUM by TEXTILHOGAR is the only Spanish trade fair 100% in the home textiles sector. The 5th edition was held from 12th to 14th September 2018, at “La Caja Mágica” in Madrid (Spain), attracting more than 3.000 visitors, 84 exhibitors, and 200 buyers from 33 different markets, (TEXTILHOGAR2018 gallery). PROTECT project was presented by the partner AITEX.



Creating Synergies2018 – PROTECT project was presented at the 6th R&D&i Congress “Creating Synergies” held in Alcoy (Spain) on July 4-5, 2018, ( More than 60 experts from different universities and research centres participated in this event, organised by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in order to exchange results and knowledge on R&D&i projects. PROTECT project was presented by the partner AITEX with a poster.



INDTECH2018 – PROTECT project was presented at the INDustrial TECHnologies 2018 Exhibition held in Vienna (Austria) on October 29-31, 2018. The conference was attended by around 1300 participants from more than 30 countries in Europe and across the globe. At this meeting, PROTECT project, represented by the coordinator UPC, had the opportunity to meet, exchange information and strengthen collaborations with experts from industry, academia and policy, (

LCIC2018 – PROTECT project was presented at the 1st Life Cycle Innovation Conference held in Berlin (Germany) on August 29-31, 2018, ( An oral presentation has been given within the session “Addressing the Social Dimension of Sustainability” by the partner Project HUB-360.


ETPN2018 – PROTECT project was presented at the 13th annual event of the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine held in Berlin (Germany) on May 28-30, 2018. The event brought together the strongest partners of European nanomedicine and healthtech communities to discover, network, design new projects and discuss about the industrial expansion of nano medicine, (


18M PROTECT Meeting – On 5th and 6th June 2018 PROTECT consortium 18 months meeting took place in Limerick (Ireland), hosted by the partner University of Limerick.



MECSPE2018 – The biggest Italian exhibition dedicated to innovations for the manufacturing industry celebrated its 17th edition on 22 – 24 March 2018 in Parma (Italy) with outstanding numbers: 110 000 meter square, 53 000 visitors, 2 260 exhibiting companies. The theme of the event was “The excellence of technology applied to industry”. This year PROTECT was presented at MECSPE with an exhibition stand displayed by the partner Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya as well as the PROTECT Project seminar organised in the frame of the Workshop on Nanotechnology and New Materials Square, coordinated by the partner Project HUB-360. These initiatives have raised strong interest among the stakeholders from different industrial sectors: cosmetic, water treatment, textiles, mattresses, rubber and foams producers, etc. The PROTECT Project seminar included 7 oral presentations from the consortium aimed at providing to visitors information on the project scope and the latest updates of the pilots.

12M PROTECT Meeting – On 16th and 17th January 2018 PROTECT consortium 12 months meeting took place in Valencia (Spain), hosted by the partner AITEX.




6M PROTECT Meeting – On 15th June 2017 PROTECT consortium 6 months meeting took place in Turin (Italy), hosted by the partner Tessitura Pertile S.R.L.



AMiCI – PROTECT project was presented by the coordinator Prof. Tzanko Tzanov during the workshop of the COST Action CA15114 AMiCI held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 16th and 17th November 2017. AMiCI stands for Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to prevent infectious disease, This COST action aimes to evaluate the impact of AMC in healthcare.


EPPN – The European Pilot Production Network intends to boost the European competitiveness through the exploitation of the existing European pilot line production facilities across Europe in the area of nanotechnology and advanced material technologies. This project was funded under H2020 scheme CSA – Coordination and support action, pretending to address the gap between technology and manufacturing, PROTECT project is part of this network with active participation in relevant activities. Nano-safety responsible partners of Pilot projects is a group which is part of the WG Safe by design and Industrial Innovation of the NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) and part of the EPPN. PROTECT is represented in this group by Dr. Paride Mantecca and Dr. Massimo Perucca.

EuroNanoForum2017 – The 8th European Conference on Nanotechnology took place on June 21-23, 2017 in Valletta, Malta. EuroNanoForum aims to strengthen the competitiveness of European manufacturing industries through nano and advanced materials technologies and open innovation, Nanotechnology, being the main topic of the EuroNanoForum, is one of the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) of the Horizon2020’s (H2020) Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies pillar, offering potential for major breakthroughs in a wide range of materials, technologies and applications. PROTECT was represented in this event by the coordinator Prof. Tzanko Tzanov (pitch).