An Innovadors 2019 grant will help creating a new spin off

3Dprinting Innovadors2019
  • Energy and environment

The project entitled “Electrostatic control of the jet positioning for ultrafast high resolution 3D printing” has recently been granted. 3D printing technologies are foreseen to change the way we design and produce almost everything. Soon, all industries, mechanical workshops, designers, architects, builders, electrical technicians, plumbers, dentists, etc. will make use of 3D printing systems to produce customized components and models.

The project will develop a compact prototype of a new and revolutionary 3D printer, incorporating the electronics and software required for a user-friendly interface. In parallel, a business plan to commercialize this technology will be developed through the creation of a spin-off. Additionally, the project will actively look for investors to support the valorization of the technology and key players and end users to define markets and oriented products.

The main goal of the project is to bring the new 3D printing technology developed in our laboratories during the last 4 years from our lab bench to the market. Led by Dr. Andreu Cabot, head of the Functional Nanomaterials research group at IREC.

The Catalan’ Government’s Agency for Management and of University and Research Grants (Agencia de Gestió i Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca -AGAUR-) has awarded this the project with an Innovadors grant. The project is co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development fund (ERDF) and supported by the Secretary of Universities and Research of the Ministry for Business and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia.