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The European consortium and the partners in the US with the names of the principal investigators

EU beneficiaries

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

Genoa, Italy

Roman Krahne, Teresa Pellegrino and Liberato Manna

IIT aims to promote excellence in basic and applied research and to foster the development of the national economy. IIT is an interdisciplinary research institute that unites expertise  from different fields such as material science,  robotics, drug development, neuroscience and nanotechnologies that attracts top scientist from all over the world.

Ludwig - Maximilians Universität München 

Munich, Germany

Jochen Feldmann, Alexander Urban, Theobald Lohmüller

LMU is recognized as one of Europe's premier academic and research institutions. Since our founding in 1472, LMU has attracted inspired scholars and talented students from all over the world, keeping the University at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change our complex world.

Universiteit Gent

Gent, Belgium

Zeger Hens, Dries Van Thourhout, Isabel Van Driessche, Edouard Brainis and Iwan Moreels

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains.

Universiteit Utrecht

Utrecht, Netherlands

Daniël Vanmaekelbergh

Utrecht University is an international research university of the highest quality and the alma mater of many leading names, academics and scientists who have made an important contribution to the quality of society.

US partners

Molecular Foundry of Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

California, USA

Stefano Cabrini, Alexander Weber-Bargioni, Emory Chan

The Molecular Foundry is a Department of Energy-funded nanoscience research facility that provides users from around the world with access to cutting-edge expertise and instrumentation in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.

University of California

Berkeley, California - USA

Peidong Yang

From a group of academic pioneers in 1868 to the Free Speech Movement in 1964, Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions and improve the world.

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York - USA

Frank Wise, Tobias Hanrath, Poul Pedersen, Ulrich Wiesner and Andrej Singer

Cornell is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, a member of the Ivy League/Ancient Eight, and a partner of the State University of New York. It has been described as the first truly American university because of its founders' revolutionarily egalitarian and practical vision of higher education, and is dedicated to its land-grant mission of outreach and public service.

Columbia University

New York - USA

Jonathan Owen, P. James Schuck and Timothy Berkelbach

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields.