COPE-Nano is an ambitious project that will leverage on the internationally acknowledged track record and innovation activities of the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN/AUTh to establish a new, autonomous, and self-sustained Centre of Excellence for Organic, Printed Electronics & Nanotechnologies (COPE-Nano).

This CoE will become a leader in EU in basic, applied and industrial research in the rapidly growing fields of Flexible Printed Organic Electronics (FPEs), Bioelectronics and Advanced Nanomaterials for applications in Green Energy, Electronics, ICT, Medicine and Agriculture. COPE-Nano will enhance scientific and technological capacity of Greece, raising the research profile of the Greek and EU scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs based on close and intensive collaboration, networking and know-how exchange with University of Bordeaux (LCPO & ELORPrintTec), and University of Cambridge (Bioelectronics Laboratory), which are institutions worldwide acknowledged for excellence and leading in FPEs & Nanotechnology.

COPE-Nano is strongly supported by the Greek Government (GSRI) to expand the Nanotechnology Ecosystem of LTFN and turns them into purely growth initiatives and business activities, strengthens and highly impacts the regional, national and EU scientific, technological and economic growth to lead in the Green Energy and Digital transformation priorities.

Overall Aim of COPE-Nano

Establish a New, Autonomous, and Self-Sustained Centre of Excellence for Organic, Printed Electronics & Nanotechnologies that will

  • Develop Innovations on Flexible Printed Organic Electronics (FPEs), Bioelectronics and Advanced Nanomaterials for applications in Green Energy, Electronics, ICT, Medicine and Agriculture.
  • Enhance scientific and technological capacity of Greece, raising the research profile of the Greek and EU scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs based on close and intensive collaboration, networking and know-how exchange
  • Create initiatives and business activities with high-tech Industries
  • Strengthen and highly impact regional, national and EU scientific, technological and economic growth to lead in the Green Energy and Digital transformation priorities.

 Project Phases & Objectives

  • Phase 1 (M1-M48): Establish COPE-Nano  
    O1 Establish CoE Organization
    O2 Boost R&I Performance of CoE
  • Phase 2 (M1-M72): Increase R&I Excellence and Capacity 
    O3 Enhance Quality & Increase R&I Output
    O4 Institutional/Systemic Reforms & R&I Investments
  • Phase 3 (M1-M72): Networking & Sustainability
    O5 Industrial Networking & Sustainability
    O6 Socio-economic impact & Country’s Innovation


This project has received funding from the European Union’s HORIZON EUROPE research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 101059828.