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JOANNEUM RESEARCH, headquartered in Graz,  is a successful national and internationally active research institution owned by the Austrian federal states of Styria, Carinthia and Burgenland. Ideally embedded in the national and international innovation network, our researchers innovate in three high-level fields of expertise: “Information and Production Technologies”, “Human Technologies and Medicine”, and “Society and Sustainability”. We use our ideas, innovative power and considerable research experience to support companies both private and public not only with the development of technology, methods and products, but also with societal topics.


FlexFunction2Sustain: Open Call launched!

JOANNEUM RESEARCH MATERIALS is a partner in the OITB project FlexFunction2Sustain. The project launches an Open Call for Pilot Case projects.

The Call offers a unique opportunity for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) & start-ups to receive subsidised access to the top-notch equipment and services of this ecosystem in order to develop and test novel nano-functionalised plastic and paper membrane and surfaces. Up to 20 selected applicants will be provided with customized support through a unique and complete set of services integrating technical, business, ecosystem expertise which will enable them to build up sustainable business cases.

The Open Call will have three cut-off dates on 28 January 2022, 29 July 2022 and 27 January 2023.

Don’t miss the Open Call Webinar

For the opening of the application process, FlexFunction2Sustain is organising a webinar on 05th October 2021 at 10:00-11:00 CET/CEST. During the online seminar, information will be provided about:

  • What services do we provide for the winners?
  • Purpose and background of the Open Call;
  • Selection and execution processes;
  • Eligibility criteria and conditions.

Subscribe to the webinar by completing the registration form under the following link.

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The project FlexFunction2Sustain

FlexFunction2Sustain will develop dedicated services to boost innovation for nano functionalised flexible plastic and paper surfaces and membranes and offer those services to users in all EU countries.

JOANNEUM RESEARCH MATERIALS develops, in FlexFunction2Sustain project, bio-based and/or bio-degradable UV-curable imprint resins for the fabrication of optical security labels and design films on bio-degradable or recyclable substrate films.


Contact: Mag.a Barbara Stadlober 


The project FlexFunction2Sustain receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 862156.

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