The Microflusa project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 664823
RTD Talos Ltd


The Microflusa consortium includes partners with complementary expertise in basic science and technology applications in the field of material science, microfluidics, colloidal science, photonics, etc. The interdisciplinary approach ensures the close collaboration in the different scientific fields, such as microfluidics and the synthesis of new surfactants to be developed in WP2 and WP3 by ESPCI, hydrodynamic theory and material simulations to be addressed by Technion (WP 4, WP 6) and hydrodynamic simulation to be implemented by KTH (WP5). An SME (TALOS) is involved to provide dissemination and exploitation, ensuring societal and technological impact while ESPCI also acts as the coordinator of the project.




École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris, France (ESPCI)

ESPCI ParisTech is a major institution of higher education (a French "Grande École d’ingénieurs"), an internationally renowned research center, and a fertile ground of innovation for industry. ESPCI is a research institute and engineering school with high tradition of research and in the meantime, strong couplings with industry. Six Nobel Prizes have been obtained in the school, from Marie Curie to Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (director for 20 years) and Georges Charpak.

ESPCI ParisTech is home to 17 advanced research laboratories at the frontiers of scientific knowledge and experimental know-how, and covering areas ranging FROM polymers to telecommunications, from nanobiophysics to organic synthesis, from environmental science to biomedical imaging, from neurobiology to microfluidics, from soft matter to quantum physics, and from colloids to industrial prototyping.

The School includes 70 professors and 300 top-ranked students. The research lab include 300 researchers. There is a strong cross-disciplinarity tradition in the School, between physics, chemists and biologists that will be instrumental in the project. ESPCI ParisTech scientists file for an average of one patent a week, and each year enable several start-ups to make commercial use of inventions and discoveries arising from their research.




KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (KTH)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes Architecture, Industrial Management and Urban Planning. There are a total of 13,400 first and second level students and almost 1,900 doctoral students. KTH has 4,900 employees.

Several national research centres are hosted by KTH. KTH is also a major partner in two out of three European Knowledge and Innovation Communities formed by the prestigious EU organization EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology); InnoEnergy within the field of sustainable energy and EIT ICT Labs within information and communication research. Five strategic multidisciplinary research platforms have been formed to further enhance KTH’s attraction as a major strategic research partner: Energy, ICT, Materials (most relevant to this project), Transport and Life Science Technology. KTH is a partner in several international university networks such as CLUSTER and T.I.M.E. KTH is, at January 2014, involved in more than 200 ongoing EU projects of which around 180 belong to the Seventh Framework Programme. Of the latter, more than 50 are coordinated by KTH. Extensive support exists at KTH to assist researchers.




TECHNION Israel Institute of Technology, Israel (TECHNION)

Institution: The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology was founded in 1912 in Haifa and is the oldest university in Israel and the Middle East. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education. Technion is the premier Israel institute of science and technology and it is noted as a global pioneer in multidisciplinary research into fields including energy, nanotechnology and life science. Technion graduates comprise the majority of Israeli-educated scientists and engineers, constituting over 70% of the country's founders and managers of high-tech industries. Due to the ingenuity of Technion alumni, Israel is now home to the greatest concentration of high-tech start-up companies anywhere outside of the Silicon Valley. Technion's scientists are worldwide recognized for their expertise in research and development of technologies. Among the academic achievements of Technion's scientists are the 2004 and 2011 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry.

Group: The group has well-recognized achievements in the field of hydrodynamics, colloidal science, and small-scale locomotion. Among them is the development of the theory of shear-induced transport in flowing viscous suspensions, discovery of new nonlinear interaction mechanism in thermocapillary migration of droplets and basic results on the unit operations in droplet-based microfluidics. The group currently consists of one professor, one senior researcher, two postdocs, and one MSc student.




RTD Talos Ltd, Cyprus (TALOS)

TALOS Development Organization is a private company, established in 2000 and created with the aim to increase the competitiveness of Cypriot enterprises. Through a dynamic team of young scientists TALOS provides a comprehensive package of services addressing the needs of enterprises especially on matters like research, innovation, technology transfer, management of Intellectual Property, etc. TALOS identified at an early stage the need for creating links between the economy and the wider European market and put great emphasis on the exploitation of the potentials of Cypriot companies in the European market.

Today TALOS, considers among the biggest consultancy firm in Cyprus in its areas of expertise, offering a variety of services to the Public, as well as the Private sector of Cyprus. It is also active in EU-funded projects, through a well-established network of partners abroad.

TALOS has years of demonstrated experience in project management being involved since its foundation in more than 50 European research projects and having taken the responsibility for managing administrative and financial tasks, reporting, maintenance of agreements between the consortium members and handling overall legal, ethical, financial and administrative issues. Moreover, TALOS is an expert in exploiting and disseminating project results and has prepared numerous successful Exploitation Agreements with special emphasis on proper IPR management among the partners. One of its strong assets is to organize and convey well-structured dissemination activities which help the partners to fully benefit from the project results.