In order to create IPR and master the technologies enabling high profit innovation, Gemmate Technologies focuses its efforts on the upscaling and application of proven scientific and technological discoveries promising to impact on Europe relevant industrial sectors. The research and innovation choices done by the company come from punctual business analyses of the strategic roadmaps planning the future innovation of industrial sectors identified to have large margin for product unit. This choice was done to allow an effective and sustainable penetration of novelties in the marketplace.  It is expected that markets with larger volume / unit-margin ratio will benefit of the Gemmate work in a second moment when most of the research investments will be mostly paid back. The major subjects of investigation of the company are listed here:

Modelling, design, and simulation

  • Materials and phenomenological modelling: single and multiscale
  • Mechanical design (CAE, topological optimization) – standard and constraint free (enabled by additive manufacturing)
  • System design: control electronics and signal conditioning, architecture optimization, network and communication
  • Functional simulation
  • Cradle to Cradle design and engineering
  • Critical raw material substitution design and engineering

Material synthesis and processing

  • Chemical and electrochemical synthesis of functional nano-objects
  • Particle and surface functionalization
  • Atomization of monodispersed microparticles for additive manufacturing
  • Metal and ceramic powder sintering
  • Nanofluids: inks, lubricants, coolants
  • Nanocomposites: extrusion and moulding
  • Biomaterials and eco-friendly processing

Plastic electronics

  • Flexible substrates
  • Compatible with polymer back injection
  • Compatible with additive manufacturing

Advanced coatings and surface structuring

  • Friction tailoring by surface structuring – tribology surfaces for parts on move
  • Injection moulding microstructured inserts
  • Ceramic composite based hard coatings for high temperature applications
  • Functionally graded coatings