The EU-funded ICARUS-SW project introduces a mathematical tool able to describe the thermodynamics of polycrystalline materials. It is a software tool that can be applied on materials where surfaces are of prime importance, like coatings, thin films and catalysts. As a step forward, an underlying innovative idea of the project is to use the ICARUS-SW software as a predictive tool for the exploration, identification and design of new thermodynamically stable multi-component nanocrystalline (nc) metal alloys with enhanced thermal, mechanical and irradiation damage self-healing properties. ICARUS-SW software allows the systematic exploration of the parameter space defined by chemical composition, microstructure, thermodynamic state functions and properties in search of new families of nc alloys. In preparation of this software, the exploitation, IPR and dissemination strategies will be defined and implemented in this project, based on in-depth market analysis, business planning and other exploitation related activities.

The project is funded under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon H2020) as a FET Innovation Launchpad action. The overall objective of the project is to support the research result of the linked FET ICARUS Project (theoretical model) evolve from TRL3 to a commercial and social innovation (final software) of TRL9 by involving potential users and other relevant stakeholders, understanding the market environment and outlining potential exploitation paths.



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 713514.

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