Helping industry to speed up the design of composites for impact applications

The current design of composite materials follows a trial and error approach based on an expensive and time consuming testing pyramid that costs industry millions of euros and years of development each time a new composite material is introduced in an aircraft. In this video, you can watch how we aim at drastic reducing cost and lead time by the development of physically based predictive models of the impact behavior of composites.

Training course on “Economics, finances and business models”

Our Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) received a 2 day course on economics, finances and business models on 5/02/2019 and 12/02/2019. The course was delivered by RTDI and covered the following topics:

  • Theatre of business models
  • Business modelling: Team work over a real case
  • How to innovate business models and chaired discussion around real cases
  • Uptake of new technologies: Loop, dynamics and decision-making
  • Economic and finances: Basic concepts and quantitative techniques; Study cases
  • Giving value to innovation projects: Basic concepts and quantitative techniques; Study cases and discussions

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Training course on “Idea generation and informed creativity”

The Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) of the DYNACOMP project received a 1 day course on creativity on 27/11/2018. The course was delivered by Eva García and covered the following topics:

  • Spontaneous creativity: map of techniques
  • Introduction to the integral building of R&I project ideas
  • Informed creativity: map of techniques
  • Study case: integral idea building
  • Technology watch for R&I project building
  • Study case: gap analysis

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Training on “From research to enterprise: an introduction to startup creation and management”

The Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) of the DYNACOMP project received a 3 day course on entrepreneurship (“From research to enterprise: an introduction to startup creation and management”) on 12/09/2018, 13/09/2018 and 18/09/2018 at IMDEA Materials Institute. The course was delivered by Marco Laucelli and covered the following topics:

  • The startup as an experiment
  • The problem: identifying and validating the problem
  • Customer development: discovering the customer
  • The Solution: unique value proposition
  • The Pivot: discovering the right opportunity
  • Modelling the revenue streams: revenue models and validation
  • Being unique: the unfair advantage, IP, competitive advantage, barriers
  • Reaching the customers: channels and metrics
  • Basic Financials for startups
  • Team, culture and processes
  • Startup management, the hardware case
  • Pitching to Investors: business plan, resources, needs, risks

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The DYNACOMP project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722096