Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional

FEDER

PROGRAMA OPERATIVO FEDER 2014-2020

QC4SUSTEX – Quality Control for Sustainable Textiles

“QC4SUSTEX: Authentication and security of sustainable textiles and development of equipment for the environmental control in their manufacturing” is a research project developed by a consortium of 5 Galician SMEs: AMSLAB, MESTRELAB, ORGANISTRY2XMIL and XENOTECHS, further supported by two research groups at the University of Santiago de Compostela and at Citius (IT Singular research centre).

The project is funded by the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN), through the Conecta-PEME programme and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the Thematic Objective I, “Strengthening research, technological development and innovation”, included in the framework of programme FEDER Galicia 2014-2020. It also has the support of the Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria. The total budget of the project amounts to 1.384.032,10 €.

The objective of the project is the development of efficient solutions to be sold globally to meet the specific demands of the sustainable fashion market for quality control. The three main objectives of the project are:

  1. To develop tools for the authentication in the lab of sustainability claims or certifications of fibres and fabrics used in clothes and footwear.
  2. To evaluate and improve the safety of materials used in the manufacturing of sustainable fashion.
  3. To develop an integral turnkey service to control the environmental impact on water of the suppliers to the main textile retailers. This will include equipment for continuous monitorisation, in-situ sampling solutions for inspections and an application for the in-situ determination of chemical substances by colorimetry.

During 2019 the consortium worked in several areas related to sustainable fashion verification:

  • Although early days, several tools were developed and commercialized, including testing for vegan products and organic cotton.
  • We have identified markers to differentiate recycled and virgin synthetic fibres (PET and polyamide) using advanced chemometric tools and the newly developed Mnova ElViS, as a first step towards applying machine learning techniques.
  • A standard test to simulate microplastic release during machine-washing has been designed and validated, with images being processed and analysis using artificial vision techniques.
  • Several bio-based dyes were evaluated as alternatives to petroleum-derived ones.
  • An app for Android to carry out in-situ effluent colorimetric measurements was developed with the textile industry in mind. Our study concludes that recycling of textile fibres does not pose any specific chemical risk.

PROXECTO COFINANCIADO POR IGAPE, XUNTA DE GALICIA E FONDO EUROPEO DE DESENVOLVEMENTO REXIONAL DO PROGRAMA OPERATIVO FEDER 2014-2020

Esta empresa participa nun proxecto de internacionalización, operación cofinanciada polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional programa operativo Feder Galicia 2014-2020.

Como apoio ao proceso de internacionalización, Mestrelab Research SL ten axuda concedida pola Xunta de Galicia a través do Igape cofinanciada polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional no marco do programa operativo Feder de Galicia 2014-2020, OT3 Conseguir un tecido empresarial máis competitivo. Unha maneira de facer Europa.

O obxectivo principal destas axudas é incentivar e estimular o comercio exterior galego e a internacionalización das pemes galegas. O resultado que se pretende é aumentar a base de empresas exportadoras e consolidar a presenza de empresas galegas nos mercados internacionais.

This company takes part in an internationalisation project co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund Feder Galicia 2014-2020.

Mestrelab Research SL is supported by Xunta de Galicia, via IGAPE, with a grant co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund in the frame of the operational program Feder de Galicia 2014-2020, OT3 Achieve a more competitive business environment. A way of making Europe.

The main aim of this support is to incentivise and stimulate international trade from Galicia, as well as the internationalisation of Galician SMEs. The desired result is to increase the number of companies exporting and to consolidate the presence of Galician companies in the international market.

Esta empresa participa en un proyecto de internacionalización, operación cofinanciada por el Fondo de desarrollo Regional programa operativo Feder Galicia 2014-2020.

Como apoyo al proceso de internacionalización, Mestrelab Research S.L. tiene ayuda concedida por la Xunta de Galicia a través del IGAPE cofinanciada por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional en el marco del programa operativo Feder de Galicia 2014-2020, OT3 Conseguir tejido empresarial más competitivo. Una manera de hacer Europa.

El objetivo principal de estas ayudas es incentivar y estimular el comercio exterior gallego y la internacionalización de las Pymes gallegas. El resultado que se pretende es aumentar la base de empresas exportadoras y consolidar la presencia de empresas gallegas en los mercados internacionales.

MESTRELAB RESEARCH S.L. PARTICIPA NO PROGRAMA INNOVAPEME CUXO RESULTADO É FAVORECER A SISTEMATIZACIÓN E INTERNACIONALIZACIÓN DAS PEMES DE GALICIA

A funding instrument to strengthen Galician SME’s competitiveness by enhancing the capacity for innovation. This project is co-financed by the “Xunta de Galicia” (GAIN: Galician Innovation Agency) and FEDER funds (European Fund for Regional Development) within the FEDER GALICIA 2014-2020 Operational Programme and through the CONECTA PEME subprogramme.

The total amount granted is €148.362,06.

FUTURELAB – The Digital Lab of the Future

FutureLab is a project aiming at using modern software tools to create a cloud environment connecting all R&D elements of the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing industries to increase their productivity and efficiency, transcending geographical barriers. Analytical chemistry and chemometric technology will connect chemists, biochemists and other support positions in these traditional industries with their counterparts in academic institutions and Custom Research Organizations (CROs), as well as analytical equipment manufacturers. This will create a global community and marketplace fostering collaboration and service exchange, with individuals, entities and instrumentation directly interacting with each other, regardless of their location. The data in the system can be exploited by Artificial Intelligence technologies, including Machine and Deep Learning, while preserving confidentiality. This will facilitate automation in the value chain and increase predictive science.

The project is funded by the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN), through the Industrias do Futuro programme and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It also has the support of the Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria.

QNMR MACHINE – A novel integrated platform for the automated quantitation of chemical substances by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

qNMR (Quantitative Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), is a validated method for chemical compound purity and potency determination that is growing in acceptance. It is widely applied in many scientific disciplines, from very pure compounds used in the pharmaceutical industry to mixtures of compounds in forensic samples.

This project aims at integrating Bruker NMR hardware capabilities developed in Switzerland with Mestrelab’s analytical software to create a seamless solution, which will include Bruker’s NMR spectrometer, together with simple and fully automated acquisition processes, as well as Mestrelab’s Mnova features for NMR signal processing, quantitation analysis, machine learning-based NMR prediction and structure verification. This will be the first system connecting NMR to the cloud to operate as a semiautomated and automated quantitation machine.

The project is funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)  and by ICEX

+ QC4SUSTEX

QC4SUSTEX – Quality Control for Sustainable Textiles

“QC4SUSTEX: Authentication and security of sustainable textiles and development of equipment for the environmental control in their manufacturing” is a research project developed by a consortium of 5 Galician SMEs: AMSLAB, MESTRELAB, ORGANISTRY2XMIL and XENOTECHS, further supported by two research groups at the University of Santiago de Compostela and at Citius (IT Singular research centre).

The project is funded by the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN), through the Conecta-PEME programme and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the Thematic Objective I, “Strengthening research, technological development and innovation”, included in the framework of programme FEDER Galicia 2014-2020. It also has the support of the Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria. The total budget of the project amounts to 1.384.032,10 €.

The objective of the project is the development of efficient solutions to be sold globally to meet the specific demands of the sustainable fashion market for quality control. The three main objectives of the project are:

  1. To develop tools for the authentication in the lab of sustainability claims or certifications of fibres and fabrics used in clothes and footwear.
  2. To evaluate and improve the safety of materials used in the manufacturing of sustainable fashion.
  3. To develop an integral turnkey service to control the environmental impact on water of the suppliers to the main textile retailers. This will include equipment for continuous monitorisation, in-situ sampling solutions for inspections and an application for the in-situ determination of chemical substances by colorimetry.

During 2019 the consortium worked in several areas related to sustainable fashion verification:

  • Although early days, several tools were developed and commercialized, including testing for vegan products and organic cotton.
  • We have identified markers to differentiate recycled and virgin synthetic fibres (PET and polyamide) using advanced chemometric tools and the newly developed Mnova ElViS, as a first step towards applying machine learning techniques.
  • A standard test to simulate microplastic release during machine-washing has been designed and validated, with images being processed and analysis using artificial vision techniques.
  • Several bio-based dyes were evaluated as alternatives to petroleum-derived ones.
  • An app for Android to carry out in-situ effluent colorimetric measurements was developed with the textile industry in mind. Our study concludes that recycling of textile fibres does not pose any specific chemical risk.
+ GALICIA EXPORTA

PROXECTO COFINANCIADO POR IGAPE, XUNTA DE GALICIA E FONDO EUROPEO DE DESENVOLVEMENTO REXIONAL DO PROGRAMA OPERATIVO FEDER 2014-2020

Esta empresa participa nun proxecto de internacionalización, operación cofinanciada polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional programa operativo Feder Galicia 2014-2020.

Como apoio ao proceso de internacionalización, Mestrelab Research SL ten axuda concedida pola Xunta de Galicia a través do Igape cofinanciada polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional no marco do programa operativo Feder de Galicia 2014-2020, OT3 Conseguir un tecido empresarial máis competitivo. Unha maneira de facer Europa.

O obxectivo principal destas axudas é incentivar e estimular o comercio exterior galego e a internacionalización das pemes galegas. O resultado que se pretende é aumentar a base de empresas exportadoras e consolidar a presenza de empresas galegas nos mercados internacionais.

This company takes part in an internationalisation project co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund Feder Galicia 2014-2020.

Mestrelab Research SL is supported by Xunta de Galicia, via IGAPE, with a grant co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund in the frame of the operational program Feder de Galicia 2014-2020, OT3 Achieve a more competitive business environment. A way of making Europe.

The main aim of this support is to incentivise and stimulate international trade from Galicia, as well as the internationalisation of Galician SMEs. The desired result is to increase the number of companies exporting and to consolidate the presence of Galician companies in the international market.

Esta empresa participa en un proyecto de internacionalización, operación cofinanciada por el Fondo de desarrollo Regional programa operativo Feder Galicia 2014-2020.

Como apoyo al proceso de internacionalización, Mestrelab Research S.L. tiene ayuda concedida por la Xunta de Galicia a través del IGAPE cofinanciada por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional en el marco del programa operativo Feder de Galicia 2014-2020, OT3 Conseguir tejido empresarial más competitivo. Una manera de hacer Europa.

El objetivo principal de estas ayudas es incentivar y estimular el comercio exterior gallego y la internacionalización de las Pymes gallegas. El resultado que se pretende es aumentar la base de empresas exportadoras y consolidar la presencia de empresas gallegas en los mercados internacionales.

+ INNOVAPEME

MESTRELAB RESEARCH S.L. PARTICIPA NO PROGRAMA INNOVAPEME CUXO RESULTADO É FAVORECER A SISTEMATIZACIÓN E INTERNACIONALIZACIÓN DAS PEMES DE GALICIA

A funding instrument to strengthen Galician SME’s competitiveness by enhancing the capacity for innovation. This project is co-financed by the “Xunta de Galicia” (GAIN: Galician Innovation Agency) and FEDER funds (European Fund for Regional Development) within the FEDER GALICIA 2014-2020 Operational Programme and through the CONECTA PEME subprogramme.

The total amount granted is €148.362,06.

+ FUTURELAB

FUTURELAB – The Digital Lab of the Future

FutureLab is a project aiming at using modern software tools to create a cloud environment connecting all R&D elements of the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing industries to increase their productivity and efficiency, transcending geographical barriers. Analytical chemistry and chemometric technology will connect chemists, biochemists and other support positions in these traditional industries with their counterparts in academic institutions and Custom Research Organizations (CROs), as well as analytical equipment manufacturers. This will create a global community and marketplace fostering collaboration and service exchange, with individuals, entities and instrumentation directly interacting with each other, regardless of their location. The data in the system can be exploited by Artificial Intelligence technologies, including Machine and Deep Learning, while preserving confidentiality. This will facilitate automation in the value chain and increase predictive science.

The project is funded by the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN), through the Industrias do Futuro programme and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It also has the support of the Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria.

+ QNMR MACHINE

QNMR MACHINE – A novel integrated platform for the automated quantitation of chemical substances by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

qNMR (Quantitative Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), is a validated method for chemical compound purity and potency determination that is growing in acceptance. It is widely applied in many scientific disciplines, from very pure compounds used in the pharmaceutical industry to mixtures of compounds in forensic samples.

This project aims at integrating Bruker NMR hardware capabilities developed in Switzerland with Mestrelab’s analytical software to create a seamless solution, which will include Bruker’s NMR spectrometer, together with simple and fully automated acquisition processes, as well as Mestrelab’s Mnova features for NMR signal processing, quantitation analysis, machine learning-based NMR prediction and structure verification. This will be the first system connecting NMR to the cloud to operate as a semiautomated and automated quantitation machine.

The project is funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)  and by ICEX