Work Plan

The SUPREME’s consortium will offer an innovative and sustainable solution for our society to overcome the crucial health, economic and societal challenges associated with the spread of disease outbreaks. The SUPREME Work Programme is structured in 8 WPs, with a total duration of 48 months.

A block of WPs, WP2, WP3, WP4 and WP5 will work in close collaboration focusing on the development and optimisation of effective and safe nanocoatings. Validation by end-users and environmental and economic assessments will be accomplished in WP6 and 7 and will feedback to the previous block of WPs for further optimisation. WP8 will be dedicated to maximising the project visibility and stakeholders’ engagement. Finally, to maintain the schedule of the project as planned, WP1 will play a fundamental role. Milestones have been introduced in the project planning, to evaluate the plant performance and project outputs and to take corrective actions, if needed.

The goal of this WP1 is to ensure a robust and effective management of the project, in compliance with the EU funding rule and maximise the efficiency in utilising the resources allocated for each project objectives.
The objective of this WP2 is to design and synthesizes bespoke nanoparticles, produce appropriate coating
formulations, and apply them on target surfaces to form nanocoatings, based on 1) core/shell functional nanoparticles and 2) hybrid cellulose-nanoparticle coatings, upon feedback on antimicrobial effectiveness (WP3), durability (WP4), toxicity (WP5), which are implemented and validated by industrial collaborators (WP6).
The aim of this WP3 is to investigate the individual and synergistic effects of the selected materials (i.e. core/ shell functional nanoparticles and hybrid cellulose-nanoparticle coatings) on viruses, bacteria and fungi. A combination of in vitro, in situ, in silico and real-live up-scaled characterization will be applied for identifying the most potent nanocoated materials in relation to the specific applications selected. KUL will cover the antimicrobial assessments, NKUA the antifungal assessments and UoB the antiviral assessments.
This WP4 will quantitatively evaluate contact conditions associated with various end applications and to
assess the surface adhesion and durability of the coatings developed. To optimise formulations, results from here will feedback to WP2, with final scope to ensure the nanocoatings workability under realistic conditions.
The objective of this WP5 is to evaluate the intrinsic toxic properties of the pristine materials as well as the
potential toxicity of the developed materials under realistic exposure conditions. Physicochemical data will be obtained from WP4 and innovation through a Safe-by-Design approach is stimulated by linking to WP2 and WP7.

The WP6 aims to implement the design principles and the proof-of-concept nanocoating systems produced
by WP2 and verified by WP3 and WP4, in an application industrial environment for application in textile, metals & alloys, building materials, plastics and packaging.
The objective of the WP7 is to assess the overall sustainability of the SUPREME production process. This will
be done by conducting an LCA assessment that will focus on the environmental benefits of the nanocoatings production and will serve to tailor the process toward a sustainable direction. This will be complemented by a sustainability financial assessment at prefeasibility level.

The scope of this WP8 is to raise public awareness about the project, identifying and implementing diverse
strategies capable to maximize awareness and optimise the go-to-market potential of the Key Exploitable Results (KERs).