Nanouptake – Overcoming Barriers to Nanofluids Market Uptake (COST Action CA15119) aims to create a Europe-wide network of leading R+D+i institutions, and of key industries, to develop and foster the use of nanofluids as advanced heat transfer/thermal storage materials to increase the efficiency of heat exchange and storage systems.

By developing of nanofluids up to higher Technological Readiness Levels (TRL) and overcoming commercial application barriers, Nanouptake pretends to contribute to achieve the European Horizon 2020 Energy and Climate objectives (Societal Challenges 3: Secure, efficient and clean energy; and 6: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials).

Conformed by more than 37 institutions from 21 different countries, Nanouptake started out to run in October 2016 with the following objectives to be successfully accomplished by end of 2020:

  • To develop a common understanding about nanofluids preparation and characterization including the whole nanofluids supply chain.
  • To accelerate the transfer of knowledge from fundamental research to industrial application by identifying and addressing NFs key barriers to the market, and suitable industrial applications.
  • To create an open space so that new relevant researches can be incorporated into Nanouptake Cost Action.


The figure above describes the foreseen steps included in the roadmap of Nanouptake to achieve main goals of the European project.

CEMITEC (Technological Multidisciplinary Center for the Industry, wich participates in ADItech) and ADItech are members of the working groups of this COST Action from beginning of January 2016.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s programme: COST Action under Grant Agreement CA15119.

For further details, please consult NANOUPTAKE webpage: