The NANORESTART project is articulated into eight work-packages (WPs) that will cover 42 months.

WP1 is entirely dedicated to management of the project that will cover the whole 42 months. The project will aim, in the first part, at developing engineered nanomaterials and technologies optimized for the preservation and conservation of modern/contemporay works of art; in the followings, it will be focused on transferring technology results to SMEs and end users (museums, conservators) for upscale, exploitation and dissemination activities.

The workplan will start with the design and formulation of nanostructured systems with special functionalities (WP2-WP5) to face the conservation challenges already described. These systems, whose formulation will be optimized according to their functions, will be characterized and accurately evaluated in terms of environmental and eco-toxicological impact (WP6). Special emphasis will be given to potential hazardousness of nanoparticles used for the systems formulation, and to impacts associated with the use of the products. This will also enable to understand and control the interaction mechanisms between the novel nano- and advanced materials and the target substances/supports.

Once the applicability and safety of the most promising materials will be assessed, the industrial scalability of the new processes (WP7) will take place. The up-scale of the technologies from laboratory to the market will be tackled, also thanks to the standardization of the applicative protocols and production of the nanomaterials on medium and large scale. Small, Medium, and Large Enterprise partners will provide the expertise to the project for succeeding in this process.

Dissemination of the knowledge and of the developed technologies, and training activities on the use of these new tools (WP8) will start after the second year. End users (museums, public and private conservation bodies) will be active in this phase.


Here you can find the complete list of the work packages:


Work Package 1 - Management

Work Package 2 - New tools for cleaning

Work Package 3 - Surface strengthening and consolidation

Work Package 4 - Protection of surfaces

Work Package 5 - Nanostructured substrates for highly sensitive detection

Work Package 6 - Environmental impact assessment

Work Package 7 - Industrial scale-up and exploitation of the newly developed technologies

Work Package 8 - Dissemination and knowledge transferring to stakeholders