The cluster


"Bringing together EU funded R&I projects focused on nanotechnologies and advanced materials for the construction industry"

About us

AMANAC cluster is an open platform for dialogue and exchange focused in maximizing the synergies between European-level projects addressing nanotechnologies and eco-efficient advanced materials for sustainable construction. The different studies involved are: Energy Efficient Building Materials (EeB_M), Sustainable Life Cycle Assessment of construction materials (LCSA), Building materials durability (BMD), on-shore and off-shore infrastructures durability (OID), materials-based products industrial upscaling (UPS) and standardisation and products certification (S&C). 

The cluster is an initiative from the Industrial Technologies programme of Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

AMANAC builds on the experience of the NANO-EeB-Cluster (2011) and AMANAC-CSA (2014) projects which have run with success during 7 years to highlight the key enabling role of nanotechnologies and advanced materials for Energy Efficient Buildings. 

Common challenges

All cluster projects face similar challenges:

  • How to extend the life span of outputs and know-how after the end of the project?

  • How to maximize and ensure a relevant impact on stakeholders?

  • How to go from technology piloting development to business implementation and market?

  • How to push nanotechnology and advanced materials based-solutions within the construction industry on the agenda of both policy makers and industrial stakeholders?


The work and efforts of multiple consortium around similar topics are often fragmented. By facing these challenges together, the results of participating projects can be significantly enhanced. When projects join forces, they can boost their impact, create additional ‘convincing power' and accelerate market implementation.

Mission statement and objectives

AMANAC aims to maximize the impact of the cluster participating projects towards the European Industry and Society by providing an up-to-date analysis of the R&I project portfolio in different nanotechnologies and advanced materials for construction. Moreover, AMANAC also targets to effectively support the EU R&I resource efficiency policies by holistically addressing energy efficiency and waste out design materials for construction.

The main objectives of AMANAC:

  • to avoid duplication of work and improve efficiency

  • to provide a forum for problem-solving, harmonisation of methodologies and planning of R&I activities

  • to provide a single voice for discussion with external bodies

  • to facilitate the formation of consensus on standardised topics

  • to allow the transfer of best practices and lessons among cluster community

  • to provide communication assistance and facilitate the transfer of AMANAC cluster of projects’ results to industrial stakeholders, governmental bodies and general public.


Our Activities

The cluster covers different activities based on the stimulation of inter-project networking and communication efficiency 

Our Structure

AMANAC is currently composed by 9 active projects. Know more about the extent of our network and how we are organized

Our Key Stakeholders

The Cluster operates in close collaboration with Key European Stakeholders in  the construction field. Know more about our main partners

How to join us

AMANAC is a living cluster and your project is welcome to join in. Check how to apply

Locate our projects' coordinators


The cluster brings together EU funded R&I projects focused on nanotechnologies and advanced materials covering different challenging construction aspects such as energy efficiency in buildings, building materials durability and on-shore and off-shore infrastructures durability

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The projects involved have received funding from the European Union’s FP7 and Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged. The information and views set out in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Commission or other European Institutions.  

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