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    • 10 Years of Innovation @ Futurechromes S.L.

    A decade revolutionizing the Smart Glass Market. On this day in 2014, Futurechromes S.L. was born from groundbreaking nanotechnology with the mission to transform the smart glass industry. For the past decade, we have worked tirelessly to meet the commercial demands for photochromic products in various sectors or different applications.
    A Journey of Excellence. What an incredible journey it has been! We have collaborated with amazing partners, customers, and dedicated individuals who have shared our mission, vision and values. As we look ahead, the future promises even greater (the future seems even more promising). We continue to innovate and improve our materials to integrate our cutting-edge technologies into commercial photochromic products—whether it is inks, coatings, window glasses for buildings and vehicles, lenses, and beyond.
    We extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who has been part of this journey. Thanks to technology centers, companies, investors, and especially the past and present team of Futurechromes. Your support and collaboration have made this incredible journey possible.
    The Best is Yet to Come, we look forward to continuing our innovation and leadership in the smart glass market across a broader spectrum ensuring we remain at the forefront of this evolving industry. Stay tuned for more exciting developments as we push the boundaries of what is possible.
    Happy 10th Anniversary, Futurechromes S.L.
    The Futurechromes Team

    • We congratulate and acknowledge Bruno Gomez Cosco for successfully achieving his internship target

     for exploring various possibilities of our technology in fabrics and for further opportunities in the textile industry. Below a proof of concept has been mentioned which shows how a piece of 100 % cotton fabric containing Futurechromes technology turns dark when exposed to sunlight and returns to original color in absence of sunlight.

    • The team of Futurechromes participated in Mobile World Congress

    – MWC Barcelona 2024 held at Fira Barcelona Gran Via from 27th February to 29th February to present its innovative technology and expanding networks!

    • Futurechromes, as one of the spinoffs of Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)

    of Nanosfun research group was selected among the 5 finalists of the 6th Esade Alumni Real Estate Challenge organized by Clikalia. Futurechromes presented its photochromic technology as promising solution for the upcoming future building smart windows, to reduce costs associated to the cooling systems in buildings!

    • Futurechromes participated at the “Fira de la innovació” held at UAB on 17th October 2023.

    Our CEO, Claudio Roscini presented the technology highlighting some of the key objectives towards sustainability, environmental, health and comfort aspects combating the societal challenges. This event was named as UAB Innovation Week with the ambition of bridging the gap between the technological centres at the University and the local industry.

    • Futurechromes thinks bigger through the EU-funded Bionanopolys platform:

    The Horizon 2020 project Bionanopolys unites 27 scientific and industrial partners from all over Europe to offer materials with an improved performance for packaging, textile, agriculture, cosmetics and hygiene, pharma or food. The consortium, which is coordinated by ITENE, is developing an Open Innovation Test Bed for innovative bionanomaterial development in Europe. To speed up the introduction of biobased nano-enabled materials into the market, Bionanopolys creates a network of 14 pilot plants and their complementary services. Five pilot plants focus on the development of bionanomaterials from biomass, three pilot plants are dedicated to bionanocomposites and six plants aim at manufacturing bio-based nanoproducts in order to reach a wide range of applications in different sectors. The service portfolio is offered to companies and research groups in the field and calls for a joint approach to pave the way for a greener future for us and following generations. www.bionanopolys.eu

    • Futurechromes has successfully submitted for a NewSkin demo-case project,

    Futurechromes has successfully submitted for a NewSkin demo-case project, which has been approved and is now running. Because of the promising technologies and the broad possibility of applications, our spinoff has been selected by the EU-funded NewSkin Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) platform to make a step forward towards industrialisation.

    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862100 (NewSkin) and will be carried out in collaboration with NewSkin OITB service providers LEITAT and KIT.

    NewSkin will help Futurechromes to scale-up the fabrication process of its core technology related to nanocapsules-based photochromic films and to validate the resistance of the films under real weather conditions. With this project, Futurechromes will finally explore another scaled-up approach for the nanocapsules-based films production, beyond the lab-scale, marking another milestone towards the industrialisation of our fast-responsive and highly stable photochromic films.

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    • Futurechromes pitching at the NEXUS Innovation Program:

    Futurechromes was selected to participate to the NEXUS Innovation Program. Thanks to this program Futurechromes had the opportunity to explore the advantages of its photochromic films-based Nanotechnology in Greenhouses! Expanding horizons in the field of Agriculture Technology. The end of the program was celebrated at the UAB on 26th October 2023, where our business developer Dr. Luz Carime Gil pitched new ideas showcasing Futurechromes technology.

    • We congratulate and acknowledge José Luís Ortolá Yano

    for successfully achieving his internship target for company-related projects such as large-scale production of photochromic nanocapsules (300 g), a step forward towards industrialization and terminating his contract on 01.08.2023.

    • We are glad to announce that Bruno Gomez Coso

    has joined our team as an internship student and will be involved in company-related projects and brand prototypes. Welcome Bruno to the team!

     Bruno Gomez Cosco  – Internship Student

    • Dr. Claudio Roscini, the CEO of Futurechromes

    presented the technology & it´s journey of discovery & innovation at the NanoDAY ClústerMAV on 9th October 2023.

    • Expoquimia and Equiplast are International events that took place in the Fira de Barcelona

    with the objective of strengthening the chemistry and the plastics and rubber sector. The event was celebrated this year from 30 May and 2 June 2023.
    Futurechromes team was there to showcase our technology and build networking! We shared a booth of the Advanced Materials Cluster of Catalunya (Clúster MAV) with some other research institues of Catalunya.

    • One of our technical developers, Dr. Sohini Sinha with Dr. Kumara Cordero from ICN2

    had participated in a competition and won one of the prizes in the 3rd edition of Scientific Project Management from April to June 2023, as part of Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) course works organised by the BIST. They pitched the BIO-SWIN project aimed at developing a bio-based innovative technology for a greener world to accelerate and bring new ideas to the on-going project of SOLAR.

    • Jornada d’ecosistema de transferència i innovació en energia was held at UAB casa de Convalesciéncia

    where Dr. Sohini Sinha pitched Futurechromes technology and development plan for the near future keeping in mind the potential consumers and the energy saving market. This event was organized by IREC – Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya, as part of XRE4S Network and TransHEner2 projects.
    Later, the Ajuntament de Barcelona presented the initiatives within Barcelona Innovation Coast, the Department of Research and Universities explained the industrial doctorates, the AGAUR . to show the latest developments in transfer programs, as well as speakers from BeAble Capital, Mobile World Capital Barcelona and business angels were present.

    • We are glad to announce that Dr. Luz Karime Gil has joined our team as a Business developer.

    She will be involved in the research project SOLAR, supported by the grant CPP2021-008883 funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and by the European Union NextGenerationEU/PRTR. This project is in collaboration with Idonial technology center and ICN2, it is focused on the development of scalable and stable photochromic nanomaterials, for smart windows application. Welcolme Luz to the team!

    • We are glad to announce that José Luís Ortolá Yano has joined our team as an internship student

    and will be involved in company-related projects and brand prototypes. Welcome José Luís to the team!

    • Kick-off meeting of the SOLAR project (Colaboración Público Privada), participated by the three partners of the project:

    • Futurechromes (Dr. Luz Carime Gil, Aleix Carrascull)

    • ICN2 (Dr. Claudio Roscini, Prof. Daniel Ruiz-Molina, Dr. Sohini Sinha, Claudia Nieva, Jordi Reverte)

    • Idonial (Dr. Amador Menendez Velazquez)

    This event was held at ICN2-Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology on 4th April 2023. We thank all the participants, especially Dr. Amador Menéndez Velázquez for joining us!

    • Fast responsive photochromic nanomaterials as transparent films, coatings and printed patterns.

    These and other product prototypes (e.g. smart window films) were presented PUZZLE X™ !
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxB08IRtzHQ

    • In the event of promoting network of companies created in the campus of UAB,

    parc de recerca UAB (PRUAB) had organised an informal meeting called “Xarxa d’empreses” with the aim of spreading knowledge and promoting collaborations. The event was held in the campus UAB on 27th January 2023. Among different spin-offs from CSIC, UAB and around the campus, Futurechromes S. L. had also participated in this event. It was a good opportunity to speak about the company and its main goal to develop highly transparent and long-lasting UV-responsive photoprotective coatings based on photochromic nanomaterials which will be used for the applications such as smart windows, ophthalmic lenses, sportswear and fashion products. We are looking forward to more of these kinds of networking workshops!

    Futurechromes is glad to announce the new collaboration with the prestigious Elisava, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering.

    This collaborative project aims to open new opportunities to novel commercial products for the advanced photochromic nanomaterials developed with Futurechromes technology. The project will be carried out by the students Marina Ortiz Villena and David Riol Garcia, supervised by Prof. Jessica Fernandez Cano (Elisava) and Aleix Carrascull (Futurechromes), and Coordinated by Prof. Cristina Taverner (Elisava) and Dr. Claudio Roscini (Futurechromes).

    Dr. Sohini Sinha started the researcher position at ICN2

     our long-term partner, for the collaborative project SOLAR (Colaboración Público-Privada, CPP2021-008883), funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033, and by the EU Next GenerationEU/Plan de recuperación, transformación y resiliencia (PRTR), and coordinated by Futurechromes. She will develop new photochromic nanoparticles and coatings, to consolidate Futurechromes technology in smart windows application.

    Futurechromes S. L. is going to lead the project SOLAR

    Development of advanced photochromic materials for solar light autoregulation – in collaboration with the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) and Idonial TechnologyCentre.

     The project belongs to the project call Colaboración Público-Privada (CPP), CPP2021-008883, funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033, and by the EU Next GenerationEU/Plan de recuperación, transformación y resiliencia (PRTR).

    The SOLAR project CPP2021-008883 funded by:

    This collaborative project will be focused on the development of highly transparent and long-lasting UV-responsive photoprotective coatings based on photochromic nanomaterials. These will be developed to be used in future smart windows. These materials should allow to improve comfort and energy efficiency in buildings.

    • Futurechromes Technology in Formulamoto


    • Dr. Héctor Torres Pierna receives the CERCA Pioner Award for the innovative research of his Industrial PhD theses carried out in collaboration between ICN2 and Futurechromes S.L.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruWlLdBIlWw (from min. 39)


    • Futurechromes S.L. @ Puzzle X


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