About the project

STIMULATE is an exciting project that aims to reveal the importance of Advanced Materials in our everyday life. Advanced Materials are our allies for a sustainable future and this is the main message that we aim to communicate in 23 European langagues, with an innovative way, by producing a film and an interactive computer game.

Find out the role of the advanced materials on issues regarding health, environment, technology, innovation, energy and much more in the LEARN section and stay tuned in our website for sneak peeks from the film and the game.  


This project is funded from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement No 608995.


The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the oldest and most prestigious technical university in Greece. It is divided into nine academic Schools. The School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences is the coordinating partner in this project. NTUA currently offers two post graduate diplomas that focus on advanced materials, microsystems and nanodevices.

The National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos (NCSRD) is the largest research centre of Greece and it consists of 5 Institutes, focusing among others on advanced materials, nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, telecommunications, biosciences, nuclear and particle physics. The Centre has a long tradition in educational activities.

The Open University (OU) is a unique institution, delivering supported distance learning to over 250,000 students in the UK and worldwide. It is the largest University in the UK and Materials Engineering at the OU is one of the biggest groups in the UK in this area. The OU has had a partnership with the BBC for over 40 years and with them co-produces up to 25 TV and radio series a year.

The European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) was founded in Strasbourg in 1983 and is the largest conference organizer in Europe in the field of advanced functional materials; it has several thousands of members from industry, government, academia and research laboratories that meet regularly to debate recent technological and scientific developments.

Serious Games Interactive (SGI) is an award-winning research-based company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and, since 2006, has set a new standard for what can be expected from games used for serious purposes. SGI focuses on serious games development including programming, animation, game design and graphics.

APT Film & Television Limited (APT) is based in Ealing Studios in a synergistic collaboration with the Met Film Group. APT is dedicated to the development and production of innovative, internationally distributed features such as the award-winning documentary “Deep Water”, the highly acclaimed “Wondrous Oblivion”, and the Oscar’s Academy Award nominated film “Solomon & Gaenor”.

tve (television for the environment) is an independent film and media producer who works with filmmakers and partners worldwide to make and distribute films and educational materials that put the environment and sustainability on the global agenda.  tve is helping to promote the STIMULATE materials and producing an educational pack to accompany the project.