Title: Innovative System for the foundation of piles in sedimentary environments.

Funding Source: PRAXE

Budget IMBBC: 25,000€

Start / End Date: 2004 - 2005

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Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

Costas Dounas (retired)

Research Directions:

Ecology and ecosystem management


The aim of this project is the development of a business plan for the exploitation of a patented technology awarded by the European Patent Office and the final financing of this project by PRAXE Second Phase of the General Secretary of Research and Development aiming at the development of a spin-off company. The development of the innovative System for the foundation of piles in sedimentary environments presents advantages over other classical foundation methods and covers a wide range of applications in the coastal environmental protection, aquaculture and coastal defense works. The new system is protected by a European patent in 13 countries and new innovative applications are under development.