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Reaction robot with intimate photocatalytic and separation functions in a 3-D network driven by artificial intelligence

Objective

Mimicking the chemical production of nature is a well pursued dream in the scientific community. Scientific progress is limited by the lack of efficient synergies among complex functions and by a much smaller research library than nature. CATART will explore new synergies in reaction robots that mimic nature in a much faster way. This will be achieved using H2O and CO2 as model substrates. We propose systems containing 3-D quantum dot networks with the ability to simultaneously harvest sun-light by luminescence, photo-catalyze substrates and separate products. These phenomena will be managed by artificial intelligence, leading to reaction robots that autonomously learn and instantly maximize productivity. The envisioned system will revolutionize the way chemicals are produced. The combination of expertise in photonics, machine learning, catalysis, organic chemistry and engineering from 5 academic, 1 research center, 1 SME and 1 industrial partner will enable a successful pathway into feasible reaction robots. CATART will contribute to a game-changing chemical technology, placing EU industry and society in a privileged situation to face future economic and environmental constraints.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Net EU contribution
€ 628 750,00
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (4)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 405 000,00
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 367 500,00
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 401 250,00
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 581 250,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00