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Multi-component Soft Materials Advanced Research Training Network

Objective

MultiSMART, Multi-component Soft Materials Advanced Research Training Network, is a Doctoral Network of six Universities, one private nonprofit Research Institute, two large Companies and an SME, involving training, fundamental research and applications in the field of molecular soft materials. These have substantial societal and economic impact, but require innovation to ensure sustainable development. The primary research objectives are defined as (i) the innovation in soft materials through multi-component self-assemblies; (ii) the application of these materials in the formulation of actives with elevated performance in the large-scale industries of personal care and home care, as well as high-added value regenerative therapies. Multi-component systems based on low molecular weight gelators have considerable potential to achieve these goals with the key advantages of programmability and responsiveness. However, their development hinges upon the formation of an inter-disciplinary network with well-trained researchers.
MultiSMART proposes: (1) the training of the future generation of researchers; (2) the tight integration between academic projects and private sector needs; (3) a network-wide, seamless multidisciplinary, international and inter-sectoral training that is not available at any one institution. MultiSMART will be formed around 9 hired researchers who will have the opportunity to become scientists employable in both the industrial and academic sectors. In an integrated approach, they will be trained to bridge the gap between chemistry, physics, biology and formulation technology, as well as to acquire transferable skills through their research and specifically designed network-wide schools and workshops. The participation of three industrial participants in research and training programmes will guarantee extensive inter-sectoral experience for the trainees and maximise the impact of the network.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
Net EU contribution
€ 565 387,20
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
France

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data

Participants (5)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 274 370,40
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 503 942,40
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Castellón/Castelló
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 521 078,40
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
No data
HENKEL KGaA
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 260 539,20
Address
Henkelstrasse 67
40191 Dusseldorf

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
No data
FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION PRINCIPEFELIPE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 251 971,20
Address
Calle Eduardo Primo Yufera 3
46012 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
No data