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ERA Chair for Accelerated Synthetic Chemistry Technologies at Palacký University Olomouc

Objective

To unite a powerful potential of two outstanding research leaders and thus capitalize on their mutual collaboration for reaching the impact none of them would achieve on their own. This is the aim of the ACCELERATOR project. It brings together (1) the world-renowned Professor of Chemistry, inventor and innovator Alexander Dömling as an ERA chair of the Synthetic Group and (2) the Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute (CATRIN) of Palacký University Olomouc (UP), merging three excellent research centres into a unique scientific ecosystem.

Better links between R&I actors across European Research Area (ERA) and beyond is a must if Europe is to maximize excellence from across the continent. UP has been pursuing this goal for a long time now. To become a pocket of excellence and an advanced research trend-setter, UP needs to yet (i) enhance the excellence and strengthen its position in ERA; (ii) streamline the R&I commercialization system and establish new industrial partnerships and (iii) foster brain circulation to attract outstanding scientists.

So far unconquered issue of automation in synthetic chemistry, innovative compound-based whole-plant-screening technologies for securing food supply, novel antibacterials addressing the challenge of increasing antimicrobial resistance and breakthrough materials for batteries and supercapacitors enabling energy storage from renewable sources are just few challenges awaiting to be solved by the ACCELERATOR. The project that has all prerequisites to rise the ERA Chair's expected impact to its fullness.

Project will lead to (1) the increase of the UP's research excellence; (2) institutional changes at UP through strengthening the Innovation & Knowledge Transfer Ecosystem in Olomouc region; (3) improved capability of UP to successfully compete in international research funding; (4) securing the long-term sustainability of the Synthetic chemistry research group after the completion of the project.

Coordinator

UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 062,50
Address
Krizkovskeho 8
771 47 Olomouc
Czechia

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Region
Střední Morava Olomoucký kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 499 062,50