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A EUROPEAN BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING NETWORK FOR THE SUPPORT OF CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

Objective

The objective of BIOTRAINS is to deliver a trans-European network of industrially oriented white biotechnologists fully trained in the application of biocatalysis to sustainable chemical manufacturing. Their skills will be developed through a joint research programme at leading national CoE’s (Centre of Excellence) with research projects identified by internationally leading Principal Investigators in this field. There is an urgent need for these scientists to support the KBBE (Knowledge Based BioEconomy) identified by the SUSCHEM (The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry) technology platform and they will provide the key to the European future that has defined the work programme for FP7 in this field. We present a doctoral training program where the scientific research is integrated with industrial training, supervised by key academic and industrial scientists from all the disciplines needed to deliver industrial relevant science. The UK Centre of Excellence in Biocatalysis (CoEBio3) will manage the project to ensure that the collaboration is integrated seamlessly across both academic and industrial centres, and across geographical boundaries. Most importantly, CoEBio3 will manage efficient technology transfer between the academic scientists and industry. This will ensure a state-of-the-art programme meeting current industry needs in both people and technology. A structured exchange programme with both industrial placements and CoE exchanges will ensure that national leading-edge skills together with specialist equipment training are transferred across Europe, and will define best practice for both academia and industry.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/biocatalysis

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 869 892
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 209 852
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Hudson (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 435 127
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Ward (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 392 969
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rogier Van Loghem (Dr.)
CLEA TECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 198 686
Address
Delftechpark 34
2628 XH Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivo Van Der Laan (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 377 055
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vicente Gotor (Prof.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 393 809
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anke Krüger (Ms.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 414 467
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bo Mattiasson (Prof.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 483 146
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Brandt (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 395 765
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Kroutil (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 199 104
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Detlef Niehage (Mr.)