Skip to main content

New Generation of Functional Cellulose Fibre Based Packaging Materials for Sustainability

Objective

The NEWGENPAK ITN is an interdisciplinary research training network of 8 European universities, 3 research institutes and 6 enterprises, three of which are Full partners. Its primary aim is to create a European training network designed to improve the career prospects of its 10 ESRs and 2 ERs in both the public and private sector. The network will deliver a joint multidisciplinary research training programme which will encourage and foster the growth of the researchers’ skills in scientific expertise, technological knowledge and professional aptitude. The key vehicle in this strategy is a supervised personal, original research project in a critical aspect of sustainable packaging.
The network has been designed to achieve the following objectives (i) to conduct top-level research and training and devise innovative solutions for specific EU needs in the area of sustainable packaging, (ii) to advance the state-of-the-art in wood cellulose based sustainable packaging in three specific areas (a) next generation packaging composites, (b) cellulose-fibre based active packaging and (c) environmental, economic and societal aspects of packaging production, (iii) to educate the next generation of researchers inside a broad European research training network which includes universities, research centres and industry, thereby accelerating the researchers’ advancement to team leader status, (iv) to improve the career prospects of ERs and ESRs through complementary training such as; writing and presentation skills; language, effective communication and collaboration; project management and finance; project/product cycles; entrepreneurship; IPR, (v) to create an integrated, long-term sustainable packaging research and training base in the EU by bringing together universities, research institutes and industrial players active in key research disciplines.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
Address
Howard Street City Campus
S1 1WB Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 499 135,01
Administrative Contact
Chris Breen (Prof.)

Participants (11)

KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 243 547,01
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lars Jarnstrom (Prof.)
ZACHODNIOPOMORSKI UNIWERSYTET TECHNOLOGICZNY W SZCZECINIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 194 694,99
Address
Al. Piastow 17
70 310 Szczecin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Artur Bartkowiak (Prof.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 470 738
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carmen Sánchez (Ms.)
MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 628
Address
Millennium Way West Phoenix Centre
NG8 6AW Nottingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Douglas Potter (Mr.)
IMERYS MINERALS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 628
Address
Par Moor Road Par Moor Centre
PL24 2SQ Cornwall
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Graham O'neill (Dr.)
INNOVHUB - STAZIONI SPERIMENTALI PER L'INDUSTRIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 257 999
Address
Via Meravigli 9 B
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonella Rotunno (Ms.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 257 999
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Giacinti Baschetti (Dr.)
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 264 251,01
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Clementine Gleizal (Mr.)
PAPIERTECHNISCHE STIFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 238 523,01
Address
Hessstrasse 134
80797 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Yves Escabasse (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 302 806
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Plackett (Dr.)
BUMAGA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 219 380
Address
Ijsselburcht 3
6825 BS Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arie Hooimeijer (Mr.)