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Accelerating photoredox catalysis in continuous-flow systems

Objective

The use of visible light energy to induce chemical transformations constitutes an interesting and green activation mode of organic molecules. However, implementation of this energy source in organic synthetic methodologies and in the industrial production of fine chemicals has been challenging. The Photo4Future Innovative Training Network establishes a training network with five beneficiaries from academia and five beneficiaries from industry to tackle the challenges associated with photochemistry in a coherent and comprehensive fashion. In total 13 Early Stage Researchers will be recruited within the Photo4Future network. The network will provide them with opportunities to undertake research with the aim to overcome the current limitations towards the applicability and scalability of photochemical transformations. This will be achieved through a rational design of novel photocatalytic methodologies, improved catalytic systems and innovative photoreactors. Furthermore, the ESRs will be trained in the Photo4Future graduate school, covering training in scientific, personal and complementary skills. All the ESRs will perform two secondments, of which at least one is carried out with an industrial partner. Consequently, the ESRs will have improved career prospects and a higher employability. Due to the high degree of industrial participation, the Photo4Future network will provide an innovation-friendly environment where scientific results can grow and become products or services that will benefit European economies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/physical chemistry/photochemistry
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 766 122,84

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JANSSEN CILAG SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Paseo De Las Doce Estrellas 5-7
28042 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THALESNANO NANOTECHNOLOGIAI KUTATO-FEJLESZTO MUKODO RT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 223 913,52
Address
Zahony U 7
1031 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

ECOSYNTH
Belgium
Address
Industrielaan 12
9800 Deinze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY
Australia
Address
James Cook University
4811 Townsville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETH Zurich
Switzerland
Address

Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Little Things Factory GmbH
Germany
Address
Ehrenbergstrasse 1
98693 Ilmenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Zaiput Flow Technologies
United States
Address

Waltham
Activity type
Other
CORNING SAS
France
Address
Avenue De Valvins 7 Bis
77920 Samois Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)