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Training of Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial Researchers in Waterborne Dispersed Polymers

Objective

TRACKWAY aims at training the next generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative researchers combining projects at the frontline of the research in functional dispersed polymers with interdisciplinary training in transferable and specialized skills. Based on the synergetic collaboration between BASF, a leading industry in dispersed polymers and University of the Basque Country, a reputed academic institution in the field, the research programme faces the challenge of innovation aiming at creating new waterborne dispersed polymers with new functionalities and lower environmental impact. In particular, it aims at developing intrinsically autonomous self-healing coatings, waterborne adhesives with controlled temperature responsiveness, and non-leaching exterior coatings that will avoid the long-term environmental concern caused by the leaching of surfactants from roofs and facades. The research program is complemented with training in basic and industrially-relevant transferable skills and with exposure of the young researchers to different environments and ways of thinking beyond the consortium. The young researchers trained in this interdisciplinary and intersectorial programme will be able to face the challenge of converting knowledge into useful, marketable and sustainable products, which will make them highly valuable by the large EU industry in this field as well as for many other industrial sectors and academia.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 376 309,44

Participants (1)

BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 378 324,72
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)