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Non-Noble Metal Catalysis - NoNoMeCat

Objective

Transition metal catalysts are formidable tools towards greener chemistry, allowing for low-waste, energy-efficient, and selective reactions. However, the noble metals (Ru, Os, Rh, Ir, Pd, Pt) that are currently most common in homogeneous catalysts suffer from high toxicity and environmental impact in addition to their scarcity and ensuing high cost. First-row metals (Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu) are emerging as environmentally benign alternatives, but to this day rarely equal the performance of their noble counterparts. The NoNoMeCat network aims at providing excellent and structured interdisciplinary training to a generation of young researchers in the field of Non-Noble Metal homogeneous Catalysis who will push the boundaries of the field in terms of catalyst stability, selectivity, mechanistic understanding, and scalability. These challenges are addressed in three areas of high fundamental and practical significance: the oxidation of hydrocarbons, the formation of new C-X bonds (C-C, C-N) bonds through cross-coupling reactions, and clean energy production. NoNoMeCat will enrol 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who will receive structured training in experimental and theoretical aspects of non-noble metal chemistry as well as transferable skills such as research integrity, scientific communication and public outreach. Tight integration of non-academic partners will expose all ESRs to aspects of both fundamental interdisciplinary research and industrial application, paving the way for long-standing intersectorial collaborations.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 766 122,84

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUR KATALYSE EV AN DER UNIVERSITAT ROSTOCK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Albert-einstein-strasse 29A
18059 Rostock
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DSM CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY R & D BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Poststraat 1
6135 KR Sittard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 117 685,56
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Des Archives 3
29238 Brest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX PLANCK INSTITUT FUER KOHLENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 131 530,92
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Platz 1
45470 Muelheim An Der Ruhr
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (5)

ASTRAZENECA AB
Sweden
Address
Vastra Maelarhamnen
151 85 Sodertaelje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABBVIE IRELAND NL BV
Netherlands
Address
Meeuwenlaan 4
Zwolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Concentrol SA
Spain
Address

Girona
Activity type
Other
SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION AG
Switzerland
Address
Schwarzwaldallee 215
4058 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
H2 Industries AG/ H2 Industries GmbH
Switzerland
Address
Sihleggstraße 23
8832 Wollerau Sz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)