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Sustainable Product, Energy and Resource Recovery from Wastewater

Objective

In many cases energy, water and resources contained in wastewater may have significant value if recovered. Therefore, the EU is currently confronted with a paradigm shift from wastewater treatment to resource recovery. To facilitate this shift, the SuPER-W European Joint Doctorate programme trains early-stage researchers (ESRs) in developing technologies for water, energy, nutrient and metal reuse, and bioproduction from (waste)water. The ESRs obtain knowledge and skills needed to turn environmental problems into economic opportunities. SuPER-W focuses not only on technology development through research, but the ESRs are also trained in translating research into policy, creative problem-solving, identification of bottlenecks for effective implementation of resource recovery technologies, development of business cases and urban/industrial ecosystems, and assessment of sustainability and the role of public perception and policy in innovation. Furthermore, they acquire a set of commercial, entrepreneurial and managerial skills that prepare them as future leaders. All ESRs are supervised by at least 2 promoters from 2 universities and co-supervised by a researcher from a non-academic partner organisation. Moreover, they conduct an internship in the non-academic sector in the first and last project year, contributing to more effective dissemination and exploitation of their research results. To organise the training, SuPER-W brings together leading researchers from 5 renowned universities and 12 associated non-academic partner organisations, including industrial partners involved in technology development, SMEs focused on consultancy/engineering, a service provider, a government agency, and professional network organisations. ESRs who successfully defend the PhD thesis and finish the doctoral training programme receive a double or joint PhD degree, jointly awarded by the universities of his/her promoters, as well as a joint doctoral training certificate of SuPER-W.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EJD - European Joint Doctorates

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 002 240

Participants (4)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 021 497,12
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 697 267,44
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (12)

INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
Caxton Street 12, Alliance House
SW1H 0QS London
Activity type
Research Organisations
ERFTVERBAND
Germany
Address
Am Erftverband 6
50126 Bergheim
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PAQUES TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Address
Tjalke De Boerstjitte 24
8561 EL Balk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Microdyn-Nadir GmbH
Germany
Address
Rheingaustrasse 190-196
65203 Wiesbaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPENBARE VLAAMSE AFVALSTOFFENMAATSCHAPPIJ
Belgium
Address
Stationsstraat 110
2800 Mechelen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EVIDES INDUSTRIEWATER BV
Netherlands
Address
Schaardijk Ingang B 150
3063 NH Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL
Spain
Address
Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 2 Puerta 1
08019 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KWR WATER B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UMICORE
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Marais 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASIO TECH SPOL SRO
Czechia
Address
Ksirova 552/45
619 00 Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLEAN TECH DELTA COOPERATIEF UA
Netherlands
Address
Marconistraat 16, Kamer 10.11
3029 AK Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIMBIENTE - ENGENHARIA E GESTAO AMBIENTAL LDA
Portugal
Address
Rua Santos Pousada 441 Sala 107 Tecnologia Edificio Spinpark
4000 486 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)