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ENTREPRENEURING DYNAMIC SELF-ORGANIZED INTERFACES IN PHOTOCATALYSIS: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRAINING NETWORK CONVERTING LIGHT INTO PRODUCTS

Objective

The global need to move current human technologies into a sustainable future will have a great impact for the world of chemistry and related industries. In close concert with other disciplines, chemistry will be increasingly solicited to identify solutions that are practical, affordable and ultimately sustainable. To meet these objectives, not only research, but also chemical education will need profound reforms that have to be contextualized in the multidisciplinary and intersectoral picture of a sustainable development. It is propelled by these societal needs that, by educating and practising 14 ESRs, PHOTOTRAIN will ensure photo-triggered chemical process to play its central role in sustainability. By capitalising on the basic principles of supramolecular chemistry to program dynamic self-organized photoactive interfaces, it is intended to raise the creativity, knowledge, skills and capacity of the ESRs to conceive new ideas for reforming current industrial transformations into a new generation of “light-triggered” processes. The challenge of developing and transferring light-fuelled processes from a proof-of-principle to an exploitable process is to embark upon a dynamic configuration in which photoactive species are kept separated, act independently and are finally recycled. In particular, through the adoption of a microfluidic system in which programmed different phases allow the formation of photoactive interfaces, it is planned to implement photo-catalytic technologies at the industrial level for triggering stereoselective organocatalytic transformations (i.e., pharmaceutical applications) and/or solar fuels production. By the organisation of targeted individual projects and interdisciplinary secondements, ESRs will be guided toward attractive early-stage career opportunities as researchers, process chemists, chemical engineers and research managers in collective forms at various academic and research institutes, small and large enterprises, and NGOs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64

Participants (8)

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELVESYS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
172 Rue De Charonne B2 2 Eme Etage
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 260 300,52
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Avenida Paissos Catalans 16
43007 Tarragona
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHIROTECH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Milton Road 410 Cambridge Science Park -
CB4 0PE Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

SINCHEM
Italy
Address

Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
A.P.E. RESEARCH SRL
Italy
Address
Basovizza Ss 14 Km 163,5 Area Di Ricerca
34012 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Organisation internationale des Sciences chimiques pour le développement
Belgium
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
B-5000 Namur
Activity type
Other