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A Training Network on Designing Novel Bio-based Fibre Products for Targeted Advanced Properties and New Applications

Objective

FibreNet will train young fibre-professionals having multidisciplinary view to develop sustainable bio-based fibre products with tailored properties for different application fields in both academic and non-academic sectors. Bio-based fibre products are one of the corner-stones in the European bio-based industry corresponding to 12% of the employment in manufacturing. The industry, including such sectors as packaging, paper, biocomposites and biomedical and hygienic textiles, is currently undergoing a fundamental transformation in order to respond to the competition raised i) by low-wage countries and ii) by fossil-based materials. A common consensus in Europe is that to remain competitive and sustain the bio-based fibre industries in Europe, we should focus on developing new high added value products that have specific functionalities but reduced environmental impacts.

In fibre-based products, developing new properties and improving the performance are, however, typically long and time-consuming processes. They usually involve massive and expensive laboratory and pilot-scale trials, which are followed by statistical analyses. There is a particular knowledge gap in understanding the influence of fibre and fibre interface properties on the mechanical properties of the end-product especially when developing products with tailored performance and functionalities. In addition to the research gap, there is a training gap in Europe, as we do not currently have a training programme which would educate professionals having a skill set needed for the fibre-centered approach that we propose in FibreNet.

To fill the research and training gaps, we propose here a unique training and research network which provides and further develops knowhow, methods and tools in functionalization, characterization, numerical modelling and production of bio-based fibre products at multiple length scales. The network covers expertise on packaging, paper, biocomposites and biomedical textiles.

Coordinator

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Net EU contribution
€ 807 436,08
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pirkanmaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht

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Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KEMIRA OYJ
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Energiakatu 4
00180 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 501 120,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PREDILNICA LITIJA DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 234 997,56
Address
Kidriceva 1
1270 Litija

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Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Zasavska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 511 868,16
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 469 995,12
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor

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Region
Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Podravska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (7)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

EDUCELL PODJETJE ZA CELICNO BIOLOGI JO DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Prevale 9
1236 Trzin

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TETRA PAK PACKAGING SOLUTIONS AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ruben Rausings Gata
221 86 Lund

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

BILLERUDKORSNAS AKTIEBOLAG (PUBL)
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
.
169 27 Solna

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

MONDI AG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Marxergasse 4a
1030 Wien

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Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Bcomp Ltd
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Passage Du Cardinal 1
1700 Fribourg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Fribourg / Freiburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ITA TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Otto-blumenthal-strasse 1
52074 Aachen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Pauwelsstrasse 30
52074 Aachen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00