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Continuous Downstream Processing of Bioproducts

Objective

Continuous biomanufacturing is one of the grand challenges of Europe’s bio-industry. It offers a significant opportunity to boost productivity, improve competitiveness and to reduce the environmental footprint. Current progress is impaired by shortage of trained engineers and scientists, who can design and control continuous biomanufacturing processes. This Innovative Training Network (ITN) will focus on addressing the critical gaps in research training to enable advances in continuous downstream processing. An expert consortium of nine industry partners, eight universities, one research organisation, a regulatory institution and a business consultancy has developed a research and training programme to address the most urgent topics in continuous downstream processing. These are: (1) process control and modelling (including economic modelling), (2) miniaturization, scale-up and scale-down of unit operations and (3) process design and development of integrated continuous downstream processes. Furthermore, regulatory framework questions, such as comparability of product quality between batch and continuous processes will be addressed. Adding the regulatory and environmental aspects to the scientific, technological and economic approach, makes our program interdisciplinary, comprehensive and unique. Specific Ph.D. topics for 15 ESRs have been outlined. The presented research and training programme will equip the ESRs with the scientific and important transferable skills, such as IPR, entrepreneurship, data management and innovation management. The consortium’s strong track record in the management of interdisciplinary research and training will ensure effective and timely training of the next generation of leaders able to design innovative continuous facilities of the future for Europe’s bio-industries, ensuring affordability and widened access. Exposure to academic, industry and regulatory sectors will provide the researchers with unparalleled career opportunities.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Coordinator

ACIB GMBH
Address
Krenngasse 37/2
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 528 414,48

Participants (8)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVASEP PROCESS
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Site Eiffel Boulevard De La Moselle
54340 Pompey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EVON GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 264 207,24
Address
Wollsdorf 154
8181 St Ruprecht An Der Raab
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 475 440,48
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (11)

DATAHOW AG
Switzerland
Address
Vladimirprelog Weg 1
8093 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TIKO PRO, PODJETNISKO SVETOVANJE, DOO
Slovenia
Address
Beloruska Ulica 7
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGES - OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH
Austria
Address
Spargelfeldstrasse 191
1220 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
DSM FOOD SPECIALTIES BV
Netherlands
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAXALTA INNOVATIONS GMBH
Austria
Address
Industriestrasse 67
1221 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEDIMMUNE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Milstein Building Granta Park
CB21 6GH Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BYONDIS BV
Netherlands
Address
Microweg 22
6545 CM Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MERCK SERONO SA
Switzerland
Address
Chemin Des Mines 9
1202 Geneve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UCB BIOPHARMA
Belgium
Address
Allee De La Recherche 60
1070 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments