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C-H Activation for Industrial Renewal

Objective

C-H activation is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of molecular chemistry and has emerged as an increasingly viable tool. Despite clear benefits offered by the C-H activation for sustainable and eco-responsible synthesis, its industrial applications are scarce. The lack of its widespread implementation in the industrial sector is due to multiple factors, amongst which the major reasons are a) the limited interactions between academia and industrial practitioners, and b) a limited number of young scientists with a strong expertise in the domain. CHAIR is aimed to specifically address these issues. CHAIR represents a unique European Research Network, combining nine renowned academic research groups and six industrial partners, strongly motivated to settle a solid basement for profound embedment of the C-H activation in an industrial environment. To achieve this ambitious goal 15 ESRs and 15 advanced scientists will be mobilized to implement direct C-H functionalization in industry, including both lead development and process chemistry. Fundamental research projects will be conducted to showcase the potential of the C-H activation to 1) speed up lead-to-hit optimization in pharmaceutical industries; 2) rapidly access molecular diversity; 3) assemble advanced materials; 4) convert raw materials into valuable building blocks; 5) bring new techniques to easily implement C-H activation based protocols for large-scale production. Development of these projects, combined with the scientific training and close collaborations within the CHAIR consortiums through specific secondments will provide 15 ESRs with unique competences in this edge-cutting field. Trainings on personal development, career development and societal/business aspects will complement their unique education, providing them with far-reaching and complementary competences to become future key actors of chemical industries in charge of the modernization of chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08

Participants (12)

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 528 414,48
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 237 720,24
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
EU contribution
€ 227 478,60
Address
Ul. Kasprzaka 44/52
01-224 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTRAZENECA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Vastra Maelarhamnen
151 85 Sodertaelje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Schwarzwaldallee 215
4058 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVARTIS PHARMA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Lichtstrasse 35
4056 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALESNANO NANOTECHNOLOGIAI KUTATO-FEJLESZTO MUKODO RT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 229 715,28
Address
Zahony U 7
1031 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)