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Photocatalysis as a tool for synthetic organic chemistry

Objective

The use of visible light energy to induce chemical transformations constitutes a chemoselective and green activation mode of organic molecules. However, implementation of this energy source in organic synthetic methodologies and in the industrial production of fine chemicals has been challenging. The PhotoReAct Innovative Training Network establishes a training network with 10 beneficiaries from academia and 4 beneficiaries from industry to tackle the challenges associated with photocatalysis in a coherent and comprehensive fashion. In total 15 Early Stage Researchers will be trained within the PhotoReAct network. The network will provide them with opportunities to undertake research with the aim to overcome the current limitations towards the applicability and scalability of photochemical transformations. This will be achieved through rational design of novel photocatalysts, the development of new photocatalytic methodologies, improved reactor technology and direct industrial implementation of photocatalytic transformations. Furthermore, the ESRs will be trained in the PhotoReAct graduate school, acquiring scientific, personal and soft skills. All ESRs will perform three secondments, of which at least one is intersectoral and carried out with an industrial partner and a second is international. Consequently, the ESRs will have improved career prospects and a higher employability. Due to the high degree of industrial participation, the PhotoReAct network will provide an innovation-friendly environment where scientific results can grow and become products or services that will benefit European economies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/physical chemistry/photochemistry/photocatalysis

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76

Participants (13)

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
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
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOSYNTH
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Industrielaan 12
9800 Deinze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMINNEX KUTATAS FEJLESZTESI ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 229 715,28
Address
Zahony U 7
1031 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JANSSEN CILAG SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Paseo De Las Doce Estrellas 5-7
28042 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)