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Training Program for the Design of Resource and Energy Efficient Products by High Pressure Processes

Objective

Aim of the Training Program (DoHip) is to meet the growing demand of Europe’s industry for highly trained scientists and engineers in process technology. Process Technology is fundamental for chemical, pharmaceutical, and polymer industry as well as food industry and cosmetics. High Pressure Processes like the Polyethylene Synthesis have been developed in Europe, leading to the outstanding position of European industries. Today’s demand on industry is to develop sustainable products and processes. High Pressure Technology can provide the answer.

In the training network knowledge on the unique possibilities of high pressure is generated. New technologies and biobased products like leather from pressure supported tanning, free of waste water containing chromium, are developed and demonstrated in science and industry. For designing new, innovative and sustainable products and processes interdisciplinary project teams will work hand in hand. This is reflected in the consortium, comprising chemical and mechanical engineers as well as natural scientists.

Five leading European universities with proven records in high pressure technology (Bochum, Budapest, Graz, Maribor and Valladolid) together with one Fraunhofer institute and one SME are forming the core of DoHip. They are supported by 8 companies from 7 European countries ranging from SMEs to global players. Each partner has complementary expertise and equipment which will be combined, resulting in a unique training program.

Besides the highly sophisticated training through research in high pressure technology training on complementary skills (e.g. IP, presentation skills, project management, entrepreneurship, scientific writing) will be provided. Each ESR will absolve an internship at an associated industrial partner to improve job opportunities.

Researchers educated in former RTN programs are taking over mentorship for the DoHip ESRs, introducing them into the existing high pressure network across Europe.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water treatment processes/wastewater treatment processes

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)
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Coordinator

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 708 902,97
Administrative Contact
Eckhard Weidner (Prof.)

Participants (6)

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 405 951,07
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Béla Simándi (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 491 843,44
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Gamse (Prof.)
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 439 035,52
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
željko Knez (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 464 803,24
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8 Palacio De Santa Cruz
47002 Valladolid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Sevillano (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 208,88
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
RUBOTHERM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 208,88
Address
Konrad-zuse-strasse 4
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frieder Dreisbach (Dr.)