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BIOCASCADES- Sustainable and Scalable Biocatalytic Cascade Reactions Training Network

Objective

In BIOCASCADES, nine early-stage researchers (ESRs) will investigate the development of sustainable (chemo)enzymatic cascade reactions under the ‘green chemistry’ philosophy. The proposed BIOCASCADES project combines different techniques such as compartmentalization, protein engineering and reaction engineering in order to develop commercially viable and environmentally benign one pot reactions. By avoiding intermediate downstream- and purification-steps, cascade reactions minimize production costs, energy demand and waste production and are thus expected to make a major contribution for the development of sustainable and efficient production processes.

Small- and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are emerging as main drivers of European Research. They are dynamic, explore new areas and create new ideas, while large companies rely more and more on outsourcing research or involving SMEs by joint ventures. However, small companies are not strong enough as stand-alone enterprises, which requires them to form networks with other SMEs and academia. This creates a strong demand for young researchers who can move freely in an international and interdisciplinary environment. In a tailor-made training program BIOCASCADES aims to provide the nine early stage researchers with specific scientific and transferable skills for careers in the highly dynamic European biotechnology sector. Training at leading laboratories of biocatalysis will develop their scientific skills, while secondments to the industry and specific workshops will develop their entrepreneurship. The graduates of this doctorate program will be highly qualified for collaborative research between European academia and industry.

The consortium is formed by leading academic laboratories from biocatalysis and protein engineering together with a network of four innovative biotech companies. By combining their versatile expertise, the consortium can achieve a success that would not be possible in isolated projects.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08

Participants (12)

ENTRECHEM SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 936,48
Address
Edificio Cientifico Tecnologico Campus El Cristo
33006 Oviedo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAROMICS BIOSTRUCTURES AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Medicon Village
223 81 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Domstrasse 11
17489 Greifswald
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENZYMICALS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Walther-rathenau-strasse 49A
17489 Greifswald
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DSM MATERIALS SCIENCE CENTER BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 134 780,87
Address
Urmonderbaan 22
6167 RD Geleen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIAZYM BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Molengraaffsingel 10
2629 JD Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 936,48
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOSYN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 120 593,41
Address
Urmonderbaan 22
6167 RD Geleen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (1)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments