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Training Engineers and Researchers to Rethink geotechnical Engineering for a low carbon future

Objective

TERRE aims to develop novel geo-technologies to address the competitiveness challenge of the European construction industry in a low carbon agenda. It will be delivered through an inter-sectoral and intra-European coordinated PhD programme focused on carbon-efficient design of geotechnical infrastructure. Industry and Research in the construction sector have been investing significantly in recent years to produce innovative low-carbon technologies. However, little innovation has been created in the geo-infrastructure industry, which is lagging behind other construction industry sectors. TERRE aims to close this gap through a network-wide training programme carried out by a close collaboration of eleven Universities and Research Centres and three SMEs. It is structured to provide a balanced combination of fundamental and applied research and will eventually develop operational tools such as software for low-carbon geotechnical design and a Decision Support System for infrastructure project appraisal. The research fellows will be involved in inter-sectoral and intra-European projects via enrolment in 8 ‘Joint-Awards’ and 7 ‘Industrial’ PhDs. The research fellows will be trained in low-carbon design by developing novel design concepts including eco-reinforced geomaterials, ‘engineered’ vegetation, engineered soil-atmosphere interfaces, biofilms, shallow geothermal energy and soil carbon sequestration. Distinctive features of TERRE are the supervision by an inter-sectoral team and the orientation of the research towards technological applications. Training at the Network level includes the development of entrepreneurial skills via a special programme on ‘Pathways to Research Enterprise’ to support the research fellows in establishing and leading spin-out companies after the end of the project.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Net EU contribution
€ 637 671,72
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

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West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

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West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
France
Net EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Avenue De L'universite
64000 Pau

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CASSINO E DEL LAZIO MERIDIONALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Viale Dell Universita Campus Folcara
03043 Cassino

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Frosinone
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham

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North East (England) Tees Valley and Durham Durham CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli

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Sud Campania Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 175 250,40
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 413 121,60
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
LIMITSTATE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
The Innovation Centre 217 Portobello
S1 4DP Sheffield

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NOBATEK INEF 4
France
Net EU contribution
€ 219 063,00
Address
Rue De Mirambeau 67
64600 Anglet

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Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KEMPFERT GEOTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 83 072,16
Address
Hasenhohe 128
22587 Hamburg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 309 431,22
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (7)

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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Donaldson Associates Ltd
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address

Uttoxeter

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Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TECHNITAL SPA
Italy
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€ 0,00
Address
Via Cassano D Adda 27/1
20149 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

AMRA-Analysis and monitoring of env
Italy
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€ 0,00
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Naples

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

University of Aberdeen
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Koninklijke Houthandel G. Wijma & Zo
Netherlands
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€ 0,00
Address

Kampen

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Oost-Nederland Overijssel Noord-Overijssel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Acceptables Avenirs
France
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€ 0,00
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Ramonville-saint-agne

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€ 0,00