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Towards Next-generation Eco-efficient PHOTO and EMULSION Polymerisations Imparting Synergy to Process, Products and Applications

Objective

The polymer industry is going through one of the most significant periods of change in its history. Driven by new environmental regulations, the development of eco-efficient processes and zero-VOC products has become an absolute necessity. In this field, 2 technologies stand out: Polymerisation in dispersed media and Photopolymerisation. To maintain EU leadership in this sector, PHOTO-EMULSION aims at training a creative, entrepreneurial & innovative next-generation of 8 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) who can push towards new eco-friendly polymerisation processes. Our primary strength is a demanding technical knowledge base bringing together, for the first time, all disciplines related to these 2 strategic fields. Secondly, we will broaden traditional doctoral training by targeting transferable and specialized skills sought after by the employers, and learned through innovative methods: tandem ESRs, distance language learning, ESR as itinerant science educator, online courses, ESR-led subproject, highly interactive meetings, and industrial secondments. In research, we will develop a “hybrid” next-generation technology based on thiol-ene photopolymerisation in dispersed media. Advanced manufacturing based on photoreactor promises a wave of high sulfur content dispersed products (films, nanoparticles, porous network). Their outstanding properties open the door to applications responding to current Industral needs such as non-leaching materials, O2 barrier and biobased waterborne coatings, biologically-active particles, hybrid nanosensors and monolithic chromatography column. PHOTO-EMULSION involves a high-quality research network including 8 internationally reputed academic institutions, 4 leading companies and 2 non-profit organisations. Balanced & EU-wide, our diversity expresses through the participation of 8 countries (Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden & Spain), 50% female scientists-in-charge, and structures supporting gender equality.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20

Participants (6)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 234 997,56
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

Photo HiTech
Poland
Address
Bobrzynskiego 14
30-348 Cracow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Alexander Peschl
Germany
Address
Webestrasse
55130 Mainz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Glantreo Ltd
Ireland
Address
Eri Building Lee Road
IRE Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE HAUTE ALSACE UHA
France
Address
Rue Des Freres Lumiere 2
68093 Mulhouse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
La Nef des sciences
France
Address
3 Rue Alfred Werner
Mulhouse
Activity type
Other
RISE INNVENTIA AB
Sweden
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
114 86 Stockholm
Activity type
Other