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Continuous Downstream Processing of Bioproducts

Continuous Downstream Processing of Bioproducts

Objective

Continuous biomanufacturing is one of the grand challenges of Europe’s bio-industry. It offers a significant opportunity to boost productivity, improve competitiveness and to reduce the environmental footprint. Current progress is impaired by shortage of trained engineers and scientists, who can design and control continuous biomanufacturing processes. This Innovative Training Network (ITN) will focus on addressing the critical gaps in research training to enable advances in continuous downstream processing. An expert consortium of nine industry partners, eight universities, one research organisation, a regulatory institution and a business consultancy has developed a research and training programme to address the most urgent topics in continuous downstream processing. These are: (1) process control and modelling (including economic modelling), (2) miniaturization, scale-up and scale-down of unit operations and (3) process design and development of integrated continuous downstream processes. Furthermore, regulatory framework questions, such as comparability of product quality between batch and continuous processes will be addressed. Adding the regulatory and environmental aspects to the scientific, technological and economic approach, makes our program interdisciplinary, comprehensive and unique. Specific Ph.D. topics for 15 ESRs have been outlined. The presented research and training programme will equip the ESRs with the scientific and important transferable skills, such as IPR, entrepreneurship, data management and innovation management. The consortium’s strong track record in the management of interdisciplinary research and training will ensure effective and timely training of the next generation of leaders able to design innovative continuous facilities of the future for Europe’s bio-industries, ensuring affordability and widened access. Exposure to academic, industry and regulatory sectors will provide the researchers with unparalleled career opportunities.

Coordinator

ACIB GmbH

Address

Petersgasse 14
8010 Graz

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 528 414,48

Participants (8)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 531 239,76

NOVASEP PROCESS

France

EU Contribution

€ 274 802,04

JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 576,80

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 281 982,96

EVON GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 264 207,24

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 475 440,48

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 522 999,36

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 606 345,12

Partners (11)

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DATAHOW AG

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

TIKO PRO, PODJETNISKO SVETOVANJE, DOO

OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH

DSM FOOD SPECIALTIES BV

BAXALTA INNOVATIONS GMBH

MEDIMMUNE LIMITED

SYNTHON BIOPHARMACEUTICALS BV

MERCK SERONO SA

UCB BIOPHARMA SPRL

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 812909

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2019

  • End date

    31 January 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 991 008,24

  • EU contribution

    € 3 991 008,24

Coordinated by:

ACIB GmbH

Austria