The NWO Innovation Fund Chemistry has awarded five LIFT projects for research collaborations between university researchers and companies. One of these grants is for the project ‘Bio-p-terephthalic acid (Bio-PTA) from glycerol’; a close collaboration between Prof. dr. Erik Heeres (ENTEG, Green Chemical Reaction Engineering), dr. André Heeres (BioBTX/Syncom) and dr. Niels Schenk (BioBTX/KNN Advies) .
NWO Chemical Sciences contributes a total of 2 million euros to the various projects and businesses match 0.6 million euros. LIFT is a new public-private partnership form that was introduced in 2015 . In a LIFT project involves at least one company and one research institute both working in chemical research.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded three Vici grants, worth €1.5 million each, to three UG researchers. Prof. J.W Romeijn, Prof. S. Hoekstra, Prof. K.I. Caputi can use this money to develop an innovative line of research and to set up...
Reaching out to sustainable business owners is what Gjalt de Jong is all about. He sees the University as a director of innovation. An independent arbiter who can expedite the shift to a circular economy. To this end, he first needed to change...
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