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.
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