Knowledge protection helps to find commercial and social partners to apply knowledge and thus create social impact. In 2016, prof. dr. Francesco Picchioni, Product Technology-group of Engineering and Technology institute Groningen, filed a patent application based on his research 'Recycling of Rubber'. A real gap in the market: ‘Recycling rubber is a social problem. The surplus of used rubber is now burned and that is bad for the environment. Our invention gives new applications to rubber from discarded car tires.’
(This is a short version of: https://www.rug.nl/society-business/commissioning-research/ipbd/world-ip-week/interviews/rubber-voor-de-eeuwigheid)
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...
In 2022, UG researchers Dr Else Starkenburg and Prof. Lisa Herzog joined the Young Academy.
Different from previous years but still surprising, fun, healthy, and for the whole family: join Groningen’s take on this year’s national weekend of science, organized by the University of Groningen (UG) and Hanze University of Applied Sciences...
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