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Rubber for Eternity

24 April 2019
Transferring knowledge to society and industry

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)

Last modified:24 April 2019 3.10 p.m.

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