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PHOTOTRAIN officially kicks off: international partners meet in Bologna to launch innovative multi-million, European-funded project.

On November 7 and 8, 2016 the partners of PHOTOTRAIN met at the “G. Ciamician Department of Chemistry” at the University of Bologna to kick off a new and exciting Marie Sklodowska-Curie project.

 

 PHOTOTRAIN, (Entrepreneuring Dynamic Self-Organized Interfaces in Photocatalysis: A Multidisciplinary Training Network Converting Light into Products), seeks to implement photo-catalytic technologies for triggering stereoselective organocatalytic transformations which holds promising applications in pharmaceuticals and solar fuels production for sustainable energy. 

 PHOTOTRAIN will provide 14 young researchers an inspiring, dynamic and creative environment comprising a multidisciplinary blend of world-leading collaborations, both at the academic and industrial level. Headed by Prof. Giacomo Bergamini from the University of Bologna (Italy), PHOTOTRAIN includes a team of top notch university partners such as Cardiff University (UK), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and Universita degli studi di Trieste (Italy) as well as renowned research centres, Institut Català d'Investigació Química (Spain), Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel) and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy).

Also among the partners are two leading companies: the multinational Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd and Elvesys SAS (France) that will provide stimulating industry and entrepreneurial experiences for students. PHOTOTRAIN is also proud to have SINCHEM (Italy), APE (Italy), ICTP (Italy) and IOCD (Belgium) as partner organizations.

PHOTOTRAIN will be hosting its first workshop in Tarragona, Spain in spring 2017, which will aim at providing its 14 young researchers preliminary training in core scientific and transferable skills, setting the stage for their journey in pursuing both scientific and business career paths in the field of photocatalysis. 

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