University of Bologna (UNIBO)

The University of Bologna is the oldest university in the western world and the second largest university in Italy. It is one of the most active in research and technology transfer and is ranked among the most important institutions of higher education in the EU.

Department of Chemistry "G.Ciamician" - Prof. Giacomo Bergamini and Prof. Paola Ceroni

Cardiff University (UNICARD)

Cardiff University is in the top tier of The UK’s research universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. The University is among the top 5 in the UK in 14 research areas, and the top 10 in a further 11 areas. With a more than 26,000 student enrolled, it is the 12th largest university in UK.

Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (CNR-IFN)

Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (CNR-IFN) is one 109 institutes making up the National Research Council of Italy. It is a leading center in the field of photonics research which collaborates with many universities and research institutes around the world

Institut Català d’Investigació Química (ICIQ)

Institut Català d’Investigació Química is a public foundation established in 2004. Its mission is to lead, from the vantage point of molecular science, cross-strategies for solving major social and economic challenges. ICIQ has been recognized as “Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence” and according to the 2014 Scimago Report (SIR) it holds first position in Excellence with Leadership worldwide.

University of Trieste (UNITS)

University of Trieste is ranked among the top-ten chemical departments in Italy. UNITS is formed by a multidisciplinary group on emerging nanotechnologies, with around 10 collaborators with competences ranging from organic chemistry to materials science.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULEUV)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven KU LEUVEN is currently the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure. KU Leuven conducts fundamental and applied research in all academic disciplines. The University is ranked as the 17th European university the Times Higher Education and is listed as the second European university in the Reuters Top 100 of the World’s most innovative institutions.

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (IIT)

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology is Israel‘s primary technological university and the largest centre for applied research in Israel. It is ranked among the leading technological universities in the world and is home to three Nobel Prize recipients.


ELVESYS is an innovative company that develops and provides microfluidic chip and scientific instruments for microfluidic research. It is the world leader for high precision microfluidic flow control instruments. It is also Laureate of the World Innovation 2030 Challenge and has been recognized as one of the 100 future champions of the French economy.

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. is is an integrated pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services & Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars and differentiated formulations. Its major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology.

A.P.E. Research

Established in 1996, A.P.E. Research is an SME located at Trieste (Italy) that develops and produces high-resolution probe, instrumentation for surface and condensed matter physics and develops new biological analysis methods of investigation based on SPMs.

International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development (IOCD)

International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development (IOCD) is an NGO founded through UNESCO in 1981 and promotes the pursuit and application of the chemical sciences for sustainable, equitable human development and economic growth, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is an international organization governed by Italy, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and UNESCO. Its mission is to foster research and education at the highest levels, with a special emphasis on developing countries. It is affiliated with the Elettra Synchrotron Facility in Trieste, Italy where it conducts much of its training in optics and photonics.


SINCHEM is an International joint Doctoral School in Chemistry, specializing in the studies of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry combining a well-structured, interdisciplinary training programme with high quality research work in leading laboratories from 30 European partner institutions. The main mission of the Doctoral School is to bridge fundamental knowledge to applied development by joining different top-level competences across Europe.