Tuesday, 23 July 2013

CAPITA First Call for Proposals Has Been Launched

CAPITA, a new FP7 ERA-Net project that aims to improve transnational cooperation in applied research in innovative manufacturing, has launched its first call for proposals.

The aim of this call is to fund innovative transnational R&D projects related to Applied Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering within its thematic priority.The call, titled “Innovative catalysis for the monetization of low value carbon", will be open to any contribution that can bring added value in the fields of:

  • Improved use of light alkanes
  • Efficiency of CO2 in processes
  • Efficient catalytic conversion of biomass into biofuels, platform molecules and fine chemicals
  • Sustainable chemical processes.
The call is open to any project which achieves results by relying on the following methodologies:

  • Thermal catalytic reactions
  • Electro-catalytic reactions
  • Photochemical reactions
  • Photo-electrochemical reactions

The project deadline to submit an application is the 2nd September 2013.

What is CAPITA?
The FP7 ERA-Net project CAPITA consists currently of programme owners and managers from (regional) ministries, funding agencies and research councils from six European countries. They aim to form an ERA-Net that will help  improve the cooperation and coordination of research activities carried out at national or regional level through:

  • the networking of research activities conducted at national or regional level, and
  • the mutual opening of national and regional research programmes.
CAPITA’s aim is to establish enduring transnational cooperation in applied research leading to innovative and exploitable manufacturing technology for chemicals, materials, and energy.
By working closely with SusChem and other European Technology Platforms, the new ERA-Net will play a major role in delivering strategic research plans. Collaboration between academia, industry, research organisations and government will be built into its every aspect.

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