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Dublin City University (DCU), School of Chemistry

The School of Chemical Sciences has world leading expertise on the design and application of biodegradable and low toxicity ionic liquid solvents. Extensive links with microbiology, environmental science and chemistry with academia and industry. Extensive expertise in polymer and materials technology including synthesis of advanced functional polymers using green technology (enzymatic polymerisation) & green raw materials (amino acid based polymers).


Croda International Plc

Croda is a multinational company with a wide product portfolio ranging from speciality chemicals, polymers to health and personal care. Croda is committed to green technology.


Royal DSM N.V.

DSM is a multinational company with activities in Performance Materials (coatings, engineering plastics etc.) and Life Science products (pharmaceutical intermediates, biotechnology etc.). The DSM Innovation Centre strives to develop products and projects at the interface of the two disciplines.


Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Laboratory for Biomaterials

EMPA is an ETH institution for multidisciplinary research into sustainable materials and systems engineering. As independent federal research institution, it solves selected tasks and problems of scientific and technical nature, and it employs over 800 people. In addition to research towards biotechnology and protein engineering, the Lab of Biomaterials develops biomaterials from commercially available biological products that are combined and/or modified in new ways to obtain desired materials properties.


EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH (EPEA)

EPEA is an international scientific institute with a consulting perspective that implements the Cradle to Cradle®-concept through eco-effective design of materials, products and services. Founded by Professor Dr. Michael Braungart in 1987, EPEA works with clients worldwide to apply the Cradle to Cradle®-methodology to the design of new processes, products and services.


KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Biotechnology / Fibre and Polymer Technology

The Biocatalysis group (Dept. of Biochemistry) focus on fundamental and applied biocatalysis including enzyme engineering for synthesis of polymers and fine chemicals. The Division of Coating Technology (Dept of Fibre and polymer technology) focus on a broad range of activities; spanning from synthesis of low molecular weight compounds to thin film applications.


SPRIN S.p.A. (SPRIN), Research & Development

SPRIN S.p.A. is a company acting mainly in the biotech sector, offering a wide portfolio of Immobilised Enzymes for biotech processes and Synbeads™, Polymers for Solid Phase Synthesis of Peptides (Drugs). SPRIN offers economically affordable biotech solutions to industries willing to switch from traditional chemical to biocatalysed and more sustainable processes.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE), Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry

Following a ‘chain of knowledge’ approach, the Polymer Chemistry Group at the TU/e focuses on the synthesis and (molecular and physical) characterisation of performance, bio-related, functional and nano-structured polymers. The group strives to use sustainable raw materials, production and processing methods.


Technische Universität Graz (TUG), Environmental Biotechnology

Leaeding expertise in the area of biotechnology related to polymeric materials. Enzymology related to biodegradation mechanisms and development of environmentally friendly strategies for material processing, Study and exploitation of bio/enzyme-diversity with focus on special environments (e.g. plant endophytes).


University of Nottingham (UNOTT), School of Chemistry

World leading expertise on the use of supercritical fluids for polymer synthesis and polymer processing. Extensive multidisciplinary links from engineering through chemistry to medicine and pharmacy.