The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU BioSustain) has presented a successful proposal to the ITN - IDP subprogram. Innovayt was involved in the process of writing and coordinating the content of the proposal that received an evaluation score of 93.4 out of 100.
The BacTory project comprises a multi-disciplinary platform providing scientific and industrially relevant skills necessary for establishment of next-generation biorefinery activities in Europe. The program is designed to integrate state-of-the-art research in relevant areas associated with future biochemical production scenarios with corresponding industrial activities and production plans. The objective is to train some of the most talented European young scientists (ESR) to become future leading scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs, who can take on leadership in the required scientific and technological development of next-generation industrial biorefinery applications.
DTU BioSustain will receive EU funding for 14 PhDs, which translates into more than 4 million EUR in funding. This is the largest EU funding provided to any single Danish partner under the FP7 People programme, and a huge step for DTU BioSustain to realise their ambition of transforming current chemical production to a more sustainable, biobased industry.
Professor Søren Molin from DTU BioSustain states that ”The EU funding is an important step for us in our goal to bring future biorefinery processes to the industry. By training the future European bio-entrepreneurs to have a closer connection to and understanding of industrial perspectives and requirements, it will be easier to make a direct crossover from Academia to Industry. The help we received from Innovayt was very important to the success of the proposal, both in terms of ensuring compliance with the rules of the programmes and managing the whole application writing process”.
For more information on the project please contact Thomas Knudsen.