EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2024

Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Resource Management: Bridging Science and Industry

Katowice, June 12, 2024

The European Research Executive Agency, under the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), proudly presents a series of groundbreaking projects at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2024. This year’s thematic session, “Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Resource Management,” showcases the critical advancements and collaborations between science and industry aimed at promoting environmental sustainability.

Introduction by REA Representative

The session will be moderated by MSc Industrial Engineer/MBA R. Gutiérrez Domínguez from the European Research Executive Agency. The thematic session will feature presentations from several MSCA projects, demonstrating the tangible impact of international collaboration and innovative research on sustainable resource management.

Project Highlights

  1. VALZEO Project

Speaker: Dr. A. Bartoli, AERIS Tecnologias Ambientales SL, Spain
Objective: Valorization of rice husk ash (RHA) to produce zeolite-based composite materials for environmental remediation and biofuel production.
Partners: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universidad Pablo Olavide, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, and others.
Outcomes: Development of composite materials for water treatment and biodiesel catalysis, promoting a circular economy approach.
Website: VALZEO Project

  1. NANOGUARD2AR Project

Speaker: Dr. Svitlana Lyubchyk, Lusofona University, Portugal
Objective: Deliver nanomaterials-based engineering solutions to ensure a microbial-free indoor environment.
Partners: Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Universidade Lusófona, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines d’Alès, and others.
Outcomes: Development and validation of an air-curtain enhanced by advanced nano-photocatalytic units for efficient indoor air quality control.
Website: NANOGUARD2AR Project

  1. CO2MPRISE Project

Speaker: Prof. G. Mulas, University of Sassari, Italy
Objective: Develop new technologies for CO2 capture and conversion.
Partners: University of Sassari, Universidad de Burgos, Hereon Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Monolithos Catalysts & Recycling Ltd, and others.
Outcomes: Implementation of scalable processes for CO2 reduction, development of robust and metal-free sorbent membranes for CO2 capture.
Website: CO2MPRISE Project

  1. CHemPGM Project

Speaker: Prof. Dr. A. Moschovi, MONOLITHOS Catalysts & Recycling Ltd, Greece
Objective: Investigate the chemistry of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) and develop sustainable recovery processes.
Partners: Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Institute of Catalysis of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, University of Cape Town, and others.
Outcomes: Significant advancements in recycling PGMs for use in new catalytic materials, contributing to the EU’s climate goals.
Website: CHemPGM Project
Panel Discussion

The session will conclude with a Q&A and debate, allowing the audience to engage with the panelists. Topics will include the synergies between innovation and industry-academia collaboration, the impact of EU research policies, and the benefits of sustainable partnerships through the MSCA projects.

Benefits of MSCA Projects

For Staff:

Creation of international collaborations and knowledge exchange.
Enhanced career development and acquisition of new skills.
For Organizations:

Strengthened international cooperation and joint research initiatives.
Improved collaboration between business and science sectors.
Closing Remarks

The session aims to highlight the importance of international collaboration and the role of MSCA projects in driving innovation and sustainability. The European Research Executive Agency remains committed to fostering excellent science and bridging the gap between research and industry for a sustainable future.

Contact Information:
European Research Executive Agency
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Twitter: @REA_research
Website: REA Website

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