Competence in Research (NCCR) developing sustainable chemical processes through catalysis. Its mission is to create new chemical value chains by accelerating the discovery and time-to-market of catalytic processes that enable the flexible production of customizable products from renewable feedstocks. Connecting disciplines, the NCCR brings together research from chemistry, biotechnology, chemical and process engineering, and computer science.

Managed jointly by ETH Zurich and EPFL, the current network comprises twenty-nine groups across 8 research institutions in Switzerland: ETH Zurich, EPFL, the Universities of Zurich, Bern, and Basel, the Universities of Applied Sciences of Zurich (ZHAW), and Western Switzerland (HES-SO), and IBM Research. With the aim of enhancing interconnections among Swiss scientists working in all sub-disciplines of catalytic process design, NCCR Catalysis is now offering project grants for associate members based at Swiss Universities, Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences, and other non-profit research institutes.

If you have a great idea that complements the mission of NCCR Catalysis (see Annex 1 NCCR work packages and aims on the website) please approach the NCCR Catalysis directors (Prof. Javier Pérez-Ramírez, and Prof. Jérôme Waser, ) to discuss the potential fit and team up with the appropriate NCCR Catalysis project leader. Grants will cover a funding envelope by the NCCR up to 250’000 CHF per project. The earliest start date is 1 March 2020 and the latest end date is 31 July 2024 (end of Phase I of the NCCR).

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Céline Wittwer, SCS