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Training Program for the Design of Resource and Energy Efficient Products by High Pressure Processes (DoHip)
Date du début: 1 févr. 2013, Date de fin: 31 janv. 2017 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

Aim of the Training Program (DoHip) is to meet the growing demand of Europe’s industry for highly trained scientists and engineers in process technology. Process Technology is fundamental for chemical, pharmaceutical, and polymer industry as well as food industry and cosmetics. High Pressure Processes like the Polyethylene Synthesis have been developed in Europe, leading to the outstanding position of European industries. Today’s demand on industry is to develop sustainable products and processes. High Pressure Technology can provide the answer.In the training network knowledge on the unique possibilities of high pressure is generated. New technologies and biobased products like leather from pressure supported tanning, free of waste water containing chromium, are developed and demonstrated in science and industry. For designing new, innovative and sustainable products and processes interdisciplinary project teams will work hand in hand. This is reflected in the consortium, comprising chemical and mechanical engineers as well as natural scientists.Five leading European universities with proven records in high pressure technology (Bochum, Budapest, Graz, Maribor and Valladolid) together with one Fraunhofer institute and one SME are forming the core of DoHip. They are supported by 8 companies from 7 European countries ranging from SMEs to global players. Each partner has complementary expertise and equipment which will be combined, resulting in a unique training program.Besides the highly sophisticated training through research in high pressure technology training on complementary skills (e.g. IP, presentation skills, project management, entrepreneurship, scientific writing) will be provided. Each ESR will absolve an internship at an associated industrial partner to improve job opportunities.Researchers educated in former RTN programs are taking over mentorship for the DoHip ESRs, introducing them into the existing high pressure network across Europe.



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