Catalytic Processes for Innovative Technology Application

The aim of CAPITA is to establish enduring transnational cooperation in applied research leading to innovative and exploitable manufacturing technology for chemicals, materials, and energy.

CAPITA comprises 6 full partners, 6 associate members and 3 advisory members, representing in total 11 countries and regions.  Per 1 January 2012, CAPITA started as an FP7 ERA-Net project CAPITA consisting of (regional) ministries, funding agencies, and research councils from six European countries.


As of May 2014, CAPITA has become a self-sustaining network. Working closely with Eurochemistry, SusChem, ERIC+ and other European Technology Platforms, CAPITA aims to play a major role in delivering strategic research plans.


Future endeavours

CAPITA’s next call for proposals is scheduled to be launched in 2015. CAPITA aims at implementing its plan for a European catalysis training programme in 2015. CAPITA aims at launching an advanced framework for training of PhD students, Post-Docs and industrial staff in innovative applied catalysis for the implementation of the principles of sustainable chemistry. Such training will take place either at the Universities of the CAPITA partner Countries or special events will be organized that will gather participants from all partners and outside the consortium. In particular Schools (Summer or Winter Schools) will be organized that will focus on specific topics of large interest for the partners and may offer top-level teaching by Scientists and Technologists.



First CAPITA meeting on European catalysis, Paris

On 16 May 2013, 30 international researchers and representatives of research foundations in chemistry met at Paris, France to discuss the strategy for CAPITA’s future. This included representatives of SusChem ETP, ERIC+ European virtual institute, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Norwegian Science Council, National Science Foundation from the USA, and Slovenian Science Foundation, researchers from a dozen different European universities and members of the CAPITA-consortium. As a result from this meeting, CAPITA successfully launched the call "Innovative catalysis for the monetization of low value carbon" in 2013.


Second CAPITA meeting on European catalysis, Brussels

On 27 & 28 February 2014, 30 experts from 9 different countries met at the Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre. In an energising meeting, members of Funding Agencies and experts from the academic and industrial field representing USA, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and France discussed possible topics for future transnational calls in catalysis.


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