- People for tHe eurOpean bio-ENergy mIX
People for tHe eurOpean bio-ENergy mIX – PHOENIX – will bring together many of Europe’s key players from academia, business and the public sector to develop and improve innovative solutions for a European bio-economy based on non-conventional bio-resources using targeted staff exchanges and joint innovation activities.
The project has the following three main objectives:
- To address identified knowledge gaps through research collaboration and by clearly identifying the technology and knowledge chain for the development and leverage of European expertise.
- To bridge the gap between industrial innovation and education in order to enable the market up-take of innovative solutions for SET-Plan measures.
- To create a network of integrated research and industrial infrastructures and develop programmes for collaborative post-graduate research at these installations.
In order to feedback research excellence into training and market activities as recommended by the SET Plan, Phoenix will leverage the established trans-sectorial and interdisciplinary network established by the research secondments to: improve current training in HEIs by integrating experts from business in education by systemic cooperative education measures; provide a platform for continued innovation training linking business, research institutions and HEIs and to decrease the research-to-market time using secondments as well as creative new formats involving SMEs, HEIs and research institutions.