ALICE I EU project
The ALICE project aims to accelerate innovation in urban wastewater management for addressing the effects of climate change. In this frame, it will identify solutions and seek to remove barriers in their adoption and implementation by fostering an effective interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral cooperation among researchers, both experienced (ER) and early stage (ESR), and industry representatives, including water utilities and public organisations through mobility of project partner staff members.
Through mobility (secondments) of staff members facilitating the transfer of knowledge and boosting staff skills and career perspectives, ALICE aims to: explore society’s role, social behaviour and acceptability in the development of innovative management systems for urban WW; improve the urban resilience of WW infrastructures; enhance the reuse of reclaimed WW and resource recovery, exploring the leading edge technologies of urban WW treatment to broaden its dimension in Europe; explore the WW and energy nexus in WW treatment plants to reduce their carbon footprint, adopting a holistic approach to resource efficiency.
ALICE will go beyond the state-of-the-art, suggesting new tools, methodologies and knowledge to boost innovation in the wastewater sector.
M.Sc. in Bioentrepreneurship I GREECE
The Interinstitutional Programme of Postgraduate Studies (M.Sc.) in Bioentrepreneurship is co-organised by the University of Thessaly (Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology) and the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Institute of Biology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biotechnology) in Athens, Greece.
Most life science researchers simply are not trained in the complexities of commercialisation. Properly educating more researchers to understand entrepreneurship and have the skill sets needed to succeed in the commercial world is of tremendous importance for translating discoveries into products, building companies and also providing the knowledgeable recruits that industry wants to hire.The M.Sc. programme aims to develop entrepreneurial and innovative skills to young scientists and to integrate academic education and business training. The MSc in Bioentrepreneurship is the first postgraduate programme in Greece composed of multi-component and transferable learning activities facilitating the development of scientific, business, and entrepreneurship skills.