Straightening training, research and innovation capacities in the valorization of bio-renewable resource

Biomass4Synthons, intends to increase the scientific excellence of two Institutions – Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon (FFUL), Lisbon, Portugal and Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IOCCP-BAS) Sofia, Bulgaria and two non-academic partners: Spartax Chemicals (SPARTAX CHEM) and Science and Technology Park (BLC3). All four institutions belong to Widening Countries, involved in a European network of laboratories with outstanding innovative research and training in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. The use of more modern and environmentally friendly tools to achieve the efficient transformation of bio-renewable based starting materials leading to valuable synthetic building blocks is one of the priorities of this networking. The proposed Consortium will enhance the scientific and technological capacity of linked academic institutions, FFUL and IOCCP-BAS, in key areas of synthetic organic chemistry such as process intensification by flow chemistry, photochemical and photocatalytic reactions, efficient metal catalysed C-H, C-C and C-heteroatom activation and domino reactions. In addition, this project will contribute to raise the research profile of FFUL and IOCCP-BAS, and their respective teams, and spread the expertise to the national private sector by joining 2 non-academic partners.