Our overall objective of the REFINE network is to develop new sustainable materials and methodologies, and trained researchers with multidisciplinary thinking, planning and the drive to tackle the challenging demands for a leading European polymer/materials industry. More particularly, REFINE will:
- Educate a new generation of materials researchers, who are aware of the environmental impact of their work and can apply the tools of sustainability in their future positions
- Develop sustainable routes to functional materials (green routes) for various polymer applications
REFINE aims thus at improving scientific integration of European countries and the development of breakthrough technologies and human resources capable of leading Europe into a challenging technological future.