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PhD and post-doc projects for resource-smart industrial processes within BioInnovation

The call concerns doctoral and postdoctoral and postdoctoral projects in a business research school. The primary purpose is to produce research results for the development of resource efficiency in bio-based industrial processes. The desired effects include strengthened competitiveness through new basic knowledge and increased pace of innovation as well as secured long-term supply of skills in industry and academia.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

The call for proposal covers various applications and technologies, from individual process steps to integrated processes, from raw material to finished product and recycling, and efficient raw material use and knowledge of the behavior of bio-based raw materials in industrial processes.

Who can apply?

The call for proposal is primarily aimed at universities with research training in collaboration with needs owners in the form of manufacturers, suppliers and users of bio-based materials, products and services. Research institutes and other relevant actors are also covered by the offer.

How much can you apply for?

Up to SEK 2.6 million per project, but a maximum of 40 percent of the project´s budget.

Important dates

Please note that the project may start no earlier than 1 August and no later than 1 December.

  • What is the offer about?

    The call refers to graduate and post-doc project in an industrial research with the following desired effects.

    • Strengthened competitiveness through research results - new basic knowledge enables the development of resource efficiency in the processes of the bio-based industry, and increases the pace of innovation in the transition to a circular bioeconomy
    • Skills supply through education and rejuvenation - new researchers become available for employment in industry and new supervisors and research leaders provide opportunities for rejuvenation in the academy
    • Deeper personal competence networks at all levels - partly between industry and academia and partly between industries

    The call covers various applications and technologies, from individual process steps to integrated processes, from raw material to finished product and recycling. It also includes efficient raw material use and knowledge of the behavior of the raw material in industrial processes.

    The call refers to industrial process technologies for bio-based bulk materials in liquid form or mixtures of liquid and solid phase where production naturally takes place continuously or in batches.

    The project will address issues in one or more of the following areas:

    • Chemical processes for bio-based bio-raw material
    • Selective and efficient separation processes
    • Catalysis and synthesis for bio-based chemical products
    • Fiber modification and fiber characterization in integrated processes
    • Characterization and modeling of material and sheet forming
    • Process control and process characterization for increased resource efficiency

    BioInnovation has established a coordination project with which the applicant doctoral / postdoctoral project will collaborate during the application phase. In this way, it is ensured that approved project create a functioning whole with a common academic environment and broad industrial benefits.

    How to apply

    To apply for funding, you need to log in and complete an application form in our eServices portal. The application form contains questions about your project, the participants taking part in the project and your budget. 

    Download document templates for your attachments

    Plesae download the templates for the documents you need to attach to your application such as a CV or project description.

    Please allow enough time

    Please keep in mind that it takes time to complete an application. Filling in the templates can take several days, since they're based on analyses you need to do. Therefore, start the application well in advance. You can start filling in your details, then save and continue at a later time.

    When you've completed your application, please mark it as done ("klar"). You can unlock and make changes to your application at any time until the call closes. If you unlock your application, you must mark it as done ("klarmarkera") if you want the application registered when the call closes. 

    This happens when the call is closed

    Once your proposal registered, we will email a confirmation to the person in charge of the user account and to the project manager and the signatory. This may take a few hours after the call is closed.

    When the call is closed, you can not change or fill in any new information. Then you can only complete your proposal if we ask for it.

    Who can read your proposal?

    Applications submitted to us become public documents. But we do not disclose information about the business, inventions or research results if it can be assumed that someone is suffering financial damage if the information is shown.

    This means that we must release the documents if someone requests them. However, we keep confidential the information that we believe could cause financial damage if it is disclosed.

    How we handle public documents and confidentiality

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Anders Holmgren


    +46 8 473 32 13

    Hans Theliander

    Kontaktperson för koordineringsprojektet

    +46 31 772 29 92

    Fund­ed pro­jects

    Reference number 2020-02866

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