Home institutions: ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne,
The aim of the NCCR “Catalysis” is to create the scientific and technological bases to make chemical processes and products, and indeed the chemical industry in general, more sustainable, resource-efficient and CO2-neutral.
NCCR Catalysis will revolutionise the chemical production chain by accelerating the discovery of new catalytic processes. This interdisciplinary project will bring together research groups from the fields of chemistry, material science, engineering and computer science. The NCCR is firmly anchored in new digital methods such as machine learning and artificial intelligence; it will also drive forward digitalisation and innovation in chemical research and the chemical industry.
Financing 2020 – 2023 (Swiss Francs):
Time-frame Funding source 2020 – 2023 SNSF grant 17'000’000 Total funding available 31'900’000
NCCRs are financed through grants awarded by the SNSF, but also from other sources. The home institution involved in the NCCR also contributes a substantial amount of money. The available overall budget of the NCCR is further increased by monetary contributions from the project participants and third-party funds, which are generally invested by industrial companies.