NCCR Catalysis

2020 series

​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.

  • Contact details

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    NCCR Directorate

    NCCR Director
    Prof. Javier Pérez-Ramírez,
    NCCR Suchcat
    ETH Zurich
    Tel. 41 (0) 44 633 31 81
    E-Mail:
    jpr@chem.ethz.chExternal Link Icon

  • Funding

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    Financing 2020 – 2023 (Swiss Francs):

    Time-frame
    Funding source2020 – 2023
    SNSF grant17'000’000
    Total funding available31'900’000

    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.