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Excellent Tallinn University of Technology Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Technology (TUTIC-Green)
Start date: May 1, 2014, End date: Apr 30, 2019 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The great challenge in the 21 century chemistry is related to sustainability. One possible solution is introduction into chemical thinking the principles of green chemistry, and here ERA Chair has leading role in Estonia in chemical research and dissemination of related information among scientists and engineers. The greatest challenge is eventual elimination of environmentally harmful chemical products and replacing with compounds having low toxicity and rapid biodegradability while retaining their desired effect, and this requires both scientific research and public presentation of results in the field.The main objective of the TUTIC-Green project is to facilitate structural changes to foster excellent research in the area of green chemistry for sustainable development by establishing an ERA Chair position at Tallinn University of Technology Institute of Chemistry (TUTIC). The objective will be reached through the following activities will be carried out:• Establishing the ERA Chair position and formulating respective research teams to contribute to European green chemistry research for sustainable development on an upgraded technological base;• Developing a strategy and a cooperation framework for aligning research directions and international cooperation projects with the Estonian smart specialization strategy;• Establish the necessary research management principles for ERA Chair and introducing the principles in TallinnUniversity of Technology at large through trainings for research staff;• Increase the visibility of TUTIC scientific excellence and setting-up of long-lasting strategic partnerships.The TUTIC-Green project will result in enhanced research capacity and research excellence; increased participation of TUTIC in Horizon 2020 and other research programmes; compliance of TUTIC activities with ERA priorities, including open recruitment, gender balance, peer review, and doctoral training; stronger interaction with Estonian authorities designing and implementing research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation; and effective contribution to regional economic and social development through excellent research.

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