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Positioning Formulation in future EU Framework Programmes

15 February 2018

Formulated products are everywhere. They are the corner stone and most important value-adding step for many industrial sectors. Despite this, application-oriented research and innovation in formulation technologies has traditionally not been addressed in funding programmes, neither on a European nor on a national level.

This workshop aims at contributing to the development of a clear and structured research and innovation agenda for the upcoming next EU Framework Programme (FP9) as well as national programmes. The workshop will be part of a series of workshops organised in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium and France.

It takes place within the context of AceForm4.0 initiative (www.formulation-network.eu), a Coordination and Support Action funded by the EU Commission, set up to establish and support collaborations across different formulation industries and throughout the value chain.

Who is this workshop intended for?

The workshop targets industrial and academic players interested in bringing formulation technologies to the next level through collaboration. Different mechanisms will be leveraged to facilitate the translation of the findings into concrete reckommendations for the next framework programme. Relevant national contact point and funding agency representatives will participate to support the process.


General information about the AceForm4.0 initiative
Information on the coming EU framework program (FP9)and how formulation fits into it:
 Speaker to be announced, Vinnova  

Examples on recently started consortium research projects in the formulation area:
POPFREE, Ulla Elofsson, RISE
NextBioForm, Anna Fureby, RISE

Examples on how industry deals with formulation challenges:
Confirmed speakers:
Michael Persson, Akzo Nobel
Jonas Fransson, SoB
 Ylva Thimour, Gipeco

Building a national formulation centre- the example from the UK:
Darren Ragheb, CPI Centre for Process Innovation, UK
Workshop around the following key areas: 
(i) Tackling challenges related to product performance, production and regulation:
How can collaborations across the value chain and collaborations across differentindustrial sectors help?

(ii) What impact have the two mega trends Circular Economy and digitalisation/Insdustry 4.0 on the design, development, manufacturing and commercialization of formulated products?

Participation in the workshop is free of charge.

15 February 2018. The workshop starts 09:00 (registration and coffee from 08:30) and ends at 15:30.


RISE (former SP), Drottning Kristinas väg 45, Stockholm, Sweden.
500 m from the subway station Tekniska Högskolan. Map

We kindly ask participants to book their own hotel. See info.

Final date for registration
9 February

Register here

Questions about the workshop program and content: 
Contact Lovisa Ringstad, RISE
E-mail: lovisa.ringstad@ri.se
Mobile phone: +46 (0)768 64 60 17

Practical questions regarding registration:
Contact Rose-Marie Larsson, RISE
E-mail: rose-marie.larsson@ri.se
Mobile phone: +46 (0)768 64 60 42

This course is organized by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (formerly SP) within the framework of PERFORM - a competence platform in formulation science.

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RISE Research Institutes of Sweden www.ri.seinfo@ri.se