Network Affiliates

SCOT Network Members have the opportunity to participate in events and engage in the project more actively. For example, through access in draft policy documents and participation in policy discussions which will give SCOT Network partners a chance to shape proposals through their insights and contributions. In addition, SCOT partners will  enjoy ample visibility throughout the project’s networking and communication activities. If you would like your organization to become a partner of the SCOT Network, or would like to know more about the Network, please send us an email via

These are the SCOT Network Affiliates:

FISCH is an innovation hub that identifies, stimulates and catalyses innovations for the transition towards sustainable chemistry in Flanders by supporting companies with the initiation and setup of innovative projects aiming at the realization of new value chains based on the application of sustainability principles. FISCH supports project setup through open collaboration between companies, governments and research institutions, encourage partnerships and knowledge clustering.

NEPIC was created by leaders from the Process Industry to provide the mechanism for intimate collaboration, business growth and attracting investment. NEPIC provides the mechanism enabling a compelling value proposition to be developed for investors. Additionally, the cluster provides industry leadership on strategic priorities and develops initiatives to aid businesses to compete in the global market place.

CIRCE is a research centre founded in 1993 with the support of the University of Zaragoza, the Regional Government of Aragón and Endesa, to create and develop innovative solutions and scientific/technical knowledge and to transfer them to the business sector in the field of energy.
CIRCE’s Emissions Reduction in Thermal Systems Department develops, characterises and validates technological solutions aiming to reduce and/or capture CO2 emissions in combustion systems from industries with intensive use of energy, thus obtaining isolated CO2 for transportation, storage and use. The department started its activities in 2004 and has now 12 researchers (9 of which PhDs) working in the following relevant lines: emission reduction systems for industry (CO2, NOx, Sox); CO2 capture: design of equipment, components analysis and demonstration activities in lab; CO2 utilization/ Power to Gas (PtG).

ICIQ is a centre of excellence, an internationally recognised leading institution in the field of chemistry committed with performing research at the frontiers of knowledge. Our mission is to lead, from the vantage point of molecular science, cross-strategies for solving major social and economic challenges, thereby contributing to the establishment of a knowledge-based economy and improving citizens’ quality of life. We conduct top quality research on three main areas: Catalysis, Renewable Energies and Mitigating Climate Change.

The European Cluster on Catalysis, created in 2015, gathers together EU-founded projects in the field of catalysis, organizations and institutions as well as industrial and other relevant stakeholders in catalysis at EU level. The Cluster will be an open platform organised by the European Commission (RTD/ Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Unit), by the Project Technical Advisor (PTA) Dr. Silvia Gross and by Prof. Gabriele Centi as Scientific Advisor.
To cope with the challenging issue of promoting a sustainable and competitive catalysis-supported economy, the Cluster has as ambitious primary goals to foster :
·    coordinated, effective and rational approach to the Grand Challenges in catalysis
·    synergy among stakeholders, research, academia, industry, initiatives at EU level
·    integrated approach at EU level, this latter particularly important for areas of crosscutting activity linking key enabling technologies to their application in addressing societal challenges (e.g. Competitive low-carbon energy)

The Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) conducts leading fundamental research in the fields of fusion energy and solar fuels, in close partnership with academia and industry. To successfully transfer fundamental insights to society at large, they are actively building an energy science society through the formation of multidisciplinary networks. DIFFER was started in 2012 as the focal energy research activity of the Dutch organisation for scientific research NWO and of its physics branch FOM, the foundation for fundamental research on matter. The institute expanded the previous FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen into a multidisciplinary national home for basic energy research. The DIFFER theme solar fuels encompasses the storage and conversion of sustainable energy by means of direct (artificial leafs) and indirect (Power-to-X) technology routes. In essence their research focusses on new materials and (plasma) processes to utilise water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen to make CO2-neutral fuels and chemicals.

VITO is a European independent research/consultancy center in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the grand societal challenges of tomorrow: climate change, food security, sustainable energy supply, the ageing population and scarcity of resources. One of VITO’s core research programs focuses on the creation of new value chains from CO2. In the past years extensive research has been performed in the biotechnological area, with a focus on fermentative production of biopolymers as well as bioelectrosynthesis of platform chemicals. Test work encompassed the use of both synthetic gases and real offgas streams. Moreover, experimental work was complemented with and supported by model-based approaches. More recently, exploratory work on novel CO2 capture and electrochemical CO2 conversion concepts has been initiated. It is VITO’s ambition to bring one value chain to demonstration by 2021.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 319995

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