Energy harvesting and photocatalysis, University of Szeged
The goal is to increase the yield of photochemical energy conversion by a multidisciplinary approach, assuring conditions for later product-oriented developments.
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1. Reforms for a knowledge-based economy are at the heart of the EU’s Lisbon Agenda. While Hungary has a tradition of academic research, the country intends to improve its innovation profile through the further development of key technologies. Among these are technology industries in the fields that are also the focus of the Swiss Contribution Call for Proposals for R&D: life sciences and biotechnology, medical technology, material science and nanotechnology, environmental technology and technology of energy-saving and renewed alternative energy resources. The Swiss Contribution offers an opportunity for Swiss and Hungarian research institutions to cooperate and build partnerships for mutual benefit.
2. In order to meet increased energy consumption worldwide, the production of solar energy is key. One way is to develop new technologies to increase the yield of photochemical energy conversion.
Hungarian registration number: SH 7/2/20
The proposed research aims at increasing the yield of the energy of light into chemical energy, assuring conditions for later product-oriented developments.
The project will produce carbon nanotubes and modified composite materials for further applications. They will be characterized in detail and the materials will be utilised for binding biologically active proteins, whose photochemical activity will be increased.
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Project number: 7F-07105.01