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PPI – InnoRenew project partner successfully invests in new laboratory equipment

InnoRenew is a European project with ten consortium partners. The aim of the project is to establish and operate the InnoRenew CoE, a new research institute pursuing cutting-edge scientific research and innovation related to renewable materials and their use.

Each project partner has specific tasks and objectives, intentions for participating and goals they wish to achieve. With European funds from the Horizon 2020 programme and the European Regional Development Fund as well as co-financing from the Republic of Slovenia’s Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the InnoRenew project is, among other things, enabling its research organisation partners to invest in infrastructure and laboratory equipment to upgrade and modernize in order to achieve successful, internationally competitive and sustainable research.

The Pulp and Paper Institute (PPI) is the first of the InnoRenew project partners to have successfully completed its investment, upgrading its research infrastructure with state-of-the-art equipment for the comprehensive study of renewable fibre materials. PPI established a modernized center for the characterization and functionalization of fibre materials, which represents a special research infrastructure of the InnoRenew project and is unique to Slovenia.

The modernized center was officially opened on Tuesday, 4 June 2019. The opening event was attended by the Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Dr Jernej Pikalo, and the Director-General at the Science Directorate, Dr Tomaž Boh.

You can read more about what the minister and other guests shared at the opening ceremony and what the center represents and contributes to Slovenian research in the news article, Posodobljen center za karakterizacijo in funkcionalizacijo vlakninskih materialov, published at the portal Zelena Slovenija.

Colleagues from the University of Primorska prepared a video about the ceremony.


Consortium partners of the InnoRenew project are the University of PrimorskaFraunhofer WKI, the Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, the University of Maribor, the Pulp and Paper InstituteZavod eOblak, the National Institute of Public Health,  the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region and the InnoRenew CoE.