Project coordinator


Project coordination will be the responsibility of Dr. Josep Castells, the Legal representative of IUCT The main management activities carried out by the Coordinator are the:

  • Organisation of Executive Board (EB) meetings and General Assembly (GA) meetings;
  • Review and assessment of project deliverables and achievements against objectives using objectively verifiable project indicators and primary project milestones. These reviews will be carried out in three steps:

1. Delivery of consolidated work package specific reports by the Work Package Leaders to the Coordinator (WP reports are a consolidated review of deliverables and achievements against verifiable project indicators at work package level);

2. Review and assessment by the Coordinator;

3. Presentation of results from the review and assessment to the EB for approval;

  •  Management of all contacts with the EC; Distribution of EC-funds to beneficiaries;
  •  Review of the usage of financial resources by each beneficiaries according to person months and financial budgets allocated to different beneficiaries for specific work packages;
  •  Preparation of consolidated periodic and final technical and financial reports for the EC;

The main responsibilities of the Coordinator are the:

  • Preparation and timely submission to the EC of consolidated technical and financial reports (as specified in the Grant Agreement);
  • Organization of the annual GA meeting and EB meetings;
  • Administration and preparation of minutes and provision of the chairperson of the GA and the EB and follow up of its decisions;
  • Transmission of any documents and information connected with the project between the concerned beneficiaries;


The GRAIL project structure is based on a group of 15 complementary partners. 5 of those partners, including the coordinator are SMEs, 8 important RTOs and three universities, including the prestigious group of Dr Gonzalo Ruiz Filippi of the Polytechnic University of Valparaiso in Chile, an ICPC country and one large industrial institution. All partners share a common business strategy. They will participate actively in the project management and decision making structure to ensure that the involved industrial sectors are the main beneficiaries of the project’s results. SME pays an important role in the project having 5/15 partners being SMEs and many of them playing an important role as WP leader such as the case of BNZ in WP 4, VERTECH in WP 6 along with the project coordinator which is the leader of WP8. Also the industrial development of the project is ensuring with the lidership of PI in WP 5, the Demonstration WP.

The project’s success will be mainly based on the strong interaction and partnership of industry and research organisations which are skilled in complementary fields. The participation of End-Users inside the consortium will guarantee a high impact in the wide dissemination and exploitation of the project results at national and EU level.

The interdisciplinary and intersectorial approach, a necessary requirement for the implementation of the project, supports and enforces the entire value added chain from basic research, through applied research to industrial applications as well as training, dissemination and exploitation activities.


Consorzio In.Bio-Consorzio per l’Innovazione e la Bioeconomica

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The general goal of the Consortium is to support start-up and spin-off companies aimed at the development, promotion and transfer of RTD&D results achieved in Research Centres, Universities or high tech enterprises dealing especially with biotechnologies and related applications.  (Italy) Read more…


Dr. Josep Castells:Maquetaci—n 1IUCT is a high-tech company for industrial technological innovation aimed at developing, implementing and promoting new technologies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and environmental fields. (Spain) Read more…


Organization STUBA is a multidisciplinary facility with microbiology, biochemistry and bioengineering developing methods of microbial biomass production technology and environmental biotechnology.  (Slovakia) Read more..

 Vertech Group SAS

2293_logo-2016_bigThe    Vertech    Group    was    founded    specifically    to    help    small    and    medium    sized    businesses    to    make    improvements through    the    adoption    of    more    efficient    use    of    resources,    environmentally    friendly    working    practices    and    the    use of    cleaner    and    more    sustainable    technologies. (FRANCE) Read more..


LOGO_MEGARA_RESINS_CMYKMegara is a diversified manufacturer and supplier of raw materials for industrial and architectural coatings as well as rosin based and other synthetic resins for the paint, adhesive, paper and construction industry. For over 40 years, Megara has been a pioneer in creating innovative technologies to help coatings formulators meet their customers’ most demanding applications. (Greece) Read more…



SME Biozoon GmbH was established in 2001 and currently employs 23 persons. Biozoon is located in Bremerhaven at the centre of the north-German food industry. Its main activity is the development and production of innovative food products and ingredients ; here biozoon is market leader in the field of processed texturizers for gastronomy, catering, canteen kitchen as well as for private consumers. (Germany)Read more…



ENEA is a public Agency targeted to research, innovation technology and advanced services in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable economic development. Its activities are devoted to: basic, missionoriented and industrial research; exploiting experimental facilities, specialized laboratories. (Italy) Read more…



The Centre for innovative process engineering (CENTIV) is a multi-disciplinary research organization with the objective to support the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through technological innovations. Centiv develops and markets innovative processes and products with and for the industry. (Germany)Read more…


logo_DFBZ_rgbDBFZs mission is to support the efficient integration of biomass as a valuable resource for sustainable energy supply. The development of new processes, methods and concepts takes place in close cooperation with business partners and research facilities. In this way, research networks between industry and science are also initiated and promoted. (Germany)Read more…


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The University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven was founded in 1975. With more than 3,000 students and 250 employees it is the largest institution for applied research in Bremerhaven. The Laboratory of Food Chemistry is part of the bachelor curriculum Food Technology/ Food Economy, representing the degree course with the most students at the University. (Germany) Read more…


 logo PUCVSince its foundation in 1928, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso has established itself as one of the most prestigious institutions of the Chilean higher educational system. Its alumni body is characterized by the institutional seal: excellent academic and professional education, solid human values and strong commitment to public service. (Chile)Read more…

Processi Innovativi SRL

logo PIProcessi Innovativi (PI) is a company owned by KT Kinetics Technology S.p.A., sister company of the Parent Maire Tecnimont Group. PI is a general process engineering contractor with high expertise in chemical, petrochemical and refining industries. (Italy) Read more…


SINTEF_hovedlogo_blaaSINTEF is a multidisciplinary research organisation that finds intelligent, profitable solutions for the public and private sector based on research and development in technology, the natural sciences, medicine and the social sciences. (Norway) Read more…



Queen’s University Belfast is a public UK university and a member of the Russell Group of leading research intensive universities. In the UK research assessment exercise QUB was recognised as internationally leading in catalysis and materials research. (United Kingdom) Read more…

The Technical University of Denmark, DTU

 dtuThe Technical University of Denmark, DTU,, is one of the oldest Universities in Denmark, first inaugurated in 1829 as “College of Advanced Technology”, subsequently changing its name to Danish Technical College in 1933 and finally becoming the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 1994. Just after the turn of the last century, DTU achieved an international level of excellence and nowadays is ranked 20 and 74 in Europe and worldwide, respectively (The World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology). (Denmark) Read more…


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