Training and educating young talents to become future experts for the bioeconomy and biotechnology is part of CLIB’s strategy. Thus, CLIB is partner in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks project “ConCO2rde – Training network on the conversion of CO2 by smart autotrophic biorefineries”. The project is not only performing cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on the conversion of CO2 by smart autotrophic biorefineries, but also trains the 11 young scientists during their PhD thesis. The various hard and soft skills trained will make them drivers of the bioeconomy beyond the duration of their PhD studies.
From 13-15 June 2022, the PhD candidates received their first on-site training organised by CLIB and Evonik. The Career Development & CO2 Utilization and Bioprocesses workshop taught skills ranging from scientific writing to career planning and project management. Evonik hosted the group of scientists for one day at their site in Marl (Germany) and provided insights into how industrial processes are planned, managed, and scaled, and offered the PhD candidates the chance to find out how career paths in industry can look like.
After three days of training and two evenings of networking and teambuilding, the PhD candidates travelled back to their various universities across Europe. CLIB wants to thank Evonik for the great collaboration on this workshop.