D-CARBONIZE brings together leading higher education institutions, research centres and companies to form an innovation community able to offer excellent research and training both in R&D and entrepreneurship.

All DCs will be prepared to opt for positions in both industry and academy, according to the Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training.

The primary training goals (TGs) within the network are



To enable DCs to acquire advanced research skills on sustainable chemistry development within a network combining an interdisciplinary, international and intersectoral environment.



To provide a solid training in transferable skills that will include IPR, patenting, project management, technology transfer and exploitation and entrepreneurial skills, with strong awareness in the valorisation of developed technologies.


To train DCs in best practice in research through their involvement in the experiment planning and implementation, as well as an active participation to the organization of D-CARBONIZE networking training activities.


To provide DCs with complementary research training through academic and non-academic secondments, exposing them to intersectoral mobility, which will boost their employability opportunities.


To promote DCs participation in dissemination, exploitation and communication activities, learning to promote results with business potential and engage discussions with researchers to stimulate new collaborations.


To establish a personalized training program ending in an internationally recognized double doctorate degree combining an individual innovative, multidisciplinary and collaborative research project, local training opportunities and network-wide activities agreed with the DC in the personal Career Development Plan (CDP) based on initial self-assessment, in order to maximize their careers in the global race for talent.

These training goals will be achieved by the participation of the DCs both in local and network-wide training and their involvement in relevant secondments in different institutions within the consortium.

Local Training (LT)

A selection of the existing training programmes at the host institutions to cover the scientific needs of each DC. Each DC will be enrolled in the two PhD programmes of the two universities awarding the double title degrees, attending the regular courses and workshops offered. All DCs will have at least one secondment in a non-academic partner; therefore, all DCs will be exposed to training activities in both academic and industrial sectors


Doctoral Courses, group meetings and seminars


LT2 Tutoring

Receiving Technical skills & Giving (mentoring undergraduate and master students)


Career Development Plan



Transfer of knowledge activities



Research and transferable skills training

Network-wide Training

Activities addressing wider, cross-disciplinary and intersectoral issues, such as exposure to the industrial sector, aimed at educating the fellows with a broader and more tailored skills-shared development program (EU and international, open public)