This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676070


Post date: 27/08/2019 - 12:06

Fellows from SuPER-W network will be attending International water association's resource recovery conference in Venice (IWARR2019) Sep 8th to 12th. On Sunday 8th, SuPER-W holds the preconference workshop "SuPER-W: Resource Recovery from wastewater: emerging technologies & concepts". See flyer here.


Post date: 22/08/2019 - 15:50

From July 04th to 19th, the seventh network training event of SuPER-W took place in Gent, Belgium. The main agenda of the training included evaluating the research progress of the ESRs research and improving their complementary skills.  Prof. Gijs Du Laing, the coordinator of SuPER-W project from Gent university, hosted this successful two-week event.  

Post date: 22/08/2019 - 10:29

Capture research center, of which several Super-W fellows are a member, is now a finalist in the REGIOSTARS award 2019. CAPTURE is an interdisciplinary collaboration between several young and dynamic professors from 3 different faculties from Ghent University. CAPTURE proposes an integrated approach based on three pillars:

Clustering of expertise, infrastructure and stakeholders in thematic pipelines, developing solutions from waste to resource, to final application

Post date: 14/08/2019 - 17:28

On the 22nd and 23rd of October 2019 the first CAPTURE conference will take place in Ghent. With this two day conference we are aiming to explore and discuss opportunities and strengths that CAPTURE can offer towards a more sustainable and circular economy. The CAPTURE projects converge in three pipelines, named ‘CO2 to product’, ‘water ‘fit for use’’ and ‘plastics to resource’.

Project facts

Project (read more)

The project has started on March 1st, 2016 and will run over a period of four years. The programme offers early-stage researchers (ESRs) the opportunity to join established research teams, improve their research skills, and enhance their career prospects.

Network (read more)

Our network comprises 5 academic partner institutions and 12 non-academic partners from different European countries, including industrial partners involved in technology development, SMEs focused on consultancy/engineering, a service provider, a government agency, and professional network organisations.

Training Programme (read more)

It combines local expert training at each academic and non-academic partner organisation, a network-wide secondment scheme, internships and an intense series of network-wide training sessions, workshops and seminars.

All fellowships are granted. No more subscriptions allowed.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:00 to Friday, February 2, 2018 - 15:00

This workshop will take place at TU Delft. View programme here


On 22 November 2017, CAPTURE (the Centre for Advanced Process Technology for Urban REsource recovery) is set to launch the CAPTURE Accelerator. This is an initiative of the CAPTURE platform, a partnership between professors from various faculties of Ghent University (UGent) and Flemish and international partners, both public and private. Anyone who is active in resource recovery can now join the research platform.

On this occasion, CAPTURE is not only presenting its Accelerator. A declaration of intent will also be signed between UGent and VITO, a leading European independent research and technology organisation in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, to work together in the framework of CAPTURE. The partners consider plastic, wastewater and CO2 not as waste products but rather as resources, and CAPTURE aims to contribute to the marketing of new developments in this field. The goal is for the CAPTURE Accelerator to boost the collaboration between industry, knowledge institutions and policymakers with a view to turning Flanders into a world player in resource recovery.

In a nutshell, CAPTURE aims to:

  • Build a Flanders-wide network with strong international branches gathering outstanding expertise on resource recovery.
  • Erect a building to give stakeholders with complementary knowledge access to top-notch infrastructure on the one hand, and, on the other, to provide the necessary space to showcase integral solutions for resource recovery.
  • Act as a one-stop-shop in Flanders for both companies and government bodies.
  • Support companies, particularly start-ups, that aim to grow in the field of resource recovery, through expertise, access to top-of-the-range R&D and upscaling of infrastructure, assistance and flexible accommodation.
  • Create business platforms enabling close interaction with the industrial stakeholders.
  • Set up an advisory board consisting of key entrepreneurs and policymakers.

7,000 m2 of opportunities

As a result, CAPTURE will be supported by an existing network of players specialised in resource recovery, in collaboration with some of the largest companies in and around Ghent and Flanders. This new financing allows it to integrate its activities, make them more efficient and further develop them in the 7,000-m2 meeting and incubation centre. This aim is for this building to quickly pass on knowledge, allowing it to be put into practice. The CAPTURE Accelerator building is scheduled to open its doors in August 2018 at the Eiland science park in Zwijnaarde, on the outskirts of Ghent.

The building will include an enormous technology hall, demo infrastructure, joint laboratories and workshops. Part of the building will be owned by the Incubation and Innovation Centre of Ghent University (IIC UGent), which has years of experience in providing assistance and accommodation to spin-offs.

Regional and European support

Apart from investments by Ghent University and IIC UGent, CAPTURE can rely on support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Flemish government and the Province of East Flanders. The project calls for a total investment of 15 million euro (1.5 M from UGent, 4.8M from the ERDF, 3.9M from the Flemish government and 500k from the Province of East Flanders).

This project will give research into resource recovery a boost in an infrastructure like no other on the international scene. Companies specialising in environmental issues, SMEs and industrial groups will also have access to the space they need to develop new activities in the field of resource recovery.


IIC UGent: Eric Boodts,, +32 9 241 56 11

Professors for each pipeline

Province of East Flanders: Martine Verhoeve, representative for European collaboration, 09 267 81 59,

CAPTURE website:
General e-mail address:


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Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:00 to Friday, October 27, 2017 - 17:00

This workshop will take place Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) (Barcelona, Spain). View the draft programme here.

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 11:00 to Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 17:00

This workshop will take place at RWTH Aachen University. Review the programme here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (All day) to Friday, November 11, 2016 (All day)

At the campus of TUDelft different workshops will be organised from 8 till 11 November 2016:

Workshop on global environment issues, the role and market potential of resource recovery technologies

Experts of the industry will together with academics elaborate on different aspects of resource recovery, as well technologies as market potential.

Workshop on career management, modern communication and networking skills

Training on existing communication tools with hands-on exercises provided by “pinpoint solutions

Monday, November 7, 2016 (All day)

The SuPER –W researchers and partners will for the first time get to know each other in person  on 7 November in Delft (Netherlands).

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 (All day) to Friday, July 1, 2016 (All day)

More than 800 application files for the 15 topics were received. Top 3-5 of each topic was invited for an interview. And final selection resulted in a list of 15 ESR from diverse nationalities (Belgium, China, Ecuador, Colombia, The Philippines, Iran, Belarus, Ethiopia, Austria, Brazil and Germany) which will shortly join the project.

Staff members of the partner institutes gathered to get acquainted with administrative procedures and to agree upon different procedures.


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