Research Coordination Objectives

Research coordination activities will be promoted in order to achieve the following major objectives:

01 - Promote

Promoting the cooperation between academy and industry: receiving information from industry about their needs and provide the scientific research results to the green applications in the main four areas: (I) raw materials; (II) clean solvents; (III) energy; (IV) production of minimal amounts of waste in appropriate forms.

02 - Assess

Assess opportunities for the improvement of industrial processes through the implementation of more efficient and sustainable processes, particularly in the case of food and cosmetic industries.

03 - Determine

To determine the causes of failure of implementation of GREENERING processes from the industrial point of view, through the involvement of the stakeholders.

04 - Propose

Propose multidisciplinary guidelines for the evaluation and validation of new and existing processes and their translation/scale-up to the industry.

05 - Provide

Provide training to young researchers focusing on a translational approach of green technologies to the market, through a series of entrepreneurial activities.

06 - Facilitate

Facilitate the access to equipment and infrastructures available within the consortium, promoting staff and research exchange and knowledge sharing.

07 - Evaluate

Evaluate and propose new lines of research and development and technological innovation in the green technology field by publication of Guidelines and training.

Capacity-building Objectives

The GREENERING COST Action will bring together experts in complementary fields of science, from Academia, Companies and Private non-profit institutions. The Action is committed to promoting inclusiveness and supporting promising researchers from less research-intensive countries across Europe. The proposed Action will enhance links and coordination between international and nationally funded research programs in fundamental and applied research, bridging the still existing gap between academia and industry.

The participants will share their different know-hows. The interaction between researchers will exploit the networking opportunities offered by the COST scheme (Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM), Working Group meetings and Action Workshops) in order to achieve the Actions tasks. In short, the capacity-building objectives of the proposed Action is expressed by:


To consolidate a multidisciplinary network actively involved in green technologies and sustainable development to facilitate scientific knowledge exchange through Conferences, workshops, training schools, scientific papers, and guidelines.


Promoting a Gender balance: encouraging the participation of young female researchers in the Action initiatives and giving special attention to the presence of the Senior female researchers in the management structure.


Promoting the interaction of European researchers: fostering intra- and interorganizational cooperation among partners and stakeholders.


Training young researchers in this field of research: promoting the integration of the young researchers in all Action initiatives, as participants and organizers, ensuring the continuity of the European green technologies community, and foster their application on industry in several domains.


Fostering knowledge transfer between academia and industry, suggesting and promoting changes at the industrial level towards the adoption of GREENERING processes, namely through the network close contacts with food and cosmetic industries.


Promoting inclusiveness in the Action: integrating of researchers from less research intensive countries in the Action.

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. COST Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

Action Details

  • MoU - 041/19
  • CSO Approval date - 04/06/2019
  • Start of Action - 14/10/2019
  • End of action- 13/04/2024
    Former end of action - 13/10/2023