About Re-Source.bio

The aim is a transition to a more circular economy by means of resource recovery from waste streams in the agro-food chain.

ITN ReSource: Looking beyond the current "take, make and dispose” extractive industrial model.

The focus of the ITN-ReSource lies on bioresource recovery from by-products and waste streams in the agro-food value chain. The transition to a more circular economy by means of resource recovery is high on the societal agenda.
Society is looking towards science to provide the necessary solutions that can ensure this transition. Only by building a global association & knowledge sharing model those goals can be achieved.
ITN ReSource, with Ghent University taking the lead and its selected International Partners, have the capacity to deliver on this challenge.

We aim to:

  • Create a context through which researchers can collectively profit from the opportunities created by the network. For that, summer schools and specific sessions at international conferences are organised.
  • Foster a vigorous student exchange program, which allows students from different partners to visit other institutions. For all involved international partners, including a consolidated network with Asian Partners, we have a focus on Joint PhD development and establishment of a cohesive community around these PhDs.
  • Strengthen the relationship with industry and help to provide solutions for everyday problems.
  • Stress the importance of resource recovery in everyday life for the community and for the creation of social wealth.

Further, the network promotes the excellence of UGent institution in the bioresource recovery field, thus contributing to the internationalization strategy of Ghent University in general.