MULTI-site organic-inorganic HYbrid CATalysts for MULTI-step chemical process


This Research & Development project is funded by EU in the Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by the University of Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”.

Main objectives

Development of new catalysts in application fields of pharmaceutical and intermediate chemistry applications

Features of new developed catalysts:

  • Consists of a new class of hierarchically-porous organic-inorganic hybrid materials
  • First time solvation of limitation of current organo-siliceous solids
  • Multistep asymmetric reactions catalysis
  • Predominantly high conversion rates (>90%) and high selectivity (>80%)

Development steps for each catalyst:

  • Design; Proof of concept (2g of catalyst); Upscale; Industrial Validation
  • Final step in project: pre-pilot reactor for catalyst production (20-50g of catalyst)


Direct benefits

improve flexibility and versatility of obtained catalysts
cost reduction of obtained catalysts


Indirect benefits

Innovation and Advance of Knowledge
Global markets & competitiveness
Environment and resource efficiency

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Latest News

11 December 2018

See our new MULTI2HYCAT roll up banner. It is available to download here.
In September 2018 Almirall participated in round table discussion focussed on partnerships in pharmaceutical industry at the Biospain2018 presenting the MULTI2HYCAT project. You didn't make it there and are interested in partnering? Visit or contact us directly.
MULTI2HYCAT partner PNO Consultants has just registered for the 3rd European Chemistry Partnering. Use the promo-code 3ECP50 and get 50% discount on the early-bird price until November 5th. Let’s meet in Frankfurt (Germany).
We are hiring again! This time University of Southampton is looking for a dynamic and ambitious experimental researcher as a Research Fellow / Postdoc. Don't miss the short deadline (November 30th 2018)! Apply here:
Read our latest open access paper at the “Catalysis Science & Technology” RSC website and view our previous publications in the “public documents” section.
Upcoming Events

26 February 2019, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

The European Chemistry Partnering is a 1-Day Matchmaking Event which connects players from SMEs and large industry with investors and consultancies. Using pitches and individually scheduled partnering discussions it aims to find synergies and develop business for all participants. Get 50% discount on the early-bird price until November 5th with the promo-code 3ECP50.

11 March 2019 - 15 March 2019, Meliá Sitges, Sitges (Spain)

MULTI2HYCAT will be at the 6th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials (ISHHC) from March, 11th to 15th 2019 in Meliá Sitges, Sitges, Spain. More information about the event: We will keep you informed about the presentation title and the speakers in our news section.  
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