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
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated postgraduate applicant starting in January 2019 to support our project under joint supervision of Prof. Robert Raja and Dr. Ramon Rios Torres at the University of Southampton (UK). View the advert for details and apply online.
Due to unplanned events, the 5th Project Meeting will be rescheduled and takes place 4 days earlier than initially planned. The new date is: December 13th to 14th. The Location remains unchanged and will be Dresden (Germany).
We have just published a short visual article about the 1st MULTI2HYCAT Summer School in Valencia this year. Check it out in the Public Documents Section and on Facebook
The next MULTI2HYCAT project meeting will be held in Dresden (Germany) from December 17th to 18th. The partners also invite the Advisory Board members to participate.
We recently published an online-version of our MULTI2HYCAT Stakeholder Survey. Take 10 min and tell us your opinion about our project approach and the future of chemical industry! Will you click? Do you prefer a personal discussion to elicit synergies for research and business development? Contact
Upcoming Events

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.  
MULTI2HYCAT Consortium