EPNOE - European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence

"Nature produces polysaccharides, EPNOE turns them into materials"

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Welcome to the EPNOE website




EPNOE (European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence) is a research, education and knowledge transfer network connecting:

  • 16 top-ranked universities and research centers in Europe; 
  • any large multinational to small companies focusing on all areas where polysaccharide and polysaccharide-related products are used (presently about 20);
  • any academic and research institution working or interested in polysaccharides.

All companies and academic institutions from all over the world working in the field of or being interested in polysaccharides are welcome to join the EPNOE network as members.

EPNOE's main missions are:

  • to offer a networking platform enabling close interactions between members in order to favour innovation, boost knowledge transfer and organise R&D activities in a totally confidential manner;
  • to organise basic and applied research for the study of fundamental concepts, the testing of new ideas and the development of new products based on or containing polysaccharides;
  • to organise education in polysaccharide science at the level of continuing education for companies and of post-graduate students and post-docs.