EPNOE Association

EPNOE (European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence) is a research, education and knowledge transfer network connecting Companies, Academic and Research Institutions working or interested in polysaccharides. It was established owing to the help of the European Commission.

EPNOE's main missions

  • 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.

More informations

General description of EPNOE


EPNOE Current News

-18-22 March 2018: American Chemical Society national meeting. New Orleans (USA). EPNOE was involved in four symposia of the Cellulose and Renewable Materials division.

- 11-13 April 2018: General Assembly and collective preparation  of EC calls, Sophia-Antipolis (France).

- 14-15 May 2018: 3rd International EPNOE Junior Scientists Meeting, Maribor (Slovenia).

-14 June 2018: Common EPNOE-Controlled Release Society meeting, Roma (Italy).

-17-18 September 2018: "Polysaccharides as Sweet Spot for Innovation", Leuven (Belgium). Meeting open to outside-EPNOE members. Report on the workshop.

- 16-17 October 2018: "Towards flame retardant biopolymers and biocomposites: current research strategies, scientific barriers and perspective applications", Alès (France). Report on the workshop.

- 21-25 October 2019: The 6th EPNOE International Conference will take place in Aveiro (Portugal), with the patronage of the American Chemical Society and the Japan Cellulose Society (more infor to come soon).

EPNOE Newsletters

Current and previous EPNOE Newsletter

Free subscription to EPNOE Newsletter

Others documents

List of EPNOE Collective Members

EPNOE Springer Briefs Books

Book of EPNOE research activities : "The European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE). Research initiatives and results", Springer, P. Navard (ed.), Springer-Verlag Wien 2012


How to join EPNOE

Any person, company or academic institution from all over the world working in the field of or being interested in polysaccharides is welcome to join the EPNOE network as a member. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information on membership subscription.

Registration forms:

Individual membership form

Collective membership form (Research Center/Institute)

BIC membership form (Company)