Dr. Søren Bøwadt is senior Programme Officer working for the European Commissions Research Directorate in Brussels. His main educational background in organic synthetic and analytical chemistry has been obtained from the University of Odense, Denmark. After Ph.D. studies at the European Joint Research Centre in Ispra in Italy, he spend a total of 3 years in the United States, working first at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, and secondly as Product Specialist at LECO Corporation in St. Joseph, Michigan. He moved on to a position as Principal Chemist at the Water Quality Institute in Hørsholm (Denmark) before joining the Measurement and Testing unit of the European Commissions Research Directorate as a Scientific Officer at the end of 1999. Since July 2003, he has been working for the Directorate for Industrial Technology in DG Research, where he is responsible for research within industrial chemistry and in particular the SPIRE public private partnership.
Søren Bøwadt has been responsible for over 100 scientific projects within DG Research in various areas of natural science and has over the years published more than 50 papers in various areas of chemistry related research.
The presentation will focus on Innovation and Key Enabling Technologies and how this is implemented in Horizon 2020 within the programme for Leadership in Enabling and Industrial technologies (LEIT). Special emphasis will be placed on the Public Private Partnership for Sustainable Process Industry (SPIRE) and its importance for the Circular Economy.