On September 26, the industry-kick-off event called “CO2Refinery: CO2 wirtschaftlich wiederverwerten” took place at TutheSky. Many business representatives attended this event on the highest floor of the Plus-Energy-Office building with a fantastic view over Vienna to get first impressions of the doctoral college. The event was sponsored by “Wirtschaftskammer Wien” and moderated by Marie-Kathleen Jimenez-Mühlbacher (Förderberatung und Wirtschaftskooperationen).
Michael Harasek, the head of CO2Refinery, started the event with a brief introduction and overview. The first part afterwards consisted of lightning pitches of the individual PhD projects with a short Q&A session. For the second part, posters had been prepared and the interested audience could engage in discussions with the ESRs (early stage researchers).