Promoting exchanges and collaboration
with Côte d’Ivoire

Monday, September 16th, from 2 to 5pm
at the IEM, Montpellier

As part of the MUSE Explore#2 Program, the IEM and the UNESCO SIMEV Chair received Professor Kouassi Benjamin YAO from the Institut National Polytechnique Felix Houphouët-Boigny, Yamoussoukro (Côte d’Ivoire).

The chemistry and AEB clusters from MUSE took the opportunity to organize a meeting at the IEM on the theme:

Sustainable management of water resources and waste recovery

The event brought together about twenty participants, representatives of the scientific community as well as the network of entrepreneurs (AquaValley French Water Cluster).

Towards more collaborations with INP-HB

The ENSCM and INP-HB signed in Yamoussoukro on June 21, 2014 a framework agreement for scientific and technological cooperation in the field of chemistry, renewed in March 2018. The institute also collaborates with other MUSE institutions in the frame of research projects (ex: Projet Erasmus+ MAREMA).

The visit of Prof. YAO in Montpellier enables to expand partnerships with INP-HB, particularly in the areas of environment and energy.

Professor YAO is:

  • Head of the INP-HB Laboratory “Synthesis, Industrial Processes, Environment and Renewable Energies”
  • Director of the INP-HB doctoral school
  • Coordinator of the African Center of Excellence VALOPRO: Valorization of waste in products with high added value.

Welcomed from 8 to 20 September 2019 as part of the MUSE International Mobility Program Explore#2, Prof. YAO was able to visit the Montpellier research laboratories in connection with its expertise and met potential new collaborators.

1st meeting co-organized by the chemistry and AEB clusters from the University of Montpellier

Organized in conjunction with the visit of Prof. YAO, this meeting was driven by the desire to strengthen links within the MUSE scientific community.

The theme “Sustainable management of water resources and waste recovery” is part of the three major intertwined challenges : Feed, Protect, Care.

With the support of the UNESCO SIMEV Chair, Philippe MIELE (IEM, Chemistry Cluster) and Daniel BARTHELEMY (CIRAD, Agriculture-Environment-Biodiversity Cluster) therefore invited MUSE members to share their work: