Catalysis Connected is a collaboration of four research partners: ARC CBBC, CAPTURE, EFCATS and MCEC. Together we form an international scientific research network.

Catalysis Connected aspires to:

  • build a network, relevant to the European industrial landscape
  • focus on the exchange of knowledge 
  • stimulate the collaboration, especially between young researchers
  • share the research resources between knowledge institutions


In the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC), founded in 2016, the companies AkzoNobel, BASF, Nouryon and Shell and the universities of Eindhoven, Groningen and Utrecht are working with the support of the Dutch government and scientists from other academic institutions on far-reaching research to find solutions to counteract greenhouse gas emissions and create a sustainable society.

CAPTURE  is an interdisciplinary collaboration between several young and dynamic researchers from Ghent University, VITO, the University of Antwerp and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. CAPTURE clusters expertise, infrastructure and stakeholders in thematic pipelines, developing solutions from waste to resource, to final application.

The European Association of Catalysis Societies, an AISBL, is a non-profit organization of 25 National European Catalysis Societies to facilitate, coordinate, and rationalize scientific activities in the field of catalysis on a transnational level. EFCATS and the National Catalysis Societies aim to mutually strengthen all activities on national and transnational levels in all areas of catalysis.

MCEC (Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion) is a consortium in which chemists, physicists, materials scientists and chemical engineers from Utrecht University, University of Twente and Eindhoven University of Technology conduct research in the field of catalysis.