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In the fourth event of our latest Virtual Series, we spoke with Henrik Hagemann, CEO and Alex James, Product Development Scientist at Puraffinity – a sustainable materials company pioneering new PFAS removal technologies. We heard about their R&D priorities and the research that they’re looking for from academia.

What’s covered in this event?

  • 00:00 – Introduction to the event from IN-PART
  • 03:43 – Introduction to Puraffinity
  • 06:29 – Puraffinity’s products and markets
  • 11:15 – Technology validation process
  • 14:50 – Puraffinity’s R&D strategy
  • 18:36 – R&D priorities
  • 25:20 – Live Q&A 
  • 40:30 – Closing remarks

 Format: Presentation followed by live Q&A (40-minutes)

As part of our current Global Challenge campaign on water pollution, Puraffinity have shared their interests through this webinar and in a one-page summary (company interests and priorities), with the view to identify new academic partners for collaboration and commercialisation partnerships.

About Puraffinity: Puraffinity is a green technology company incorporated in 2015 focussed on designing smart materials for environmental applications. Cutting-edge material design coupled with creative engineering can provide a new horizon for addressing the global market PFAS treatment requirements.



More Information about IN-PART’s Virtual Series:

Water is fundamental to our industry, economy, and environment, and there there are practically no industries that do not rely on water in their value chain. As such, we need to ensure that industry is not having an adverse effect on the environment by polluting our rivers, lakes, estuaries, and oceans.

During our Virtual Series, which ran alongside our latest Global Challenges campaign, we spoke with external innovation and R&D leads at De Nora, Evoqua, Hach, and Puraffinity. We heard about the roadblocks they face, and the priority research they’re looking for from academia to support their product and R&D pipelines.

Some of the topics covered included:

  • The top priorities and technical challenges for each company
  • What research solutions companies are actively searching for from academia
  • The companies’ preferred approaches to partnering with academic research and expertise

Who should attend?

  • Technology transfer, research commercialisation and industry engagement teams 
  • Academic researchers
  • Industry R&D and open/external innovation teams



IN-PART Global Challenges are run in partnership with:


ASTP are Europe’s premier association of knowledge transfer professionals whose work aims to improve the quality of impact that public research has on the economy and society. Learn more.

PraxisAuril is a world-leading professional association for knowledge exchange practitioners, whose network includes 5000+ KE professionals. Learn more.



About IN-PART:

We believe brilliant connections can solve real-world problems. We match research pioneers from academia with decision-makers in industry sectors striving for a greater positive impact.

Our goal is to enable connections from around the world to match academic research with industry on a level playing field. Through our intelligent, matchmaking platform we showcase leading university innovations and connect academics with an international community of decision-makers in industry, creating meaningful dialogue and partnership.

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250+ universities and research institutes around the world currently showcase their research and innovation on IN-PART to find new collaboration partners in industry. R&D teams get free access to the platform (create an account here). There are no hidden costs and we don’t claim downstream success fees.

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Through Discover, corporate R&D teams can leverage our extended academic network, which reaches multiple teams across 2,400+ universities and research institutes worldwide. In response to a specific research requirement or challenge, Discover enables R&D teams to identify new opportunities for commercialisation or to solicit proposals for new research.

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