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After the kick-off last September, we are happy to communicate the date of the new event of FLOWER project The first conference will be organised by INRA – Nantes and held April, 25th 2019 in Nantes (Westotel). FLOWER got associated with GDR SYMBIOSE (INRA) to organise a Common Day More information with practical details and call for abstracts will be communicated in January. Save the date in pdf version here

The highlights of November were several working meetings between FLOWER partners: meetings and conference calls were scheduled between academics and industrial partners to launch the technical and scientific activities. The first steps were dedicated to the specifications of the new reinforcements and the quality and choice of varieties of the flax fibres necessary for the semi-products. After INRA’s PhD students in October, the partner University of South Brittany welcomed at the beginning o the month the 2 new PhD students who will be working on the scientific subjects and issues of FLOWER. A warm welcome to Maxime Gautreau (INRA), Emmanuelle Richely (INRA), Delphin Pantaloni (UBS) et Alessia Melelli (UBS) in FLOWER team ! The University of Portsmouth is currently recruiting as well, expected for beginning of 2019 : Click here to find the job description and apply for the job !   The other key event of the month was…

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FLOWER Partners had the opportunity to meet several times during October: October, 3rd : Partner University of South Brittany went to INRA, Nantes for two meetings. The morning was dedicated to the organisation of the next conference scheduled for april 2019 in Nantes. The afternoon, they discuss about the first actions to implement for the thesis of Maxime Gautreau, co-supervised by Johnny Beaugrand and Fabienne Guillon from INRA and Alain Bourmaud from UBS.  (→ More information abouth the thesis).   October, 16th: Partners UBS, INRA, Depestele and Kaïros met in Concarneau (Kaïros) to define the specifications of the reinforcement developed by Depestele that will be integrated in the foiler sailboat. It was also the opportunity for Emmanuelle Richely, Maxime Gautreau (new PhD students in INRA) and Davy Duriatti (Depestele) to visit Kairos premises.   Two days later, on October 18th, all the FLOWER partners gathered together in Paris to attend the…

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Kick-off FLOWER – Lorient – 20/21 September 2018   After being completely approved by the cross-border cooperation Programme  Interreg France (Channel) England, the official launch event of FLOWER[1] project took place on Thursday,  September 20th in the University of South Brittany, Lorient. This day was the occasion to gather more than 60 participants, directly or indirectly concerned by the project developments.  In the morning, the 8 FLOWER’s partners[2] their respective companies or laboratories and their objectives in the project. In the afternoon, different guest speakers addressed several issues related to the project, from technical and scientific aspects on the interest of flax fibres in composites materials to the presentation of collaborative projects on biocomposites.You can find below the programme of this day.     The following day, FLOWER’s partners met in the Research Centre for an internal working session: administrative issues, PhD students presentations, discussions and implementation of the work…

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