The project is aimed at SMEs with a concrete strategic vision to build new industrial value chains by integrating and supporting groups of SMEs in collaboration with other innovation actors across Europe. She acts as a point of contact for SMEs in the UK, working with them to find partnering organisation in Europe and delivers innovation support services (including sustainability assessment and regulatory landscape overview, market research, techno-economic evaluation and business plan review).
After acquiring her first degree in Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg in France, Lucie received her PhD at the University of York following a MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Clean Technology from the same University. Through her thesis, she gained specific expertise in the field of clean technology, specifically hydrothermal microwave conversion and extraction technology. During her PhD, she became closely involved with the EU COST Action on food waste valorisation for sustainable chemicals, materials and fuels. She worked for the network and developed a growing interest in technologies capable of extracting value from waste lignocellulosic materials.