RECOPHARMA, chosen to participate in the 2020 edition of Science is Wonderful

Science Is Wonderful

The project, coordinated by the UAB, aims to improve recovering medicines from wastewater and has been chosen to participate in the online edition of Science is Wonderful, from 22 to 24 September, as part of the EU Research and Innovation Days.


The 2020 edition of Science is Wonderful, a dissemination and research transfer fair on European projects, this year will be held online from 22 to 24 September and will include the participation of the RECOPHARMA project.

Coordinated by UAB Professor in Analytical Chemistry Manuel Valiente, the European project RECOPHARMA (Elimination and recovery of persistent pharmaceutical contaminants in wastewater through selective reactive processes) aims to develop an effective treatment capable of recovering recalcitrant cytostatic drugs (CDs) from the wastewaters of pharmaceutical industries or hospitals.

Science is Wonderful Online Fair

The projects was one of the 40 finalists from a total of 229 participants chosen to present interactive and innovative online activities during the Science is Wonderful event, which will highlight some of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions as well as other research and innovation projects funded by the EU with the objective of tackling the Covid-19 crisis and its derivate effects.

The online fair will form part of the EU Research and Innovation Days, the annual event held by the European Commission with the aim of establishing common objectives among administrative authorities, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens by debating and shaping the future of research and innovation in Europe.

Exchange Programme

To achieve its objectives, the RECOPHARMA project has designed an exchange action for research and innovation personnel to foster intersectorial mobility among the 8 participating institutions in Europe and Cuba: the UAB; the Lund University, Sweden; the University of Pau i Pays de l'Adour, France; the University of Udine, Italy; the firm AERIS Tecnologías Ambientales SL, Spain; the firm Europe For Business (EFB), United Kingdom; the University of Havana, Cuba; and the Drug Research and Development Centre, Cuba. Starting in January 2018 and throughout the 48 months of duration of the project, members of these institutions will be able to take part in a total of 107 exchanges.



This information is related to the following SDG

  • Good health and well-being
  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Partnerships for the goals
  • Clean water and sanitation

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