"Friends of Sorption" Workshop


Mission Statement

What do we need to advance sorption technologies towards more real life products?

What are the most competing technologies and where and how can we be better?

What can we learn from both success stories and failures?

Let’s meet and try to agree on a common understanding and a workplan to turn more sorption ideas into real products.



Monday, July 16, 2018 - Wednesday, July 18, 2018.



CNR research area in Pisa (Tuscany)

Via G. Moruzzi,1, 56124 Pisa, Italy




The CNR research area is located nearby the Pisa city center and approximately 6 km away from the international airport “Galileo Galilei”.

Furthermore, Pisa can be easily reached by train, bus or car.

Detailed information about transportation can be found here: http://www.area.pi.cnr.it/index.php/how-to-reach-us-1



Many Bed & Breakfasts, budget and luxury hotels are available at Pisa. Because July is the high travel season, we recommend to book your accomodation as soon as possible. Among the different opportunities, in the following hotels with special room rates are available.

Just send an eMail directly to the hotel asking for the special CNR rate.

Grand Hotel Duomo ****


eMail: info@grandhotelduomo.it

Hotel Verdi ***


eMail: hotelverdi@sirius.pisa.it

Hotel Royal Victoria ***


eMail: post@royalvictoria.it

Or use the common hotel booking engines (e.g. https://www.hrs.de or https://www.booking.com) to book your hotel room.


Preliminary programm

Monday, July 16th

12:00 Welcome and Introduction

13:00 Buffet lunch

14:30 Individual contributions

20:00 Social dinner in a seafood restaurant on the beach (30 minutes by bus). Please bring your swimsuit and a towel (http://www.bagnomistral.it/index.php)

Tuesday, July 17th

9:00 Group discussions led by a facilitator

13:00 Buffet lunch

14:30 Group discussions continued – results sharing

19:30 Social dinner in the citycenter (http://www.grandhotelduomo.it/)

Wednesday, July 18th

9:00 Open discussions and networking

13:00 Light lunch

14:30 Final recap and closure

16:00 - 21:30 Social tour in the Chianti region with (optional) wine tasting (http://www.fattoriadipetroio.com/it/)


Participation Fee

Participation fee full member (incl. social dinners): 400,00 EUR

Participation fee full member (incl. social dinners and social events): 440,00 EUR

Participation fee accompanying person (incl. social dinners): 100,00 EUR

Participation fee accompanying person (incl. social dinners and social events): 140,00 EUR

[For example, the participation fee for a full member that includes coffee breaks, buffet lunches, social dinners and social events is: 440,00 EUR (22% Italian VAT included)]



 You can now register at:




Please register until July 11, 2018 at the latest.

After your registration, please send a copy of the bank transfer or registration form per eMail to: registrations@fondazione.polimi.it

and also a short email with dietary requirements and if wanted other proposals/questions/remarks to: