The Executive Committee of the IULTCS is pleased to announce the 2021 grants to be awarded to three young scientists, under the age of 35, for research projects in the categories: Leather Research, Machinery / Equipment and Sustainability.
International Union of Research Commission (IUR)
Statement of IUR mission
The optimum basis for a sustainable leather industry is a high performance leather article and a positive image of the leather making process. The development of a best practice technology, continuous improvement of the leather making process, and development of state-of-the-art eco-friendly chemicals are keys for success. These need to be supported by sound scientific processes and entrepreneurial innovation. It is the aim of the IUR to encourage global research projects and establish technology platforms to meet these requirements.
Dr Michael Meyer
IUR Criteria for Platform Technologies
IUR criteria for platform technologies include Research and Development projects for:
- New chemicals, which are safe in use and harmless to health and environment after application
- New process technologies, which minimize the generation of waste, by-products and pollution of waste water
- New process technologies, which lead to a better carbon footprint of leather (? minimize energy consumption)
- New engineering technologies and applications, which offer reuse or recycling options for generated process waste
- leather articles with a long durability, good biodegradability or new recycling options
IUR Certification Process for Leather R&D Projects - Help for project funding
In early 2010 the IUR released a certification process which would recognize legitimate R&D projects in institutes, companies and universities testifying that the proposed project would:
- Conform to industry approved Research Platforms,
- Meet minimum scientific criteria for integrity of research design,
- Address identified needs of the global leather industry.
It is our belief that certification from a global authenticating body such as the IUR could elevate the importance of a proposed project in an appropriation request or project funding competition, thus assisting the applicant in obtaining necessary project funding by allowing the project to get prioritized above other R&D proposals.
The IUR can ensure applicants that any identified confidential information provided for evaluation will not be disclosed and will be treated with 100% confidentiality if requested.
The intent of this process is to once again promote the use of this available instrument. Application for certification is simple and provides legitimate support from the IULTCS for leather projects.
More detailed process information and the necessary application steps are laid out in the attachments below.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly by email if there are any questions (contact Michael Meyer)
Young Leather Scientist Awards 2021
The 2021 YLSG will have three monetary grants in the following areas: Leather Research, Machinery/ Equipment and Sustainability.
Please submit the applications to Dr Michael Meyer, IUR Chair at Michael Meyer.
IUR Young Leather Scientist Award - Winners
|Year||Nominated||Research Proposal||Final Report|
|YSLG 2020 (Basic Research)||Dr. Megha Mehta||Download|
|YLSG 2020 (Machinery)||Mr. Nilay Ork Efendioglu||Download|
|YLSG 2020 (Environmental/Sustainability)||Dr. Wenkai Zhang||Download|
|YLSG 2019||Ms. Catherine A. Maidment||Download|
|YLSG 2019||Md. Shahruk Nur-A-Tomal||Download|
|YLSG 2018||Mr. Yi Zhang||Download||Download|
|YLSG 2017||Mr. Santiago Ortiz-Monsalve||Download||Download|
|YLSG 2016||Md. Shahruk Nur-A-Tomal||Download||Download|
|YLSG 2015||Dr. Yunhang Zeng||Download||Download|
Information on the approved Research Project Plan
|Date||Scientist||Institution||Country||Title||Email Address||Research Proposal|
|2016||Dr. A. Gnamanani||CSIR-CLRI||India||Leather and leather apparel DNA Barcoding: An approach to develop genetic algorithm based scanner for identification of animal origin||Click here to contact||Secret Review|
|2016||Dr. Sanjeev Gupta||CLRI||India||Nano-Finish Formulations for High Performance Leathers||Click here to contact||Download|
|2015||Dr. Marco Nogarole||Ikem Srl||Italy||GREEN LIFE: GREEN Leather Industry For the Environment||Click here to contact||Download|
Global Leather R&D Organizations
Please click to choose between the Spreadsheet view or the Interactive Map to obtain the information.
We appreciate your help with additions and corrections.
IUR Scientific documents
Database of Leather Congresses and Regional Meetings
We appreciate your collaboration by sending us information of other events with programs.
|SLTC 123rd International Conference||The University of Northampton – UK||Download||Download|
|6th Freiberg Leather Days||Oisterwijk, Netherlands||Download|
|113th ALCA Convention||Pinehurst, USA||Download|
|XXXIV IULTCS Congress||Chennai, India||Download|
|5th Freiberg Leather Days||Freiberg, Germany||Download|
|112th ALCA Convention||Oglebay, USA||Download|
|XXXIV IULTCS Congress||Chennai, India||Download|
|4th Freiberg Leather Days||Freiberg, Germany|
|111th ALCA Convention||Pinehurst, USA||Download|
|XXXIII IULTCS Congress||Novo Hamburgo, Brazil||Download|
|3rd Freiberg Leather Days||Freiberg, Germany|
|110th ALCA Convention||Saratoga Springs, USA||Download|
|2nd Freiberg Leather Days||Freiberg, Germany|
|XXXII IULTCS Congress||Istanbul, Turkey||Download|
|109th ALCA Convention||Pinehurst, USA||Download|