The forward-thinking Greek industry made an impression in Brussels yesterday, during this year’s SusChem Brokerage Event. Among some 150+ delegates and six National Technical Platforms, SusChem Greece pitched eleven Greek enterprises, by far more than anyone else, who had either participated in the SusChem Greece Brokerage Event in Athens on 15th October or had expressed their will to be promoted by SusChem Greece. The enterprises were each presented briefly, along with their Sustainable Chemistry interest and potential Horizon2020 calls they could participate in, aiming at attracting interest from project promoters, like-minded enterprises from other Member-States and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs). Some ten leads have been reaped and a lot of goodwill on behalf of the organisers in CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council. SusChem Greece’s presentation was complemented by a presentation of Athena, the Athens-based ICT research institute, on the usefulness of big data capabilities in the chemical industry.
As expected, themes that dominated the day were Advanced Materials including CO2 valorisation, Advanced Processing including ICT-enabled Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy including Industrial Symbiosis. The European Commission delegates gave a rundown on Horizon2020 calls for 2019 and 2020 in these and related themes and a whole host of startups lit the event with superb sustainable chemistry solutions, which may also present good business opportunities for the Greek industry.
The Greek team was made up of Professor Kokossis (NTUA), Dr. Stelios Bikos (NTUA) and Dr. Theodore Dalamagas (Athena). SusChem Greece looks forward to its membership exploiting the results of its presence in the event, with successful participation in Horizon2020 calls to come.