SusChem Stakeholder Event 2018

July 2, 2018

On 20th June 2018, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) started the collaborative process to build a new Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA), in light of Horizon Europe.

Defining priorities
One of the main aims of the event was to start the consultation process to build the new SusChem SIRA. Two parallel breakout sessions covering advanced materials and advanced process technologies debated priorities and looked to identify knowledge gaps. Digital technologies were also considered an enabler for creating better processes and materials.

The SusChem innovation ecosystem was also boosted by the addition of three new national technology platforms (Bulgaria, Finland and Sweden) and the day was completed with a lively and provocative panel discussion on how to leverage the strength of the innovation ecosystem to boost research and innovation in Europe. For an overview of the event, read the post-event report. The live recording of the event’s main session can also be watched here.

Future path
#suschem2018 has successfully set the course to develop the next SusChem SIRA. It has continued the vibrant dialogue with our platform’s stakeholders and the European Commission on future orientations for sustainable chemistry research and innovation to enable the development of technologies and that will meet EU global challenges.

The process continues at the next major SusChem event: our 2018 Brokerage event that will be held on 23 October 2018 at Hotel Le Plaza, Brussels and will cover later sustainable chemistry relevant calls for Horizon 2020. Save the date!