Innovation Partnerships

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Today (November 30), the European Commission published its proposal on Horizon 2020. The European Commission communication outlines an ambitious research and innovation programme of €80 billion. More information A press summary of the Horizon 2020 proposal can be found  here and a more detailed memo summary here. The full European Commission communications on Horizon 2020 proposal communication… » read more

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As part of its work in support of the ‘Smart Cities’ policy area, Cefic has become an associated member of the Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities that are voluntarily committed to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources in their urban areas. The… » read more

Tomorrow starts with chemistry

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Join us at this eye-catching exhibition that will highlight three societal challenges: mobility, housing and water.Tomorrow starts with Chemistry will emphasise the role that chemistry plays in providing all the necessary answers. The centerpiece will be a large see-through platform under which will be a series of transparent display boxes, each containing daily life objects or… » read more

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At a time when our society is facing many challenges, now, more than ever, Europe needs industry and industry needs Europe. In order to be able to reach the ambitious objectives of a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, innovation has become instrumental to these efforts. However, the road from new ideas (“inventions”) to their market… » read more

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SusChem’s annual Brokerage Event, held on September 14th in the Silken Hotel in Brussels, saw a record number of registrations: with the attendance of over 120 European industry and academia representatives, the 2011 Brokerage Event was a great success. SusChem, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, is continuously supporting participation in EC projects on… » read more

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During the recent Amsterdam SusChem Stakeholder meeting our media partners for the event, Icis Chemical Business, made video interviews with many of the participants. Three of these videos have now been uploaded:  http://www.youtube.com/user/SusChem http://www.youtube.com/user/SusChem#p/a/u/2/4mnbNFvdBa4 http://www.youtube.com/user/SusChem#p/a/u/1/s1xBt7Pkl9E Further coverage of the event can be found via the special issue of Icis interactive published earlier in the week. We hope… » read more

Small material, big impact

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Nanotechnology is one of today’s most promising technological developments. The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has just launched the first European repository of nanomaterials with a representative range of 25 different types of reference nanomaterials. This will support safety assessment to ensure consumer protection and confidence in many innovative applications and products. Nanotechnology will… » read more

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Simpler and better EU funding to make every Euro count… A Green paper which proposes radical changes to EU research and innovation funding was presented yesterday by EU Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn. The proposals are out for consultation until 20 May and the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) intends to respond positively. The new rules would make participation easier,… » read more

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A subject often overlooked in the classroom, chemistry will be back on the map through a series of events directly coordinated by Cefic – the European Chemical Industry Council – its member federations from throughout Europe and its member companies. Cefic activities include Xperimania, an educational programme organised with the body representing ministries of education… » read more

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A €100,000 award will be given on June 14 to Europe’s best early career scientist who presents the most promising research project in the field of environmental and ecological risk assessment. Deadline for submissions is March 18. Every year, the LRI Award offers a young European scientist with less than ten years post-doctoral experience the… » read more