Innovation Partnerships

Paul-Joël Derian, group vice-president for research and development at Rhodia, is now the Chairman of the largest network for sustainable chemistry in Europe: SusChem.

Derian, who succeeds Royal Society of Chemistry’s Rodney Townsend, has been a member of the SusChem board for several years and co-chaired the platform’s Materials Work Group.

His appointment clearly marks SusChem’s increasing determination to accelerate the adoption of innovation along the chemical value chain by enhanced collaboration with partners – which will form an exciting part of SusChem’s future development.

“The maturity that SusChem has achieved can enable us to lead large innovation programmes with downstream industries in the EU,” he says.

Check out his video interview to find out more about his profile and priorities.

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