Innovation Partnerships

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 Sustainable Chemistry. It has promoted collaboration across scientific disciplines, geographical boundaries and sought to bring industry and academia closer together to ensure SusChem can deliver result. SusChem’s annual Brokerage Event represented an opportunity to present and discuss research project ideas in line with EC’s Framework 7 Programme and to facilitate the creation of an invaluable research and innovation network.

Ger Spork (Cefic) opened the day by welcoming a literally standing room full of industry and academia representatives. During the morning session, many innovative project ideas were presented. The main focus of the afternoon session was networking, which was facilitated by pre-consortium meetings and a ‘speed-dating’ session, which, with over 80 coordinated conversations, proved very useful. There was also time reserved to present SusChem’s new online networking tool, the Brokerage database, which is a valuable addition to project formulation and consortium building.

SusChem and Innovation
SusChem is uniquely placed to develop and drive comprehensive European innovation initiatives in sustainable chemistry. SusChem’s unique position enables it to work naturally across sectors and along value chains. Its successful collaborative, collective way of working can accelerate innovation and inspire others.

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