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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… » 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… » 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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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

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The chemical sector, which employs 1.2 million people across Europe, has just released a report titled ‘Skills for innovation in the European chemical industry’. This first-ever skills needs study finds Europe’s future engineers and scientists will need a more broad-based education in order to speed up future innovations. Recommendations for a more well-rounded chemical sector… » read more

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If you have any interest in the role of innovation in several policy areas, you might want to spend a few minutes reading the Innovation Declaration of the 2nd European Innovation Summit. The Declaration was launched today by the Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) Forum of the European Parliament. Also as a response to the “Innovation Union” proposal… » read more

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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… » read more

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About 200 experts are gathered in the Charlemagne building of the EU Commission to discuss, share experience and best practice on “the development of nanotechnologies in and from Europe for more societal benefits”. In the framework of the ongoing work of the High-Level Expert Group on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), this Open Day is meant… » read more

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