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Tomorrow starts with chemistry

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… » 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.… » read more

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Small material, big impact

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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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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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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For the second time, Cefic was an official partner of the European Innovation Summit, organized by the Knowledge4Innovation platform from 11 to 14 October at the European Parliament. Cefic and SusChem, the European Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, were present throughout the Summit with different speakers: Prof. Rodney Townsend of the Royal Society of Chemistry and… » read more

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Join the EU Commission Open Day on Nanotechnologies, 27 October 2010 “The development of nanotechnologies in and from Europe for more societal benefits” is the topic of an open workshop organized by the EU Commission High Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies. In July 2010 three Commissioners – Vice President Tajani, Commissioner for Digital Agenda… » read more

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