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  • SIRA - Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda SIRA - Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda
    SIRA - Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda

    When the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry “SusChem” was established in 2004, we followed the European Commission’s wish that the chemical and the biotechnological industries, along with other important European industries, should “get their act together” and formulate a strategy and a plan.

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  • The SusChem guide to SME Funding in Europe The SusChem guide to SME Funding in Europe
    The SusChem guide to SME Funding in Europe

    Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) represent the vast majority (more than 90%) of businesses in Europe and operate in all sectors. SMEs are the backbone of Europe’s economy and are key to economic growth, innovation and prosperity...

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  • DECHEMA - Low carbon energy and feedstock for the European chemical indusrty DECHEMA - Low carbon energy and feedstock for the European chemical indusrty
    DECHEMA - Low carbon energy and feedstock for the European chemical indusrty

    In 2011, the European Commission published a 2050 energy strategy and roadmap with the ambition to reduce the GHG emissions in Europe by 80-95 % below the 1990 level. The Commission Energy Union Package issued in 2015 outlined the European vision as a sustainable, low-carbon and climate friendly economy...

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  • SPIRE leaflet SPIRE leaflet
    SPIRE leaflet

    What is SPIRE? a proposal for a European public-private partnership (PPP) dedicated to innovation in resource and energy efficiency and enabled by the process industries

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  • SPIRE executive summary SPIRE executive summary
    SPIRE executive summary

    The SPIRE PPP will involve large corporate, top-academia and high-tech SMEs to develop innovative technologies and breakthrough materials of the future that will modernise the European industrial landscape in becoming a competitive process partnership, as a global solution provider towards a clear set of breakthrough ambitions related to crucial...

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  • BIOCHEM brochure BIOCHEM brochure
    BIOCHEM brochure

    Biochem is a Europe-wide programme funded by the European Commission to support companies entering the rapidly emerging market of bio-based products.

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  • Implementation Action Plan Executive Summary Implementation Action Plan Executive Summary
    Implementation Action Plan Executive Summary

    Chemistry and biotechnology have a clear role in providing technological solutions to the challenges facing society. Building on Europe’s strengths, sustainable chemistry will be a major factor in stimulating the European economy by providing new opportunities that will benefit all citizens.

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  • SusChem Strategic Research Agenda - Appendix SusChem Strategic Research Agenda - Appendix
    SusChem Strategic Research Agenda - Appendix

    The Strategic Research Agenda outlines a strategy to achieve the SusChem vision. It identifies strategically important issues with high societal relevance in the areas of chemistry and industrial biotechnology; determines the challenges in these areas; and defines R&D priorities, timeframes and budgets. 

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  • Polymer composites for automotive sustainability Polymer composites for automotive sustainability
    Polymer composites for automotive sustainability

    The SusChem Working Group on Composites Materials for Automotive pulled together experts from the chemical industry, the automotive industry, the automotive parts suppliers as well as academia and recommended the publication of this position paper as well as a wider consultation with the established competence centres in Europe.

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  • SPIRE Roadmap SPIRE Roadmap
    SPIRE Roadmap

    The Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and energy Efficiency (SPIRE) is a proposal for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) driven by the European Process Industry and fully aligned with the strategic goals defined by the European Commission in the Europe 2020 strategy and across its various flagship initiatives such as the “Innovation...

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