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  • Science and Technology Roadmap on Catalysis for Europe #
    Science and Technology Roadmap on Catalysis for Europe

    A path to create a sustainable future

  • 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.

  • Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda #
    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.

  • 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 Union”, an “Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era”, “Resource efficient Europe” and an “Agenda for new skills and jobs”.

  • SPIRE Brochure final #
    SPIRE Brochure final

    A strategic research and innovation agenda

  • 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. In the past five years, they have created around 85% of new jobs and provided two-thirds of total private sector employment in the EU. However, accessing finance for research and innovation activities is often difficult for smaller enterprises.

  • Innovative Chemistry for Energy Efficiency of Buildings in Smart Cities #
    Innovative Chemistry for Energy Efficiency of Buildings in Smart Cities

    Cities are crucial to the social, economic and entrepreneurial development of the European Union1. Today, almost 75% of European citizens live in cities and this trend will continue to increase during the coming decades. Modern and sustainable cities should be viewed as large complex systems in which both existing and new infrastructure and technologies are integrated into urban ecosystems (citizens, transport, buildings and green areas).

  • SusChem Vision for Europe 2020 #
    SusChem Vision for Europe 2020

    The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem1) is a forum that brings together industry, academia, governmental policy groups and the wider society. Its mission is to initiate and inspire European chemical and biochemical innovation to respond effectively to society’s challenges by providing sustainable solutions.

  • 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

  • Hybrid Workshop #
    Hybrid Workshop

    According to the United Nations, in the coming 15 years, the world population will increase by 20% from 6.5 to reach 8 billion inhabitants. During this same period of time, the International Energy Agency estimated the energy demand would increase by 50% and will reach 15 billion tons of oil equivalent per year. 

  • Educate to Innovate Flyer #
    Educate to Innovate Flyer

    A key source of competitive differentiation for the European chemical and industrial biotechnology sectors is the human capital. It is, therefore, critically important that academia and industry collaborate effectively in building the skills capacity needed to enhance innovation in these sectors going forward.

  • SusChem Strategy Enhancement Briefing Paper #
    SusChem Strategy Enhancement Briefing Paper

    The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) is a forum bringing together industry, academia and society.  Its mission is to initiate and inspire European chemical and biochemical innovation to respond effectively to society’s challenges.  SusChem’s vision is a competitive and innovative Europe where sustainable chemistry provides solutions for future generations. 

  • 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 resource efficiency targets.

  • SPIRE proposal brochure #
    SPIRE proposal brochure

    This Research & Innovation Public-Private Partnership (PPP) proposal, Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE), has the objective to develop the enabling technologies and solutions along the value chain that are required to reach long term sustainability for Europe in terms of global competitiveness, ecology and employment. 

  • Tomorrow starts with Chemistry #
    Tomorrow starts with Chemistry

    Chemistry has a large part to play in solving society’s current and future challenges. The European chemical industry is ready to take on these challenges by providing practical and sustainable solutions through innovation. Today, and especially tomorrow, starts with chemistry.

  • Skills for Innovation Brochure #
    Skills for Innovation Brochure

    In order to speed up the delivery of solutions to societal challenges and to remain competitive, the European chemical industry needs the right workforce, prepared to push innovation forward.

  • Industrial Biotechnology - Implementation Action Plan Update 2010 #
    Industrial Biotechnology - Implementation Action Plan Update 2010

    The core group for the Industrial Biotech pillar of SusChem was established in 2005 for the development of the SRA and IAP. The core group is relying on two existing groups: the scientific committee of ESAB (EFB section on Applied Biocatalysis) and the IB Council of EuropaBio, therefore gathering some of the key scientists and industries in the Industrial Biotechnology field.

  • Rethinking Water #
    Rethinking Water

    Water issues are complex – too complex for any part of society to address in isolation. But industry, as one of the main users of water, can take a lead and provide solutions.

  • Materials Technology - Implementation Action Plan Update 2010 #
    Materials Technology - Implementation Action Plan Update 2010

    The first SusChem Implementation Action Plan was published in 2006 with the purpose of describing how the research priorities identified by SusChem in its Strategic Research agenda (SRA) could be implemented in trans-national and other research programmes across Europe.

  • 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.

  • Materials Technology - Implementation Action Plan Update 2009 #
    Materials Technology - Implementation Action Plan Update 2009

    The SusChem Materials Technology Group, chaired by Prof. Rùˆdiger Iden of BASF, Germany, consists of European experts in topics related to the design, preparation, analysis and application of new materials and nanomaterials in functional systems or devices.

  • Reaction and Process Design - Implementation Action Plan Update 2009 #
    Reaction and Process Design - Implementation Action Plan Update 2009

    The SusChem Reaction & Process Design (R&PD) Core Group, chaired by Dr. Klaus Sommer of Bayer Technology Services, Germany, consists of European experts in topics related to reaction and process technologies such as synthetic chemistry, catalysis, reaction engineering, purification and formulation engineering, process modelling and simulation, process intensification, plant control and supply chain management. 

  • Implementation Action Plan #
    Implementation Action Plan

    Welcome to the SusChem Implementation Action Plan: this is the third document produced by SusChem and in some senses is the most important.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • SusChem Strategic Research Agenda #
    SusChem Strategic Research Agenda

    The European Technology Platform (ETP) for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) was initiated jointly by Cefic and EuropaBio in 2004 to help foster and focus European research in chemistry, chemical engineering and industrial biotechnology. The SusChem vision, which was published in March 2005, foresees a sustainable European chemical industry with enhanced global competitiveness, providing solutions to critical societal demands and powered by a world-leading technological innovative drive.

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