Friday, 7 May 2010

SusChem at ETP2010

SusChem will be will be heavily involved with the ETP 2010 conference ‘Working together on societal challenges’ that is taking place in Brussels on 11-12 May.

The conference aims to engage European Technology Platforms (ETPs) in working together on key areas of common interest that contribute to tackling societal challenges. The programme includes 16 parallel sessions that cover a wide range of topics from decarbonising transport to healthy eating and addresses horizontal matters such as linkages with national research authorities and public private partnerships.

The two-day conference will bring together 350 invited delegates from industry, academia, civil society, EU member-states and Commission departments to discuss the opportunities to collaborate in addressing societal challenges and to exchange experiences and best practices in innovation.

As well as contributing in general to the wide-ranging debates Gernot Klotz of Cefic will be chairing Session 4 of the Conference on ‘Greening industrial processes’ that takes place on May 12 and Ger Spork, Innovation manager at Cefic will be making a joint presentation on SusChem’s collaboration with the Water ETP on the same day. Other SusChem related presentations include contributions from Marcel Wubbolts of DSM in the ‘Towards a Zero-Waste Society' session, and a presentation on the BioChem innovation initiative.

Other SusChem representatives will include board members Peter Nagler of Evonik and Martina Bianchini from Dow, and from the SusChem Management Team Bernhard Schleich of Evonik, Camille Burel from EuropaBio and Sophie Wilmet from Cefic.

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