Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Register for Amsterdam Stakeholder Event

SusChem’s 9th Stakeholder Event takes place in the heart of Amsterdam on May 17th 2011. This year the focus for discussion will be on sustainable chemistry’s role in ensuring the EU 2020 Agenda boosts prosperity in Europe and specifically how SusChem stakeholders can get involved in European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs).

As previously announced the 2011 SusChem Stakeholder event will be held in the historic Beurs van Berlage conference facility (below) in central Amsterdam. The venue situated between the city's Central Station and de Dam square. The event's working title is 'Partners for Sustainable Growth - Chemistry at the roots of the EU 2020 Strategy'.

EIPs are the new large-scale Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) - part of the EU's 2020 Agenda and Innovation Union - designed to accelerate the pace of innovation and make sure that Europe’s world-class research and commercial strengths are employed effectively to bring sustainable products and services rapidly (and profitably) to market.

EIPs are designed to deliver the sustainable business development promise of benefits for people, planet and profit. Clearly the chemical sciences and industry has a pivotal role in boosting innovation and competitiveness across Europe and can play leading roles in a number of EIPs.

Morning session
During the morning of the Stakeholder event delegates will learn how the EIP concept was developed and will be deployed from Commission officials and government representatives. SusChem chairman Paul-Joel Derian (below) will outline the platform’s role and aspirations for EU 2020. A panel discussion will cover the interface between EIPs and Members State authorities with interventions from the Commission, academia, industry and stakeholders.

After lunch there will be three parallel workshops on EIPs that are of particular interest to the chemical community:

• Resource Efficiency
• Water Efficient Europe
• Smart Cities

The workshops will provide stakeholders with information on the proposed programmes in these areas and seek input on their draft Roadmaps and Work Programmes. These EIPs represent real opportunities for collaborative partners along their respective value chains to be at the forefront of the Innovation Union.

Innovation agenda
The European innovation agenda – the EU2020 agenda – has been decisively shaped to encourage European enterprise to invent and adopt sustainable solutions to address the major challenges facing society. SusChem is determined to take a leading role in EU2020 initiatives dedicated to innovation, resource efficiency and industrial policy, and to bring strong support to achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe.

The proposals for the successor to FP7, currently under consultation, will be designed to support and implement EU2020 policies.

As a multi-stakeholder platform, with a structure that covers both pan-European and national entities, SusChem is ideally suited to engage in broad dialogue on innovation topics and to strengthen cross-sectoral and transnational cooperation covering the full value chain.

Get involved - register today
The Amsterdam Stakeholder event is your opportunity to get involved with, and contribute to, innovation programmes that have the potential to drive new markets and make a major impact on the sector and the European economy as a whole.

You need to know about the challenges and opportunities involved in the EU2020 agenda. You need to ensure that your organisation’s perspective is part of the discussion.

For more details on the 9th Stakeholder event visit the SusChem website, consult the draft agenda for the event or go direct to the registration page.

SusChem News looks forward to seeing you at to the SusChem Stakeholder Event on May 17th and getting your input on SusChem’s plans to get the chemistry right for EU2020 success!

The SusChem Stakeholder Event in Amsterdam is part of the International Year of Chemistry 2011.

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