Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Shaping a Sustainable Future in The Hague

Europe’s largest Science and Business Congress on Chemical Engineering and Applied Biotechnology will be taking place in The Hague, Netherlands from April 21 to 25. This important  European congress is taking the theme ‘Shaping a Sustainable Future’ and combines two major scientific and industrial innovation events: the Ninth European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE9) and the Second European Congress of Applied Biotechnology (ECAB2).

This unique partnership of academia, industry and society will bring together international researchers, European politicians, companies, policy makers, promising students and innovative start-ups to jump-start forward-thinking efforts to improve the speed and efficiency of innovation processes. SusChem is involved via numerous presentations by stakeholders and through its partnership in the Chemical Regions for Resource Efficiency (R4R) FP7 project.

The five-day event offers the chance to catch up with all the latest inventions in the field of chemical engineering and applied biotechnology: two key areas for SusChem and future PPP initiatives such as SPIRE and BRIDGE 2020.

ECCE2013 offers a wealth of lectures, workshops and seminars with multiple parallel sessions. The full programme can be downloaded here or you can consider a first-class scientific programme with plenary lectures and keynotes by renowned scientists, poster presentations and over 300 scientific oral presentations in areas from the educational needs of future chemical engineers and novel biobased processes and products to nanotechnology and CO2 capture and use.

Or take a look at the industry focused innovation track: effectively highlighting where science meets business. The special innovation track is tailored to the specific interests of industry, bringing delegates in contact with new clients, business partners and the latest innovations from SMEs and promising start-ups.

As SusChem has demonstrated since 2004 there is immense innovative strength in these sectors offering enormous opportunities to achieve a sustainable society with collaboration between science, government and the corporate world playing an essential role in realising that objective.

EPIC Participation
The event organisers anticipate well over 2000 attendees including several hundred of the brightest and best PhD and MSc students.

Also within the ECCE9 programme is EPIC2013 - the fourth European Process Intensification Conference – that will include the award of the Process Intensification Award for Industrial Innovation organised by EFCE’s Working Party on Process Intensification.

ECCE2013 is jointly organised by the Association of Dutch Process Technologists (NPT) and the European Society of Biochemical Engineering Science (ESBES) on behalf of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE). The organisation is supported by the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT).

For more information, check the ECCE2013 website to see the inspiring programme, the names of the renowned keynote speakers and to find out all about the Holland Pavilion and the Exhibition and Networking Fair. Alternatively please contact the Congress organisers at MCI-Group. You can also follow the Congress via Twitter @ECCE9ECAB2 or join the ECCE2013 LinkedIn group.

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