Monday, 15 April 2013

One Month to 2013 Stakeholder Event – Now with added F3!

It is just one month until our eleventh SusChem Stakeholder event takes place on 14 – 15 May in Brussels. With well over 100 delegates already registered it is time to reserve your place now – you won’t want to miss out! And you will also not want to miss a special pre-event meeting on the morning of 14 May: the F3 Factory Project Closing Event. The F3 Factory event will take place at the same venue as our Stakeholder event - the Hotel Sofitel Europe - but requires separate registration. Book for both today!

The theme of the main SusChem event is ‘Essential elements for EU Growth and Jobs: Innovative Materials and Processes’ and the meeting will primarily address the benefits of innovation partnerships and joint public-private initiatives to boost EU growth and improve competitiveness and how SusChem and sustainable chemistry will play a role in this. Join us and get the latest insights!

F3 Factory event
On the morning of the Stakeholder event (14 May) SusChem is pleased to be hosting a very special session on future concepts for the chemical industry developed and implemented under the SusChem-inspired F³ Factory modular manufacturing platform and FP7 project.

The F³ Factory project is a €30 million collaborative research programme that will strengthen the European chemical industry’s global technological leadership through faster, more flexible production methods. It is one of the leading projects in the Nanotechnologies, Materials and Production research priority of the European Community’s FP7 research programme.

The  F³ Factory project is a excellent example of collaborative research in Europe and a springboard for significant innovation in the process industries. Within the project 26 partners worked together across company and national borders shaping a modular, container-based manufacturing platform.

Project partners included seven major European chemical companies (Arkema, Astra Zeneca, BASF, Bayer, Evonik, Procter & Gamble, and Rhodia-Solvay) working together to implement Process Intensification and modularization concepts with horizontal networking between these leading companies and research institutes boosting the implementation of leading edge innovation to develop novel sustainable processes.

The closing event will showcase the potential impact of intensification, modularization and standardization, and process design on different product groups from pharmaceuticals to bulk chemicals and how the results of this highly successful project can lay the path for future sustainable innovations across the process industry sector.

The programme for the F³ Factory event is now available and to participate in this landmark event make sure to register. Registration is free but separate to that for the SusChem event. You will also need to register for the SusChem stakeholder event, if you intend to participate in both events. The F³ Factory session will run from 9:30 to 12:00 on 14 May.

The main event
The SusChem Stakeholder event itself kicks off from 12:00 on 14 May with high level speakers from SusChem, the European Commission, the European Council and European Parliament debating the role of SusChem and European Technology Platforms in Horizon 2020, innovation and the new EU Industrial Policy, improving competitiveness and much, much more. The first day concludes with a networking cocktail.

The second day includes parallel sessions on the European Innovation Partnerships (Water Efficiency, Raw Materials, Energy materials and Smart Cities) and the two Public-Private-Partnerships (SPIRE and BRIDGE 2020) that SusChem is involved with. Delegates will also be updated on progress in the SusChem ‘Educate to Innovate’ initiative.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Waldemar Kütt, from the Cabinet of the Research and Innovation Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, who will outline the expectations of the new ETPs framework
  • Paul Rubig MEP who will reassert the needs of manufacturing in and for Europe
  • Klaus Sommer, SusChem chairman, who will speak about the added value that SusChem can bring to  Horizon 2020
  • Sue Fleet, from Britest Ltd., and Michael Matlosz, coming from the University of Lorraine, who will describe how SusChem is looking to bridge education and innovation for Europe's future

More details about our speakers see the event programme!

Where and when?
The Eleventh SusChem Stakeholder event will take place at the Hotel Sofitel Europe on Place Jourdan in the heart of the European Quarter in Brussels on 14 - 15 May.

For more information on SusChem activities, please contact the SusChem secretariat. Places are limited so you are advised to register as soon as possible for these events!

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