Wednesday, 8 May 2013

SusChem Stakeholder 2013 to be bigger than ever!

With registration closed and less than one week to go to the 2013 SusChem Stakeholder event it looks like once again the annual SusChem meeting will be the biggest and best yet! With over 190 delegates set to attend, it is important that those that have registered make the most of the two-day event on 14 and 15 May at the Hotel Sofitel Europe.

The Stakeholder event itself will kick off at 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.

SusChem News editor Tim Reynolds will be facilitating a panel debate on day one on aspects of the innovation 'valley of death'.

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.

For more details about our speakers see the event programme.

If you are registered for the event but have not yet selected your preferences for the parallel sessions on day two, please contact Rebecca Hilltout in the SusChem secretariat as soon as possible.

Live Blog and Twitter coverage
Both days of the event will be covered live on Twitter and on the SusChem newsblog. Both these SusChem social media tools will allow all stakeholders, both at the event and those unable to attend, to follow and comment on the topics covered at the Stakeholder Event.

To access the live coverage keep an eye on the SusChem newsblog during the event and on Twitter follow our tweets at @suschem. If you want to make a specific comment on the 2013 SusChem Stakeholder event, please tweet with the hashtag #suschem2013.

Flexible future
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.

Just prior to the main SusChem event (14 May) a separate session on the SusChem-inspired F³ Factory modular manufacturing platform and FP7 project will be held. This €30 million collaborative research project worked to 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. The F³ Factory session will run from 9:30 to 12:00 on 14 May.

See you there!
The SusChem team is looking forward to welcoming you to the 11th Stakeholder Event on May 14 and 15 in Brussels! For more information on any aspect of the event, please contact the SusChem Secretariat. See you there!

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