Friday, 27 September 2013

SPIRE Brokerage and SusChem Survey


There are only a few places left for the SusChem Pre-Brokerage event taking place on 23 October in Brussels - so register fast to secure your place with SusChem at the Horizon 2020 table! If you are already registered you are invited to take part in a brief survey of research and innovation interests that will inform the meeting. Just prior to the SusChem event SPIRE will also be holding a brokerage event for members of the A.SPIRE consortium.

With registrations close to capacity, the 2013 SusChem Pre-Brokerage Horizon 2020 event already looks like being a great success. And the draft agenda has just been published.

The meeting kicks off from 9:00 at the Crowne Plaza Le Palace, Rue Gineste 3 in Brussels. Jacques Komornicki, SusChem Programme Manager at Cefic, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the day. Delegates will first get to hear the latest SusChem-relevant news on the first Horizon 2020 programme calls from Soren Bowadt of the EuropeanCommission's DG Research and Innovation.

Survey
This will be followed by an overview of the results of SusChem's survey of delegate intentions and areas of interest in Horizon 2020 from Jacques Komornicki.

This survey has just been launched by SusChem and is open to all registered participants for the Brokerage event.The survey, also known as the Expression of Interest Form, will be used to arrange the on-site 'speed dating' between stakeholders with similar interests. The survey should only take delegates around three minutes or less to complete and will help make the most of your Brokerage day. And the sooner participants complete it the better!

You can find the survey form here.

An explanation of the brokerage process and the various activities open to delegates throughout the day will then be given by experts from PNO. From thereon its over to the delegates who will be able to present their project ideas and start the process of finding the right collaborators to form a winning project team for Horizon 2020.

Following a hectic day of brokerage and discovering new ideas and project partners, delegates will end the day with more relaxed networking at the closing early evening cocktail session.

A.SPIRE Cocktail and Brokerage

A.SPIRE - the multi-sector industrial consortium behind the proposed SPIRE (Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency) Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) - will also be holding its first preparative event for the first calls of Horizon 2020 the day before the SusChem event. The A.SPIRE first Brokerage Event ‘Preparation for Horizon 2020’ will take place on 22 October also at the Crowne Plaza - Le Palace hotel.

The A.SPIRE Brokerage event will be an unique opportunity for the SPIRE community to learn the latest information about the 2014-2015 Horizon 2020 work programmes and calls to be announced in December or early 2014, to express their research interests and start creating partnerships by discussing potential project ideas.

An overview of the way ahead for SPIRE will be given by SusChem and A.SPIRE Chairman Dr. Klaus Sommer. There will also be presentations and discussions on project concepts related to the SPIRE roadmap in key components: Waste, Feed, Process and Applications.

The Brokerage Event will be opened by a cocktail and a networking event on the evening of 21 October at the Crowne Plaza – Le Palace hotel.

Participation in the A.SPIRE Brokerage Event is limited to the members of the A.SPIRE consortium. New members are welcome to join A.SPIRE at any time. You can find more information on how to get involved with here.

More information
For more information on the SusChem Pre-Brokerage event and our activities around strategic research and innovation in sustainable chemistry for Europe, please contact the SusChem secretariat.

For more information on SPIRE and A.SPIRE activities contact the SPIRE secretariat.

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