European Technology Platform For SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY


About SusChem

What is SusChem?

SusChem is the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. It was created in 2004 as a joint initiative between Cefic, DECHEMA, EuropaBio, GDCh, ESAB and RSC with the main objective to revitalise and inspire European chemistry and industrial biotechnology research, development and innovation in a sustainable way.

Creating solutions together

European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are industry-led stakeholder organizations, supported by both private and public funding, that develop long-term research and innovation agendas for action at European and national level.

ETPs were established in 2003 but their specific role in the frame of Horizon 2020 has been recently redefined.

Building on the strategies for Europe2020 and for an Innovation Union, the European Commission's proposal for an integrated research and innovation framework programme, Horizon2020, recognises the role of European Technology Platforms (ETPs) as part of the external advice and societal engagement needed to achieve the new programme’s objectives.

SusChem addresses challenges that are specific to Research and Innovation in the European chemical industry and in the industrial biotechnology industries. It favours a value-chain vision, in full coordination with other industries and ETPs and in connection to the societal challenges expressed in the Innovation Union and in Horizon2020.


SusChem is an open organization with regular yearly stakeholders’ meetings and brokerage events to boost collaboration between all the interested parties in the value-chain. The activity of the European organization is leveraged through the SusChem National Technology Platforms

The SusChem's vision can be found here.