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
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
National Technology Platforms
vision can be found here.