SusChem Stakeholder Event 2018


Digital technologies are important enablers for the development of advanced materials and processes. Therefore, this year's breakout sessions will also discuss how we can integrate the latest digital technologies into materials and processes for the future strategic R&I agenda beyond 2020. 

Session I
Creating the future with advanced materials: what are your priorities?

Advanced material technologies enable breakthrough application development across a wide range of value chains. Innovative products have a strong impact in improving the life quality of citizens, and offer solutions to many societal and environmental challenges. In addition, advanced materials open up a new horizon of business models, markets, and forms of interdisciplinary cooperation.

In this breakout session, you will be inspired by impactful examples in the field of innovative advanced materials development. Three top experts will give their vision on how the future should look like in the following technology areas: Plastics Circularity, Materials for batteries, and materials modelling and functionalities. You will also be able to interact with the experts in these fields and provide your input, which will set the bases, for the next Materials Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda for Europe. We will also discuss to which extent these three areas could contribute to possible missions for Horizon Europe.

Confirmed speakers:

Co-chaired by Jens Rieger (BASF SE, SusChem Board Member), and François Monnet (Solvay, SusChem Board Member)

Betrand Fillon, French Plastic and Composites Institute (IPC)

Session II
Creating the future with advanced process technologies: what are your priorities?

Process Technology developments are crucial to the transition to a more circular, energy efficient, and carbon neutral industry. Sustainable process technologies are key to the utilisation of alternative feedstocks and the integration of alternative energy sources in the chemical sector.  As consequence, the development of advanced processes technologies is key to boost competitiveness and growth in Europe. 

In this breakout session, you will have the chance to exchange with experts in advanced process technologies and contribute actively with your input to shape the European Research and Innovation Agenda on Chemical Process Technologies and their contribution to possible missions in Horizon Europe.

Confirmed speakers:

Co-chaired by Andreas Förster (DECHEMA, SusChem Board Member) and Joanna Dupont-Inglis (EuropaBio, SusChem Board Member)

Biotechnology:  Andreas Kohl, Clariant

Electrification: Tom van Gerven, KU Leuven

Digital technologies:  Jane Arnold, Covestro