European Technology Platform For SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY

CREATING SOLUTIONS TOGETHER

Glossary

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IAP
The Implementation Action Plan is a document first published by SusChem in 2006, and updated periodically since then, that explains how research priorities identified in the SusChem Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) can be implemented including potential project descriptions and indicative budgets.

Innovation Union
The Innovation Union is one of seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy to build a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. The Innovation Union plan contains over 30 action points with the aim to make Europe a world class science performer; remove obstacles to innovation; and revolutionize the way public and private sectors work together.

KET
Key Enabling Technologies are a set of technologies, including nanotechnology, advanced materials and biotechnology, that have been identified by the European Commission as the main drivers for the development of future goods and services.

NTP
National Technology Platforms provide a national focus for ETP activities. For SusChem they help connect SusChem’s European- level activities with national and regional programmes and facilitate trans-national collaboration.

OECD
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is an international economic organisation founded in 1961 and involving 34 nations with the objective of stimulating economic progress and world trade.

PPP
A Public-Private- Partnership is a combined venture or project which is funded and/ or operated through a partnership between public bodies (national, local and/ or regional government or their agencies) and one or more private sector companies.

RSC
Established in 1980, the Royal Society of Chemistry is the UK’s learned society and professional association with the goal of ‘advancing the chemical sciences’.

SRA
The Strategic Research Agenda is a document first published by SusChem in late 2005 that outlines a strategy to achieve the platform’s vision. It identified strategically important issues with high societal relevance in sustainable chemistry, determined the challenges and knowledge gaps, and defined research priorities, timeframes and qualitative budgets.

SusChem
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry.

WssTP
The Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform is a European Technology Platform covering the water sector and a key ETP partner for SusChem.


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