ISC3 Innovation Challenge 2022: Call for Applications


To accelerate the search for innovative solutions in the chemistry-sphere, the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) launched its third Innovation Challenge to engage, award and promote Sustainable Chemistry innovators from around the world.

The Innovation Challenge 2021/2022 calls for innovations in the field of Sustainable Chemistry and Waste: Prevention, Valorisation & Management. Topics addressed by innovation proposals may include, among others, waste reduction/avoidance by resource-efficient chemical and biotechnological production, substitution of critical product ingredients preventing recycling, product design for longevity and better recyclability, recovery and reuse of waste streams such as plastic and other materials waste, electronic waste, agricultural and food waste, construction waste, production waste, wastewater and other waste streams, recycling, beneficial reuse and value recovery, energy and scarce element recovery, business models facilitating waste collection and valorisation, safe and sound management of waste, waste management related to renewable energy supply.

The Challenge will provide its five finalists with the customized support within the ISC3 Global Start-up Service as well as global visibility, networking possibilities and pitch training. The winner will additionally receive a 15,000€ monetary prize and two further categories, namely “Best Social Impact” and “Best Regional Impact”, will be awarded monetary prizes of 5.000€ each.

For more information and applications, please visit the ISC3 Innovation Challenge Application Portal.

The application deadline is April 19, 2022.

For questions, please contact