SusChem 2017 Stakeholder Event


Parallel Breakout Sessions

Session I

Defining success factors for EU funded projects to optimise innovation impact and value for Europe

This breakout session will discuss how to maximize the market uptake and impact of EU funded project results by examining success learnings from projects. Partners and coordinators from exemplary projects will be invited to share relevant success factors and critical learnings which they experienced during the various stages of their project. All stakeholders will have an opportunity to share their views on collaborative projects and how they can be designed to optimize impact.

Session II

SME’s as a driver of the EU innovation ecosystems: How can we stimulate market-creating innovation through SME funding?

Chemical and biotechnology SMEs are key enablers of innovation. This breakout session will try to identify the right mechanisms and ways to enhance their engagement of in European public funding.  Session will examine the current policies drivers, funding requirements and barriers to the commercialisation of SME innovation.

We invite SMEs and their potential ecosystem partners (e.g., RTOs, universities & large companies) to share their ideas and discuss how to boost impact of collaborative projects and relevant funding instruments.

Session III

Shaping funding instruments to accelerate innovation and competitiveness in Europe

Competitiveness relies on the capacity to create added value.  In this breakout session the SusChem community will have the opportunity to examine the strengths and weaknesses of the design and structure EU innovation funding instruments by sharing their experiences with H2020. Together, we will identify a short list of ideas and recommendations for the EU Commission in the evolution and design of the next EU Framework Program (e.g., how to integrate Key Enabling Technologies).