SusChem 2017 Stakeholder Event



8:30 – 9:30 Registration


9:30 – 9:40 Opening and welcome
Flavio Benedito, SusChem Secretary and Innovation Manager, Research and Innovation at Cefic
9:40 – 10:00 Plenary session
Peter Dröll, Director for Industrial Technologies at DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
10:00 – 10:20 Plenary session
Klaus Sommer, Senior VP Bayer AG and Chairman of the SusChem Board

10:20 –10:30 SusChem rebranding: Cefic Communication team


10:30 – 11:20 Three breakout sessions (part I)

  • Breakout Session 1:
    • Søren Bøwadt, Deputy Head of Unit for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology at DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
    • Gareth Jenkins, CEO at Britest Limited
    • Dorota Pawlucka, Alliance Manager, Senior Public  Funding Consultant and Project Manager for Carbon4Pur at Convestro Germany AG
    • Simon Perraud, Vice President for European Affairs at CEA Liten    
  • Breakout Session 2:
    • Gianluca Benotti, Project Manager Officer at IRIS 
    • Hans Keuken, Founder and Managing Director of Process Design Center
    • Gerhard Maier, CTO and Co-founder of Polymaterials AG
    • Iryna Sukhotska, Head of Public Affairs and R&D Project Management at Biopolis
  • Breakout Session 3:
    • Debby De Roover, Horizon 2020 Coordinator for DG Grow
    • Rudolf Pfändner, Division Director Plastics in the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability
    • Rebeca Bravo Martin, Horizon 2020 Programme Officer at the SOST-CDTI 
    • Fabrizio Cavani, Professor Industrial Chemistry of the Università di Bologna 
    • Felix Müller, Vice President European Research Policy at Evonik industries

11:20 – 11:40 Coffee break


11:40 – 12:30 Three breakout sessions (part II)


12:30 – 13:30 Lunch


13:30 – 14:00 SusChem National Technology Platforms Presentation 


14:00 – 14:40 Report on the breakout sessions


14:40 – 15:00 Coffee break


15:00 – 16:30 Panel discussion: Looking forward to FP9

  • EC: Kurt Vandenberghe, Director for Policy Development and Coordination at DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Industry: Ulrich Küsthardt, SusChem Board Member and CIO at Evonik
  • PPP: À​ngels Orduña, SPIRE Executive Director
  • Research: Michael Matlosz, President of Science Europe and President and Chief Executive Officer of the French National Research Agency (ANR)
  • SME: Iryna Sukhotska, Head of Public Affairs and R&D Project Management at Biopolis
  • RTOMuriel Attané, Secretary General of EARTO

16:30 – 17:00 Conclusion and final remarks


17:00 - 18:00 Networking cocktail


Programme is subject to change.

Watch the highlights from last’s year Stakeholder event