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Cefic has partnered up with the European Commission’s European Innovation Council (EIC) to co-organise a 2-day hybrid matchmaking event, bringing together over 20 of the largest chemical companies and associations and more than 70 EIC-funded startups.

Day 1: public

In an afternoon session, policymakers, academics, industry and start-ups will share their views on how to pave the way to a green and digital Europe. The agenda will allow for interactive discussions around Future Chemistry, and:

  • Whether it synonymous to the EU Green Deal
  • How the EIC acts as powerhouse
  • How the chemical industry can help pave the way
  • Watch Cefic’s Director General Marco Mensink, Solvay’s CEO Ilham Kadri, and many more in action.

Day 2: Members-only

Watch innovation emerge on day 2, as the startups will pitch their solutions in five areas that will help pave the way to a green and digital Europe:

  • Health, Safety and Environment : innovative approaches and technology to address functionality of and safer and low hazard substances for a clean healthy ecosystem and environment.
  • Circular Economy : Promote the transition from linear economy towards a circular economy with better use of materials, chemical recycling and alternative resources.
  • Reduce and reuse CO2: New technologies that enable the transition towards carbon neutrality with, e.g. CO2 Valorisation or Power-to-X.
  • Digital Transformation in the Chemical Industry: Adopt digital solutions for reducing waste, optimise production or remote operations to unlock new growth opportunities. This includes blockchain and AI solutions (e.g. digital passports) and chemicals-as-services.
  • Enable green manufacturing sites: Develop innovative solutions to decrease manufacturing sites water, energy and waste footprint.

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