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SusChem to play key role in European Innovation Partnerships

A strong commitment to playing a leading role in the European Commission’s proposed European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs) was evident at last week’s SusChem annual stakeholder event in Amsterdam. SusChem, the Cefic/EuropaBio European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, is looking to support four key EIPs – Smart Cities, resource efficiency in the process industries, water efficient Europe and […]

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Chemicals High Level Group stresses innovation

The European Commission’s High Level Group on the Competitiveness of the European Chemicals Industry met last week to review progress after several years of industry/Commission meetings and reports. Innovation is still high on the agenda, as reported by Nigel Davis of ICIS in his latest analysis of the HLG process. The latest meeting also received coverage from […]

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EU cuts FP7 red tape

The European Commission has adopted measures to make participation in the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) easier and more attactive, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Which is to be applauded. The chemical industry has long grappled with extracting funding from this huge but bureaucratic public initiative, but until the creation of […]

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SusChem head reveals aims

SusChem, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, continues to evolve as a force to stimulate innovation in chemicals and biotechnology in Europe. It was good to see its new chairman Paul-Joel Derian from French speciality chemical company Rhodia championing its efforts in an interview published by International Innovation.  Paul-Joel Derian now heads up […]

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