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Belgium: Research Collaboration ISC3 and Sus Chem Sign MoU to Foster Sustainable Chemistry

| Editor: Alexander Stark

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) and the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (Sus Chem) have signed a new cooperation agreement to foster their common goal of advancing Sustainable Chemistry at a European and global level.

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Markus Steilemann, Chairman of the Sus Chem board, and Friedrich Barth, Managing Director of ISC3 signed the Memorandum of Understanding
Markus Steilemann, Chairman of the Sus Chem board, and Friedrich Barth, Managing Director of ISC3 signed the Memorandum of Understanding
(Bild: ISC3)

Brussels/Belgium — The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlines the role of each organisation and proposes long-term collaboration in the following areas: research agenda development, fostering breakthrough innovation, education & skills development and stakeholder dialogues on Sustainable Chemistry. Through this agreement, both parties aim to maximise the impact of relevant activities, build on synergies and complementarities, and create added value for their members. Both platforms share the intent of contributing to a more sustainable world and a circular economy, and to the transformation of the chemical sector towards sustainable chemistry, responding to global challenges.

A key priority of this agreement is the bilateral input on Research Agendas. The new Sus Chem Strategic Research and Innovation agenda (Sira), is currently being revised and will be structured in line with the next EU research and innovation framework programme: Horizon Europe (HEU). The Sira will also address the impact of Sustainable Chemistry on global challenges, as part of HEU, and therefore the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ISC3 will provide input on all relevant technology priorities, and the potential impact of such innovation in Sustainable Chemistry with regards to global challenges. The collaborative centre will also provide key input on priorities under education and skills, a horizontal topic that will be covered in the new Sira.

Sus Chem will provide input to the ISC3-led ‘Global understanding in Sustainable Chemistry’ consultation with a strong focus on Europe. The platform will also involve its NTP network (17 countries) to provide a national perspective.

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