International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

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Sustainable Chemistry for a Sustainable World

Sustainable Chemistry facilitates the needs of the present – without compromising the ecological, social and economic needs of future generations.

The chemical industry and downstream sectors using chemicals and materials touch nearly every manufacturing and service sector worldwide and are deeply connected with humanities way of living. The transformation towards sustainability is key to meet existential global challenges like e.g., climate change, inequality, scarcity of resources. The approach of Sustainable Chemistry connects a circular economy with multifaceted aspects of sustainability and changes stakeholder behavior.

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ISC3 Online Atlas

Connecting international stakeholders across actors and sectors is an important aspect of promoting Sustainable Chemistry. The Online Atlas is an interactive platform that displays actors worldwide. Join the community.

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Cooperation and knowledge exchange across actors and sectors are key to facilitating a transformation towards Sustainable Chemistry. Explore opportunities to learn, exchange, and interact at events in the world of Sustainable Chemistry. Join the community.

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Start Up of the Month

EL MAT Sustainable Solutions

The South African start-up EL MAT SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS has developed an innovative microbial fuel cell (MFC) solution with a triple output: it produces electricity, purified water and fertilizers from wastewater. Their innovative plug-and-play on-site device treats wastewater and reduces stress on the grid while providing a de-centralize...

Sustainable Chemistry 2023

Themes: "Green Chemistry For A Sustainable World" and "Sustainable Drug Development And Manufacturing Processes"

Sustainable Chemistry 2023 features workshops, roundtables and panel discussions. More than 150 prominent leaders and scientists come together to address Sustainable Chemistry and develop innovative processes to improve product performance while benefiting the environment.

Transition pathway for the chemical industry

In January 2023, the European Commission published the transition pathway for the chemical industry. The pathway is an actionable plan co-developed by the European Commission with other member states, chemical industry stakeholders, NGOs and other interested parties. It identifies the actions and conditions needed to achieve the green and...

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READY, SET, BE THE CHANGEMAKER!
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READY, SET, BE THE CHANGEMAKER!

December 15th, 2022 Which Sustainable Chemistry innovations can benefit Agriculture? The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) launched its new call for applications for the next ISC3 Innovation Challenge endowed with 25,000 EUR in total. The ISC3 Innovation Challenge 2023 addresses innovators from around the w...

Press Release: Fostering impact investment and awarding Sustainable Chemistry innovations
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Press Release: Fostering impact investment and awarding Sustainable Chemistry innovations

What challenges do impact investors face when evaluating ESGs and investing in Start-ups? What role does the financial and regulatory framework play in West African Sustainable Chemistry Innovations? Which Sustainable Chemistry pioneers captured the hearts of the audience? And who are the winners of the EUR 25.000 ISC3 Innovation Challeng...

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Who we are

The ISC3 is an international centre promoting and developing sustainable chemistry solutions worldwide. Chemistry is currently facing a substantial challenge: to progress towards sustainability and a circular economy, it must reinvent itself. This entails a new system thinking based on a circular approach and the creation of new business opportunities and jobs...

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What we do

The ISC3 is a catalyst for Sustainable Chemistry and acts on five levels: collaboration, innovation, education, research and information. It connects stakeholders from the private sector, science and research as well as civil society and politics to develop a transformative agenda enabling Sustainable Chemistry to contribute to the international processes on the sound...

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Knowledge

Knowledge management and information dissemination on Sustainable Chemistry innovation, policies and research are important cross-sectional tasks of the ISC3. To support a better understanding of and a sound discussion on Sustainable Chemistry as a solution provider for sustainable development and a key contribution to a pollution free planet the ISC3 acts...

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovative solutions to combat and prevent pollution in the areas of mobility, energy, urbanisation, and agriculture very often originate in the chemical sector and mostly stem from its research community and start-up companies. Examples are fossil fuel substitutes, new energy storage systems and new construction and insulation materials...

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Research

Emerging concepts and hot topics of research in Sustainable Chemistry are monitored with regard to possible future Sustainable Chemistry solutions in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Long term consequences and possible rebound effects of the processes, technologies and specific solutions proposed by...

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Academic Education

The ISC3-Research & Education Hub is developing and implementing international study programs of Sustainable Chemistry. For an interdisciplinary understanding of Sustainable Chemistry, know-how about green chemistry, i.e. synthesis and product related topics, needs to be complemented by a broader knowledge of chemistry’s role and contributions...

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Vocational Education & Advisory Service

GIZ’s management model “Capacity WORKs” describes Capacity Development as “The development of the ability of people, organizations and societies to manage their own sustainable development processes and adapt to changing circumstances”. It recognizes four levels of capacity development.

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Policy & Stakeholder Dialogue

Policy- and Stakeholder Dialogue is an important part of ISC3's daily work and activities, as decision makers play a key role in fighting climate change, poverty, hunger, pollution and many other societal and environmental needs. The overarching goal of the ISC3 is to raise awareness of Sustainable Chemistry among decision makers across actors and sectors on national...

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CAPCI

CAPCI focuses on developing capacities and disseminating knowledge. In this way, the project strives to enable key stakeholders in developing countries and emerging economies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from chemicals production, while enhancing climate-friendly solutions. The project develops individual measures in close cooperation with...

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Information

Knowledge management and information dissemination on Sustainable Chemistry innovation, policies and research are important cross-sectional tasks of the ISC3. To support a better understanding of and a sound discussion on Sustainable Chemistry as a solution provider for sustainable development and a key contribution to a pollution free planet...

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