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Book recommendation for a Circular Economy

Book recommendation for a Circular Economy

The Impossibilities of the Circular Economy Separating Aspirations from Reality

Circular Economy (CE) is one of the important concepts in the context of sustainability. Unfortunately, there are many misunderstandings and false expectations in the context. A book that comprehensively presents the opportunities and limitations of CE has recently been published. The Impossibilities of the Circular Economy Separating As...

Press Release: Fostering impact investment and awarding Sustainable Chemistry innovations

Press Release: Fostering impact investment and awarding Sustainable Chemistry innovations

ISC3 Investor Forum and Innovation Showcase 2022

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...

Biocide Leasing

Biocide Leasing

A triple‑win business model for Sustainable Chemistry

Biocides are a group of chemicals used in a multitude of industrial and daily life applications. They are essential and generate advantages: they help to fulfil hygiene requirements and protect the health of humans and animals and are also used in industrial processes.

Press release: ISC3 INVESTOR FORUM 2022

Press release: ISC3 INVESTOR FORUM 2022

SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT, WASTE PREVENTION AND VALORISATION - CATALYSING INNOVATIONS BY INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY SOLUTIONS

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) is hosting its 4th virtual Investor Forum on November 9th and November 10th, 2022. This year’s ISC3 Investor Forum will feature two panel discussions: 1) on the challenges in ESG evaluation, when it comes to sustainable investing and investing in start-ups, and 2) on re...

Factsheet: "Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Protection"

Factsheet: "Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Protection"

Capacity Development as a Key to Effective Climate Action in the Chemical Sector

The GIZ-hosted initiatives CAPCI and ISC3 strive to support sustainable practices in the chemical sector, particularly in its important role for tackling climate change. Developing the capacities needed to strengthen the ability of people, organisations and societies to initiate and manage their own sustainable development processes is th...

Press Release: ISC3 brings Start-ups for Sustainable Chemistry together

Press Release: ISC3 brings Start-ups for Sustainable Chemistry together

Reverion and UP Catalyst: two good ideas meet

Two start-ups, two good ideas for Sustainable Chemistry: High-temperature fuel cells for reversible operation on the one hand (Reverion) and the production of sustainable carbon nanomaterials and graphite on the other (UP Catalyst). At the Start-up Slam of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) at ACHEMA 2022,...

New White Paper: Hydrogen Economy and Sustainability

New White Paper: Hydrogen Economy and Sustainability

Towards a PtX Roadmap for Uruguay

The White Paper on "Hydrogen Economy and Sustainability: Towards a PtX Roadmap for Uruguay“ is now available for download on our website.The paper provides an overview of the PtX process divided into three phases and a case study on the situation in Uruguay focusing on sustainability, Sustainable Chemistry, and possible side effects. ...

Press Release: Start-up Slam for Sustainable Chemistry at ACHEMA 2022

Press Release: Start-up Slam for Sustainable Chemistry at ACHEMA 2022

International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) presents innovative solutions of twelve Start-ups at ACHEMA in Frankfurt am Main.

International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) presents innovative solutions of twelve Start-ups at ACHEMA in Frankfurt am Main.Reversible fuel cells for clean energy, bioplastics made from starch, and secondary raw materials by innovative recycling process of waste diapers – these are just some of the many fledgling ...

Life Cycle Assessment for Start-ups

Life Cycle Assessment for Start-ups

Sustainability Assessment plays an essential role, when it comes to evaluating the impact of a process or product on people and the planet. Not only as a part of responsible entrepreneurship and being compliant with the laws, but sustainability gains nowadays more importance as a criterion for investors as well. For these reasons, it is c...

Press Release: Finalists of the third ISC3 Innovation Challenge selected

Press Release: Finalists of the third ISC3 Innovation Challenge selected

Ready, set, here are the Changemakers!

Frankfurt am Main/Germany, July 28th, 2022 The voting period of the third ISC3 Innovation Challenge that called for innovations in the field of Sustainable Chemistry and Waste: Prevention, Valorisation & Management just ended. The international jury of experts chose its 10 finalists from a large number of top-notch applications from five ...

Press Release: Sustainable Chemistry Start-ups and Innovators in India

Press Release: Sustainable Chemistry Start-ups and Innovators in India

Impactful Sustainable Chemistry Start-ups and Innovators in India – Meet our Finalists!

Pune/India and Frankfurt am Main/Germany, May 11th, 2022 – The voting period of the Call to Impactful Sustainable Chemistry Start-ups and Innovators in India just ended and the ISC3 is introducing the ten finalists.

Anna Turns

Anna Turns

Go Toxic Free

Anna specialises in writing about sustainability, from climate change and renewable energy to marine issues, food and farming. She teaches journalism students at Plymouth Marjon University and helps them to build their portfolios, find their niche and develop their content creation skills on paper, on screen and on radio. Her first book, ...

GSS Workshop: A framework for implementing holistic and integrated life cycle sustainability assessment of regional bioeconomy

GSS Workshop: A framework for implementing holistic and integrated life cycle sustainability assessment of regional bioeconomy

A framework for implementing holistic and integrated life cycle sustainability assessment of regional bioeconomy

In the frame of the Extended Services for General Support Plus eligible start-ups, the ISC3 Global Start-up Service organized workshop on the topic “A framework for implementing holistic and integrated life cycle sustainability assessment of regional bioeconomy” with Walther Zeug and Christopher Blum on May 5th, 2022 at 16:30 CEST via...

Join us in our Webinar Series:

Join us in our Webinar Series:

Sustainable Chemistry Club – India: Advancing the Ten Objectives for Green and Sustainable Chemistry

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Center (ISC3) is launching together with the Science and Technology Park Pune (Scitech) their second season of the Sustainable Chemistry Club, a series of interactive webinars, this time focusing on UNEP’s Green and Sustainable Chemistry: Framework Manual .

ISC3 at ACHEMA

ISC3 at ACHEMA

Visit us at ACHEMA 2022

The ISC3 will host its own booth in the Green Innovation Zone in Hall 6. Every day, we will feature 2 start-ups from our Changemaker Community and you can look forward to a pitch event on Wednesday, August 24th as well. Come learn more about our current work, projects and programs. We are excited to meet you! Further information can be fo...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE ISC3 AND OTTO KRAHN NEW BUSINESS CORPORATE CHALLENGE 2022 IN SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY AND NEW RECYCLING OPPORTUNITIES AND STRUCTURES WITHIN AFRICA

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE ISC3 AND OTTO KRAHN NEW BUSINESS CORPORATE CHALLENGE 2022 IN SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY AND NEW RECYCLING OPPORTUNITIES AND STRUCTURES WITHIN AFRICA

Press Release

Frankfurt am Main, April 20th, 2022 – The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) and the Otto Krahn New Business GmbH & Co. KG launched the ISC3 Corporate Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and New Recycling Opportunities and Structures within Africa. Three best solutions will be awarded a monetary prize and the...

Opening Ceremony of the MSc Sustainable Chemistry & MBA Sustainable Chemistry Management at Leuphana Professional School

Opening Ceremony of the MSc Sustainable Chemistry & MBA Sustainable Chemistry Management at Leuphana Professional School

Press Release

On 17 March, 2022 we celebrated in an Opening Ceremony the start of the next cohort of outstanding students at Leuphana Professional School.

Innoverda selected in category ‘Intelligent and sustainable factory/production’ by Banque Publique d’investissement” together with “France Digital”

Innoverda selected in category ‘Intelligent and sustainable factory/production’ by Banque Publique d’investissement” together with “France Digital”

Press Release

We are pleased to inform that Innoverda will be included in a recently started mapping of French startups with social and environmental impact, carried out by France Digitale and Bpifrance Le Hub. They will appear in the Economy & Development in the Category “Industry” and “Intelligent and sustainable factory/production”so...

ISC3 and Brightlands join forces to support Sustainable Chemistry Start-ups

ISC3 and Brightlands join forces to support Sustainable Chemistry Start-ups

Press Release

The Innovation Hub of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) and Brightlands Chemelot Innovation Center (BCIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding as a first step towards a future partnership. As a part of their cooperation, they intend to expand each other’s networks, strengthening efforts in finding the m...

Tradewater - „Reducing the world’s carbon footprint”

Tradewater - „Reducing the world’s carbon footprint”

Press Release

Reducing carbon footprint is one of the most important goals on governmental, industrial, and individual level to tackle the climate crisis and its impacts. Developing CO2-emissions-reduction strategies to achieve carbon neutrality and the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C global warming limit is a challenging task for businesses and nations alike...

Renewable PtX as a building block

Renewable PtX as a building block

for sustainable chemistry in Uruguay - ISC3 and PtX Hub make the connection

Tackling climate change and defossilising industries means thinking out of the box and in a holistic manner. A part of this can be the linking of disciplines: The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre ISC3 devotes its next focus topic to the link between sustainable chemistry and renewable energies and addresses questio...

COKOON Dip Technology – New technology and business model towards sustainability in the tire industry

COKOON Dip Technology – New technology and business model towards sustainability in the tire industry

Press Release

Establishing new standards to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is a huge challenge for industry and business, as the companies mostly implement individual measures which tend to be rather time-consuming and cost-intensive due to large number of safety and compliance regulations. Open innovation approaches aim to simplify these pr...

Please meet our OpenLabs Brazil Contest Winners

Please meet our OpenLabs Brazil Contest Winners

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The voting period for the first OpenLabs Brazil Ideas Contest ever, that started out in March 2021 and bore all applicants the chance to win, just ended. A SENAI and ISC3 expert jury just selected the contest winners! The ideas competition was held in the framework of an OpenLabs Brazil Project Pilot that is looking to bring a new way to ...

Chemical Leasing Award - ISC3 member of Jury

Chemical Leasing Award - ISC3 member of Jury

Press Release

The concept of Chemical Leasing was developed in 2004 by UNIDO to further a more efficient use of chemicals in production processes, changing the approach from volume to value. In 2009 the Chemical Leasing Award was founded to support and acknowledge best practices in the Chemical Leasing Concept from companies and individuals worldwide. ...

Sustainable knowledge network for startups

Sustainable knowledge network for startups

Press Release

Just before the outbreak of the coronavirus in the Netherlands, Brightlands Chemelot Campus signed a partnership agreement with ISC3. This German-based centre is committed to making the chemical industry more sustainable, and its Global Startup Service focuses explicitly on entrepreneurs. “Chemistry is facing its greatest challenge ever...

ISC3's contribution to UNIDO's new book on Chemical Leasing

ISC3's contribution to UNIDO's new book on Chemical Leasing

Press Release

We are delighted that we got the chance to contribute to UNIDO’s new book on Chemical Leasing. Dr. Dorota Bartkowiak & Prof. Klaus Kuemmerer, director at our Research & Education Hub, clearly show in their article, that chemical leasing is an important pillar of sustainable chemistry. Download the book here for free.

Towards more sustainable curricula

Towards more sustainable curricula

Press Release

Prof. Dr. Dr. Vania Zuin and Prof. Klaus Kümmerer from Leuphana Universität Lüneburg got together to discuss the importance to go "Towards more sustainable curricula". Happy reading!You can find the article here.

Promoting Sustainable Chemistry Innovation across Egyptian Small & Medium Enterprises

Promoting Sustainable Chemistry Innovation across Egyptian Small & Medium Enterprises

Press Release

In November 2020 YouThinkGreen Egypt (YTG), together with Egypt National Cleaner Production Centre (ENCPC) and ISC3, held a Stakeholders' Dialogue and Roundtable on the topic of "Promoting Sustainable Chemistry Innovation across Egyptian Small & Medium Enterprises". Please find hereafter a brief report on the outcome and findings. In ca...

Master's Degree Programme “Sustainable Chemistry” starts at Leuphana University

Master's Degree Programme “Sustainable Chemistry” starts at Leuphana University

Press Release

The world's first professional master's programme M.Sc. Sustainable Chemistry at the Leuphana University Lüneburg/Germany started on 16 March 2020. The interdisciplinary and internationally-oriented master's programme was jointly designed by the ISC3 (International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre) and the Institute of Sustaina...

ISC3 joins the Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge

ISC3 joins the Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge

Press Release

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) to contribute new expertise, networks and a 3rd prize for entrepreneurial spirit to the Challenge

Towards an International School for Sustainable Chemistry: First Master Program in Sustainable Chemistry launched at Leuphana University

Towards an International School for Sustainable Chemistry: First Master Program in Sustainable Chemistry launched at Leuphana University

Press Release

Launching in April 2020 at Leuphana University Professional School, the interdisciplinary program provides expert interdisciplinary training and teaches a broad understanding of sustainable chemistry along the life cycle of chemical products, services and functions – from the molecular level to global resource and product flows.

ISC3 promotes Sustainable Chemistry at the 3rd European Chemistry Partnering

ISC3 promotes Sustainable Chemistry at the 3rd European Chemistry Partnering

Press Release

The European Chemistry Partnering (ECP) brings together start-ups and founders with investors and decision-makers from the chemical industry. At the 3rd ECP on 26. February 2019 in Frankfurt more than 800 participants came together to discuss new business ideas in the chemical sector. As a double diamond sponsor of the event, the Internat...

Phase-out Lead in Paint: ISC3 partners with UN Environment in new global SAICM project

Phase-out Lead in Paint: ISC3 partners with UN Environment in new global SAICM project

Press Release

The ISC3 is proudly announcing its participation in a newly approved global project led by UN Environment. The multi-stakeholder project ‘Global best practices on emerging chemical policy issues of concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)’ will be implemented in 70+ countries over a 4-year per...

Regional Perspectives on Sustainable Chemistry Innovation and the Global Chemicals Outlook II: Understanding Trends, Risks and Opportunities

Regional Perspectives on Sustainable Chemistry Innovation and the Global Chemicals Outlook II: Understanding Trends, Risks and Opportunities

Press Release

ISC3 and UN Environment are organising a series of regional expert workshops to understand trends, risks and opportunities relevant for sustainable chemistry innovation and the development of the next Global Chemicals Outlook II.

Start of ISC3: Shaping tomorrow’s chemistry together

Start of ISC3: Shaping tomorrow’s chemistry together

Press Release

An international conference in Berlin on May 17-18, 2017 on “Mainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry” marked the start of the ISC3. The center will initiate innovations, cooperation, business models, and a new way of thinking in order to further the concept of sustainable chemistry on a global scale, to enable circular economy and allow f...