Swiss Clean Tech Award

Clariant and the Swiss Chemical Society are partnering to award the Swiss CleanTech Award. The prize is endowed with a total of CHF 10,000 and is awarded to 3-5 finalists.

This award program will honor outstanding scientific achievements of Master students, PhD students, and Postdocs in Switzerland in the field of Sustainable Chemistry, in areas such as resource efficiency, renewable energy, renewable raw materials or green technologies and environmental protection. With Research & Development the chemical industry contributes to tackle the challenges of our society by creating product and process innovation. As a company that creates value through sustainability and innovation, Clariant is particularly concerned about strengthening the knowledge base of CleanTech in Switzerland by sponsoring basic research and fostering the knowledge and technology transfer between industry and academia.
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For Participation in 2021

The Swiss CleanTech Award is available to successful Master students, PhD students, and Postdocs who have distinguished themselves with outstanding scientific achievements at the Departments of Chemistry and adjacent disciplines of Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences and Institutes in Switzerland in areas of Sustainable Chemistry such as resource efficiency, renewable energy, renewable raw materials or green technologies and environmental protection.

Master students, PhD students, and Postdocs will be considered with regard to their different levels of training.

Applicants are requested to submit

  • their curriculum vitae,
  • a brief description of the scientific results (max. 5 pages), and
  • an expert assessment from a supervisor

Deadline to hand in your application is September 5, 2021. Please send the dossier to .

Procedure, Presentations of the Finalists and Ceremony

The jury will invite 3-4 finalists to present their project in a 10min short presentation at the 2nd Swiss SusChem Day at ILMAC Basel on October 20, 2021, 15.10-15.40h. Taking into account the nomination dossier and the presentation, the jury decides on the winners and the distribution of the prize sum of CHF 10'000 among the finalists. 
The award ceremony will also take place at ILMAC on October 20, 2021, 17.00h.