SusChem Switzerland

SusChem Switzerland is the Swiss entity of the SusChem European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. We bring together the unique diversity of Swiss leading academic institutions and chemical industries in order to discover and implement innovative solutions, with favourable environmental impact for next generations.

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Objectives and Main Activities
The aims of Suschem Switzerland are
  • to coordinate activities in Green & Sustainable Chemistry, as well as to provide platforms for experts and stakeholders for the exchange of information and know-how.
  • To provide visibility for activities and initiatives with regard to Green & Sustainable Chemistry in Switzerland and support our partner to promote their activities on European level.
  • To further educate on G&SC at various levels (students, academia, industrials, non-scientists). We showcase sustainable processing and the benefits of chemicals versus naturals. Explain and establish sustainability indexes.
  • To bring to life novel and pre-competitive scientific collaboration models between academia and industry. To the former to drive the science, to the latter to implement it.
  • To identify common area of interests and implement cross-sectorial collaborations (e.g. solvents, catalysis or the use of renewable feedstock).
  • To act as influencing group to steer interest in academia versus areas of high industrial interest.
Main activities
  • Organize the Swiss SusChem days
  • Organize meetings, seminars and  workshops
  • Award excellence in science with the Green & Sutainable Chemistry Award
  • Represent Switzerland on European level with delegates in the European Technology platform and SusChem
  • Take the guest editor role for a CHIMIA issues on aregular basis.
  • Inform the community via Social Media channels and with the SFC newsletter.

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