- More than 160 companies and investors
- More than 90 Chemistry Start-ups and SMEs will present themselves
- Keynote Speaker is Marius Rosenberg from Adhesys Medical
- More than 600 Partnering meetings are expected
Following the success of the first event in 2017, the 2nd European Chemistry Partnering which takes place on 23rd February, 2018 will be on a much larger scale. The Venue is the Kap Europa, a state-of-the-art location in close proximity to Frankfurt’s Main Station. The organizers expect more than 500 decision-makers from the chemical industry and its user industries. Already 27 nations are represented. One third of all participants come from chemistry Start-ups. The share of innovative industrial enterprises amounts to 80 per cent, from Start-ups to mid-sized companies to large enterprises and corporations.
The format of the event makes the European Chemistry Partnering unique: three parallel activity streams determine the course of events: (1) Short presentations (Pitches) lasting six minutes, (2) 20-minute partnering meetings and (3) The exhibition. After the Keynote address, the partnering meetings start at 11 o'clock at more than 60 individual tables. The appointments are arranged by participants in advance via a special internet-based tool. At the same time, entrepreneurs introduce themselves in short presentations (pitches) in two parallel rooms. The organizers expect more than 500 partnering meetings, over 90 pitches and over 50 exhibitors.
The Keynote address will be given by Marius Rosenberg, founder and Managing Director of Adhesys Medical GmbH, an international success story. At the interface between materials science and medicine, the company quickly developed into a market leader. The product: a surgical adhesive. The company's history fascinates inventors, investors, Start-up entrepreneurs and large corporations alike.
A productive day
The focus of the one-day European Chemistry Partnering is on innovation. Dr. Holger Bengs, initiator of the ECP and Managing Director of BCNP Consultants says: "97 percent of the products around us contain at least one chemical process step. Trends and topics drive progress, things like renewable resources, digitization and big data; new substances and materials, new methods, better processes and apparatus from chemistry, nanotechnology or industrial biotechnology are changing our processes and products."
And he adds: "With the European Chemistry Partnering, we bring together creative people, movers and innovators. It's all about the business of tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. The ECP offers a high level of productivity and business contacts in just one day. A day for all with a view across borders, disciplines, industries and regions ".
Initiator and organizer of the European Chemistry Partnering is BCNP Consultants. In this BCNP is supported by IHK Hessen innovative in addition to many other well-known international supporters. The event’s main sponsor is Technologieland Hessen (Hessen Trade & Invest).
Details of the Event
BCNP: A short profileBCNP Consultants is a Germany-based Consultancy that specializes in the areas of Biotech, Chemistry, Nanotechnology and Pharmaceuticals (BCNP). BCNP's core competences include scientific and technical expertise, strong networks and industry knowledge. The company provides Strategy, Communication and Sales consulting services via its divisions BCNP strategy, BCNP communications and BCNP connect. Specialist areas are Market and Technology analysis as well as Innovation scouting. Since 2016 BCNP has published the annual Compass to Europe´s Innovative Chemical Companies (www.chemistry-compass.eu), to encourage entrepreneurship in the chemical industry. Since 2017 the “European Chemistry Partnering“ market place, brings together, and engenders dialog among, creative minds and decision makers on an international stage.
David Spichiger, SCS