Innovative solutions to combat and prevent pollution in the areas of mobility, energy, urbanisation, and agriculture very often originate in the chemical sector, its research community and in start-up companies. Examples are the replacements for fossil fuels, new energy storage systems and new construction and insolation materials. However, innovative solutions, that are able to contribute to a pollution free planet, do not find their way easily to the markets.
ISC3 has therefore initiated a new global start-up service and network to identify and support start-up companies in the developed as well as in the developing countries. In the first phase, the start-up service will provide communication support, network events, trainings and access to investors.
The ISC3-Innovation Hub will initiate and support innovation in the field of sustainable chemistry to contribute to the urgent societal challenges. Starting from R&D projects, the ISC3-Innovation Hub will catalyse tech transfer from science to industry and to the developing countries. Furthermore, the ISC3-Innovation Hub will support potential entrepreneurs by evaluating innovative approaches. An international Innovation Award will shine the light on outstanding projects all over the world, providing both an incentive and a showcase for the best innovations in the field of sustainable chemistry.