ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

International Workshop Series in Cooperation with UNEP

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. The workshops will identify and examine regional megatrends and industry sector trends that may create risks and opportunities for chemicals management and sustainable chemistry innovation. The results from the workshop will feed into the GCO-II and inform the ISC3 Global Scenario Process to be initiated later in 2018 to identify opportunities for a transition to a more sustainable chemistry. 

  • The first workshop will focus on the African region and take place in Nairobi, Kenya, on 7-8 March 2018.
  • The second workshop will focus on the European region and take place in Frankfurt a. M., Germany, on 26-27 March 2018.
  • Two more workshops will follow in April focussing on the Americas (12-13 April, Panama) and the Asian Region (25-26 April, Bangkok) 

More information is available at our website.

Contact Person: Dr. Brigitta Meier, Director Policy, T +49 228 90241-123, E

3rd Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference, 13-16 May 2018 in Berlin

Chaired by ISC3 Scientific Director Klaus Kümmerer, the conference brings together international researchers from academia and industry, from authorities and other institutions to communicate and share the latest developments across fields of green and sustainable chemistry. Special features of this conference will be the Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge and a Start-up Workshop hosted by the ISC3-Innovation Hub.

Further information is available at the conference website.

ISC3 Innovation Hub Workshop “Start-ups and Sustainable Chemistry”

The ISC3 Innovation Hub is providing a network and support platform for start-up companies in the area of sustainable chemistry. Take the opportunity to present your start-up company. Meet your peers and other international industry representatives. Learn about the support opportunities provided by ISC3 and articulate your requirements.

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Entrepreneur Workshop @ the 3rd Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference, 13 May 2018, 13:00 – 17:15

The 3rd Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference will provide the latest information in this field and be a source of excellent ideas. For some people it may be the first step in a fantastic scientific career at leading research institutes and universities all over the world. But there is also another group of people, namely those who believe that their work can also be the start of a new company. Do you think you belong to this second group? Then participate in this special workshop given by an experienced industry chemist who founded his own consultancy. The workshop will discuss and work on topics, which are crucial for becoming an entrepreneur; topics that are completely different to a scientists’ daily work in the lab.

Further information is available at the conference website.

4th Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry, 24-28 September 2018 at Leuphana University, Lüneburg

The Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry will provide the participants with an understanding of the latest developments of the concepts of sustainable chemistry and chemicals management. The program of the summer school includes a theoretical part (lectures) and practical exercises/case studies, group discussions and an excursion to exemplify important aspects of sustainable chemistry.

Further information is available at the Leuphana University website.

1st ISC3 Stakeholder Forum, 25-26 October 2018 in Frankfurt a. M.

The ISC3 Stakeholder Forum will provide stakeholders from all sectors with the opportunity to discuss sustainable chemistry issues and engage with the ISC3 experts on the activities of the centre.

More Information will be available soon.

Global Chemical Leasing Award Ceremony, 6 November 2018 in Vienna

The ceremony will be part of the Green Chemistry Conference 2018 within the Trio Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) programme, “Smart and Sustainable Europe”, held during Austria’s EU Presidency. Companies and individuals are invited to submit applications for the award in three categories: case studies (for companies), special innovation, and research. The call for applications is open until 15 August 2018.

Detailed information about each award category and application requirements are available here.