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 the transformation to a pollution free planet, do not find their way easily to the markets and to wide implementation. ISC3 has therefore initiated a new global startup Service and network to identify and support startup companies. ISC3 will develop a sustainability assessment for business models as well as a global ranking for Start-up companies. In the first phase the startup Service Center will provide communication support, network events, trainings and access to investors.
Furthermore, the ISC3-Innovation Hub, that is located at DECHEMA in Frankfurt, Germany, will initiate and support innovation in the field of sustainable chemistry to contribute to the urgent societal challenges. Starting from R&D projects, the Innovation Hub will catalyze tech transfer from science to industry and support potential entrepreneurs by evaluating innovation approaches, creating a virtual “innovation market place”, and organizing brokerage events as well as initializing contacts to venture capital and investors. 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.