Investor Forum and Innovation Showcase – online
x-x-x Update: The Investor Forum will be held VIRTUALLY from 21-23 October 2020.x-x-x
The second edition of the Investor Forum, organized by the ISC3 and Think Beyond Innovation Accelerator™, will explore how sustainable chemistry can support innovations in achieving the SDGs. Participants will discuss the role of frontier capital and blended financing mechanisms to secure the innovation pipeline, and the dynamics of the innovation eco-system.
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires massive technological changes in multiple areas such as energy, new materials, bioeconomy, construction, agriculture and others. The chemical sector is a key contributor to these changes and is capable of producing an innovation pipeline that can transform energy production and storage, insulation materials, environmentally friendly food production and more. How can this innovation be identified, developed, supported and adequately financed? What are the proper financial mechanisms that support this emerging innovation pipeline? What is the role of science, industry and innovation infrastructure to support this vital process?
The Investor Forum will bring together founders, investors, scientists as well as decision-makers from industry and politics, to explore these crucial questions. The panel discussions will be matched by pitching sessions and innovation showcases of cutting-edge entrepreneurs, as well as speed dating and networking opportunities with international investors. The Investor Forum will also host the award ceremony and presentations of the finalists of the global ISC3 Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Building and Living.
Date: 21 - 23 October 2020