ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

4th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference 2019, May 5-8, Dresden, Germany

Taking place in Dresden from 5. – 8. May 2019 the annual high-level conference discusses and puts forward green and sustainable chemistry in a unique interdisciplinary manner. The 4th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference is chaired by Prof. Klaus Kümmerer, Director of the ISC3 Research & Education Hub. Organizer of the international conference is Elsevier in cooperation with the Leuphana University, Luneburg and the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre.

Interdisciplinary approach

Chemical and pharmaceutical products are present in almost every aspect of human life, endowing chemical science and industries with a far-reaching responsibility for our common future. Enabling the chemical sciences to contribute to a sustainable economy and to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals is a major challenge of our times. To develop long-term, globally applicable scientific contributions to sustainable development a holistic approach and international knowledge exchange are necessary. For this reason, the conference brings together international participants from academia as well as from the private and public sector, to share the latest developments in the fields of green and sustainable chemistry. Participants will profit from the transdisciplinary character and the high-level scientific attendance at the fourth edition of the conference. During the conference, the winners of the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, sponsored by the Elsevier Foundation, will be awarded. The challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities, while tackling some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges.

For further information and registration please visit the conference website.

Entrepreneurship Session: Researchers become sustainable chemistry changemakers

A special start-up session, hosted by the ISC3 Innovation Hub, will inform and invite researchers to become sustainable chemistry changemakers. The session will discuss how a spin-off can be created out of scientific work and give first-hand information about entrepreneurship in science and research. Founders and coaches will share their experiences on how to innovate, build a company and contribute to a sustainable future.