ISC3

International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

We transform chemistry

ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

Who we are

The ISC3 is a new international institution promoting and developing sustainable chemistry solutions worldwide. Chemistry is facing the biggest challenge in its history: Basically, it has to reinvent itself in order to progress towards sustainable chemistry and a circular economy. This implies new business opportunities, jobs, and a key contribution to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The ISC3 is a globally acting institution, multi-stakeholder platform and think tank. more

ISC3 promotes start-ups and sustainable innovation

Innovations in Sustainable Chemistry offer solutions that touch every part of our daily lives – and can solve global challenges. With its Global Start-up Service, the ISC3 supports ideators and start-ups with a wide range of services to successfully realize their ideas and business models.

The Jordan start-up AKYAS invented toilets as biodegradable sanitizer kits

The Jordan-based start-up company AKYAS develops innovations for toilet solutions. One of their inventions is a toilet in the form of a 100% compostable bag. The start-up thus offers a sustainable and affordable solution for people without access to water closets and a functioning sewage system. more

2020 Investor Forum and Innovation Showcase

The Investor Forum is organized by the ISC3 and Think Beyond™ Innovation Accelerator and brings together founders, investors, scientists as well as decision-makers from industry and politics. The networking event explores how sustainable chemistry can support innovations in achieving the SDGs and how this can be adequately financed. The Investor Forum takes place virtually from 21-23 October 2020. more

Finalists of the ISC3 Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Building and Living 2019/20 selected!

Out of the 47 applications for the Innovation Challenge, the ISC3 has selected five finalists. All of them are now receiving ongoing individual support within the ISC3 Global Start-up Service. The winner will be chosen at the Investor Forum in October 2020 - and wins the 25,000 Euro prize money.   more

Women in Sustainable Chemistry: "What is considered good enough for women in science?"

Professor Vania Zuin has two doctorates, one in Analytical Chemistry and one in Education. In this interview, she describes from an insider's perspective the situation of women in her research field and their great potential to advance and diversify sustainable chemistry. more

ISC3 Global Start-up Service

The ISC3 Innovation Hub has launched the Global Start-up Service, the world’s first programme providing holistic support to Sustainable Chemistry innovators globally. The service is aimed at entrepreneurs along the entire innovation chain: ideators, early-stage innovators and advanced entrepreneurs who have the potential to solve the most urgent challenges in a sustainable and inclusive way. more