International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

We transform chemistry

ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

Who we are

The ISC3 is a new independent, 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

Sustainable Chemistry

Sustainable Chemistry is a process that leads to a sustainable society with regard to product design, manufacturing, consumption of resources, health and safety at work, economic success and technical innovation – not only in industrialized nations but in emerging and developing countries too. Sustainable Chemistry thus extends far beyond the application of ecological principles in chemical production. more

ISC3 Start-up of the Month: mobius turns organic waste into sustainable plastic products

Tony Bova and Jeff Beegle develop new naturally-biodegradable and compostable polymers made from lignin, the primary waste product of biorefineries and paper mills. These offer a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based and single-used plastics and contribute to reducing carbon emissions and plastics pollution. 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

ISC3 Innovation Challenge

The first application round of the Innovation Challenge resulted in promising applications from over 20 countries and six continents! In the next phase, selected innovators are invited to submit an extended proposal that will be evaluated by an international jury panel. Five finalists of the Challenge will receive tailored support, visibility and training, the winner will be awarded with a 25.000 Euro money prize. more

Sustainable Chemistry Voices

The ISC3 brings together experts from all over the world who are engaged in advancing Sustainable Chemistry in different sectors, organizations, and regions. In our short video interviews, you can explore their varied thoughts, approaches, and perspectives. more