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: Checkerspot designs new high-performance and sustainable materials by utilizing nature’s molecular palette

Charles Dimmler, Scott Franklin, and their team are breeding and optimizing microbes that can bio-manufacture unique structural oils. This sustainably produced microalgae oil allows them to create new high-performance materials. more

2020 Investor Forum and Innovation Showcase

The Investor Forum is organized by the ISC3 and Think Beyond™ Innovation Accelerator. The networking event will explore how sustainable chemistry can support innovations in achieving the SDGs and how this can be adequately financed.

The event was originally scheduled for 14 May 2020 and has been postponed. We will inform about a new date soon. 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 eight finalists. They will now receive a travel grant to participate at the Investor Forum, as well as on-going customized support within the ISC3 Global Start-up Service. In May the winner will be selected and awarded 25.000 Euro prize money.   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

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