International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

We transform chemistry

ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

Who we are

The ISC3 is an international centre 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.

Paraexcel – Fighting post-harvest loss with edible coatings

Paraexcel Global Ltd., a Nigeria-based start-up, has developed edible coating for fruits, vegetables, and tubers to extend their shelf life and thus reduce post-harvest loss which is a pressing problem of farmers in many countries worldwide.. Read 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

The ISC3 Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energies - Call for Applications

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) launched the call for applications for the ISC3 Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energies. The ISC3 Innovation Challenge 2020/2021 addresses innovators from around the world which are active in developing sustainable chemistry solutions linked to renewable energies. [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