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

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.

ISC3 Start-up of the Month: KBCols produces environmentally friendly colourants from microbes

The Indian start-up KBCols Sciences, founded by Dr. Vaishali M. Kulkarni, is extracting natural pigments and bioactive compounds from microbes to produce a new generation of environmentally friendly and sustainable natural colours.  more

2020 Investor Forum and Innovation Showcase

The Investor Forum is organized by the ISC3 and Think Beyond™ Innovation Accelerator and willbring together founders, investors, scientists as well as decision-makers from industry and politics. The networking event will explore how sustainable chemistry can support innovations in achieving the SDGs and how this can be adequately financed. The Investor Forum will take place on 22 October 2020 in Frankfurt . 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