Holland Chemistry news November 2018
6,4 M€ addtional subsidy for public private research collaborations awarded
This year more than 20M€ of private contributions in public-private research projects was reported to the Holland Chemistry (TKI Chemistry); both for co-operative research and Topsector relevant commissioned research. Through the PPP premium arrangement (NL: PPS-toeslagregeling) this generates more than 6M€ in additional subsidy, which can be used to strengthen existing and start new Public-private research initiatives.
PPP premium is used to start new projects that contribute to one or more roadmaps of Holland Chemistry (click here to find out more about the program lines of Holland Chemistry). These Chemistry Roadmaps are enablers for taking on the grand challenges that lie ahead of us with respect to climate, circularity and health. Using the PPP premium in previous years, for example, a project was funded that investigates large-scale industrial 3D printing of recycled bulk plastics.
SusChem Brokerage 2018: Horizon 2020 update and Project Pitching
On 23 October the SusChem Brokerage Event 2018 took place at the distinguished Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels. It was attended by well over 150 participants. The audience was updated on Commission proposals for the 2019 and 2020 Horizon-2020 work programme and forthcoming calls in areas relevant to sustainable chemistry. In addition, a wide range of project ideas and consortia were presented in 39 presentations across three project pitching sessions. In addition inspiring talks on disruptive innovation were given. Information booths presenting the programmes of SPIRE cPPP, the Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), and SusChem National Technology Platforms (NTPs) were open throughout the day and, of course, speed dating and informal networking was facilitated.
Results of the ECCM conference available!
The results of the ECCM Conference (June 29th) are available and will be used for the next steps to further build an ECCM community in the Netherlands. Download the summary and results of the conference here.
By establishing an ECCM community, we are following up on the recommendation of the government to work towards a knowledge platform on ECCM. The first tangible initiatives under the ECCM umbrella are being formed. In order to facilitate innovation along the value and development chains ECCM presents four programs:
• ECCM Tenure Track programme (TRL 1-3)
NWO call (M€ 7) for tenure track (TT) positions in ECCM with start-up packages. Launch October 2018 (tentative)
• Faraday lab (TNO/ECN/VoltaChem) (TRL 3-5)
Pilot facilities (M€ 6,6) for PEM and Solid Oxide fuel cell development.
• MW test center under development (ISPT) (TRL 4-7)
Test center (M€ 4-6) to support technology development of water electrolysis.
• Consortia under development (TRL 1-7)
National coordinator on behalf of the ECCM committee, prof. Paulien Herder (TU Delft).
The ECCM committee will further explore and advise the government on how to connect stakeholders in a mission-inspired national innovation programme, covering TRLs 1-9.
Deadline registration CHAINS2018: November 9th!
CHAINS 2018 brings innovators together from all subdisciplines of Chemistry to share state-of-the-art breakthroughs in the chemical and molecular sciences. Alongside of CHAINS’ scientific program there are also activities on the Holland Chemistry Innovation Plaza that make this a must-visit. Registration for CHAINS2018.