Agenda of 1st ECP

Making Business contacts lies at the heart of the ECP

Keynote. Pitch. Partnering. Exhibition. Networking.

The establishment of mutual business contacts is the focus of European Chemistry Partnering.

The course of the event is simple. On-site registration begins on 26 February  2019 at 09:00 am. The 3rd ECP is opened at 10:00 am with the Keynote. Starting from 11:00 am the Pitches and the Partnering begin. The Exhibition will accompany the event the whole day from 9:00 am.

On the evening before the main event, Monday, 25 February 2019, there will be an informal welcome evening. Take exclusive advantage of achieving visibility through active sponsorship

On Thursday 27 February 2019, the morning following the main event, there will be an informal Breakfast for all those who are still in Frankfurt. Here too a Sponsorship opportunity is offered which you are invited to take advantage of.


Agenda: 3rd European Chemistry Partnering, 26 February 2019

The following is the Agenda of the 3rd European Chemistry Partnering on Tuesday, 26 February 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

0. From 09:00 Registration

1 . Welcome and Keynote Speech

Following the Welcome at 10:00 am the European Chemistry Partnering kicks-off with a Keynote.

2. Pitch. Partnering. Exhibition. Networking.

From 11:00am there are three Parallel Streams: a) Pitches  b) Partnering  c) Exhibition

a) Pitches, starting at 11:00 am

Companies present their Pitches in a precisely defined time-frame. Startups and SMEs are allocated 6 minutes (SME = EU definition). Large companies get 12 minutes. All Pitches are performed without a break. Q & A is not provided.

Current Schedule

b) Partnering, starting at 11:00am

These pre-agreed appointments also start at 11:00. The time allocated for each appointment is 20 minutes. After 20 minutes the Change-over takes place. For the Partnering discussions soundproofed units are provided. All tables are numbered. The appointments will be agreed in the run-up to the ECP via software.

c) Exhibition starting at 09:00am

The accompanying exhibition runs all day from 9 am until the end of the day when it ends with an informal get-together from 17:30 to 19:30pm.

d) Specials

  • Pre-evening get together: There will be a Get Together the day before the event on 25 February in Frankfurt
  • After event get together: After the event there will be a Get Together from 17:30 to 19:30
  • The day after the event breakfast: On the 27 February there will be a breakfast hosted by BCNP Consultants

Chemistry makes the world go around

The Program in Overview

(Status: no registration yet: Please find the agenda here. We ask for your understanding that the timely completion of the event may be subject to minor changes)

Monday, 25 February 2019
18:00Informal Get Together
(limited to 350 people)
Greetings by the Sponsor of the Evening
Networking: Take many of your business cards with you
Location: DECHEMA e.V., Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25, 60486 Frankfurt
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
09:00Registration incl. Onsite Registration
Start of Exhibition
Small Breakfast
Dr. Holger Bengs, Initiator of European Chemistry Partnering
Greetings Sponsor & Organizer
10:10Key Note
Dr. Gerhard Dust, Polycare
10:50Introduction: Pitches. Partnering. Logistics.
Tobias Kirchhoff, BCNP
10:55Motivational Speech
Dr. Michael Brandkamp, Managing Director, High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
11:00Parallel Pitches, Partnerings, Workshops & Exhibition
a. Schedule for Pitches (6 minutes, 12 minutes or 15 minutes, respectively) – more than 100 Pitches from Chemistry Start-ups, Organizations and Industry
These are the topics of the presenting companies:
Analytics Fine & Special Chemicals, Technology & Hardware, Catalysts & Enzymes, New Materials & Nanomaterials, Services & R&D
These are our this year’s interdisciplinary Topics:
1. Chemistry & Digitization
2. Chemistry & Water
3. Chemistry & Wood
4. Chemistry & Energy
5. Polymers & Applications
6. 3D Print & Additive Manufacturing
First Time Big Companies will present themselves (Inversed Pitches) – already registered: Merck, Sanofi, Haldor Topsoe, UPM, Clariant, BASF, DSM
b. Schedule for Partnering (20 minutes) – more than 2.000 Partnering Meetings
c. Schedule for Workshops – at least 5 Workshops
d. Exhibition – approx. 50 booths
17:00Video report about the day
17:05Announcement 2nd ECP Summer Summit
Dr. Paolo Bavaj, Head of Corporate Venturing, Adhesive Technologies, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
17:07Closing Session
Panel Discussion “New Plastics Economy”
Friedrich Barth (ISC3)
Prof. Magnus Nydén (Nouryon)
Daniella Russo (Think Beyond Plastics)
Fernando J. Gómez, Ph.D. (World Economic Forum)
Moderator: Prof. Stephan Haubold (Hochschule Fresenius)
17:40Final Remarks

Dr. Holger Bengs & Friedrich Barth
17:45Speakers Corner with the 4 panelists
Get Together
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
08:00Breakfast sponsored for those who are still in Frankfurt
Your host: Holger Bengs
Location: Marriot Hotel, Hamburger Allee 2, 60486 Frankfurt am Main
ECP in a Nutshell2019
Participants > 800
Nations> 40
Start-ups & SME> 250
Big Players and Investors> 120
Pitches> 100
Partnerings> 2,000

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