Workshops confirmed

1. Building blocks for sustainable chemistry innovation (Inviation only) – World Economic Forum)

2. Ketbio – Making Tech Transfer a Success: How to put industrial biotech to work by DECHEMA e.V.
3. Printed Organic Electronics: Showcases, Future Trends and Technological Challenges by InnovationLab GmbH
4. Future success with cooperative business models by MarkenFactory GmbH
5. Panda by Hochschule Fresenius GmbH
6. Sustainability and Future: Renewable Carbon Strategy on Chemicals and Polymers by Nova Institut
7. Shaping the Change from Fossile to Renewable Carbon Sources (Bioball) by Provadis School of International Management and Technology
8. Thinking beyond chemical crop protection by fundamenta Life Science GmbH
9. Beyond the hype – what makes a good start-up accelerator program? by Provadis School of International Management and Technology
10. Agile Management – More than Old Wine in New Bottles? by VCW
11. World Café Digitization of the coating industry by ORONTEC GmbH & Co KG
12. Batteries & Co – How energy materials drive innovation in chemistry by Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen GmbH
13. Innovation in plastic processing – new opportunities by Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid
14. Creative Thinking – Why, What, When, How, Who, … ? Question Storming for the chemical industry. by Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH
15. Financing opportunities and trends in the Chemical / Life-Science sector by FCF Fox Corporate Finance GmbH
16. Chemistry / biochemistry for a Circular Plastics Economy by Clariant International Ltd.
17. Blockhain based idea exchange live by ipOcean Global GmbH
18. Tax and Corporate pitfalls for entrepreneurs, start-ups and
growth companies by Taylor Wessing

(in order of Workshop Schedule)

1.Building blocks for sustainable chemistry innovation by World Economic Forum

The effectiveness of innovation efforts the sector may benefit from the consolidation of a global ecosystem for sustainable chemistry innovation. Stakeholders of the World Economic Forum are interested in taking a bottom-up approach to the definition of essential areas in need of increased returns on innovation capital. Through this interactive dialogue, we aspire to develop a prioritised list of areas that can serve as the basis for greater collaboration and for the consolidation of a series of “hubs” for innovation in sustainable chemistry.

2. Ketbio – Making Tech Transfer a Success: How to put industrial biotech to work by DECHEMA e.V.

What are success factors for the transfer of biotech research results into marketable solutions? The EU project KETBIO has screened more than 300 EU projects and interviewed more than 80 in order to bridge the gap between publicly funded science and the market. At the workshop, we would like to present our propositions and discuss with project owners, investors and industry representatives what the prerequisites for successful commercialization are. Three showcase projects that are looking for commercial partners will be used as case studies.

3. Printed Organic Electronics: Showcases, Future Trends and Technological Challenges by InnovationLab GmbH

Printed electronic is one of the most promising technologies worldwide. Vastly powered by the rising fields of extremely cost effective IoT sensors, wearable devices, enabled by flexible printed devices and large area printed sensors for smart cities.
The workshop will be divided into three topics. “Printed Electronic, an IoT enabler” will cover the interface between cost effective sensing and cloud infrastructures. “Development as a service, a rapid way to products” covers methods for fast product development with external partners. “Production as a service, care for the things you can do best” covers cost effective production with external production equipment. Al topics will be explained using examples from the field of printed electronics. In the second hour, 5 small and start-up companies will catch the to share their view on printed electronics and give some product pitches.

4. Future success with cooperative business models by MarkenFactory GmbH

How to generate lasting added value at a time when efficiency is the key and global platform systems dominate markets? How to overcome the dilemma of losing viability as a supplier of commodities? “Together with the participants, we will identify the potential & conditions for collaborative value creation in the chemical, health and related industries and set the starting point for using the business model “Cooperative Value Creation” to gain new opportunities for the own company” – so the initiators Christine Riedmann-Streitz

5. Panda by Hochschule Fresenius GmbH

Boost your innovation!
Innovation is the most relevant success factor for companies. Key is a team of highly motivated people. They need to think out of the box and engineer business models meeting market demands. Whether the idea is generated internally or externally.

BUT: Ideas, which have a high potential are often forgotten and business opportunities are missed.

PANDA represents an innovation approach which brings ideas and a team of high-performance student innovators together in an innovation as a startup framework. Come to the workshop, learn about PANDA and let your idea be developed to a matured business plan!

6. Sustainability and Future: Renewable Carbon Strategy on Chemicals and Polymers by Nova Institut

The equivalent to decarbonisation in the energy sector is a transition to renewable carbon in the chemical and plastics industries

We propose Renewable Carbon as a term that includes all carbon sources that avoid or replace additional fossil carbon from the geosphere. Renewable Carbon can come from the atmosphere, biosphere or technosphere – but not from the geosphere. Renewable Carbon circulates between atmosphere, biosphere and technosphere. The chemical and plastics industry may only develop into a sustainable sector once it bids farewell to fossil raw materials such as crude oil, natural gas and coal for good and uses nothing but renewable carbon as a raw material in organic chemistry. The equivalent to decarbonisation in the energy sector is a transition to renewable carbon in the chemical and plastics industries.

7. Shaping the Change from Fossile to Renewable Carbon Sources (Bioball) by Provadis School of International Management and Technology

In the context of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change the raw material change from fossil to renewable carbon sources in the chemical industry becomes more urgent and is on the way to turn into a competitive factor. This is not only a topic for individual companies. It is a challenge as well for industrial sites in adapting the infrastructure for new supply chains. Because the circular economy is part of the change in raw materials, the focus is also shifting to municipal waste from cities that was not previously used as feedstock. This panel will discuss the change in raw materials and the circular economy from the perspective of companies, industrial sites, public administration and will also address the training of future personnel.

8. Thinking beyond chemical crop protection by fundamenta Life Science GmbH

Starting with the Haber-Bosch ammonia synthesis, the chemical industries delivered a broad portfolio of fertilizers, crop and yield protecting agents, novel breeds with new and traits and efficient logistic options for farming. But, the continuous increase of world´s population, the climate change, and the environmental impact of todays industrialized farming are a severe challenges for the future. In addition, public opinion has changed and asks for innovative solutions to solve tomorrows problems. With a focus of the synergistic employment of plant microbiome research, molecular biology, new generation sequencing (NGS), bioinformatics and modern algorithms we can develop a vision beyond Chemical Crop Protection.

9. Beyond the hype – what makes a good start-up accelerator program? by Provadis School of International Management and Technology

This workshop discusses success factors of start-up accelerator programs. The workshop brings together experiences and shares best practices from a leading EU-funded pan-European accelerator and other start-up acceleration programs. Participants from corporates will learn which accelerator forms are used in the context of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and how to successfully run and adapt their programs. Entrepreneurs and start-ups will gain a better understanding of the requirements of these programs and which one is the most suitable for their needs to successfully grow.

10. Agile Management – More than Old Wine in New Bottles? by VCW

There are challenges emerging in the chemical industry that will require new ways of managing change and innovation e.g. circular economy, renewable materials, plastic waste and many more. Established project management processes are no longer the first choice. To cope, it is necessary to leave traditional approaches of thinking and become agile.
This workshop provides an opportunity to gain new insights into as well as to identify practical applications of the agile management approach. Agile does not mean fast, but fastness may be a positive consequence of the agile approach. Participate and discuss with colleagues whether and where it makes sense to go the agile way and how to put this into practice.

11. World Café Digitization of the coating industry by ORONTEC GmbH & Co KG

While Industry 4.0 has been around for quite a while, catching footholds in the business as well as private world, the Chemical Industry is somewhat lagging behind. Our experience is that the Coatings Industry is no exception!
Since the tools are available, we brought together a team of 5 dedicated companies WITH experience in coatings, thus making sure that practicability trumps theory in this workshop:
– ORONTEC GmbH & Co. KG – measurement- and process specialist
– Allchemist – digital data platform provider
– Sustragil – targets the digital era for product safety
– Electric Ant Lab – scientific simulations to reduce lab costs
– Analytrics GmbH – a specialist for the realization of digitization projects

12. Batteries & Co – How energy materials drive innovation in chemistry by Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen GmbH

In the workshop, hosted by CHEMIEPARK, four companies will present their view on new developments and latest trends in energy materials, discussing with the participants topics like cathode making, lithium mining and battery recycling.

13. Innovation in plastic processing – new opportunities by Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid

The Kunststoff-Institut was founded to support plastic manufacturing companies in regard to research and testing. In this workshop we want to discuss some current and future applications, developments and opportunities: Emission: relevance for plastic processing and use – future questions and challenges 3D-printing: prototyping and more with new requirements for material providers and users – Rapid Tooling and additive manufacturing Functionalization of plastic components: New application possibilities with high efficiency – new requirements Digital printing: lot size from 1 to X – flexibility in application

14. Creative Thinking – Why, What, When, How, Who, … ? Question Storming for the chemical industry. by Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH

Ask your questions to solve the challenges of the future  for the chemical industry– digitalization and environmental boundaries to create new opportunities for your business. “Problems cannot be solved with the same mind set that created them.” ― Albert Einstein. A very known and accepted quote.  But what can we do about it. Ask you questions with an open mindset . In this short workshop we will explore new and well known creativity methods, which may design a new business path for your company or organisation. Are you ready to think different?

15. Financing opportunities and trends in the Chemical / Life-Science sector by FCF Fox Corporate Finance GmbH

FCF’s workshop provides an in-depth insight into the various financing opportunities, from early stage venture financings to bank debt financings, of a Chemical/ Life-Science company throughout its lifespan.
Financing trends, transactions and investors in Venture Capital, Growth Capital, Private Equity and IPOs across different markets (Germany, Europe and USA) will be exclusively introduced and invite for an extensive discussion.

16. Chemistry / biochemistry for a Circular Plastics Economy by Clariant International Ltd.

Clariant is Diamond Sponsor of the 4th European Chemistry Partnering (ECP). As one of the leading manufacturers of specialized chemicals worldwide and headquartered in Switzerland, Clariant is heavily involved in R&D in crucial areas such as energy efficiency, renewable resources, emission-free mobility and careful treatment of the environment. Start-ups that have registered at the 4the ECP and have booked a pitch slot can apply to present their pitch in this workshop that will become the focus of this year’s event. All six pitches will be filmed and made available later on the ECP website for all participants.

Richard F. Haldimann, Head of New Business Development at Clariant, explains the workshop:

“We are excited to be partnering with ECP to lead the session on “New Technologies Enabling a Circular Plastics Economy”. Having a strong partner with ECP opening access to high quality companies with leading technologies in this area perfectly fits with our strategic circular plastics initiative EcoCircle.”

17. Blockhain based idea exchange live by ipOcean Global GmbH

You will learn about the benefits and functionalities of this trust network allowing collaborative innovation to become realtiy. Get to know all the functions of the ipOcean platform in detail. Convince yourself of the new platform bringing your innovation to a new outstanding level via collective intelligence and open intelligence at your individual trust level and via securitization of IP, ideas and challenges. Magic – No: This is a blockchain based platform with a virtualized legal process in the background and with AI supported matching of IP, ideas and challenges.

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