The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia has hosted for the first time a Meeting of the S3Chem Interreg project. Scientists and regional authorities from seven European regions met today to discuss innovation and the future of chemistry.
The event, organized by ACCIÓ, the agency for business competitiveness of the Generalitat de Catalunya began with a panel where the future of the chemistry was discussed. In the debate, Fernando Bravo, Business Manager of Technology Development Unit of ICIQ, CSOL, stressed out the importance of developing a joint action plan to ensure the commitment with European Green Deal. “In this sense, research centers such as ICIQ are working to become facilitators of the green transition of the sector”, he added.
In addition, the latest trends in biological materials, CO2 capture and storage, and the importance of chemical recycling were also presented.
Within the framework of the Interreg Europe 2016-2020 Program, the European Union has co-financed the S3 project “Smart Chemistry Specialization Strategy” which aims to boost chemistry among the main European regions and facilitate the exchange of experiences and good practices between public authorities and other stakeholders. Specifically, the agency for business competitiveness of the Generalitat de Catalunya participates in this project which is coordinated from the Ministry of Economic and Scientific Affairs of Saxony Anhalt (Germany) and counts with the participation of eight institution from seven European regions.
Interreg Europe is a program financed with European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) that helps regional and local governments in Europe to develop better policies by creating an environment and opportunities to share solutions for the development of new and innovative solutions.