The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) has launched the ISC3 Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Waste: Prevention, Valorisation & Management.
The ISC3 Innovation Challenge aims to engage, award, and promote sustainable chemistry innovators and their original solutions, since the transformation of the chemical sector plays a crucial role towards achieving most of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The ISC3 Innovation Challenge is organized annually and focuses on a specific topic that follows the respective focus topic of the ISC3.The current third Innovation Challenge addresses innovators from around the world developing solutions in the following thematic areas:
Avoiding and reducing environmental impact
Durability and resilience
Closing material, molecule, and energy cycles
Waste reduction/avoidance by resource-efficient chemical and biotechnological production
Substitution of critical product ingredients preventing recycling
Product design for longevity and better recyclability
Recovery and reuse of waste streams: plastic and other materials waste, electronic waste, agricultural and food waste, construction waste, production waste, waste water and other waste streams
Recycling, beneficial reuse, value recovery
Energy and scarce element recovery
Business models facilitating waste collection and valorisation
Safe and sound management of waste
Waste and waste-water treatment
Harmful substances in materials and products
Collection, transport, treatment, disposal, monitoring and regulation
ISC3 2022 special focus topic:
Waste management related to renewable energy supply (e.g. recycling/recyclability of batteries, wind power plant blades, PV materials)
After the proposal evaluation period (June 16 – July 11, 2022), five finalists will be officially announced after July 15, 2022. They will receive access to ISC3 Global Start-up Service’s customized support, as well as pitch training, networking possibilities and visibility via the ISC3 communication channels.
The winners of the Innovation Challenge 2021/2022 will be awarded in the frame of the November-held Investor Forum 2022. In addition to the main prize of 15.000 EUR, the winners of two further categories, namely “Best Social Impact” and “Best Regional Impact”, will receive monetary prizes of 5.000 EUR each.
All three winners will also gain digital award credentials including a blockchain-based certificate and badge.
Application Deadline: 19-Apr-2022
Donor Name: International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre
HOW TO APPLY: Visit https://www.isc3.org/en/activities/innovation/innovation-challenge-2021/2022.html to apply.