Suschem Italy: Italian Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry

Italian industry and the academic world have actively cooperated to form the Italian Platform SusChem Italy, since the very first meeting held at the University of Bologna on 9 March 2006.

The platform

The platform includes members of Italian industry, with the collaboration of FEDERCHIMICA, and the academic world, chaired by the University of Bologna, in collaboration with CRUI, CNR, ENEA, consortia, associations and bodies funding technological development, as well as many other highly qualified stakeholders in the Italian Chemical Sector.

In close collaboration with the relative European platform (ETP-SusChem), the Italian Platform for Sustainable Chemistry is developing a strategic alliance among Italian industries, research and training institutions and social partners to ensure more effective interaction between the needs of society, industrial demands and the available knowledge resources. The platform objectives also include the will to encourage innovation, strengthening competitive performance and improving active collaboration between public and private partners in the industrial sectors linked to sustainable chemistry, materials technology and industrial biotechnology. 

A group of over 150 Italian experts from different sectors (industry, the academic world, CNR, ENEA, consortia, associations) have collaborated in the production of the IT SusChem Vision Document and the Strategic Research Agenda.

The first version of the Vision Document was presented at the launch of the platform on 23 October 2006 at the University of Bologna. This document outlines the strategies in a national perspective to relate the needs of society with the Italian potential in the chemical and biotechnology sectors. The need has been highlighted to exploit both national and European research skills: this can stimulate the future development of our country and help alignment to European levels.

The documents produced by the SusChem Italy Platform are updated annually.

How to take part

IT-SusChem aims to be a collaborative, transparent and open working area. All Italian stakeholders interested in applied chemistry, industrial biotechnology, chemical engineering research, development and innovation can take part in the platform activities and contribute to implementing its first preliminary documents.
For more information:
itsuchem@unibo.it (Sus-Chem National contact point).

Endorsement  - IT-SusChem support

Industries,institutions, research centres, consortia, universities, associations, banks, foundations wishing to support the National IT-SusChem Platform can fill in the IT-SusChem Platform form and send it to: itsuschem@unibo.it

The Platform acts as an open forum and welcomes the interests of all stakeholders wishing to join.