The European Chemistry Partnering, the leading speed dating event for the chemistry industry, will take place for the 2nd time on September 26, 2019 in Düsseldorf. More than 300 participants from the chemistry industry and its user industries are expected: decision-makers and designers from large and medium-sized companies as well as recently founded Start-ups will meet investors and experienced service companies from all areas of chemistry production. After all, 97 percent of all products contain at least one chemistry process step. And this added value is currently undergoing lasting change, for example considering new production methods in biotechnology and the influences of digitization.
All participants are involved in some way with the topic of innovation, from an initial idea to market implementation. Among them are managing directors, technical and research executives, business developers, heads of laboratories, business units and divisions, as well as investors, from business angels and representatives of family offices to corporate venture companies operating in the chemical industry and international venture capitalists. The traditional chemical industry of basic, special and fine chemicals is represented as are the processing industry and manufacturers of consumer and industrial goods.
The focus is on partnering discussions. Participants agree on these discussions in advance via internet-based software. Additionally, entrepreneurs can present their innovations in short presentations (Pitches).
Workshops, an exhibition and extensive networking opportunities round off the day.
The Start-up companies that take part in the ECP in large numbers and come from very different fields such as chemistry with all its different facets, biotechnology and nanotechnology, engineering, digitization and software and many more are very much in demand. Increasing numbers of participants are also starting to come from the medium-sized business sector: “Hidden Champions” are those on the look-out for contacts in all areas of new product development by offering their innovations, which were previously only known to insiders, to a larger audience.
This mixture demonstrates the need for interdisciplinary exchange in order to implement innovation even faster. The European Chemistry Partnering views itself as a communication platform for this first exchange of ideas, to help people get to know and inform each other as well as to learn together. Due to its very high ratio of industry participation (more than 80 percent of ECP participants come from the chemistry industry), as well as the precise procedure including the prior arrangement of appointments, the day represents a targeted investment in the entrepreneurial future.
Registration of participants, presentations, workshops and exhibition stands is now possible.
26 September 2019
2nd European Chemistry Partnering Summer Summit
Düsseldorf, Henkel Headquaters