The virtual end event of the S3Chem project on Thursday 22 October 2020 from 10h00 to 12h00 marks the end of this second project phase, as well as of the entire project. Stakeholders, project partners, EU representatives and the ECRN network/S3Platform Chemicals will showcase the power of chemicals in the smart specialization strategies of all seven regions.


10h00    Word of welcome by moderator Simone van Trier

10h01    Word of welcome and opening by Ruud Burlet                                                                                          Regional Minister Province of Limburg (NL) and Vice-President of ECRN

10h10     Keynote Brightlands: Challenges of a European Chemical Excellence Site                                        CEO Circular Hub, Lia Voermans 

10h20     Interview session by Simone van Trier with high level representative partners:                           What are the deliverables of S3Chem for your region?

                • Saxony-Anhalt: Dr. Jürgen Ude                                                                                                                        Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation Saxony Anhalt 

                • Catalonia: Maria Matilde Villarroya Martínez                                                                                General Director for Industry, Ministry of Business and Knowledge Catalonia

                • Mazovia: Marcin Wajda                                                                                                                                        Director Regional Development and European Funds, The Office of the Marshal of the                    Mazowieckie Voivodeship in Warsaw and Vice-President ECRN

                • Asturias: Eva Pando                                                                                                                                          CEO IDEPA (Asturias Development Agency)

                • Lombardy: Fabrizio Sala                                                                                                                                   Vice-President of Lombardy Region, regional Minister for Research, Innovation, University,                    Export and Internationalisation and President of ECRN

10h50     Showcases of the S3Chem partners, introduced by moderator Simone van Trier

                • Limburg: Marnix van Gurp                                                                                                                        CEO Brightlands Materials Center

                • Wallonia: Geoffrey Parks                                                                                                                                     SOWALFIN, CRAFT platform Wallonia

                • Lombardy: Martina Ferrini                                                                                                                               Project manager Lombardy Green Chemistry Association and Consorzio Italbiotec

                  Mazovia: Piotr Jandziak                                                                                                                                    Chairman of the Board, VitaSynth sp. z. o. o.

11h15     Looking ahead to the future – where does this project take us in the short and long                 future?

                • Interreg Europe Secretariat Lille: Jasón Martinez

                • Saxony Anhalt: André Mangelsdorf

11h25      Closure of the conference by moderator Simone van Trier

11h30      End of the conference

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