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Challenge: Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge

Challenge website: http://www.elsevier.com/chemistry/Green-and-Sustainable-Chemistry-Challenge/Home

The Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge is open to individuals or organisations operating in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors from all countries.  Projects can be in any field of Green or Sustainable Chemistry so long as they are applicable for use in developing countries.

Projects which are within their early stage are preferred. The winning project in the Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge will receive a single payment of € 50,000; the winner of the second prize will receive a single payment of € 25,000.

Projects will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • Be replicable, scalable and sustainable and set a benchmark for innovation
  • Have practical applicability
  • Reduce or eliminate the use or generation of one or more hazardous substance, or provide a more sustainable method for using resources, during the design, manufacture or application of a chemical product
  • Be suitable for use in developing countries

Judging

Applications will be reviewed against the Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge criteria by the Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge advisory group, comprised of relevant internal and external Green and Sustainable Chemistry specialists. Those in contention for the short list will be reviewed by an expert panel of external judges.

The shortlist will be announced on 21 October, 2015. Shortlisted candidates will be given the opportunity to refine and elaborate on their proposals.  Five candidates selected from this shortlist will be invited to present their proposals at the First International Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference to be held in Berlin, Germany, 4-6 April, 2016, where the winners will be announced.


Application Information

The submission system for the Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge will open on 1st June 2015 GMT 12:00

For further details, see: http://www.elsevier.com/chemistry/Green-and-Sustainable-Chemistry-Challenge/apply


Prize Details

The winning project in the Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge will receive a single payment of € 50,000; the winner of the second prize will receive a single payment of € 25,000.



Application Deadline: 19-05-2015

Challenge subject(s)
Chemistry, Inorganic
Chemistry, Interdisciplinary
Chemistry, Materials
Chemistry, Organic
Chemistry, Physical
Chemistry, Theoretical
Sustainable Development
Engineering, Chemical

75000.00 EUR
Challenge prize

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