The event promotes the use of chemistry for the benefit of humankind and of the planet through research, the free exchange of ideas, and international cooperation.
The symposium features two main sections anchored in the national and European Smart Specialization Strategy emphasizing the focus on targeted approach to R&D&I, which combines industrial, educational, and innovation as priority areas for knowledge-based investments:
- Multifunctional materials, nanocomposites, innovative technologies and cultural heritage preservation
- Bio-resources, biotechnologies and biorefining
- Other emerging topics in the area of chemical engineering
- Provide diverse perspectives from scientists engaged in fundamental research, industrial scientists, business leaders, educators, students, government, NGOs, etc.
- Deliver creatively designed sessions that are highly interactive (e.g., facilitate lively discussion, include sufficient time for Q&A, rapid-fire sessions, debates, and workshop-based learning).
- Provide attendees leaving each session with a clear idea of how they can leverage the outcomes professionally.
- Describe how these outcomes will be achieved in the session and provide potential speakers or topics of presentations.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect
- Include a minimum of 30% of under-represented groups
- Incorporate expertise from a range of geographic locations
- Include speakers from all stages of career
- Include diverse stakeholder perspectives from across the chemistry enterprise, where appropriate