What’s the ECP all about? The focus, as ever, is on 20-minute partnering discussions. Registered participants can arrange these now. New at this 3rd ECP is: We will start at 9 o'clock, so you can already schedule appointments. In case of very heavy demand the start can even be brought forward a little. The official opening of the 3rd ECP is at 10 o'clock.
A highlight of the 3rd ECP will be the Inversed Pitches. In a separate room, large companies from the chemical industry and their user industries will introduce themselves in 15-minute presentations. The following companies have already registered for Inversed Pitches: Clariant from Switzerland, DSM and Nouryon from the Netherlands, Haldor Topsoe from Denmark, Sanofi from France, UPM from Finland and BASF and Merck from Germany. In addition, many Start-ups and SMEs (each six minutes) and institutions, clusters and organizations (twelve minutes) will be presenting.
Another novelty at the 3rd ECP: the presenters' pitches will be recorded and made available, with the consent of the speakers, to ECP participants on the new ECP video platform. This means that every ECP participant can immerse him/herself in all the innovations at leisure.
"The first time it's an innovation, the second time it becomes a tradition and by the third time it’s already an institution. If this also applies to the 3rd ECP, that’s precisely why we want to develop the format further with our network partners," says Holger Bengs, initiator of the European Chemistry Partnering. "We are very proud of the eight international chemical giants who are with us today; recording pitches was only a matter of time: For me personally, it is important to help facilitate contacts between the participants as quickly as possible. Innovation happens here between people in an atmosphere of trust: that's the ECP."