JANUARY 7 & 8, 2020

The chemical industry needs eco-friendly materials, urgently. We can develop them through collaboration with knowledge institutions and businesses. The Sustainable Industry Challenge initiative is offering a chance for global innovators to test and implement solutions in Northern Netherlands alongside local private and public bodies. Our aim is to bring together scale-ups and large businesses to tackle industry challenges and make deals. If you’re a scale-up working in green chemistry, energy transition, or recycling, and your technology is on the cusp of accelerating the transition of regional industrial companies towards sustainability, then we are eager to meet you. If you want to meet us too, enter the Sustainable Industry Challenge – Chemport Edition.

Chemport Europe is the ecosystem for Green Chemistry in the Northern Netherlands and we are striving to accelerate our green efforts to become fully sustainable.

The industry faces many challenges and we need green chemistry scale-ups to take on these challenges today, before someone will have to deal with the consequences tomorrow.


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All the finalists of the sustainable industry challenge will be invited to the final event, which will take place in the north of the Netherlands on 14, 15, and 16 November 2023. Here’s an overview of what you can expect.

Day 1

The first day is your arrival day where we will begin with a program kick-off and welcome dinner.

Day 2

Let’s get to work! The second day of the event will be in the theme of doing business. Each of the finalists will visit and get a tour of the sites of the challenge owner they applied for. After the site visits, matchmaking meetings will be held to discover possible collaboration opportunities.

Day 3

During the final day, there will be space for matchmaking meetings in the morning. In the afternoon the finalists go to the Chemport Expo to meet all the major ecosystem players in the North of the Netherlands. At the end of the day, the winners of each challenge will be announced.


Application Deadline

16th of June

Selection for interviews


Interviews challenge owners


Selection final event


Final event

14, 15, 16 November