The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities in emerging and developing countries.
The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge is jointly run by the Elsevier Foundation, Elsevier’s chemistry journals team and ISC3. The Challenge is open to individuals and non-profit organizations whose projects use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges whether in water, sanitation or energ
The winners will be announced at the 2020 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference in Germany. The Challenge is articulated in two tracks:
- Scientific prizes: the winning project will receive a prize of €50,000, with €25,000 for the second place prize.
- Entrepreneurial prize: an additional €25,000 will be awarded for the “Entrepreneurial Spirit in Sustainable Chemistry Award”.
The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge is articulated in two phases.
Phase 1: this is the general submission phase. Proposals can be submitted from July 1st to September 15th.
Reviewing phase: out of all submitted proposals, a number of eligible proposals will be selected for the second phase. Specifically, 50 proposals for the Scientific prizes and 20 proposals for the Entrepreneurial prize. These will be asked to submit additional information in their respective groups (Scientific or Entrepreneurial prizes).
Phase 2: those selected after the reviewing phase will have one month to submit a full proposal. Proposals can be submitted from October 16th to November 17th.
Judging phase: the scientific jury will evaluate the proposals and identify the finalists. Top 5 finalists will be selected to compete for the Scientific Prizes, and another Top 3 for the Entrepreneurial prize – and will be invited to present their proposal at the 2020 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference in Germany.
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