(The deadline was Feburary 16, 2018. Winners were notified in March. See the list of winners here.)
The GC3 is seeking 10 startups to present their technologies to large companies (“strategics”) in many sectors across the value chain that are seeking new green chemicals and materials for their products; new green products and manufacturing technologies; joint development, licensing, investment and other partnership opportunities.
The GC3’s 3rd Annual Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Technology Showcase & Networking Event will be held on May 8, 2018, on the first day of GC3’s Innovators Roundtable at Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport, TN.
Up to ten innovative companies will have the opportunity to present their technology and company on the main stage and be invited to network with large companies.
Technology Needs from Large Strategics
The GC3 member companies listed below will attend the Technology Showcase Event and have submitted specific, green chemical, material and/or product technologies for which they are actively seeking new green chemistry solutions. Submissions are not limited to these categories, but preference will be given.
|Apple||Johnson & Johnson||Procter & Gamble Company|
|BASF Corporation||Kingfisher plc||Patagonia|
|Beiersdorf AG||L'Oréal USA||Sherwin Williams|
|Best Buy Company, Inc.||Levi Strauss & Co.||Steelcase|
|Eastman Chemical Company||New Balance||Target|
|Adhesives||Fabric Finishes||Monomers/Polymers||Recyclable Latex|
|Coating Technologies||Flame Retardants||Plasticizers||Recycling Technologies|
| Raw materials for formulated consumer products (including personal care and household products) |
*For a detailed description of the needs identified within each category, click the button below.
Attendees will include:
Why should you attend?
For more information, contact Julie Manley.
Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry applies across the life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture and use and includes 12 fundamental principles. Green chemistry is a critical element of sustainable chemistry, which seeks to reduce the environmental impact of processes and products, optimize the use of finite resources, minimize waste, and meet social needs. Sustainable chemistry is a key element of a broader business strategy for sustainability.
The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) is a unique and vibrant cross sectoral, business-to-business network of companies and other organizations working collaboratively to advance green chemistry across sectors and supply chains. The GC3 was started in 2005 and is based at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. There are currently 120 members in the GC3, including leading large and small chemical manufacturers, consumer product companies/brands in many sectors, retailers; NGOs; consultants and government agencies. Members participate in collaborative projects and convene at annual Innovators Roundtable.
The GC3 Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Startup Network launched in 2016 to support the growth of green and bio-based chemistry startups and accelerate the market adoption of innovative green chemistry technologies. With 25 startup members, the Network has become a unique and vibrant forum for green & bio-based chemistry startups to connect to our larger GC3 member chemical suppliers, brands, retailers, and investors and for these startups to connect with each other.