About SusChem Switzerland

SusChem Switzerland is the Swiss entity of the SusChem European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry. With the goal to provide greater visibility about ongoing actions on G&SC within Switzerland, SusChem CH will act as platform to coordinate activities and to provide a platform for experts and interested stakeholders to meet and exchange ideas and latest findings.

The focus topics of SusChem CH are:

  • Education: Further Educate on G&SC at various levels (i.e. Students, academia, industrials, if possible, non-scientists as well). Promote communication on sustainable processing, provide sound and fair comparisons between the benefits of chemical and the benefits of naturals. Provide visibility and under-standing to sustainably indexes.
  • Collaboration between Industry and Academia: Innovate in the field of G&SC by bringing to life novel and pre-competitive scientific collaboration models between academia and industry. To the former to drive the science, to the latter to implement it.
  • Cross-Sectorial Collaborations in Industry: Identify common area of interest(s) by taking advantage of Switzerland's unique portfolio of high-tech chemical compa-nies to build cross-sectorial collaborations (ex: on solvents, catalysis, use of renewable feedstock, etc...).
  • Act as Catalysts for New Technologies: Act as influencing group to match the interests of academia and industry (ex: catalysis recyclability, renewable feedstocks etc…).

Board Members

  • Prof. Greet Van Eetvelde, INEOS, Co-Chair
  • Dr. Edouard Godineau, Syngenta, Co-Chair
  • Prof. Christophe Copéret, ETH Zürich
  • Prof. Paul Dyson, EPFL Lausanne
  • Fabrice Gallou, Novartis
  • Dr. Niklaus Künzle, Lonza
  • Dr. Eric Plan, CimArk
  • Dr. Maud Reiter, Firmenich
  • David Spichiger, Swiss Chemical Society


SusChem Switzerland
c/o Swiss Chemical Society
Haus der Akademien
Laupenstrasse 7
3008 Bern
T: +41 31 306 92 92