About SusChem Switzerland

SusChem Switzerland is the Swiss entity of the SusChem European Technology Platform for Green & Sustainable Chemistry (G&SC)

We bring together the unique diversity of Swiss leading academic institutions and chemical industries in order to discover and implement innovative solutions, with benign environmental impact for next generations.

Our Approach

We provide visibility for activities and initiatives with regard to Green & Sustainable Chemistry in Switzerland and support our partner to promote their activities on European level.

We further educate on G&SC at various levels (students, academia, industrials, non-scientists). We showcase sustainable processing and the benefits of chemicals versus naturals. Explain and establish sustainability indexes.

We bring 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.

We identify common area of interests and implement cross-sectorial collaborations (e.g. solvents, catalysis or the use of renewable feedstock).

We act as influencing group to steer interest in academia versus areas of high industrial interest.


Board Members (Core Team)
Prof. Greet Van Eetvelde, INEOS, Co-Chair
Dr. Edouard Godineau, Syngenta, Co-Chair
Prof. Christophe Copéret, ETH Zürich
Prof. Paul Dyson, EPFL Lausanne
Dr. Fabrice Gallou, Novartis
Dr. Niklaus Künzle, Lonza
Dr. Thomas Netscher, DSM
Dr. Eric Plan, CimArk
Dr. Maud Reiter, Firmenich
David Spichiger, Swiss Chemical Society
Extended Board Members (Company Delegates)
Christoph Allemann, HEIA Fribourg
Corinne Baumgartner, Givaudan 
Felix Bobbink, Plastogaz
Philippe Corvini, FHNW Muttenz
Urs Brändle, Dottikon
Ermanno Filippi, Casale
Andreas Hafner, BASF
Stefan Hiltbrand
, Roche
Marc Meienberger, Mettler Toledo
Gabriel Schäfer, Idorsia
Sviatlana Siankevich, Embion
Thomas Staehrfeldt, Omya
Thomas Volkmer, Clariant
Agnes Zoller, SCG Chemicals
SusChem Switzerland Office

SusChem Switzerland
c/o Swiss Chemcial Society
Haus der Akademien
Laupenstrasse 7
3008 Bern