GC3 2018 Startup Technology Showcase

When? 18/05/2018 - 18/05/2018
Where? Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), a cross-sector network of businesses and other organizations collaborating to accelerate green chemistry, invites startup companies to compete for the opportunity to pitch their sustainable chemicals, materials, products, and manufacturing technologies to large, strategic companies at the GC3’s 3rd Annual Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Technology Showcase & Networking Event.

Ten startups will be selected to present their technologies and begin discussions with large companies that could lead to joint development agreements, licensing, investment, and other business opportunities.

The Technology Showcase will be held on May 8, 2018, on the first day of the GC3 Innovators Roundtable at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tennessee. Startups must apply by February 16, 2018 for consideration. Funding is available to cover travel costs, and companies may submit applications online.

Over 100 GC3 member companies and others will attend the Technology Showcase. Sixteen companies – including Apple, BASF, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co., L’Oréal, and Procter & Gamble – have already provided their list of sustainable chemistry technology needs regarding chemicals, materials, products, and manufacturing technologies. These companies are seeking sustainable and bio-based chemistry solutions in a range of categories that include – but is not limited to – adhesives, coating technologies, flame retardants, monomers/polymers, ingredients for formulated consumer products (including personal care and household products), and recycling technologies.

The Technology Showcase is part of the GC3 Startup Network, launched in 2016. With 25 startup members, the Network has become a unique and vibrant forum for green and bio-based chemistry startups to connect with each other and to larger GC3 member chemical suppliers, brands, and retailers. “The GC3 seeks to accelerate the development and market pull of green chemistry technologies,” said Monica Becker, Co-Director and Collaborative Innovation Platform Lead of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council. “Our annual Startup Technology Showcase is just one of the ways we create opportunities for innovative startups to position their new technologies in front of decision makers in the supply chain and for large strategic companies to find new chemical technologies, partnership, and investment opportunities.”

For more information about the competition, visit the GC3 Technology Showcase webpage.