Behind the scenes @Amsterdam & ACID


This year, the VNCI (Royal Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry) celebrates its 100th anniversary!

Do you want to see how the chemical industry in Amsterdam in innovating? Are you interested in meeting chemistry entrepreneurs and companies? Want to discuss your future job in (sustainable) chemistry with representatives of DSM, Avantium and RÜTGERS Resins?

This is your chance!

On Friday 19 October, the Port of Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam will host ‘Behind the scenes @Amsterdam & ACID’ at the Science Park. The event is combined with the Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day (ACID) and will focus on Innovation and Future Human Capital.

Sign up for free with this link, and see what the Amsterdam Chemistry Cluster is about!

Programme of the day (attending only a part of the day is possible too):

09.00     Assembly / welcome at Science Park (hall)

09.30     Company visits to Albemarle, ICL, Prodock & ChainCraft, Avantium, PPG or Science Park & Startup Village

12.00     Lunch and poster- and network session

13.00     Plenary programme

               Welcome with chairman Joost Hoebink and local host Peter Schoenmakers (UvA)

               Proud of 100 years of chemistry and Roadmap 2050, Chemistry for Climate by Colette Alma

               (Director VNCI)

               Plenary discussion with students, industry and scientists on the roadmap 2050 with chairman

               Joost Hoebink and Colette Alma (Director VNCI)

               Scientific lecture by prof. dr. Jan van Maarseveen (UvA)

14.30     College Tour (discussion)

               A college tour session about the future of working in chemistry. The panel consists of Tom van Aken (CEO Avantium), Ruud Koene (Director of RÜTGERS Resins) and Maurien Olsthoorn (Corporate Science Fellow Analysis & Characterization at DSM)

15.30     Career information & a change to speak with KNCV career coaches

16.15     Drinks and buffet


For more information visit the facebook event hosted by the board.


Behind the scenes @Amsterdam & ACID is a joint event of VNCI, Port of Amsterdam, Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Science (HIMS), Amsterdam Green Campus and Innovation Lab Chemistry Amsterdam (ILCA).