Jacques Joosten geeft slotlezing op TAC 2010
Jacques Joosten, director corporate technology bij DSM, director of the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) en vice voorzitter van de Regiegroep Chemie (RGC), geeft op 2 november in Lunteren de slotlezing van The Analytical Challenge 2010. Joosten zal zijn visie uiteenzetten over de rol van de (analytische)chemie in de toekomst. De lezing van Jacques Joosten start om 16.30 uur.
Following the start of the concept of key areas by the Dutch Innovation Platform in 2005 the National Chemistry Board (NCB) has defined the ambitions and developed a series of initiatives to strengthen the position of the Dutch Chemical Industry in a global context for the key area Chemistry.
In a first step, the ambitions for the Dutch chemical sector were formulated in a business plan: The National Chemistry Board aims to achieve a sustainable economic growth expressed by two objectives:
- double the contribution of the Chemical sector to the Dutch GDP in 10 years.
- halve the use of fossil materials (both as feed stock as well as energy) in 25 years
These challenging aims will be tackled both by creating the conditions to improve innovations at the parties involved (e.g. human capital agenda, valorisation programs) and by directly stimulating innovation in public-private R&D programs. Various programs have been developed like the Sectorplan Physics and Chemistry, the Polymer Innovation Program (PIP), Dutch Separation Technology Institute (DSTI), The Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT) and ACTS etc.. In the presentation, Jacques Joosten will give an overview of the ambitions and the related programs.
In this context, the NCB has recognized the importance of enabling technologies like Analytical Science and Technology. The NCB has welcomed and strongly supported the COAST (Comprehensive Analytical Science and Technology) initiative aiming at strengthening Analytical Science and Technology in the Netherlands. The availability of adequately trained employees at professional bachelor, master and PhD level and the creation of break-throughs in Analytical Science.are very important factors for innovations in the chemical arena, in the Analytical Technology sector itself and in Dutch society.