CHAINS 2017 is organised by NWO Domain Sciences

NWO Domain Sciences is collaborating with partners and sponsors to offer CHAINS 2017 participants a wide variety of knowledge and networking possibilities.

Main Partners 2017


Top Sector Chemistry

In the Top Sector Chemistry, universities and (applied) research institutes, universities of applied sciences, industry and SMEs work together to come up with green and sustainable solutions for the major challenges society is facing. The main focal points of the Top Sector Chemistry are health, nutrition, energy, transport, raw materials and climate. The Top Sector Chemistry stimulates and facilitates public-private partnerships between industry and research institutes to help shape and implement the plans from the main lines of research.

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The Royal Netherlands Chemical Society is the largest chemical association of the Netherlands.

Approximately 8,500 members bring the variety and richness of the molecular field to life. They operate in business, education and government, or study at one of the universities in Netherlands.

The Royal Netherlands Chemical Society was founded in 1903 and is the representative of chemistry, life sciences and process technology in the Netherlands. These three disciplines are significant contributors to our social and community welfare.

Alongside representation and networking activities, the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society also contributes to a correct image of chemistry by providing an accurate and proper coverage of chemistry.

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The Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI) promotes the collective interests of the chemical industry in the Netherlands by means of consultations, information meetings and recommendations. The VNCI acts on behalf of the entire sector as a central contact point and undertakes activities that have a positive impact on the image of the chemical industry.

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InnovatieLink supports Innovations in Chemistry


SMEs meet science and vice versa’, is the theme of this year’s contribution of InnovatieLink to Chains 2016. Our booth will give the floor to innovative SMEs in chemistry looking for knowledge or scientists. At the same time scientists can post their wishes to contact business partners on billboards or have an intake meeting with an expert innovation manager. Besides, InnovatieLink supports the networking events, the entrepreneur session of KNCV and the Golden KIEM Award. 

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The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1808 as an advisory body to the Dutch Government – a role that it continues to play today. As the forum, conscience, and voice of the arts and sciences in the Netherlands, the Academy promotes quality in science and scholarship and strives to ensure that Dutch scholars and scientists contribute to cultural, social and economic progress. As a research organisation, the Academy is responsible for a group of outstanding national research institutes. It promotes innovation and knowledge valorisation within these institutes and encourages them to cooperate with one another and with university research groups.

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