Innovations with sustainable chemistry
Feasibility study for financial support instruments for start-ups
The Chemistry sector plays a central role in our society and influences many aspects of our lives. However, it also has a significant impact on the environment and health, resulting in millions of deaths.
Despite the increasing production capacity in the chemical industry, many companies are taking insufficient measures against harmful substances.
Guiding principle “Sustainable chemistry”
The concept of “sustainable chemistry” has therefore emerged as a guiding principle for the industry. It is a holistic approach that considers the entire life cycle of chemicals and aims to close all material cycles.
Start-ups play a decisive role in the development of innovations in this area. However, they face considerable financing challenges. The project therefore focuses on the financing challenges faced by start-ups in the field of sustainable chemistry.
Improving financing options
The aim is to analyze the current start-up ecosystem and the existing financing options in the field of sustainable chemistry and to identify the requirements for national and international financing instruments.
Based on these analyses, four specific concepts and strategies will be developed to create a suitable financing instrument and facilitate access to the necessary financial resources.
- As-is analysis of the start-up landscape: A detailed examination of the current start-up ecosystem in sustainable chemistry, existing support systems and financing instruments, as well as a presentation of best-practice examples of start-up funding in Germany and abroad.
- Requirements for financing instruments: Working out the conditions for success and requirements for national and international financial support instruments for start-ups in the field of sustainable chemistry.
- Development of strategy options: Based on the aforementioned analyses, we develop four specific program concepts. These can be integrated into existing support systems and financing chains. We attach particular importance to ensuring a concrete contribution to sustainability.
By successfully implementing the project, we aim to facilitate access to urgently needed funding for start-ups in the field of sustainable chemistry.
We want to make an important contribution to the transformation of the chemical industry towards greater sustainability.
We are carrying out the project with our partners DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V., Dr. Linda Bergset and Redeker Sellner Dahs Rechtsanwälte Partnergesellschaft mbB.