We founded the Association for Chemistry and Economics as a division of the GDCh. After three years of development work, it emerged from the "Chemistry and Economy" working group.
Our vision is to combine natural sciences, especially chemistry, and economics. An important goal here is the formation of an international chemical industry network. Our profile provides further information on the aims and purposes of the association.
The association aims to address chemists, natural scientists and engineers as well as other people connected to chemistry or the chemical industry. This spectrum can be found among the members of our association.
To achieve our goals, we need the support and cooperation of many individuals. We would be delighted if you were interested in the VCW and we would like to encourage you to get in touch with us.
It is our aim to create a forum for chemists, engineers and service providers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, in which discussions about the chemical industry can be conducted openly and aggressively. The German Chemical Society, the most important chemical science specialist society in continental Europe, will focus on this. We have established ourselves as a discussion forum for chemical industry issues and bundle chemical industry expertise. Last but not least, we see ourselves as a network for people who work professionally at the interface between chemistry and business. We tune in to
The VCW is involved in various topics at the interface between chemistry and business. Temporary topics are also discussed in line with developments in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. There are working groups and events such as one-day conferences, regional get-togethers and workshops.
In the spirit of a network, we provide you with links and literature recommendations on chemical industry topics. We would be happy to include your information at these points as well.
We inform our members regularly via our e-journal, which is also open to you as a platform for the publication of articles. Offers for the members of the VCW at a glance:
The Meyer Galow Foundation for Business Chemistry under the umbrella of the German Chemical Society eV annually Meyer-Galow Award for Business Chemistry Chemistry .
The prize is awarded to a prizewinner who, alone or with a team, has successfully introduced a current innovation in chemistry to the German-speaking market. It can be a product or a process. The invention that is brought to innovation can come from the award winner, but does not have to be. It is important that she / he was the driving force behind the implementation in the market. The outstanding and successful transfer performance from chemistry to the market should be honored.
The prize is endowed with 10,000 euros.
The association is managed by a permanent structure, which consists of a board of directors, a core team and an advisory board. This management structure ensures two things:
On the one hand, every VCW member can contribute their ideas and personal commitment. On the other hand, these management bodies ensure that the activities of the VCW are coordinated and that administrative tasks are carried out continuously. more
The Association for Chemistry and Economics (VCW) awards a prize for excellent academic achievements in business chemistry . The prize is advertised in German-speaking countries and awarded annually. more
In April 2013 the VCW published the "News from the Chemical Industry: Perspectives 2025". The authors have drawn a multifaceted picture of the future development potential of the European chemical industry from different perspectives. To open the booklet as a PDF file, please click on the cover picture.
With the round tables, the Chemical and Business Association is adding a new initiative to its numerous activities. The VCW is right on trend, because the formation of so-called communities goes beyond pure networking. Events
Panel discussion "Circular Economy", Wed, September 1st, 10.50 am - 12.50 pm
Workshop "Sustainability, Climate and Circular Economy", Wed, September 1st, 2.10pm - 3.30pm
VCW event including general meeting 2021, vrs. Mon, 11/22 - Tuesday, November 23 further information follows
The VCW organizes round tables for exchange for its members across Germany more
Current training courses for 2021 can be found here
Specialist group flyer 2021 - in progress
Annual report 2020
The young business chemists form a national network for students and young graduates with an interest in chemistry and business.
The VCW recommends the following specialist literature more
Dipl.-Biol. Nicole Bürger
Tel .: +49 69 7917-231
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