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On behalf of the chemists of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area we invite you for your annual update on chemistry and innovation at the Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day (ACID) on 25 March 2022, 12.00 – 19.00 h.

Event details of Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day: Friday 25 March 2022
Date 25 March 2022
Time 12:00 -19:00


12:00 registration and lunch*
12:50 Welcome by Prof.dr. Wybren Jan Buma, scientific director Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences 
  Opening  by Jacqueline Vaessen, Chair of Top Sector ChemistryNL
13:00 plenary session
  Annemieke Petrignani (MacGillavry Fellow at University of Amsterdam): Circular Astrochemistry
  Erik Rietkerk (CEO Argent Energy): From Kitchen table to Worldscale Plant
  Ruud Koornstra (Nationaal energiecommissaris): Rethink all and start with the energy transition. Power to the people
14:15 break
14:45 First round parallel sessions
  A Socio-techno-economical challenges towards circularity
  B Spin-off from cultural heritage research
  C An innovative educational format for thesis supervision, enabling university-industry chemistry knowledge and tech transfer
15:35 Second round parallel sessions
  A Organic waste valorization
  B Infrastructure for circular industry
  C Skills for future chemists 
16:20 Posters/drinks/buffet*

* Availability of lunch and buffet will depend on the then applicable rules regarding the Covid-19 situation

For whom

The Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day on 25 March 2022 aims to attract a wide audience – all interested in working in chemical industry or R&D environment. Specifical attention is given to the increasing number of SMEs to benefit by meeting academic, industrial and business partners as well as students -their future interns and employees- to accelerate their business.


Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Science
University of Amsterdam
Science Park 904, Amsterdam

According to national COVID-measures a COVID-certificate may be required for all attendees.


Participation is free of charge.

Organizing committee

Monalisa Goswami, Amsterdam Chemistry Network
Niek Persoon, Amsterdam Green Campus
Marcel Gorris, Port of Amsterdam
Marco Tibaldi, Amsterdam Chemistry Network
Marcel Bartels, UvA - Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences