13 September 2017 / Neuss, Germany


Experts from companies, research institutes and other organizations from the Netherlands, Flanders and North Rhine-Westphalia meet to discuss opportunities how to better use renewable energies in the chemical industry.   
When: September 13, 2017 | 12pm - 8pm
Where: Zeughaus, Markt 42-44, 41460 Neuss, Germany

Dutch-Flemish-German Workshop and Matchmaking

The chemical sector generates economic growth, triggers innovation and creates jobs. Nevertheless, the chemical sector is still responsible for huge an amount of CO2-emission and is still highly dependent on fossil fuels.  The growing availability of new renewable feedstock will gain more importance in the future. The energy transition and the production peaks induced by solar and wind energy will create new opportunities for the chemical sector. This development could go very fast and a breakthrough is expected in the upcoming 5-10 years. To tackle the CO2-issue, a decrease in the CO2-output of the chemical industry and CO2-reductions achieved by using CO2 as a feedstock in chemical products are necessary. Besides, electrification of the chemical industry and the conversion of electricity in other products is desired. To realize a sustainable chemical sector, research on new technologies and investments are essential.

The Netherlands, Flanders and North Rhine-Westphalia together form the heartland of Europe’s chemical sector and decided to develop a trilateral strategy to strengthen the chemical industry and cross-border collaborations. For this reason The Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands, the top sectors ‘Chemistry’ and ‘Energy’, Voltachem, NRW International, EnergieAgentur.NRW and IHK Neuss organize this workshop on the 13th of September in Neuss.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and business developers from Dutch and German public and private partners to share insight in ongoing research efforts and directions in this subject and explore opportunities for international collaboration, for instance in EU – programs. We invite experts from Germany, The Netherlands and Flanders from the chemical sector or the energy sector active in electrification of the industry, Power-2-Heat, Power-2-Hydrogen, Power-2-Specialties or Power-2–Commodities to join this workshop.

What to expect!


Learn more about the newest technologies and research projects in the area of renewable energy.


Use pre arranged meetings to find potential partners for your business an enlarge your network!

Get together with dinner

Participate in an informal get together to meet people from the sector.

Present your company

During the event, participants have the opportunity to present their company with a banner / roll-up.

Join Power2X!

Why participate?

  • Expand your professional network
  • Establish cross-border contacts for long-term partnerships
  • Present, discuss & develop projects at international level
  • Meet players offering complementary services & products
  • Hear the lastest news about the games industry


  • Registration prior to the event is compulsory
  • Power2X is free of charge for all attendees
  • Event language is English

How it works

A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet at high speed. 20 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

1. Registration

1 Jul - 6 Sep
During the registration you can set when you want to be available for meetings. This determines up to how many meetings you can have.

2. Set up a profile

1 Jul - 6 Sep 
Next up you create a profile that will be visible to other signed up attendees on the event website. This profile describes what you are looking for and can offer to potential partners.

3. Request meetings

10 Jul - 11 Sep
On the 10th of July you can start to receive and send meetings requests to attendees you want to meet at the event.

4. Build connections

A few days prior to the event, the exact time and place for your meeting will be scheduled. You will receive an email with your meetings schedule or you can always check it online or via the app.


If we can be of any further assistance, please let us know.

Gregor Stolarczyk

NRW.International GmbH

Phone: +49 (0)211-710671-232 Phone: +49 (0)30-209562-18

Mail: gregor.stolarczyk@nrw.international.de

Dr. Joop Gilijamse

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Phone: +49 (0)30-209562-18

Mail: joop.gilijamse@minbuza.nl

Rebecca van Leeuwen-Jones

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl)

Phone: +31 (0)88-602522-40

Mail: rebecca.vanleeuwen@rvo.nl

Venue & Location

Zeughaus Neuss
Markt 42-44, 41460 Neuss
41460 Neuss
Phone: +49 (0)2131-908300

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