Chemical recycling: cross-border opportunities (North Rhine-Westphalia and The Netherlands)

Chemical recyling event
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This cross-border event on 15 September 2022 will focus on chemical recycling, a trending topic that is likely to play a crucial role in making the chemical industry both circular and climate neutral.

It will explore the latest developments and innovations and discuss how cross-border collaboration can foster a circular plastic sector. This event is free of charge and follows up on the online NL-NRW event on chemical recycling held on 8 October 2020. The session will take place in conjunction with the CE Hotspot NRW 2022 AIM and seeks to foster business collaboration between the German (North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW) and Dutch chemical sectors.

AUDIENCE Company directors, knowledge institutes and governments, representatives of coalitions and clusters, entrepreneurs starting and/or growing in the field and value chain of chemical recycling. Our aim: 100+ participants.

WHY PARTICIPATE Find out about the latest developments and innovations and take advantage of the opportunities for matchmaking: build new contacts and connect with customers and partners to enhance sustainability and establish global market opportunities.


  • 10:30 – 12:30: Business matchmaking facilitated by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), including lunch.


  • 13:00 Introduction: State of play in NRW & NL
  • 13:30 Workshops: Workshop 1: Business development CR, Workshop 2: Regulatory development
  • 15:30 Pitches by industry: Pitches with a focus on NRW / DE, Pitches with a focus on NL
  • 17:15 Buffet with pop-up stands and informal matchmaking


The Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in NRW, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Bottrop Municipality, Metropole Ruhr Business, The State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia, Metropole Ruhr Innovation Bridge Netherlands, Circular Economy Hotspot NRW 2022, In4Climate, NRW Plasticsfland Prosper, College Wuppertal Institute, TNO, Holland Circular Hotspot, Circular Biobased Delta, Enterprise Europe Network, (A) Zenit NRW, Wirtschaftsministerium NRW Umweltministerium

Register by 8 September: matchmaking and participation in the event. Any questions? Contact for German companies: Sabrina Wodrich, contact for Dutch companies: Mohini Keunen. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Perez at Holland Circular Hotspot or Biobased Delta.