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Confidential The E2P2 Lab Managing a Collaborative & Innovation Hub in Shanghai Innovation Roundtable Shanghai, 9th & 10th June 2015 Dr. Armin Liebens Head of Solvay R&I lab in Shanghai PresenterPresentation NotesShutterstock.com Beeld referentie nummer: 93151540Confidential CONTENT Snapshot of Solvay in China Unprecedented Environmental Challenges Research Environment in China The E2P2L Collaboration Project From Idea to Realization, Governance, Results Snapshot on Projects Comments/Lessons learned PresenterPresentation NotesShutterstock.com Beeld referentie nummer: 93151540Confidential Founded in Belgium in 1863 by Ernest Solvay 30,000 Employees Worldwide 110 production sites Operating in 55 countries 15 WW R&I centers 2,000 Employees in R&I 2013 results Ca. 10 Bn Euro sales Env. 1.7 Bn Euro REBITDA 2013 results accident per million hours worked LTAR : 0.81, MTAR 1.06 GHG emissions 13.5 Mt CO2 equivalent Energy consumption:168 Petajoules SOLVAY A World Leader in Chemistry The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 2 Confidential 04/03/2013 04/03/2013 4 Goldschmidt Nerst Planck Brillouin Rubens Sommerfeld Solvay Kamerlingh-Onnes Einstein\ Langevin Curie Poincare Rutherford Lindemann Debroglie Lorentz Knudsen Warburg Perrin Hassenhorl Hostelet Herzen, WIen SOLVAY 1st Physical Council Commitment as a strong supporter of scientific research Confidential China: In Focus for the Solvay Group 3000 Staff 17 Plants 1 B Sales Income >20 PCT Patents in 2013 Importance of China China represents 10% sales WW Currently, China is the 3rd biggest country for Solvay, in terms of staff, next to France and US 1 World wide R&I Center 150 scientists 1997 , 1st R&I Building 2008 , 2nd R&I Building 2013 , 3rd R&I Building 4 The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 Confidential Planet: Exponential Developments call for answers Population Clock : 7,3 Billion And rising towards 9 Billion (2030) Main driver for global problems Climate Change : Biggest Threat Need for C free energy Chemistry can provide Solutions 5 The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 Energy Demand on the Rise Increasing. Prediction 30 TW (x2) Most covered by fossils Confidential 6 The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 Solvay Why a Research Center in China ? Chinas dynamic market with 1.3 Billion people Strong growth : GDP ~ 7% /year ( New normal) Environmental challenges calls for solutions ! - Complex by nature - Requires multi-partner approach Solvays Business entities need R&D support - for the development of longer term solutions - for eco-efficient projects Huge talent pool in China. People are key to success http://www.google.com.hk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http://www.dreamstime.com/photos-images/china-map.html&ei=HpFuVdW_FcqjugSk44DYBw&psig=AFQjCNEEnOzLSqRnP6l19r6a-qpPjiBBDw&ust=1433395827056275Confidential R&D in China very dynamic Expenses increase + 889% (2011/2012). Objective : To reach 2,5% of BIP 2020 7 The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 Solvay Why a Research Center in China ? Sources : China Statistical Yearbook 2006-2013 20-42 Bureau Chine, journes des bureaux, DERCI / Oct. 2014 [Graphics: Wang, UNU-MERIT, 2014-028] Growing Academic Output Example shown: Chinese academic publications in the world from 2000-2013 1/3 of world publication in Eng. ! Confidential Unique international collaborative laboratory in China A consortium of 6 top level scientific partners: 3 Priorities Deliver breakthrough Eco-Innovation projects Support strong growth of Solvay in Asia Carry out high-level research to develop a strong academic network Ambitious Research Targets Catalysis : New concepts and materials Bio-based surfactants, monomers, solvents CO2 activation, Electro-Catalysis Computer modeling (DFT) Physical chemistry and surface chemistry A multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team with a large portfolio of skills Catalyst DesignCatalyst DesignCatalyst DesignCatalyst DesignCatalyst DesignCatalyst Design8 The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 Confidential E2P2L Shanghai A young and unique laboratory with a dynamic development The 28 new R&D building Aug. 2010: Idea Shanghai Expo (LOI) March 2011 CNRS approval November 2011 Inauguration Scientific Committee 1st Laboratory built Nov. 2012 Lab extension finished First 2 PhDs arrived from France March 2013: 6 Partners Fudan & Lille joined Lille : Mirror Lab October 2013 Received French ANR (Funds) Dec. 2014 Sino-French Innovation award (Beijing) Publication record The 2014 new entry E2P2 lab 2015 Solvay Catalysis Hub Contract Renewal 5y Multiple Fundings in 2nd round 9 The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 http://www.google.com.hk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http://georgeessien.com/how-to-turn-your-ideas-into-reality/&ei=8wlsVeazN4H2sgHhzYCIDA&psig=AFQjCNENepfrYkO4HUjZzCdqktHsUZGs2A&ust=1433230205909051http://www.google.com.hk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http://www.vdi-nachrichten.com/Technik-Finanzen/Fuenf-Experten-beeindruckt-fuenf-Start-ups&ei=hQpsVde6BsqW7AbauIPYCQ&psig=AFQjCNEaGoAKEvg9cl8QLKfoHy87TT-aOQ&ust=1433230327397557http://masterbuilders.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Partnership3.jpgConfidential Each partner provides Its network Competences Each partner contributes HR and finance resources Equipment Key attribute of partners Scientific Excellence Complementarities International Hub to Survey technologies Innovate faster 10 > 20 Professors & Researchers collaborating on projects (EU / China) Several other Professors & Researchers interacting with our team Strong external network working together E2P2L Value of Partnership The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 Confidential E2P2L - Mixed international unit in Shanghai Set-Up as a 6 partner consortium Hybrid materials DFT simulation Zeolite Oxidation Catalysis Adsorption Chemistry Industrial HT RealCat Central Lille Mesoporous Characterization *Academician Pr. WU Peng Pr. HE M. Pr. Zhao D. Pr. F. Pr. F. Dumeignil Dumeignil Pr. F Dumeignil Pr. L Bonneviot Projects are built based on competences. Open structure to other partners. Pr XU Hualong Pr. P Sautet * * * The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 11 http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fudan-logo.jpgConfidential Alignment on objectives and long term goals. Project selection via 3 Criteria Consortium partners External Experts Scientific Committee GBU Platforms Renewable Eco-Process Sustainable E Corporate R&I Solvay Stakeholders Validation of scientific excellence Validation of projects Resources, strategy Validation of projects Resources, strategy More Market oriented More Techno oriented Market potential (Economical stakes), Techno differentiation (IP / scientific challenge), Environmental stakes Scientific CommitteeScientific CommitteePr. A Pr. A CormaCorma Pr. G. BertrandPr. G. BertrandPr. G. RothenbergPr. G. Rothenberg Pr. M. Pr. M. CheChePr. A Pr. A CormaCormaPr. A Pr. A CormaCorma Pr. G. BertrandPr. G. BertrandPr. G. BertrandPr. G. BertrandPr. G. RothenbergPr. G. RothenbergPr. G. RothenbergPr. G. Rothenberg Pr. M. Pr. M. CheChePr. M. Pr. M. CheCheE2P2L - Governance via Collaborative Management Strong Science and Steering Committees Steering Committee Steering Committee Consult The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 12 http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fudan-logo.jpgConfidential E2P2L : Scientific publications, patents, awards Innovative concept catalysis New synthesis chemistry Bio-based chemistry Examples of high impact publications WO 2013/166985 Bio-based compounds (Ethers via Pickering) WO 2014/012829 Building block for green Polymer (THFDCA) WO 2014/015491 Innovative inorganic materials (Titanosilicate) Patents Examples of patent applications 2011 2012 2013 20142 4 13 18 Publications 2011 2012 2013 20144 15 10 11 The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 13 Confidential E2P2L: Recognition by Awards 2014 Beijing : French-Chinese Innovation Awards , Special Mention Award & 2nd Corporate Team Award 2014 Shanghai : Minhang China Dream Award (only foreign) 2013 Brussels: Solvay Innovation Award Further Awards and Recognitions : 2012 Shanghai Foreign Investment R&D Center 2013 Shanghai Enterprise Technical Center 2014 Minhang Scientific Little Giant, Shanghai Scientific Little Giant Engineering Master Practice Base recognized by Shanghai Education Committee Shanghai Academician and Expert work station, Shanghai Zhangjiang Joint Lab for Talent Training 2015 Shanghai Model Team, Copper Award on International Exhibition of Inventions (Dr. Zhou, Deperox project) The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 14 Confidential E2P2L Example of key research topics Chemo-Catalysis for green chemistry Bio-Resources Building Blocks Chemicals & New Polymers ! The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 R&D by Partnership: 15 Confidential 16 Example : Computational chemistry for chemistry and catalysis Strong support for Green Chemistry at E2P2L Typical R&D problems Understand trends in reactivity Estimate feasibility of reactions Predict selectivity of reactions Catalyst design Computational chemistry at E2P2L 1 full-time expert Network of internal and external academic partners (ENS Lyon, Sautet group) local HPC hardware Key benefits Accelerate decision-making: go / no-go, estimates Test pen-and-paper hypotheses Provide rational input / candidates for synthesis Not replace but limit experimental time + cost 6/5/2015 molecules surfaces, zeolites, (catalytic) materials, nano-particles A + B C D ? Confidential E2P2L Example of research topics Requiring a long term R&D orientation Carbon Dioxide as Building Block - CO2 valorization Catalysis concepts for activating CO2 , building chemicals The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 17 Confidential Choose a good Location. Shanghai is one of them ! - Very good infra-structure, Solvay site not too far from Shanghais city center (about 1 hour) - Strong university landscape (ECUST, ECNU, Fudan) - Long presence of Solvay in China and Shanghai (30 years) - Proximity to our customers and production units IP: Secure Research results (PCT patent filing), then publish in academic journals ! - Requires good management of contracts up-front. E2P2: 6 partner agreement. - Early and constant involvement of Intellectual Assets experts for fair share of IP. Building trust among partners is essential ! - Solvay experience : To build up the E2P2 lab, our established partner ENS Lyon initiated contacts Fundings can be a good mean to achieve financial leverage - Consider different sources. From partners, regional, foreign programs,. HR : People/Access to talents is paramount for success. - Build an attractive working environment for young talents (projects, career perspective,..) - Our international team and green break-through subjects attracts talents ! Lessons learned and Challenges to be in China We need to adapt to the Chinese Environment The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 18 Confidential E2P2L The Team and 4 Years Summary Scientific Output >30 Patent applications filed 30 Papers published 20 Oral presentations Team full of Talents All high Level Post-Doc, PhD,.. Financial Leverage Chinese subsidies ANR subsidy From CNRS (Researchers) Project Delivery First transfer to Business Other at process or cost evaluation stage Capabilities New Laboratories Access to state of the art equipment (HT , best in class analytical,..) Image / Visibility Bridgehead for China / Asia Awards (2. Sino-French, SIT) Chinese Academic Workstation E2P2L Shanghai Team 2014 (enlarged; with interns) 19 Strong Customer Base 6 Business Units 3 Platforms The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 Confidential Future Energy Vision Water-splitting - Solar Chemistry The DOW Innovation Roundtable Event Solvay Research & Innovation - Armin Liebens Shanghai 09/06/2015 21 I believe that one day hydrogen and oxygen, which are the components of water, can be used as an ever ending source of heat and light; much better than coal. Water will be the coal of the future. Jules Verne, The Secret Island (1875) Confidential 22 Halar Energy capture Solstick Energy capture KetaSpire PEEK PrimoSpire SPR Light weight / metal replacement Solef PVDF Energy storage F1EC Energy storage Torlon PAI Structure Solkane 365 mfc Structure Light weight / metal replacement Ixef PARA Light weight / metal replacement Polyamide 6 Sinterline Fomblin Lubrication Non-linear numerical modeling Numerical simulations Emana based on Polyamide 6.6 For performance pilot wear Inflatable mobile hangar Beyond the airplane Radel Foam Floor structure From Group Presentation 26/02/2015 The E2P2 Lab Managing a Collaborative & Innovation Hub in Shanghai Slide Number 2Slide Number 3Slide Number 4China: In Focus for the Solvay GroupSlide Number 6Slide Number 7Slide Number 8Unique internationalcollaborativelaboratory in ChinaE2P2L ShanghaiA young and unique laboratory with a dynamic development Slide Number 11Slide Number 12Slide Number 13E2P2L : Scientific publications, patents, awardsE2P2L: Recognition by AwardsE2P2L Example of key research topicsChemo-Catalysis for green chemistry Example : Computational chemistry for chemistry and catalysis Strong support for Green Chemistry at E2P2LE2P2L Example of research topics Requiring a long term R&D orientationSlide Number 19Slide Number 20Slide Number 21Slide Number 22