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Third Edition of Global Women’s Breakfast Romania

February 7th, 2024

The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest is proud to inaugurate its 2024 scientific event series with the third edition of the IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast event series in Romania, hosted on February 27th, 2024, at 9:30 AM, at our headquarters (202 Splaiul Independenței, Bucharest). This year’s theme, “Catalyzing Diversity in Science,” resonates deeply with ICECHIM’s commitment to fostering collaborative innovation and empowering chemistry and chemical engineering professionals to unlock their full potential.

As a key driver of success, collaborative innovation lies at the heart of ICECHIM’s mission. We are dedicated to facilitating strategic partnerships and collaborations between organizations, research institutions, and industrial partners, thereby fostering ecosystems that support innovation and technology transfer. Through the use of our expertise, we pave the way for sustainable growth, market leadership, and a lasting impact in the dynamic landscape of technology and innovation.

The Global Women’s Breakfast Romania serves as a cornerstone event in our commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the scientific community. By bringing together researchers, professionals, and enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds, we aim to catalyze transdisciplinary learning and gender mainstreaming in research.

The event is designed to facilitate the formation of local, regional, and international leadership communities, allowing participants to effectively share ideas and strategies for organizational progress and development. We believe in the power of collaboration and the value of diverse perspectives in driving scientific innovation and progress.

Participation in the event is on demand, and interested individuals are encouraged to register by contacting us at .

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Marketing, Science communication, Public Relations and Mass-media Department of ICECHIM Bucharest, email: .

ICECHIM actively participates to Ilfov’s Local Action Group for the

implementation of the first Green Deal Ecological Pact in Romania

January 15th, 2024

The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest is pleased to announce its essential contribution to the promotion of sustainable practices through the recent participation in the “Best practice exchange in implementing Local Green Deals” event organized by the Măgurele Science Park Association and hosted by the Ilfov County Council. This event highlighted ICECHIM’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, mutual respect and collaborative efforts for sustainable development.

Last week, ICECHIM led a delegation of specialists (chemical engineering, environmental engineering and valorization of industrial property in relation to the business environment) affiliated with its Technology Transfer Center, whom actively participated in the Meeting of the Working Group for the implementation of the first ecological pact (SME4GREEN) in the municipality of Ilfov, Romania.

Hosted by the Vice President of the Ilfov County Council, Ștefan Rădulescu, the event brought together key actors, among which ICECHIM’s research-development-innovation project partners. Moreover, counterparts from Turin (Italy), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Mainheim (Germany), Espoo (Finland) and Umea (Sweden) made valuable contributions to the agenda of the meeting by presenting a diverse range of approaches and models for ensuring the quality of life of the population with reference to the European System of Social Indicators and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The meeting served as a platform for a comprehensive session, facilitating the exchange of best practices among members of the assembly. ICECHIM, as frontrunner of the regional innovation ecosystem, was acknowledged for its engagement and commitment to common goals, as participants collectively addressed the need for agile cooperation between the project stakeholders.

The outcome of the meeting included the collection of proposals to develop a set of specific measures with the aim to stimulate a sense of involvement in innovation partnerships in support of the welfare economy, and equitable allocations dedicated to improving the living conditions and quality of life of the citizens of Ilfov municipality, as well as recommendations on proactively identifying opportunities to perpetuate developed cross-border relations and enhance visibility for domestic small and medium enterprises on the single European market. Furthermore, special emphasis was placed on the importance of developing information and awareness programs for both the specialized and the non-specialized public regarding the implementation of best practices to accelerate progress in local sustainable development initiatives.

ICECHIM stays dedicated to generating positive societal changes through active support of Green Deal initiatives in Romania

Through exchange, engagement for enhanced social cohesion and valorization of scientific knowledge and research & innovation results attained, ICECHIM aims to contribute significantly to the ongoing efforts for the preservation of the natural environment, climatic and industrial autonomy, and sustainable development in Romania.


The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest asserts itself as a reference contributor to the European Research Area – developing emerging, competitive, climate-neutral and sustainment technologies for optimized production processes, which align to applicable ecological standards, and as a facilitating vector – through technological transfer – increasing the operational autonomy of economic agents at the level of strategic value chains for a resilient and sustainable industry.

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Eastern Europe’s business and technological innovation potential

at the forefront of the “Clusters Meet Regions” debate series

November 24th, 2023

The CLUSTERS AS DRIVERS OF REGIONAL INNOVATION ECO-SYSTEMS conference started with the layout of new concepts in the holistic approach of circular economy transition – the paradigm that brings with it challenges and opportunities – which attracted the participation of 150 representatives of clusters, civil society, enterprises, national and regional public authorities, business support organizations, researchers, financial intermediaries, innovation agencies, employers, investors and other parties of economic interest from Romania and other European countries, as well as from the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. In deep conversations with policymakers, the event explored the systemic changes needed to harness the power of collective action which could enable local green deals.

Europe needs a sustainable industrial policy that promotes a fair transition to a NET-ZERO economy. For this, innovation, investment and training are essential. The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest, as a representative of the domestic research-development community and a as member of the 3R GREEN Cluster, shared handprint insights related to community-led initiatives in addressing the surging global demand for secondary raw materials.

Addressing industrial sector innovation is one of the 21st century’s major challenges, which is why the organizers – the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, in collaboration with the Regional Development Agency North-East Romania and the Romanian Association of Clusters – CLUSTERO, with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network – came together to facilitate this “Clusters Meet Regions” visionary initiative, with the main goal of creating a collaborative environment for the development of innovative products and services for small and medium size businesses.

Senior officials and innovation management and technological transfer project coordinators from various fields of activity (health, bio-economy, and light industry) presented communications that made reference to economic and social developments, frequently related to the impact of the digital revolution, transition energy, and globalization. Anticipating changes in business models for the new millennium, the debates’ conclusions also targeted trends in both the secondary sector of economic activity – such as heavy industry – and the emerging sectors – tertiary and quaternary, more ecological and knowledge-based industries, emphasizing the need for a proactive approach, the articulation of a participatory architecture through new sustainable and digitized technologies, and artificial intelligence to commensurate with the challenges raised by industry 5.0.


The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest proudly announces its participation in the 2023 edition of the international PROINVENT exhibition

October 25-27, 2023

ProINVENT 2023 provided ample opportunities for networking and collaboration. The organized social events, coffee breaks, and dedicated networking sessions allowed participants to connect with like-minded individuals, fostering valuable relationships within the innovation community.

Exhibition and Showcase:

The exhibition and innovation showcase were highlights of the event. The diverse range of projects and inventions on display showcased the depth and breadth of talent within the innovation landscape. The interactive nature of the exhibits allowed attendees to engage with the latest technologies and innovations firsthand.

Organizational Excellence:

The organizational team demonstrated a high level of professionalism and commitment. From pre-event communication to on-site support, the organizers ensured a seamless experience for participants. Any issues were promptly addressed, reflecting the team’s dedication to creating a

positive and inclusive environment.

Tech Infrastructure:

The technological infrastructure supporting the event was robust, contributing to a smooth and efficient experience for both presenters and attendees. The use of digital platforms for presentations and virtual participation added an extra layer of accessibility to the event.

ICECHIM presented a remarkable array of 14 inventions, showcasing the institute’s commitment to advancing scientific research and innovation.

The following inventions were featured at the exhibition:

I. Photocatalytic and Antimicrobial Coating for Natural Limestone Elements of Vernacular Constructions and the Production Process

  • Toma Fistos, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Irina Fierascu, Mihaela-Alina Melinescu, Anton Ficai, Denisa Ficai, Lia Mara Ditu, Irina Gheorghe-Barbu, Roxana Ioana Brazdis (Matei), Anda Maria Baroi

II. Synthetic Polymer and Biopolymer Composition with Clay and Production Process

  • Raluca Ianchis, Gifu Ioana Catalina, Ninciuleanu Claudia Mihaela, Alexandrescu Elvira, Petcu Cristian, Nistor Cristina Lavinia, Nitu Sabina

III. Electrochemical Biosensors Based on Nanomaterials for the Determination of Biogenic Amines

  • Zamfir Lucian-Gabriel, Gurban Ana-Maria, Doni Mihaela, Jinga Maria-Lorena, Raut Iuliana, Constantin Mariana, Jecu Maria Luiza

IV. Biomaterials with Silver Nanoparticles and Metabolites of Ganoderma lucidum and the Production Process

  • Mariana Constantin, Iuliana Răut, Raluca Suica-Bunghez, Ana-Maria Gurban, Cristina Firincă, Lucian-Gabriel Zamfir, Gelu Vasilescu, Nicoleta Radu, Maria-Luiza Jecu

V. Innovative Forms of Main Bee Products Using Natural Ingredients

  • Diana Pasarin, Marius-Ionut Cazacu, Catalin Bilbie

VI. Functionalization Process of Natural Cellulosic Fibers with Antimicrobial Compositions with Selenium Nanoparticle

  • lorentina Monica Raduly, Valentin Rădiţoiu, Alina Rădiţoiu, Violeta Purcar, Andreea-Mălina Bivolaru, Iuliana Răut, Mariana Constantin

VII. Composite Material Based on Glass Ionomer Cement and Phytosynthesized Metallic Nanoparticles with Improved Antimicrobial Properties

  • Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Roxana Ioana Matei (Brazdis), Anda Maria Baroi, Toma Fistos, Irina Fierascu, Lia Mara Ditu

VIII. Preparation Process for Electrosensitive Deposits for Peroxynitrite and Methods of Using Them

  • Ioana Silvia Hosu

IX. Product for Storing Thermal Energy, Composite Material with Stabilized Form, Based on PEG6000 – Silica – Carbon Nanotubes

  • Cristina Lavinia Nistor, Catalin Ionut Mihaescu, Cristian Petcu, Raluca Ianchis, Ioana Catalina Gifu, Elvira Alexandrescu

X. Thermal Insulation Material for Buildings, Based on Sheep Wool and Production Process

• Gabriel Vasilievici, Andreea-Luiza Mirt, Simona-Bianca Ghimis, Alexandru Vlaicu, Emilian Zaharia, Mariana Mihaela Bombos, Daniel Bombos

XI. Sensitive Hybrid Films Molecularly Imprinted with Thiodiglycol Coating Screen Printed Carbon Electrodes

• Ana Mihaela Gavrilă, Tanța Verona Iordache, Andrei Sârbu, Ana Lorena Ciurlică, Anamaria Zaharia, Anita Laura Chiriac, Teodor Sandu, Elena Bianca Stoica, Steluța Apostol

XII. Cosmetic Formulation for Sun Protection with Antimicrobial Effect Based on Silver Nanoparticles and Natural Extracts

• Anda Maria Baroi, Irina Fierascu, Roxana Ioana Brazdis (Matei), Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Irina Elena Chican, Ioana Silvia Hosu, Florentina Monica Raduly

XIII. Catalytic System with the Structure of Metal Oxides for the Treatment of Traces of Wastewater Residues

• Cristina Emanuela Enascuta, Elena Emilia Sirbu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Mihaela Ganciarov, Grigore Psenovschi, Alexandru Vlaicu

XIV. Organic/Inorganic Composite Material for the Adsorption of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Solutions

• Roxana Ioana Brazdis (Matei), Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Anda Maria Baroi, Toma Fistos, Irina Fierascu, Irina Elena Chican, Ioana Silvia Hosu

These groundbreaking inventions received 8 gold medals and 6 ProInvent medals, along with diplomas from various participating institutions. ICECHIM’s delegation was honored with the Excellence Diploma and the INCDIE-ICPE-CA Trophy.

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SECVENT Knowledge Transfer Project Report: Opportunities for the

Future of Innovation in the Bioeconomy

Octomber 10th, 2023

Within the framework of project POC-A1-A1.2.3-G-2015-P_40_352, Knowledge transfer, Sequential procedures for closing lateral flows from the bioeconomy and innovative (bio)products results from theseSECVENT [My_SMIS 105684], the National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest organizes the project’s balance workshop on October 11, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The silver lining of this project is, first of all, a reflection of our efforts and dedication in promoting the exchange of knowledge and innovation. We have been able to highlight that there is potential value in aggregating knowledge and experiences from various sectors and fields, especially in the cross-sectoral field of the Bioeconomy.

Our presentations and discussions will focus on some defining examples of innovative ecosystems, including:

  1. Sustainable recovery of phosphorus from bioresources: We explored ways to harness phosphorus from biological resources, thereby helping to reduce dependence on finite resources and promote a more sustainable circular economy.
  2. Carbon-negative value chains: We have identified and developed strategies to create value chains that eliminate or reduce carbon emissions, contributing to the fight against climate change.
  3. Regenerative agriculture: We studied agricultural methods and practices that encourage soil regeneration and support biodiversity, thus promoting greener and more sustainable agriculture.
  4. Small-scale biorefineries for organic farms: We analyzed the technologies and processes that allow the transformation of biological raw materials into valuable products, contributing to the creation of alternative sources of energy and biodegradable materials.

These drivers facilitating the placement of the citizen at the epicenter of the innovation process within the Living Labs were illustrated by the results obtained within our project, namely “POC-A1-A1.2.3-G-2015-P_40_352 SEVENT, My_SMIS 105684 .” We have demonstrated that partnership and knowledge sharing between researchers, industry and the community can have a significant impact on the sustainable development of the Bioeconomy.”

This final stakeholders’ meeting of this project does not mark the end, but the beginning of a new stage in our evolution. This experience has inspired us to continue to explore and develop new research and innovation projects that capitalize on the symbiotic exchange of knowledge and contribute to the structuring of Living Labs-type ecosystems.

We enthusiastically invite all interested parties to join our discussions and contribute to future research and innovation projects. Together, we can continue to build a more sustainable and innovative future in the Bioeconomy. The official press release is accessible below.

ICECHIM at the top of Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s ranking
Bucharest district 6 Top of Firms

Octombrie 2023

The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest, a true agent of top innovation in natural sciences and engineering for the heavy industry, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious second prize in the Bucharest district 6 Top of Firms , which acknowledges furthermore the institute’s outstanding contributions to the development of the local business community.

The Runner-up position in the Bucharest district 6 Top of Firms represents an extremely competitive and respected ranking, which celebrates excellence, innovation and sustained growth among businesses in Bucharest. ICECHIM’s remarkable achievements in the field of research and development have ensured its position as a top economic operator in the reference framework.

This recognition comes as a result of ICECHIM Bucharest’s unwavering commitment to providing cutting-edge technology solutions while fostering a strong sense of corporate responsibility and community involvement: “We are particularly proud to receive this proof of recognition of the research-development contributions carried out at ICECHIM Bucharest for the wider community,” said Dr. Habil. Radu-Claudiu Fierăscu, Technical Director and President of the ICECHIM Bucharest Scientific Council.

ICECHIM Bucharest has constantly demonstrated its commitment to excellence through the successful development of tripartite technology transfer partnerships with the business and academic environments. These efforts have not only driven growth and accumulated commercial advantage, but have also have had a positive impact on the local economy by contributing to supporting the circular economy and protecting the environment, as well as creating jobs. In a continuously evolving business landscape, ICECHIM Bucharest managed to stay ahead of the development curve by focusing on attracting funds for a diversity of CDI projects in the portfolio. The institute’s dedication to staying at the forefront of technological advancement in heavy industry has enabled it to provide unmatched added value to its customers while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

ICECHIM Bucharest remains dedicated to its mission to contribute synergistically with other parties of economic interest to achieving the ambitious goals of regional and international strategies and action plans, especially by focusing excellence and achieving a critical mass of researchers and skills in the fields of smart specialization and increasing institutional capacity in the research-development-innovation sector to meet the demands of the economic environment, continuing to invest in the development of relevant technological solutions that meet the evolving needs of its customers and society at large.

The 2023 InventCor International Exhibition Grand Prize

awarded to ICECHIM branded invention

September 25th , 2023

Between September 14th-16th, the National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest participated as Exhibitor in the framework of InventCor International Exhibition’s fourth edition, an event organized by the CORNELIUGROUP Association, in collaboration with the Hunedoara Engineering Faculty – POLITEHNICA University of Timișoara. The TechShow brought together inventions, research projects and products from various fields, including environmental protection, advanced materials, bio and nanotechnology, medicine,

agro-industrial, food & feed, heavy industry (chemical, automotive and aeronautics) and light industry respectively.

  During the exhibition, the INCDCP-ICECHIM Bucharest delegation presented nine inventions in various stages of patenting, with applications in fields such as nanotechnology and advanced materials, medicine, environmental protection and biotechnologies, and promoted the subsidiary project within the Core 2023-2026 program Development of new materials for the integrated approach to the protection of water resources: from detection to depollution – AQUAMAT.

 The technologies showcased by INDCP-ICECHIM București were appreciated by the international jury with gold medals, having earned our institute complimentary awards offered by peer exhibitors from Romania and abroad.

The Grand Prize of InventorCor 2023 was awarded to the ICECHIM branded invention titled “Organic/inorganic composite material for the adsorption of heavy metals from aqueous solutions and method of obtaining” (inventors Roxana Ioana Matei (Brazdiş), Radu Claudiu Fierăscu, Anda -Maria Baroi, Toma Fistoş, Irina Fierăscu, Irina Elena Chican, Ioana Silvia Hosu).

INTARG® 2023


goes to ICECHIM

June 15th, 2023

ICECHIM delegation, hailing from Romania, has achieved remarkable recognition and success at the prestigious 16th International Invention and Innovation Show INTARG® 2023. The event, held in Katowice, Poland, on May 24-25, 2023, brought together some of the brightest minds from around the world to showcase their groundbreaking inventions and innovative solutions.

ICECHIM researchers were honored with the Gold Medal and Best Invention Medal, presented by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA), for their remarkable invention titled “Process and Absorbent Material for Absorption of Organic Solutions” (OSIM Patent request A2022-00123/15.03.2022). This groundbreaking invention demonstrates the team’s exceptional scientific prowess and commitment to addressing pressing challenges in the field of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) on water and sanitation.

The INTARG® 2023 exhibition serves as a platform for inventors and innovators to showcase their ingenuity, exchange ideas, and explore collaborative opportunities. ICECHIM researchers impressed the judging panel and attendees with their invention, which provides a novel and efficient method for absorbing organic solutions. This remarkable breakthrough has the potential to revolutionize various industries, including chemical manufacturing, environmental protection, and waste management.

The Awards winners have dedicated significant time and resources to research and development, and their hard work has culminated in this well-deserved recognition. The Gold Medal and Best Invention Medal from IFIA symbolize the exceptional quality and potential impact of their invention relating to the development of an adsorbent material to reduce the level of organic pollutants in aqueous solutions, in ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure. The two-step production process adsorbent is presented in the form of powder, having a specific surface between 35…55 m2/g, particle size below 25 nm.

The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest is one of the leading research institutes based in Romania, dedicated to scientific excellence and innovation. With a focus on advancing knowledge and addressing real-world challenges, ICECHIM has made significant contributions to various fields, including chemistry, materials science, and environmental sustainability, depicting a long-standing commitment to scientific excellence and innovation. Their success at INTARG® 2023 further solidifies their position as a leader in the field and highlights their dedication to pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge.

The ICECHIM community extends its gratitude to IFIA, the organizing committee of INTARG® 2023, and all the individuals who supported and believed in their work. Their success at this esteemed international event is a testament to the talent and expertise of Romanian researchers.

The International Invention and Innovation Show INTARG® is a renowned annual exhibition that brings together inventors, innovators, and industry professionals from across the globe. The event serves as a platform for showcasing groundbreaking inventions and fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange. For more information, please visit

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ICECHIM : Grand Prize Winner of EUROINVENT 2023

May 22nd, 2023

The National Research-Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest has set an exceptional milestone in the history of its innovative efforts, with the achievement of the Grand Prize of EUROINVENT 2023. This prestigious recognition serves as proof of the outstanding quality of the scientific discoveries presented by ICECHIM affiliated researchers and inventors.

ICECHIM’s participation in EUROINVENT 2023 – consisting of 11 patents and patent applications, in addition to four research projects, impressed the international jury and enriched the Institute’s competitive track record with:

  • Four gold medals
  • Four silver medals
  • Four bronze medals
  • Three Excellence awards

Moreover, the presented inventions received awards from other participating institutions, among which we mention Inventarium Science Portugal, INCD-INOE 2000, the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemițanu” from the Republic of Moldova, the “Regele Mihai I” University of Life Sciences of Timișoara, National Center for Scientific Research for Food Safety, “Justin Capra” Association, INCD-IMNR, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, INCD-INMA, INFLPR, Science, Education and Technology Platform, INCDFM, National Center for Micro and Nanomaterials, Innovation & Technology Transfer Office UPT, Politehnica University of Timișoara, INCDPM Bucharest, “Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava and the Technical University of Moldova.

On occasion of participation at the fair, the INCDCP-ICECHIM delegation was awarded the Grand Prize of the EUROINVENT 2023, in recognition of the exceptional quality of the inventions presented, a special award from the National Research and Development Institute for Electrical Engineering ICPE-CA, for contributions brought to the scientific

development of Romania and the promotion of creativity and innovation, the award of excellence and the “Pro Scientia

et Innovatio” Order Knightship offered by the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest to Dr. Habil. Radu Claudiu Fierăscu, Scientific Researcher I within the CD ICECHIM Emerging Nanotechnologies team. The prizes for the scientific contributions

individually registered at the fair by the ICECHIM research teams were presented to the inventors in a ceremony organized at the ICECHIM National Institute for Research and Development of Chemistry and Petrochemistry, on May 19th.

The European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation (EUROINVENT) 2023, held at Iași, Romania, between May 11th and 13th, is a flagship event in the field of invention and represents the most important profile fair at the regional level.

At its 15th edition this year, the show brought together more than 750 inventions and innovative projects from 35 countries from around the globe. The National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry (ICECHIM) is a prestigious research institution in the field of chemistry and petrochemicals, actively contributing to the scientific and technological development of Romania. ICECHIM promotes innovation and technology transfer, generating efficient and sustainable solutions for the chemical and petrochemical industry.


Elevating Innovation at the Research, Innovation and Digitalization Open Days – A Remarkable collaboration between Science and Government

May 18 , 2023

The Open Days, a momentous event hosted by the Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalization, recently brought together a diverse array of participants, including the esteemed National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry (ICECHIM). This remarkable occasion provided a platform for a delegation of talented researchers to showcase their groundbreaking scientific results and innovative products.

Against the backdrop of glorious weather and with the visionary presence of the representation of the relevant Romanian Ministries, the Open Days became a symbol of collaboration and progress.

Join us as we take a memorable journey through the highlights of this remarkable gathering of scientific minds.

A Meeting of Minds: ICECHIM Takes Center Stage

The Open Days witnessed the distinguished presence of ICECHIM, a renowned institution committed to advancing research and development in the fields of chemistry and petrochemistry. A delegation of brilliant researchers took center stage, sharing their groundbreaking scientific results, technological advancements, and innovative products with enthusiastic attendees. The exchange of knowledge and ideas during this event highlighted the collaborative spirit between academia, industry, and the government.

Transforming Scientific Results into Tangible Solutions

ICECHIM’s delegation of researchers astounded attendees with their innovative scientific results and their ability to translate these findings into tangible solutions for the benefit of society. From eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient technologies to cutting-edge pharmaceutical research, their work showcased the transformative power of chemistry and petrochemistry. By bridging the gap between scientific discovery and real-world applications, ICECHIM’s afiliated researchers provided a glimpse into a future shaped by their groundbreaking contributions.

A Celebration of Collaboration and Progress

The Open Days served as a testament to the power of collaboration between the government and research institutions like ICECHIM.

This remarkable event created an atmosphere of shared knowledge, fostering partnerships that fuel innovation and drive progress. Attendees had the opportunity to engage with the researchers, exchange ideas, and witness firsthand the impact of their scientific endeavors on various industries and society as a whole. The Open Days became a symbol of unity, with participants collectively striving towards a brighter and more technologically advanced future.

With the visionary presence of the Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalization further underscored the Government’s commitment to supporting scientific research and its recognition of the pivotal role it plays in shaping the nation’s future, emphasized collaboration, progress, and the vital role of scientific research in driving innovation. The Open Days left attendees inspired and optimistic, as they witnessed the transformative power of science in shaping our collective future. As we look ahead, the Open Days stand as a reminder of the importance of continued collaboration and support from both the government and research institutions to nurture innovation and propel our society towards a brighter and more prosperous future.

POLICHEMISTRY FEST 2023: A Fusion of Innovation and Discovery

May 11-13 , 2023

The POLICHEMISTRY FEST, a one-of-a-kind event organized by POLITEHNICA University in collaboration with esteemed research institutes and forward-thinking businesses, recently took center stage, captivating attendees with its enthralling lineup of science experiments, demonstrations, and presentations. From unveiling groundbreaking recycling and upcycling technologies to showcasing state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and innovative end-products, this event was a celebration of chemistry’s profound impact on our world.

Enchanting Science Experiments:

The POLICHEMISTRY FEST immersed attendees in a realm of captivating science experiments that left everyone spellbound. From volatile chemical reactions that produced stunning colors to mesmerizing demonstrations of molecular structures, the event showcased the sheer wonder and endless possibilities that lie within the realm of chemistry. Attendees had the opportunity to witness firsthand the transformative power of scientific exploration and its potential to shape our lives.

Revolutionizing Sustainability – Recycling and Upcycling:

At the forefront of the POLICHEMISTRY FEST was the spotlight on innovative technologies and methodologies in recycling and upcycling. Attendees were introduced to groundbreaking solutions that are changing the face of waste management and sustainability. Demonstrations of cutting-edge recycling processes that transform discarded materials into valuable resources captivated the audience, highlighting the critical role chemistry plays in creating a greener and more sustainable future.

Collaboration and Networking:

The POLICHEMISTRY FEST fostered an environment of collaboration and knowledge sharing. Attendees had the opportunity to engage with leading scientists, industry experts, and fellow enthusiasts, exchanging ideas and forging connections that could potentially lead to groundbreaking collaborations. The fair served as a hub for innovative thinking and provided a platform for individuals to explore new avenues in their scientific pursuits.

Elevating Laboratory Equipment and Technology:

The POLICHEMISTRY FEST presented a mesmerizing array of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and revolutionary technology.

Participants had the opportunity to explore groundbreaking instruments that enable precise analysis and experimentation. From advanced synthesis equipment to automated systems, the fair showcased how these technological advancements are revolutionizing research and development in the field of chemistry.

Attendees left inspired by the potential for innovation and discovery that these cutting-edge tools offer.

Trailblazing End-Products:

One of the highlights of the POLICHEMISTRY FEST was the unveiling of innovative end-products that underscored the practical applications of chemistry in our daily lives. Attendees were introduced to a wide range of inventions, including eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient solutions, life-saving pharmaceuticals, and revolutionary consumer products.

Witnessing the tangible outcomes of scientific breakthroughs left a lasting impression on everyone, reinforcing the incredible impact that chemistry has on shaping our society.

As we reflect on this remarkable gathering, we are reminded of the vital role chemistry plays in shaping our future, from sustainability to technological innovation. The second edition of the POLICHEMISTRY FEST stays true to the remarkable achievements of the scientific community and a source of inspiration for all who attended. We eagerly anticipate future events that will continue to push the boundaries of chemistry and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.

International Symposium “Priorities of Chemistry for a Sustainable Development”

PRIOCHEM at it’s XIXth edition

April 26th, 2023

La cea de-a a XIX-a ediție in 2023, Simpozionul internațional PRIOCHEM – “Prioritățile chimiei pentru o dezvoltare durabilă” continuă să promoveze utilizarea chimiei în beneficiul omenirii și al planetei prin cercetare, schimbul liber de idei și cooperarea internațională.


Gazdele – Institutul Național de Cercetare Dezvoltare în Chimie și Petrochimie – ICECHIM București, în parteneriat cu Societatea de Chimie din România (membru EuChemS) și Fundația C.D. Nenițescu, invită toate părțile interesate în a participa pe durata celor 3 zile interactive la acest eveniment profund ancorat în Strategia europeană de specializare inteligentă, a cărui tradiție subliniază accentul special pe abordarea direcționată a activității autohtone C&D&I ce aduce la aceași masă industria, educația și inovarea ca domenii prioritare pentru investițiile bazate pe cunoaștere.


PRIOCHEM 2023 invită savanți de renume din mediul academic, reprezentanți ai patronatelor și asociațiilor profesionale și comunitatea furnizorilor să la dezbateri despre progresele recente axate pe acele practici care sprijină dezvoltarea durabilă a comunităților & regiunilor și tranziția către o economie circulară, încorporâd cu ocazia acestei ediții secțiuni relevante pentru prevenirea și controlul poluării în ceea ce privește utilizarea și prezența substanțelor chimice, dezvoltarea de substanțe, materiale sau tehnologii alternative adecvate și soluții orientate spre rezistența la schimbările climatice care se bazează pe infrastructura albastră sau verde.


Ediția din toamnă a PRIOCHEM vizează progresele recente și noile tendințe în inginerie chimică, găzduind prelegeri invitate, prezentări orale și postere pe subiectele acoperite de secțiunile menționate mai sus, abordând lacunele din practică, precum și alte subiecte emergente din spectrul ingineriei chimice și va include o serie de sinteze ale cercetării inter- și multi-disciplinare, un cadru multicultural, vorbitori din fiece etapă a carierei, precum și perspective diverse ale reprezentanților mediului de afaceri și ai societății civile ca părți de interes și verigi ale lanțului valoric chimic, acolo unde este cazul.


Apelul pentru contribuții științifice este deschis în contextul celor două secțiuni principale, și anume (1) Materiale multifuncționale, nanocompozite, tehnologii inovatoare și conservarea patrimoniului cultural și (2) Bioresurse, biotehnologii și biorafinare; vor fi apreciate lucrările care:

– conferă de perspective proaspete școlilor de gândire implicate în dezvoltarea durabilă 

– furnizează cercetări creative și originale;

– oferă participanților care părăsesc fiecare sesiune o idee clară despre cum pot valorifica rezultatele în mod practic;

– beneficiază de susținere argumentată în cadrul sesiunilor plenare;

– acordă o atenție deosebită obiectivelor de dezvoltare durabilă, inclusiv echitate, incluziune, respect și diversitate în știință.

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3rd of April 2023

The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest and Frontiers Media establish a publishing partnership

ICECHIM Bucharest – the foremost Open Access publications partner of Frontiers Media in Romania

As a result of this institutional arrangement, qualified ICECHIM researchers may publish in high-end Impact factor (5,545/2023) Frontiers in Chemistry and related domain journals, benefitting from the widest possible audience, a simplified publishing procedure, streamlined manuscript-tracking platform support services & domain-oriented functionalities (ChemDraw) at no additional cost and a preferential membership discount rate for articles accepted for publication.

In order to make research more accessible, ICECHIM’s Steering Committee supports augmented scientific communication and assists with expanding the accessibility to proprietary research outputs of affiliated scholars, whom will further be encouraged to publish in open access framework. While doing so, the promoters of the Romanian research rhetoric will enjoy more recognition for their findings, access to the latest publishing techniques and to a dedicated environment for channelling research efforts to enhance human well-being towards the development of emerging technologies, together with an extended array of potential contributors.

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