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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.

Information for researchers  


For information on whether your article is eligible under this agreement, or if you require any further details, please please address your inquiry to

Radu-Claudiu Fierăscu (). 

The extensive list of publications by Frontiers Media can be consulted here.

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Exploratory Workshop “Innovative cross-sectoral technologies” NeXT-Chem V

March 22nd, 2023

The National Institute for Research and Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest and the Organizing Committee of the scientific event Exploratory Workshop «Innovative cross-sectoral Technologies» (NeXT-Chem) are equally devoted to supporting and encouraging the next generation of applied chemistry leaders who will play a pivotal role in innovation, technological development and the future of the domestic chemical industry.


Improving the public perception of the chemical industry – from mass & bulk production to sophisticated and specialized products, as well as developing a workforce anchored in contemporary trends begins by supporting the continuing professional development of the intellectual elite who will shape our success. To engage, develop and retain the future leaders of scientific pursuit in the field, ICECHIM focuses on fostering leadership through mentorship programs and network-building opportunities for early career researchers under the age of 40.


NeXT-Chem’s mission is to provide young professionals in the local chemical industry with the exposure, education and resources they need to build

lifelong careers in the target sectors of applied chemistry, with the broader goal of ensuring the continued increase in the size and sophistication of the production of raw materials and technological solutions and the workforce. NeXT-Chem promotes diversity of voice and refined education for young MSc and PhD researchers helping them develop their careers and extend their involvement with tackling societal challenges.


By opening this scientific event to the general public, NeXT-Chem encourages youth to consider a career in the chemical industry ensuring continued progress in training initiatives, and facilitates professional networking for young professionals both among their peers, as well as among senior researchers.


We invite you to fill-in the NeXT-Chem V registration form to watch live and/or receive access to the multimedia resources generated on this

occasion. In the eventuality that the your agenda may acommodate it, we will have the distinct joy of reconnecting during the Opening Ceremony of the event, planned for May 22, 9:00 a.m., at INCDCP-ICECHIM headquarters, 202 Splaiul Independentiei Street, sdistrict 6, Bucharest – Conference Room (3rd floor).


Should you wish to sponsor this event or address further inquiries, please contact us at

INCDCP-ICECHIM Bucharest, member of the Bio-based Industries Consortium, announces the completion of the EXCornsEED project

March 3rd, 2023

The EXCornsEED project represents an up-cycling exercise – a proactive approach to the challenges for prosperity of neighbouring european communities from the perspective of models proposed by the circular economy paradigm, with the aim of developing and validating an integrated protocol, dedicated to green and sustainable technologies for the recovery of proteins and bio-active molecules from the by-products of biorefineries generically used in the production of biofuels, and their use in the formulation of functional products in the fields of food, cosmetics and chemicals.

The concluding meeting of the partners provided not only the chance to discuss the progress made within the consortium, but also to exchange ideas with the entire project team and the researchers involved.

The audience was delighted with the results and gave the consortium a standing ovation. The project was perceived as a significant advance in the field of bioeconomy, with particular emphasis on the development and validation of an integrated process of innovative and highly sustainable extraction/purification/concentration technologies to be applied to bio-refinery side streams, and many participants were excited to see new bio-refineries in the future.

EXCornsEED has been a resounding success and society will continue to benefit from its legacy for years to come.

Digital archive of the project here:

Among the members of the prestigious consortium for bio-based industries (BIC), the following relevant actors have come together for this project:

Sapienza University of Rome

 (project coordinator)

ENVIRAL, a.s. Leopoldov, SLOVAKIA (commercial producer)

CTA (Technological Corporation of Andalusia), SPAIN

Innovation Engineering (expertise in digital marketing) 

Procter & Gamble Ltd.

(innovator of cleaning and maintenance products)

 National Research and Development Institute for Chemistry

and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest, ROMANIA

(expertise in the nanoformulation of compounds recovered from rapeseed meal)

CREA Italia (expertise in the management of biorefinery side streams)

TECNALIA Research & Innovation, SPAIN

(expertise in starting sustainability analyzes and technical-economic evaluation) 

Danone Nutricia Research (food innovator) 

BIOZOON Food Innovations GMBH (food innovator) 

Dr. Lauranne S.r.l. (cosmetics innovator) 

HighChem (Crop Science Expertise)

Celabor scrl

(methodological development of valorization of secondary flows from laboratory scale to intermediate semi-pilot scale)

Gala Cercetării Românești

February 1st 2023


Romanian Research Elite Awards

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. – Pietro Aretino

The Gala of Romanian Researchers, whose first edition took place on January 31, 2023, brings to the fore the status of the man of genius among his peers and, especially, Romanian researchers across diaspora – back home.

NIRDCP-ICECHIM supported the initiative and the media campaign online and in-situ, on the occasion of the long-awaited event that offered moments of rare clarity, concentration and all-encompassing vision on the significant impact of the Romanian elite in the humanities and fundamental sciences, at the precipise of settlehood, and abundantly highlighted the more-often-than-not surprising modesty of important Romanian scholars, which stems from the fact that, generically, they are consider themselves to belong to the world and regard themselves as commonplace individuals.

The INCDCP-ICECHIM community congratulates both finalists and awardees, as well as the Gala organizers and partners!

Global Women’s Breakfast Romania 2023

January 26th, 2023

The National Institute for Research & Development for Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest is hosting the second IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast Meeting in Romania on February 14, 2022, starting 10:15 a.m. (EET) via Zoom and invites all interested parties to join the awareness campaign in view of supporting and engendering equity in the wider research ecosystem.

Global Women’s Breakfast Romania aims to be a “smart-casual” event that facilitates the formation of communities on a local, regional and international scale to share effectively and strategically for progress and organizational development.

The annual #GWB Romania meetings with representatives of the local research, conservation and education community are the social glue to awareness-raising initiatives regarding the rights and freedoms of the members of the scientific community, and to leadership solutions that make research a more inclusive, representative and more accessible profession, both at the individual and institutional level – including how to be a reliable ally for those closest to you who find themselves in this endeavor. Last but not least, we’ll talk about the power of collaboration and how valuable it is to bring people from different backgrounds into project teams.

Global Women’s Breakfast Romania aims to bring together researchers, women and men, from all types of research centers and from all levels of professional development, as well as practitioners active in all fields of science, to debate transdisciplinary issues and to socialize during a virtual breakfast. The main objective is to facilitate the development of an assertive community dedicated to overcoming barriers to accessing professional development opportunities in the STEM fields.

INCDCP-ICECHIM, as the organizer, recommends the public dissemination of the event coordinates – participation is free.


January 9th, 2023

The National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest announces the start of the PN 23.06 Program – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH ADVANCED CHEMISTRY FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY (ChemNewDeal), within the pale of National Research, Development and Innovation Plan 2022-2027, CORE Program.


“România Viitorului” – a refreshing vision serving the role of research, innovation and entrepreneurship for social development

September 8th, 2022

On 6th of September 2022, the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization, in partnership with POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, hosted the forum titled Romania Viitorului ( en. tr. Romania of the Future), an INFO&Demo DAY dedicated to the general public, attended by national research and development institutes, universities, start-ups successful companies, political decision-makers and partners actively involved in the promotion of Romania’s intellectual capital and State interests both behind exhibition stands and on panels and debates, aimed at stimulating the pro-active participation of research in the spectrum of social entrepreneurship and vice versa.


The Prime Minister of Romania, Mr. Nicolae Ciucă, as well as representatives from the European Commission, the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Economy, the World Bank and the North-East Regional Development Agency honored the event organized with the aim of attracting representatives of all segments of economic interest to the consultation table for the public policies of Romania of the future: public policies for the integration of research, innovation and the entrepreneurial environment, necessary efforts for the consistent transition from strategy to implementation, local favorable factors for the stimulation of circular ecosystems and for financing instruments.

The delegated team on behalf of the National Research and Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest was present at this event both as an exhibitor and as part of the panel with Romanian researchers and entrepreneurs hosted in the Aula Magna of the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest.

“Romania of the Future” is not only a premiere event, but a turning point in the paradigm of Romanian research and innovation and a declaration of assumption of a transformation based on a solid partnership between the public environment and the private sector, domestically and globally.

The involvement of partners from the European Commission and the World Bank confirms the confidence that Romania is on the right track and we have every chance to becoming a strong voice at the international level. Also, the presence of the Prime Minister of Romania, Nicolae Ciucă, is a sign of support of top priority level, this approach being part of the Government’s continuous effort to promote the public-private partnership for innovation and technological transfer.

The idea of ​​bringing research institutes, universities and private companies to the same table is an essential part of my mandate as minister, through which research and innovation become the main engine for the development of Romania in the future. A better future, here, at home”, said Sebastian Burduja, Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitization.

Festivalul de Chimie 2022

 “Totul e chimie/Its all about chemistry

September 1st, 2022

On the occasion of the fourth edition of the Chemistry Festival our endeavours are aimed at:

  • Introducing PLAY, ART and JOY to the study of chemistry;
  • Communicating to the widening audiences the VALUE of CHEMISTRY among the fundamental sciences and to emphasize the essential role of chemists and chemistry in addressing the challenges of the current age;
  • Developing COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS between universities, high schools, schools, research institutes, laboratories, businesses and industry.

On the occasion of organizing the fourth edition of the Chemistry Festival, the organizers propose

We will be rejoice and feel honored by your presence as a visitor, volunteer or sponsor, and we thank you in advance for your consideration of our endeavor to promote chemistry.

The festival is organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Romania Chapter and the National Research and Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry-ICECHIM Bucharest, in collaboration with the Romanian Chemical Society, the Institute of Chemistry and Physics “I. Murgulescu” Bucharest, the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Bucharest, the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnologies of the POLITEHNICA University Bucharest, the Association of Chemistry Students UniBuC, Eduland and Playouth, being publicized via social media/FB @festivalchimie.acs, on air by the Radio Romania Cultural and on digital-media/Liceenii SMART, Canal 33.

We are looking forward to greeting you on the ICECHIM platform, both on 15th and the 16th of October 2022, between 11:00-17:00 on the first day, 10:00-16:00 on the second day, respectively, access to fun demo and interactive educational experiments for all ages being FREE of charge. The organizers recommend the pre-registration of large groups (20-30 participants) to the e-mail address .

A successful event relies on the valuable support provided by sponsors!

Thank you for your consideration to all those who chose to support the initiative and joined it to strengthen the deployment of the National Strategy for Research, Innovation and Smart Specialization, with the aim of improving the attitude regarding the role of research, innovation and entrepreneurship in Romanian communities in such a way that the results of research and innovation become the main engine for Romania’s development.

International Symposium “Priorities of Chemistry for a Sustainable Development”

PRIOCHEM at it’s XVIIIth edition

August 3rd, 2022

At its XVIIIth edition, the International Symposium PRIOCHEM – Priorities of Chemistry for a Sustainable Development promotes the use of chemistry for the benefit of humankind and of the planet through research, the free exchange of ideas, and international cooperation.

The host of the scientific event is the National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest, in partnership with the Romanian Chemical Society – member of EuChemS. The symposium features two main sections anchored in the national and European Smart Specialization Strategy emphasizing the focus on targeted approach to R&D&I, which combines industrial, educational and innovation as priority areas for knowledge-based investments: (1) Multifunctional materials, nanocomposites, innovative technologies and cultural heritage preservation, and (2) Bio-resources, biotechnologies and biorefining.

This edition aims to:

– Provide diverse perspectives from scientists engaged in fundamental research, industrial scientists, business leaders, educators, students, government, NGOs, etc.

– Deliver creatively designed sessions that are highly interactive (e.g., facilitate lively discussion, include sufficient time for Q&A, rapid-fire sessions, debates, and workshop-based learning);

– Provide attendees leaving each session with a clear idea of how they can leverage the outcomes professionally;

– Describe how these outcomes will be achieved in the session and provide potential speakers or topics of presentations.

The 2022 edition of PRIOCHEM will be focused on recent advances and new trends in chemical engineering, hosting invited lectures, oral and poster presentations on the topics covered by the aforementioned sections, addressing practice gaps as well as other emerging topics in the area of chemical engineering.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect

The scientific event will include a minimum of 30% of under-represented groups, will incorporate expertise from a range of geographic locations, will include speakers from all stages of career as well as diverse stakeholder perspectives from across the chemistry enterprise, where appropriate.

Knowledge sharing workshop to facilitate the formation of value chains in the local economy

June 17th, 2022

The National Research and Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM organizes, within the project POC-A1-A1.2.3-G-2015-P_40_352, Knowledge transfer, Sequential procedures for closing side flows from the bioeconomy and innovative (bio)products results from these – SEVENT, My_SMIS 105684, type C subsidiary project Closing value chains in the bioeconomy through the innovative use of diatomite from Pâtârlagele – DiaCER, on June 22, 2022, 11.00 a.m., a workshop aimed at using knowledge to accelerate the formation of chains of value in the economy.

By the end of the XXth century, Romania was the largest producer of diatomite in Europe. The purpose of this workshop is to support the relaunch of diatomite exploitation in Romania, by solving a weak point highlighted in the Mining Strategy of Romania 2017 – 2035 – the lack of post-extraction industries for non-metallic ores. The solution that this workshop proposes is the formation of an innovative ecosystem in which the knowledge of research organizations is used to add high value to a mineral resource, throughout the economic chain.

The use of diatomite-based products exhausted in an industrial process as a raw material for another industrial process, as well as the use of diatomite together with renewable resources or for the intensification of the production of renewable resources, represent the main coagulation axes for two-way oriented knowledge transfer fields included in the National Strategy for Research, Innovation and SMART Specialization 2021-2027, Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment and respectively Climate, energy and mobility.

Economic agents with complementary concerns in the use of (bio)products based on diatomite will participate in this workshop, as well as suppliers of equipment and services necessary to market these (bio)products resulting from the innovative use of diatomite. The role of this workshop is also to form new partnerships for knowledge transfer, as well as to strengthen the existing ones.

Venue: Institutul Național de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Chimie și Petrochimie – ICECHIM, Spl. Independenței nr. 202, sector 6, București – Conference Hall, 3rd floor.

ICECHIM supports “Știința Viitorului”

#EYY2022 #EUYouth

June 9th, 2022

Romania’s youth are the main change agents for national renaissance and essential to nurturing peaceful and democratic communities. INCDCP-ICECHIM Bucharest affiliated young chemists thus celebrated the “European Year of Youth” (#EuropeanYearOfYouth) through voluntary involvement in the context of the “Știința Viitorului” (trans. Science of the Future) hosted by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization and the Ministry of Education. On occasion of this particular science communication event, the INCDCP-ICECHIM Bucharest delegates aimed and succeeded at motivating and encouraging high school students to explore the many ways in which chemistry connects to their world.

The purpose of INCDCP-ICECHIM Bucharest’s participation was to offer high school students fun, authentic and practical opportunities to:

• experience chemistry beyond what is taught in the classroom;

• learn about study and career opportunities in the many and varied fields of chemistry;

• provide services to improve their communities of extracurricular activities,

• discover and pursue connections within the extended community of chemistry professionals and

• develop pupils’ leadership and communication skills.

NANODENT: Project deployment press release

June 2nd, 2022

INCDCP-ICECHIM Bucharest has deployed starting the 9th of June 2022, the project “Through nanotechnology towards the next generation dental restorative materials” (NANODENT), funded in the framework of the National Plan of Research – Development and Innovation for the period 2015-2020 (PNCDI III), Program 4 – Fundamental and Frontier Research, project type: Exploratory Research Projects (PCE 2021), based on the financing contract 92PCE/2022 concluded with the Executive Unit for Financing of Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation as Contracting Authority.

The main aim of the NANODENT project is to develop a potential dental restorative material with antibacterial properties and increased mechanical resistance, based on substituted apatitic nanomaterials (and/or decorated with metallic nanoparticles) and natural compounds, applicable in glass ionomer cements.

INCDCP-ICECHIM to be hosting an #EUGREENWEEK Partner Even

May 24th, 2022

May 31th 2022 / 10:00 A.M. – 01:00 P.M.

On the occasion of the #EUGREENWEEK we, at INCDCP-ICECHIM, celebrate shared dedication to forging a business and industrial ecosystem that harnesses Romania’s potential in the framework of the green and digital transition pairing established by the European Union.

Participation is OPEN to all economic interest groups!

Should you like to attend, please express your interest via our Contact form.

The event Agenda, Log-in credentials and Consent Form will be shared with you upon registration.

BIOREGIO at its closing inter-regional meeting

May 3rd, 2022

Between March 29 and 30, 2022 INCDCP-ICECHIM Călărași Branch, through its representative, participated as a Partner in the last meeting (Nantes, France) in the series of those organized inter-regionally within the BIOREGIO project.

On this occasion, regional best practice models and support tools for the circular bioeconomy and overcoming the COVID-19 crisis were highlighted, and visits were made to local composting and recycling centers, as well as to research units for the valorization of by-products from the agri-food sector.

Some examples of best practices include:

– the use of fractions resulting from the manufacture of spirits for the production of disinfectants;

– composting food waste from restaurants, office buildings and canteens;

– the creation of innovative food products from side flows (bran, residues from the manufacture of beer or fruit juices, etc.).


More details about BIOREGIO are available on the INTERREG EUROPE page dedicated to the project, as well as on the associated social media pages.

NeXT-Chem IV

March 17th, 2022

INCDCP-ICECHIM will be hosting the fourth edition of the exploratory workshop NeXT-Chem: Innovative cross-sectoral technologies starting the 19th to the 20th of May, 2022. The event addresses young researchers (Master’s and PhD candidates) for whom participation is exempt of fees.

INCDCP-ICECHIM harbors a critical mass of excellent researchers, all contributing to an open, diverse, interactive, collaborative, creative and inspiring environment in order to perform impactful research with international visibility; it provides researchers with state-of-the-art facilities, infrastructure, advanced training and support and operates according to the highest ethical and business standards. As such, it is able to integrate and promote talent and its mobility, as well as adding value to knowledge and to society.

The IV-th edition of the scientific event is EuChemS approved (European Chemical Society).

Further information and registration is available on accessing the dedicated event page via

Global Women’s Breakfast

February 11th, 2022

The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest organizes the first of the IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast event series in Romania on February 16, 2022, at 10:00, via Zoom and invites all interested parties to join the initiative with the view to empower diversity in research.

The event aims to honour the achievements of women in science and inspire young generations to pursue a career in research, as well as to celebrate together the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Global Women’s Breakfast Romania aims to bring together researchers, women and men, from all types of research centers, engaged in all fields of science, to discuss transdisciplinary issues and socialize over a virtual breakfast. The central goal is to facilitate the creation of an assertive community in order to overcome barriers to gender mainstreaming in research.

Global Women’s Breakfast Romania is intended to be an smart-casual event that facilitates the formation of local, regional and international communities that effectively share ideas and strategies for organizational progress and development.

Please write to us at for further information and registration requests.