IUPAC has released its call for proposals to identify the top ten emerging technologies in chemistry with the results to be announced in 2023. Anyone can submit one or more proposals – this call for proposals is open to the global science community as well as to the general public. The call for the 2023 proposals is now open, deadline extended to April 10th 2023.
An “Emerging Technology” is one that is between a new scientific discovery and a fully-commercialized technology. It should involve a solid understanding of the technology, some type of prototype, or even better some start-ups working to commercialize the technology. But most importantly, the technology needs to be exciting, have the capacity to open up new opportunities in chemistry and beyond, and most importantly, help to solve major global problems – the focus of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry's (IUPAC) vision and mission. The term “chemistry” is used in its broadest sense, including material science, nanotechnology, and biochemistry. Bottom line, an emerging technology is a discovery that hovers between an embryonic “Eureka” moment in the lab and an industrial application.
This initiative is to help to raise chemistry’s profile and reinforce its essential role in the advancement of science and technology.
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
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