Earlier this year we asked the vocational Bachelor and academic MSc students in our ASTP and MSc+ talent programs to write as short article about (chemical) innovation (in the wider sense) for a newspaper in 2038 referring to developments in 2018. Our students were allowed to work in teams. They produced 23 articles which were later reviewed by a jury of Holland Chemistry (topsector Chemie). This jury selected 10 articles for publication on the back page of the Holland Chemistry Times of 4 December 2038. The newspaper was distributed during CHAINS 2018, the Dutch national conference on Chemistry As INnovating Science, to feature the contribution of chemistry to solve grand challenges such as those related to climate change, health and circularity. All authors of the top-ten received a day ticket for CHAINS from Holland Chemistry.
Meet and Greet of three winners of Challenge 2038 with State Secretary Mona Keijzer (EZK)
As part of the top-ten a top-three of Challenge 2038 articles was selected and the authors were invited to pitch their articles during a short session at the Holland Chemistry Pavillion at CHAINS on 4 Dec. The authors of the top-three had a Meet and Greet with State Secretary Mona Keijzer (Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) on 5 December preceding the festive opening of the GoCHEM initiative.