2018 CCR Annual Meeting: New models for collaboration and innovation

Location: Delaware Innovation Space, Wilmington, DE

Date: Postponed to Spring 2019. New date coming soon

The Council for Chemical Research Annual Meeting will create a forum for key decision-makers responsible for leading-edge chemical research to highlight, share, and discuss effective, strategic partnerships to advance scientific and technical objectives. Join Delaware's Senator Chris Coons, 3M's Greg Anderson, Alexa Dembek of DowDuPont, and our full lineup of invited speakers.


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About CCR

For more than 35 years, CCR has been a leader in the chemical sciences, encouraging collaboration among industry, academia, and government laboratories. Through meetings, workshops, white papers, and issues important to research and the chemical enterprise, CCR has provided members a network for establishing collaborations, sharing ideas, and identifying new research frontiers.  Starting in 2016, CCR’s operations are under the auspices of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

The Council for Chemical Research exists to promote networking and partnerships among key leaders from Academia, Government and Industry to:

What is the Council for Chemical Research (CCR)?

  •  The Council is comprised of organizations from industry, academia, and government that represent all major participants in the chemical research enterprise
  •  The Council regularly convenes to share information and insights and to keep abreast of key trends, opportunities, and challenges
  •  The Council advocates for actions and policies that advance chemical research


  • Shape the conversation on cutting-edge chemical R&D topics at the Annual Meeting and at the New Industry and Chemical Engineering (NIChE) workshops
  • Address common issues that slow or inhibit innovation such as access to talent, intellectual property, sustainability and globalization
  • Opportunity to take part in Research Investment Action Network, helping to shape policy related to chemical innovation
  • Access to influential chemical R&D studies


  • Foster partnerships among chemistry and chemical engineering leaders in Academia, Government and Industry
  • Network with innovative, leading research and engineering decision-makers through Conferences, Action Networks, meetings, workshops and roundtables
  • Enhance interactions between graduate students, academic advisors and industrial and government R&D employers

Recent Events

2018 CCR Annual Meeting

Monday, December 17, 2018, 8:00am EST
Postponement: More information to come. Look out for the registration link coming soon. Submit your abstract! Submit an abstract Preliminary Technical Program Spread the word! Become a Sponsor Big Problem, Big Ideas The Council for Chemical Research Annual Meeting will create a forum for key...Read more

2015 CCR Annual Meeting

Monday, May 4, 2015, 9:00am EDT to Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5:00pm EDT
Disruption: Impacts and Opportunities for the Chemical Enterprise May 4 - 6, 2015 - Alexandria, VA Program Photos Presentations* Disrupting Our Way to a Sustainable Energy Future Steven Ashby, PhD Laboratory Director Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Academic Leadership Mark Benvenuto, PhD...Read more