Chemovator Thought Leader Series

Join our upcoming talk "Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Future" by Professor Paul T. Anastas and Patrick Foley, scientists and entrepreneurs.

Achieving a sustainable future is the most pressing imperative of our generation, and the role of the chemical sector in this great challenge is vital. Institutions in both the private and public sector must be enlisted to reshape the way we extract, use, and dispose of the materials that our societies rely on, and entrepreneurship will be required to forge this new direction. Professor Paul Anastas and Dr. Patrick Foley, co-founders of P2 Science, will discuss the key opportunities and challenges in realizing these goals from the perspective of a start-up whose long journey has led it through close working collaborations with academia, the public sector, and industry.

What is the Chemovator Thought Leader Series?

Chemovator is a hub for entrepreneurship, business building, risk taking. In this series of talks we invite outstanding individuals with a distinguished track record in these fields to share their inspiring stories, experiences, and learnings.

Our Guests: Professor Paul T. Anastas & Patrick Foley

For this Thought Leader series, we are thrilled to be joined by Professor Paul T. Anastas and Patrick Foley as a speakers.

Professor Paul T. Anastas is an American scientist, inventor, author, entrepreneur, professor and public servant. He holds the Heinz Chair in Chemistry for the Environment at Yale University and has served in four U.S. Presidential Administrations. Among many other accomplishments, Paul founded the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale, co-founded the Green Chemistry Institute in 1997, and co-founded P2 Science in 2011.

Paul was also recently awarded the King Carl Gustav XVI Prize, and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Massachusetts and McGill University, as well as a Doctorate in Chemistry from Brandeis University.

Patrick Foley was the co-founding CSO of P2 Science and holds a PhD from Yale University where he studied at the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering with Professors Paul Anastas and Julie Zimmerman. Patrick is the lead inventor on over 25 patents relating to green and sustainable chemistry, including P2’s proprietary PIOz® and PICE® processes. Patrick started his career as a medicinal chemist in Discovery Chemistry at Pfizer and is fulltime with the Scientific Advisory Board at P2.

Who is invited?

BASF colleagues who...

... want to listen to great speakers and learn about interesting topics around entrepreneurship
... wish to get to know Chemovator and its location
... are interested to meet and work with ideators
... want to join the Chemovator community

When and where does this event take place?

Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 4pm.

Online

Do you want to participate?

BASF internal only

Do you want to participate?

BASF-employees only