13th European Congress on Catalysis (EUROPACAT 2017)

The 13th European Congress on Catalysis (EUROPACAT 2017) will be held from August 27 to 31, 2017 in Florence, Italy. EUROPACAT 2017, with the theme of “A bridge to the future”, will feature the crucial roles of catalysis science and technology in enabling our sustainable future.

The conference is organized by European Research Institute of Catalysis (ERIC aisbl) and the Italian Group of Catalysis of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI), in collaboration with the Division of Industrial Chemistry of SCI and INSTM.


The meeting, the main biannual event for catalysis in Europe and one of the main worldwide, will offer both the state-of-the-art on catalysis research and, more importantly, a perspective of new trends and opportunities for catalysis in the next decades. The congress will serve as a platform to exchange new ideas and discuss the advances in all areas of catalysis. The congress is built around four pillars: science, catalysis community, relations with companies and society.


The conference will be organized in four parallel sessions, the first three dedicated to discuss, in an integrated view, five grand-challenges for catalysis (catalysis to address the evolving energy and chemical scenario; catalysis for a cleaner and sustainable future; addressing catalysis complexity; understanding and design catalyst from molecular to material scale; expanding catalysis concepts). The fourth parallel session will be partially dedicated to an “industrial catalysis” session, with contributions either from companies or with a prevailing industrial character. The 4th parallel session will be also dedicated to poster symposia, for thematic discussion and short oral presentations on new advanced topics.


  • Opening of registration and abstract submission: September 2016
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2017
  • Deadline for early registration: 30 April 2017
  • Deadline for regular registration: 30 July 2017
  • Late registration: from 1 August and on site


The Congress Citadel is located in Piazza Adua 1 (Florence) within walking distance from the city centre and many hotels and B&B, accessible to all budgets, are available at 5-10 min walking distance. Palazzo dei Congressi, a nineteen century villa with outstanding period furnisher that also has a modern auditorium. Palazzo degli Affari, a modern rational building, with soundproofed, movable walls that can be arranged to meet the 11 meetings rooms.

For any information on the conference please contact secretariat@europacat2017.eu .

Registration: www.europacat2017.eu/registration

Abstract submission: https://meeting.oic.it/AbstractSubmission

Web site: www.europacat2017.eu

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