14th European Congress of Chemical Engineering and 7th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology

Be a part of the young career activities at ECCE/ECAB 2023


Science Slam

Are you interested in how to tackle climate change while producing alcohol or unraveling mysteries of condensation reactions and many more topics approaching current challenges? Experience the latest research presented in an exciting, vivid, and cheerful way by our sincere slammers fighting to win the title of science slam champion of ECCE ECAB 2023. Get inspired and vote for your favorite contestant!

You are welcome to join the Science Slam as an active slammer! Email your applications by July 17 with your title/topic, university/institute and a short teaser (appr. 100 words) to &

Please find further information about the science Slam here.

ChemCar competition

In the VDI ChemCar competition, model vehicles driven by (bio)chemical reactions enter the race. The goal is to reach as accurately as possible a distance that is only drawn shortly before the start of the final at ECCE 2023. The student teams can score points in the poster competition with their innovative idea, but also with a convincing safety concept and a good presentation. The first three winning teams can look forward to prize money provided by high-ranking companies in the chemical industry.

Deadline for  informal registration: March, 31, 2023


chemPLANT competition

The chemPLANT competition calls for theoretical knowledge and practical skills in process engineering. The goal of the student competition is the exchange of ideas and knowledge between companies and students. Each year, a consortium of industrial companies sets a concrete task from topics such as digitalization and Industry 4.0, process planning and conceptual design of new plants, or sustainability in the chemical industry. This year's task will be published on 12.04.2023. The three best teams will present their elaborated conceptual design in the final at ECCE 2023 and can look forward to prize money provided by high-ranking companies in the chemical industry.

Deadline for registration: April, 10, 2023



kjVI - These are the creative young process engineers of the VDI Society for Process and Chemical Engineering (VDI-GVC) of the Association of German Engineers (VDI e.V.). We are a group of students, PhD students and young process and chemical engineers who have just started their professional life. Our goal is to get young people interested in process engineering, to accompany students during their studies and then to help them start their careers. This starts with information events at schools and extends to an annual Youth Programme at a conference - such as this year at ECCE 2023 - and our student competitions ChemCar and chemPLANT, to the committees of the VDI-GVC, in which we are also active.

kjVI - kreative junge Verfahrensingenieure



Supported by:  VDI_LOGO_4C





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