Our research programs come with an important societal impact, in that it overlaps with scientific areas of fundamental interest for the public: chemical synthesis using safer, more sustainable and cost-efficient chemistry toward high valued-added pharmaceuticals and nanoparticles, development of biobased processes and chemical neutralization of chemical warfare agents. In accordance with one of the most important principles of the European Charter for Researchers, we are committed to disseminate our research activities to the society at large, both toward non-specialists and professionals.
Direct engagement with a non-professional audience was already successful and helped our researchers to understand the public priorities in science and technology and to address the public’s concerns. To that end, we have organized live demonstrations in public areas. Dissemination to scientists and professionals is also ensured through various discussion platforms (Liège Créative) or through our network of consulting and training