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Safety at the heart of Cosmetic Valley's scientific workshop

As part of the partnership between Cosmetic Valley and Innovation Chimie Carnot/ I2C, an interactive workshop was held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Le Havre Normandie University on the theme of "Innovating in cosmetics with safety in mind". This scientific workshop is part of Cosmetic Valley's strategy of working in close partnership with the academic and industrial fabric around issues of Safety, Normandy's Domain of Territorial Strategic Excellence.

Lectures and presentations provided an insight into a wide range of subjects, including the mapping and reduction of preservatives in formulas, the analysis of plant extracts, outstanding research facilities, and product and consumer safety. Companies in the cosmetics industry were able to exchange views with I2C Carnot researchers and take part in a tour of URCOM laboratories and interactive technical workshops. The aim of the day, which brought together some fifty participants, was to transform these contacts into joint development projects between companies and research.

Innovation Chimie Carnot / I2C in brief 

I2C brings together 8 research entities in Normandy, France's 2nd largest chemical industry region. Pooling equipment and a high level of recognized expertise in organic, polymer, analytical and formulation chemistry, I2C supports innovation in the finished chemicals sector, particularly in cosmetics. The institute's researchers work in the fields of raw materials, product development and characterization, formulation, galenics, product-environment interactions and quality control. Cosmetic Valley is a member of the I2C Carnot Strategic Organization Committee, whose role is to build a shared vision, propose strategic directions and improve the match between supply and demand.

A major player in I2C , the URCOM laboratory (Research Unit in Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry) is made up of 12 teacher-researchers. The unit is involved in fundamental and applied research projects, supported by the Cosmetic Valley cluster, with numerous industrial partnerships (Johnson & Johnson, Endupack, Air Liquide, etc.) in various forms (CIFRE, FUI, collaborative contracts). URCOM's researchers can therefore be mobilized in a variety of areas: formulation and sensory analysis, prediction of sensory properties using instrumental measurements, the study of skin surface properties, etc.

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