Managing Director EMIRI – Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative
Philippe Jacques is since October 1st, 2018, Managing Director of the Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative (EMIRI) Association based in Brussels. Chemical Engineer from the University of Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium,
Philippe joined Solvay (a global advanced materials and specialty chemicals company) in 1988 in Brussels, Belgium, and moved to various IP, R&D management and senior leadership roles. Qualified European Patent Attorney, he managed
Solvay Patent Department before joining Corporate R&I Management Team in 2011. Back from a 5‐year assignment in Solvay biggest R&I Center in Lyon, France, he is now seconded to EMIRI to address the innovation‐related challenges
ahead of the industry of advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility.
EMIRI represents about 60 organizations (industry, research, and associations) active in advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility technologies. The association contributes to industrial leadership of developers, producers and users of advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility by shaping an appropriate innovation, manufacturing / industrial and energy policy framework at the European level.