Project ICG 2030 started in 2017 lead by Gabriele Peron (Stevanato Group) with the support of Klaus Bange and aimed on the improvement of the financial situation of ICG to initiate more precompetitive research activities and to improve internal and external processes with the additional income.
ICG aims to generate value by leveraging its know-how and network to bring academia and industry together while constantly striving to attract young talent to invest in a sustainable glass society.
The VISION of this project is reflected in the following sentences:
- We Generate Value, not Profit!
- ICG 2030: ACADEMIA and INDUSTRY TOGETHER STRONGER!
In the early phase of the Project a Core team member have been established in order to discuss goals and identify opportunities for ICG in the next decade.
Core team members are:
- Bernard Hehlen, University of Montpellier
- Erik Muijsenberg, Glass Service
- Gabriele Peron, Stevanato Group
- Hiro Inoue, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, Ceramics Society of Japan, Japan
- Kun Wang, China Triumph International Engineering Co.
- Mathieu Hubert, Corning
- Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC)
Steps designed are briefly as follows:
- Products/services had been identified
- Business plans have been developed for potential products.
- Visions for the ICG were discussed.
- Necessary organizational changes have been analysed and challenges were named.
ICG2030 Executive Committee and Executive Manager
In order to boost ICG2030 a new ICG structure has been created thanks to the support of 3 Companies (Şişecam, Stevanato Group, Glass Service) that financed ICG2030 project.
Scope of Executive committee is to supervise, control the execution of tasks approved by Steering Committee/Council inside Project 2030 field. Executive committee can have more member if any other Company/association will decide to support actively the Project ICG2030.
The missions of ICG remains intact and this new structure aims to promote the reinforcement of all these missions, including the whole glass world, from academia to industry and art/history.
The ICG2030 Executive Committee will be composed by the President of ICG, Vice-President of ICG and other two ICG officers, and 4 (could be increased) representatives of Sponsor Companies, all selected by the Steering Committee. The existing group is the result of the financial support from the beginning of ICG2030. Other companies will be able to join EC up to a maximum number of 10. New rules could be added after the first launching period respecting to the sponsor level and the maximum stay time at EC.
The Executive Manager of the International Commission on Glass (ICG) serves to the Steering Committee of ICG and provides general leadership to manage effectively the professional affairs of the ICG in accordance with the mission, Code of Regulations, By-Laws, rules, and procedures as established by ICG. The Executive Manager is responsible for implementing the projects of ICG 2030, which are already approved by the Council. The Executive Manager reports to the Executive Committee and Steering Committee, and advises and consults with appropriate ICG members and officers on the programs and activities of the ICG.
Mentor Organisation has no different treatment compared with other Sponsor companies.
Its engagement will be done with a formal contract. No advantage or privilege is added for taking the role of Mentor Organisation. Moreover, obligations and duties are added to its normal work and implications in TCs and AC. Mentor Organisation is committed to support the EM work that reflects its strong support to the ICG2030 project, presented during all the process of design and approval of it.
Mentor Organisation will be elected periodically by the Steering Committee in every 3 (or 5) years. Same company can be confirmed if there is no other offer and if Steering Committee decide it.