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About Us

SCI is a unique multidisciplinary forum where science meets business on independent, impartial ground.


Charitable Objectives

The charitable objectives of the Society, as specified in the Charter, are to advance the science of applied chemistry and related sciences for the public benefit.


SCI's governance structure ensures that an appropriate range of skills and experience exists within the Board of Trustees and there is an open line of communication between trustees and the directors and managers running the day-to-day business of the Society.

Code of Principles

SCI believes in international accessibility, being collaborative, protecting its independence and public trust and demonstrating thoughtful responsibility, which embraces diversity.


Colloid chemists at SCI Headquarters, Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS

Originally established in 1881, SCI is a registered charity with individual Members in over 70 countries. The America International Group was established just three years later.

SCI Brochure

SCI Brochure

SCI is a multi disciplinary forum that connects science with business to advance the commercial application of scientific innovation for the public good. The new SCI brochure provides an overview of how we achieve this.

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