6 November 2019

Chemistry Council Innovation Conference

Organised by:

SCI / Chemistry Council Innovation Committee (CCIC)

SCI, London

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.

The Chemistry Council Strategy, Sector Deal and Brexit

SCI has been supporting the Chemistry Council to develop an innovation-led Strategy, this was launched and published in November 2018. The Chemistry Council have now approved a Sector Deal proposal to support the Strategy, which will be submitted to Government in the coming weeks.

The intention is that funding from a Sector Deal will be used to support growth of the sector by commercialising new technologies and building infrastructure required to drive economic growth and the target to reach Net Zero by 2050.

This innovation programme aims to advance technology and infrastructure across a wide range of areas requiring chemistry, including :

  • Generating new Sustainable Materials for a wide range of end uses.
  • Increasing the Recycling and Reuse of Plastics.
  • Enabling a Hydrogen Economy.
  • Developing the next generation materials for Batteries.
  • Developing Continuous Flow Technologies for Pharmaceuticals.
  • Enabling Data and Digitisation of the design and manufacture of materials.

SCI and the Chemistry Council Innovation Committee are holding a conference to communicate the key innovation projects of the Sector Deal and register interest for potential collaboration following funding. As Brexit looms, there will be time to discuss how the sector can work together in what will be a difficult environment.

This is an invitation-only event.

Programme timing
Welcome & introduction
Sharon Todd, Chief Executive, SCI
Chemistry Council Strategy & Sector Deal
Paul Booth OBE, Chair, Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership
Brexit & the Sector
Steve Elliott, Chief Executive, CIA
Innovate UK Update
Paul Gadd, Deputy Director, UKRI
CC Innovation Programme Overview
Key projects, Progress and Communities
Sharon Todd, Chief Executive, SCI
1) Opportunities in Mobility, Automotive and Aerospace: Batteries, Battery Recycling, Materials and Raw Materials
Robin Harrison, Global Innovation Director, Synthomer
2) Opportunities in Sustainable Materials and Systems: Consumer Products and Plastics Recycling
Jonathan Hague, VP Global R&D Homecare Discover, Unilever
Refreshment break
3) Energy Transition and Climate Change: Hydrogen, Industrial Decarbonisation, Industrial Symbiosis and Foundation Industries
Greet Van Eetvelde, Head of Innovation and Energy Policy, INEOS
Andy Walker, Technical Marketing Director, Johnson Matthey
4) Opportunities in AI & Digitalisation: Made Smarter
Mike Houghton, Global Head of Sales for Digital Enterprise, Vertical and Marketing, Siemens
5) High throughput Automation: AI, Data & Digitalisation
Mike Anson, Director, API Chemistry, RD Platform Technology & Science, GSK
Refreshment break
Regional & Skills Updates
CC Member
Sector Deal Going Forward & Closing Remarks
Tom Crotty, Director, INEOS
Networking & Drinks reception



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Conference Team

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Additional Info
Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.