21 January - 22 January 2025

SCI Formulation Forum 6th annual event: Creative formulation for future challenges

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SCI’s Formulation Forum

SCI, London, UK

Register your interest

The annual SCI Formulation forum event will bring together the challenges, learnings, and emerging technologies of the tools for designing better formulations across different industries. The event will showcase the trends shaping the future of formulation and discuss challenges in the design, testing and characterisation of formulations from early-stage research to market. How does the future of formulation look? Can distributive technologies and digital transformation replace lab-based scientists? What are the formulation sustainability challenges? If you would like to know answers to these questions join us at the SCI Formulation forum 6th annual event.


This event will be of interest to industrialists, academics and students working in the field of formulation science and product design, chemistry, colloids, physical sciences, analysis, pharmaceuticals, food, biological sciences and environmental sciences amongst others.


The full programme will be confirmed in due course.

Sponsorship and exhibitor information

For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org.

Call for oral abstracts

Contributions are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation at the event.

The four session topics are as follows:

Session 1 - Innovation in the future

How to foster innovation, and efficiency to meet consumer demands? Are we going to formulate in the space? This session explores trends shaping the future of formulation from personalized medicine to climate-smart solutions.

Session 2 - Modelling and predictive approaches

What happens when traditional formulation approaches meet artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)? This session examines AI/ML technologies for formulation development and manufacturing.

Session 3 - Sustainable formulation

During recent years sustainability became a key concern of the customer market and industry. This session explores opportunities and challenges in formulation with a focus on the environmental, social and economic impact on a sustainable future.

Session 4 - Emerging technologies

Can you imagine the future where the formulation is optimized in real time and production lines run seamlessly? This session discusses new characterization tools for pre-formulation and formulation, the applications of emerging technologies and advancements in manufacturing.

An abstract of maximum 300 words indicating title, authors and institution/company should be sent to conferences@soci.org by Friday 4 October 2024 with the subject line “SCI Formulation forum 2025 - oral submission”. Presentation slots are inevitably limited and will be allocated to achieve a balanced programme.

Call for poster abstracts
Contributions are invited from early-stage researchers and PhD students working in the formulation science field to submit an abstract for a flash oral presentation and/or poster presentation. An abstract of maximum 300 words indicating title, authors, institution and preference for presentation option (Flash oral presentation and/or Poster) should be sent to conferences@soci.org by Friday 29 November 2024 with the subject line “SCI Formulation forum 2025 – poster submission”. Presentation slots are inevitably limited and will be allocated to achieve a balanced programme – researchers will be invited to contribute a poster if submission is not chosen for flash oral presentation. Prizes will be awarded for the best presentation and poster. Please download an abstract template here.
The innovation in formulation and formulation science award
This award recognises formulation innovations equally in both business and academia and acknowledges leading work where formulation innovation has delivered new solutions that lead and inspire the formulation community. Submissions are invited from scientists, both in academia and industry, for formulation science and formulation related developments which are considered worthy of the Formulation and formulation science award. The deadline for applications is Monday 9 December 2024. To find out more information, and to apply, click here.
Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Booking Process/Deadlines

Booking terms and conditions

CPD Info

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

Accredited cpd Centre - The CPD Standards Office - CPD Provider 41057 - www.cpdstandards.com

Silver sponsor

Organising committee
Malcolm Faers, Bayer
Daniel Hodgson, ECFP
Magdalena Kierkowicz, UCB Pharma
Kathryn Knight, Croda
David Ring, Synthomer
Eva Tsolaki, University of Nottingham